Stuffed Jalapenos for the Grill

Recipe by Cook4_6

I brought these to a family Labor Day cookout and they were gobbled up! Easy and very good! (These can also be baked in a 425 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes on speed bake or until pepper is done but not overcooked and bacon is beginning to crisp)

Top Review by nsolund

We called these Jalapeno Heart Poppers. I mixed the cream cheese and sausage together before stuffing them and added some shredded Marble Jack and bread crumbs. It was a messy operation on the grill but well worth it, they were all gone in a matter of moments.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 ounces spicy pork sausage
  • 30 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 lbs turkey bacon


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Lightly oil the grate.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until browned. Drain excess grease, and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, slice the peppers in half lengthwise, and remove and discard the seeds and membrane.
  4. Fill one half of each pepper with cream cheese, and the other half with sausage. Put the pepper halves back together, and wrap with a slice of bacon to hold.
  5. Secure bacon with a toothpick.
  6. Grill peppers for about 15 minutes, turning to ensure even cooking until bacon is crisp, and pepper is toasted.
  7. Let them cool down a bit, then eat 'em.

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