I love spice, salt and all things gooey.  So naturally, I fell in love with this recipe from the get go. It checks so many boxes: crunchy, salty, bacon-ey, and gooey… What else could you ask for?

This recipe is super low-carb/keto and can be eaten as a snack, or with a big ol’ salad for an awesome meal. With only four ingredients we couldn’t ask for a simpler Delight.

All the ingredients are star ingredients in this recipe!

Bacon –  Provides smoky flavour, fat and some protein.

*choose the best quality option available/ i choose antibiotic free

Jalapenos –  Bring the heat! Capsaicin is a compound found in jalapeno that has plenty of health benefits including the ability to increase basal metabolic rate 

Cream + cheddar cheese – Little to no carbs and protein!

INGREDIENTS

12 Jalapenos (small/medium sized)

1 cup cream cheese, softened

1 pkg (375g) bacon

¾ cup (55oz) cheddar cheese, shredded

½ tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put cream cheese in a bowl and set aside to come to room temperature + shred cheddar cheese. Put to the side.
  2. Remove the stem from jalapenos, split in ½ and remove ribs and seeds. Set aside some of the ribs and seeds to chop up and add to the cheese mix.
  3. Mix cream + cheddar cheese + salt in a bowl. Mince the desired amount of jalapeno ribs and seeds and add to the cheese mixture.
  4. Fill jalapeno halves with cheese mixture.
  5. Cut bacon strips in ½ and wrap around each halved jalapeno. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 mins. If bacon doesn’t look crisped, put in the oven for an additional 2 mins.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool.  Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  Please comment and let me know what you think!