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Roasted Garlic Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños

Bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeños with a roasted garlic and chive cream cheese filling. A super easy appetizer that everyone will love!

Course Appetizer, Appetizers, dairy free
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, bacon-wrapped, dairy free, roasted garlic, stuffed jalapenos
Servings 20 servings
Calories 57 kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 tsp avocado oil or EVOO
  • 10 jalapenos
  • 8 ounces cream cheese*
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1 stalk green onion or chives for garnish
  • 10 slices bacon uncooked, cut in half
  • 20 toothpicks (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil, either is fine.

  2. Cut the top part off a head of garlic. Drizzle with oil and wrap in aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes to 60 minutes. Until garlic is fork-tender.

  3. Cut jalapeños length-ways. Remove all the seeds and membranes (wear gloves for this process.)

  4. Squeeze creamy roasted garlic from the skin into a medium bowl, add in cream cheese and green onions. Mix until well combined.

  5. Spoon filling equally among all 20 jalapeños. Wrap each stuffed jalapeño with 1/2 slice of bacon. You can stick a toothpick through the center to ensure the bacon doesn't come off. For the most part (all but five), mine stayed on without this extra step, so it's up to you! I found that even if the bacon comes off while cooking, as it cools it will wrap around the jalapeño again no problem.

  6. Place wrapped and stuffed jalapeños on the baking sheet. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until they are crispy. I broiled mine for 3-5 minutes to make them EXTRA crispy.

Recipe Notes

Make-ahead tip:  Make the roasted garlic up to 3 days ahead of time. Jalapeño peppers can be wrapped and stuffed up to one day ahead of time.  

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Nutrition Facts
Roasted Garlic Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.