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grilled stuffed jalapenos

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lynette !
Gulf Breeze, FL

A lighter version of the jalapeno pepper. Still has bacon, just not as much! And using half regular cream cheese and half light still gives you a rich taste! Two pepper halves have just 56 calories, so go ahead and enjoy!!

(1 rating)
yield 14 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For grilled stuffed jalapenos

  • 2 slice
    center-cut bacon
  • 1/2 c
    cream cheese, softened (4 ounces)
  • 1/2 c
    fat-free cream cheese, softened (4 ounces)
  • 1/4 c
    extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1 ounce)
  • 1/4 c
    green onions, minced
  • 1 tsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 sm
    garlic clove, minced
  • 14
    jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • cooking spray
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    seeded tomato, chopped

How To Make grilled stuffed jalapenos

  • 1
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • 2
    Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan, and drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon.
  • 3
    Combine crumbled bacon, cheeses, and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a bowl, stirring to combine. Divide the cheese evenly and fill the pepper halves.
  • 4
    Place the peppers, cheese side up, on a grill rack or grill grate coated with cooking spray. Cover and grill peppers 8 minutes or until the bottoms of the peppers are charred and cheese mixture is lightly browned. Place the peppers on a serving platter. Sprinkle with cilantro and tomato.