Bacon Goat Cheese Jalapeno Poppers
If you love jalapeno poppers like me but want to avoid the fried version if at all possible, this yummy recipe for a broiled version delivers the sweet cheesy heat we love without the grease we don't need! Each pair of poppers (two halves) are 59 calories! BONUS!
2 ounces goat cheese, softened
2 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon grated red onion
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
8 medium jalapeno peppers, halved vertically and seeded
3 center-cut bacon slices, cooked and crumble
2 tablespoons Jennifer's Kitchen pepper jelly (any flavor will work but Hot Confetti or Confetti would be most traditional)
1 teaspoon water
Preheat broiler to high.
Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well to combine.
Arrange pepper halves on a jelly-roll pan; divide filling among peppers. Broil 7 minutes or until peppers are tender and beginning to brown. Sprinkle with bacon.
Combine jelly and water in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave 30 seconds or until saucy. Drizzle evenly over peppers.
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