- Prepare Jalapeños (Note 3): Slice each pepper lengthwise in half. Use spoon to scrape out and discard seeds and membranes from each pepper.
- Make Cheesy Filling: Microwave cream cheese in heatproof mixing bowl until very soft to touch and easily stirred, 15 to 30 seconds. Stir in cheddar cheese and garlic powder until well-mixed.
- Stuff Jalapeños (Note 4): Stuff each pepper half with cheesy filling, then wrap halved bacon slice around each. Secure with toothpick, as needed. Place stuffed and wrapped pepper halves in single layer on baking tray, optionally lined with foil for easier cleanup.
- Bake & Serve: Bake at 400 F until cheese is starting to brown on top, 20 to 25 minutes. Optionally, broil for a few minutes to crisp up bacon. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve (Notes 5-6).
|Makes 4 Servings|
|Amount Per Serving (3 stuffed jalapeño halves):|
|Calories 210 (73% from fat)|
|Total Fat 17g||26%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||48%|
|Net Carb 2g|
|Total Carb 2.5g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.5g||3%|