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These easy Grilled Jalapeno Poppers are a rich, decadent, and fiery treat for a fun crowd. They’re perfect for a picnic, cookout or a 4th of July party!
OMGosh you guysss…is your grill working some serious over-time like mine is?
This 90+ degree weather in Seattle, just ain’t us, you know? 🙂 We need the rain, the gray skies and the cloud cover, or things aren’t just the norm.
JK. We love the sun too – but it is h.o.t.!
And speaking of hot, what are your 4th of July plans? Because I know you all have an explosive holiday planned, and I need details. 🙂
For us, we are definitely having these rich, decadent, and easy Grilled Jalapeno Poppers that are SO perfect for a crowd. Don’t you think ‘poppers’ are perfect to celebrate Independence Day?
And, what’s so great about them is, you can prep them a day or two ahead and then just toss them on the grill so they are piping hot on your 4th of July holiday. Trust me, they will go fast, so make lots!
How great is that? An appetizer that everyone can’t wait to get their hands on. They might even forget about the fireworks for a bit, while they enjoy the flavor explosion happenin’ in their mouth. Kapow!
These Grilled Jalapeno Poppers are filled with fresh halved jalapenos, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, grated PepperJack Cheese, grated Three Cheese Blend with crispy bacon and topped with fresh, ripe, juicy tomatoes.
Our neighborhood is filled with 4th of July fans that all celebrate Independence Day in a BIG way… I’m talking huge, loud fireworks and arrays of sparkling, exploding colors that litter the streets.
For me? You can bet that I will have my camera handy, watching (and sometimes dodging) from the spray of all the action. 🙂
And these easy Grilled Jalapeno Popper will be perfect for putting that extra spring in my step. Ha!
The keys to making these popper is:
- clean your jalapenos of all seeds and membranes so they’re nice and smooth like the picture above
- don’t over-fill the peppers – just add a smooth, level spread of cream cheese so they won’t bubble over while cooking
- make sure you have oiled your grill grate really well to prevent sticking.
Follow these tips, and they will make a great appetizer addition to your 4th of July plans!
You can find everything you need at your local Walmart in the fresh produce section for the vegetables, and the refrigerated section for the bacon, cream cheese and shredded cheeses! I used Kraft Philadelphia Chive & Onion Cream Cheese, Kraft Shredded Cheese and Oscar Mayer Center Cut Bacon, with fresh produce from Walmart’s produce section. Kraft also has a digital cookbook!
Grilled Jalapeno Poppers
- 4 slices center cut bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup chive/onion cream cheese
- 1/4 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup triple cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/8 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh garlic minced
- 14 jalapeno peppers halved lengthwise, seeds removed
- 1 roma tomato diced
- cooking spray or oil for grate
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Cook bacon, drain, crumble and set aside.
- Slice each jalapeno down the center lenghwise, and discard seeds and membranes.
- Mix cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, lime juice, garlic and salt together until smooth. Fold in crumbled bacon.
- Fill the center of each jalapeno full of cream cheese mixture. Place on oiled grill grate, cheese sides up. Cover and grill peppers for 8 minutes or until the peppers are charred and softened. Cheese will be lightly browned. Place peppers on a serving tray and serve immediately. Top with tomatoes if desired.
I´m glad you´re using your grill alot. I can just smell all the food being cooked on it. It brings up such good memories! These jalapeno popers are perfect for Summer!!
Do you grill during the summer Johlene? We love our grill! Couldn’t live without it. 🙂
Not much, unless we go somewhere to grill. Where we live in Spain there aren´t many houses with gardens and most people live in a building. Our apartment has no outside terrace 🙁 We use to grill all the time in South Africa when we had a big yard with loads of space. Oh how I miss that!
Well, I will grill for you then! Hugs!
These grilled jalapeno poppers are perfect for a cookout! Love that they can be prepped in advance!
Thanks Christin! Those are my favorite kind of recipes – the ones that are easy come party time. 🙂 Have a Happy 4th of July!
My grill is going to be working double over time when I make these! I love that you used pepper jack cheese too for an even bigger kick! These look amazing, Kristi — pinned all over the place. 🙂
Thanks Marcie – although after seeing all your fabulous recipes, your grill had already been getting an incredible work-out. Thank you for the pin, darling. I hope you have a Happy & Safe 4th of July! xoxo
We’ve been grilling a lot and I love some new ideas. We’ve been picking a “theme” and keeping it relatively simple, mixing it up each time. These jalapeno poppers look mighty tasty! I think we’d been popping them in our mouths left and right and it’d be hard to stop!
Haha! I can’t wait to check out what you’ve been grilling because girl I need ideas! Super excited and hopping over to your site now! Have a Happy 4th Monica!
Harriet Emily says
This recipe looks and sounds amazing Kristi! I haven’t used my grill much so far this year – the weather has been so on and off! It’s stormy where I live at the moment!! But, we’re apparently expecting a heatwave in England at the moment – so I’ll definitely be outside grilling and enjoying the sunshine then. I’ll have to make these!
OMGosh Harriet Emily – it sounds like it’s the exact opposite weather from here. We are having a heat wave here in Seattle, which is so unusual. In the meantime, I will grill for you, girlfriend! xoxo
David @ CookingChat says
What a great appetizer! Must be very flavorful.
Thanks David – it was amazing. I hope you get a chance to try it. I hope you have a great 4th of July!
Yay for grilling! We’ve been using our grill a lot too and these poppers would be perfect! I love all the different cheeses you used and that’s awesome they can be made in advance. They look amazing! 🙂
Thanks Kelly – so glad you like them. Super easy and tastes great too – my kind of recipe! 🙂 Have a Happy 4th of July!
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
Jalapeno poppers are totally my biggest app weakness, but grilled too?? You just blew my mind. These have got to happen in my kitchen this weekend!
Awesome Sarah, I’m so glad I could add something to your holiday menu this Independence Day.
Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says
Well hello beautiful! I was looking around for a 4th of July app – these are perfect, perfect, perfect!!! Thank you, Kristi!
Haha!Thank you Marissa! I’m so glad you like them. I think you’ll love the flavor. Have a fantastic 4th and stay safe! xoxo
Sam @ PancakeWarriors says
Love that these are grilled – so yummy!! What a fun treat for a cookout, I feel like stuffed peppers are usually only though of around football time!
Oh no Sam! They’re perfect any time! Try them for the 4th – I’ll bet everyone loves their explosive flavor. 🙂 Have a safe and happy 4th!
Consuelo | Honey & Figs says
Oh yum!! What a fun grilling idea! I must try these 🙂 xx
These are great Consuelo, and I’m sure you could make a healthy version of them! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali says
I know it’s so HOT! God we have thinking to buy an air conditioner. This is the hottest that it has been in Seattle since I have been here (3.5 years)! Love the grilled jalapeno poppers, such a fun recipe! yum!
You will not regret getting an air conditioner Manali. We lived 11 years without one, thinking we wouldn’t use it. Ever since installing air conditioning in the house, we use it all the time! I say do it, and don’t wait like we did! 🙂 Come visit me – it’s cool over here.
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
What an incredible idea grilling idea! These grilled jalapeño poppers looks and sounds amazingly delish, Kristi!
OMGOsh Anu – you have to try these. They were truly amazing. I can’t wait to have them again! 🙂