Turkey Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Turkey Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Peter Papoulakos.

These spicy, creamy, bacon-wrapped treats are a sure crowd pleaser.

  • Prep time
    25 min
  • Cook time
    30 min
  • Servings
    20 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 popper
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

20 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 popper
  • Amount per serving Calories 50

  • Total Fat 3.5g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g
    • Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 3g
  • Potassium 130mg
  • Phosphorus 50mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Fat



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • medium-large jalapeño peppers
  • light cream cheese
    3/4 cup
  • precooked andouille-style chicken sausage (diced)
    1 link (3 oz)
  • turkey bacon
    10 slice


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

  2. Add the peppers to a large sauté pan filled with one inch of water and cook over high heat. Bring to boiling, turn off the heat, and cover. Let the peppers steam for 10 minutes.

  3. Remove the peppers from the pan and let them cool to the touch. Cut each pepper in half, lengthwise, and remove the ribs and seeds (if you like it spicy, leave these in or only remove some of them). NOTE: Wear gloves or use a sandwich baggie to protect your hands while handling the peppers. Wash your hands immediately after.

  4. Lay the peppers cut side up on a sheet pan.

  5. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese and diced sausage. Fill each pepper half with 1 Tbsp. of the cream cheese mixture.

  6. Cut each piece of turkey bacon in half, lengthwise. Wrap each pepper with a strip of turkey bacon and place seam side down on the baking sheet or secure the bacon with a toothpick.

  7. Bake the poppers for 20 minutes. Let them cool to room temperature before serving.

  • Recommended

    Absolutely outstanding recipe. We were able to vary the heat of each popper by varying the number of seeds remaining. The cream cheese, bacon and jalapeño peppers marry well. We did need to leave them in the oven 30-35 minutes. But, the wait was worth it!