This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.
The topic on everyone's lips around here is "college football"! The excitement in the air is almost tangible. We're planning tailgate parties and buying tickets and making stat predictions with nearly every family member we've seen this summer! I'm excited to share with you one of my favorite recipes to serve and enjoy on game days - spicy bacon jalapeño poppers!
To say we're excited about football season is an understatement, and even though I may not always know exactly what's going on in the game, I'm looking forward to these games just as much as the next fan because of the excellent food we always bring together to enjoy. My family goes straight for the hot, spicy, and over-the-top flavors when we put together our game day snacks, and while they're always delicious, I'm often bothered by frequent heartburn during the game. It certainly makes the game harder to enjoy. The worst offenders for me are chips and salsa, the drinks, and the spicy appetizers. Sadly, I've had to steer clear from my favorite football appetizer, jalapeño poppers. Heartburn has really put a damper on my enjoyment of football in past seasons because I haven't been able to snack on my favorite spicy foods, but I think this year is going to be different!
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I'll be enjoying plenty of my favorite jalapeño poppers this football season! To begin, bake a dozen wonton wrappers in the oven at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
Mix up the filling, which contains cream cheese, green onions, diced jalapeño peppers, pepper jack cheese, Parmesan cheese, and green onions.
The same filling can go in the wonton wrappers or the jalapeno peppers themselves! Be sure to scrape out the seeds if you want a milder version.
Top with cooked and sliced bacon and bake at 350 degrees for another 8-10 minutes.
Top with cheddar cheese and some crumbled feta cheese. DELICIOUS!
Serve with sour cream to dip for just the right amount of cool creaminess to balance the spice!
These jalapeno poppers are quite spicy and so flavorful! The cream cheese and feta really balance out the peppers, while the bacon adds some crunch. These are sure to be a hit at your next tailgating party! Learn more about Omeprazole ODT HERE, and find out where you can purchase Omeprazole ODT HERE.
Jalapeno Poppers Recipe
Bacon Jalapeno Poppers
A perfectly creamy and spicy appetizer.
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 ½ cups pepper jack cheese
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
- ½ cup green onions sliced
- 10 slices bacon cooked
- 12 wonton wrappers
- 8 jalapeno peppers
- 2 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 Tbsp feta cheese
Place wonton wrappers into muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cook bacon in a skillet until slightly crunchy and slice into small strips.
Combine the cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, Parmesan cheese, and green onions in a bowl. Set aside.
Cut five of the jalapeno peppers in half and scoop out the seeds. These peppers will be filled with the cheese filling. Chop the remaining three jalapeno peppers into cubes and add to the creamy filling.
Fill the wonton wrappers and sliced jalapeño peppers with the cheese filling and top with bacon.
Bake at 350 degrees for another 8-10 minutes, but watch carefully so that the wonton wrappers do not become too browned.
Add a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese and feta cheese on top.
Serve with sour cream.
Be sure to check out my other tips for heartburn relief so you can really enjoy your game days!