Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

Lynette !


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!!


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30 Min
10 Min


  • 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 small
    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.

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About Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #jalapenos

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