Bacon wrapped jalapenos with cream cheese and sausage are the perfect cheap and easy appetizers.
With only four key ingredients – jalapenos, cream cheese, sausage and bacon – this recipe makes little jalapeno sausage bacon-wrapped poppers with very little fanfare. And it’s a recipe you can easily adjust to serve a large group of people.
Jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese and sausage wrapped in bacon are perfect for party appetizers or as a small snack or side dish. As savory and addicting treats, they go fast! Jalapeno sausage bacon-wrapped poppers usually are one of those appetizers that makes you immediately want a second bite.
The trick to getting bacon-wrapped jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and sausage the best way is to cook the bacon in two steps. You’ll want to precook the bacon first so that it can finish cooking in a second step in the oven. This way, you’ll get the best crispy bacon for your bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapenos.
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Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos Stuffed with Sausage and Cream Cheese
- Cutting board
- Baking Rack, Pan
- 4 Jalapenos
- 1 cup Cooked Sausage
- 2 Tbl Cream Cheese
- 4 Slices Bacon
- Slice each jalapeno in half, lengthwise and remove seeds.
- Cut strips of bacon in half and cook at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
- Mix cooked sausage and cream cheese together and spoon about 1 Tablespoon into jalapeno halves.
- Wrap each jalapeno with a half piece of semi-cooked bacon and secure with a toothpick.
- Bake the bacon wrapped jalapenos at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. If you'd like to add extra crisp to the bacon, broil on high for 1 – 2 minutes at the end of cooking.
What is a Good Recipe Variation for Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers With Sausage?
You can vary a recipe for sausage-stuffed jalapeno poppers by mixing the cream cheese stuffing with different meat, such as ground beef or ground turkey. You can include unique dipping sauces like a cheese sauce, maple syrup dip, ranch dip, or pepper jelly. Consider adding cheddar cheese to the filling or melting it on top. Finally, you can batter your bacon-wrapped jalapenos and deep fry them.
Should I Boil Jalapenos Before Stuffing?
You don’t necessarily have to boil the jalapenos before you make jalapeno sausage bacon wrapped poppers. However, some people boil the peppers for a couple minutes to help them keep a nice bright color while softening them a bit. This is called blanching.
To blanch a jalapeno, cut them and deseed them. Then boil them for 1 to 2 minutes and — this is the key — quickly drop them in ice water to stop the cooking process.
Most people really only boil jalapenos before stuffing them if they are going to make a fried version of stuffed peppers. That’s because they do not cook for long when they are fried, so blanching helps sort of soften them.
Blanching peppers in this way is not really necessary for jalapeno pepper stuffed with cream cheese and sausage wrapped in bacon when you follow this recipe. That’s because they will cook for quite a while in the oven.
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How Long Should I Put Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers with Sausage in the Air Fryer?
You can put bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers with sausage in the air fryer for about 8 to 10 minutes if you’ve pre-cooked the bacon about halfway before wrapping the poppers. Cook for about 14 to 16 minutes without pre-cooking the bacon. Cook until the bacon is crispy.
Is a Jalapeno a Fruit or Vegetable?
A jalapeno is a vegetable in the grocery, just like any other pepper. But a jalapeno, along with other peppers, is botanically considered a fruit because they contain seeds and are made from the flower of the plant.
Fruits like oranges and apples are made from the flower of a plant. Vegetables like carrots and potatoes are from other parts of the plant like roots, leaves and stems, and they do not contain seeds.
How Long Does it Take to Bake Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos?
Most recipes call for cream-cheese stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon to bake in the oven for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Times may vary depending on how well you cook your bacon beforehand. How long will it take to make bacon-wrapped jalapenos overall? Plan for about an hour to partially pre-cook the bacon, mix the stuffing, stuff the poppers, and wrap them in bacon.