Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños
Serves: 14 Author: Julianna Grimes, Cooking Light Yield: 14 servings (serving size: 2 pepper halves)
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 2 center-cut bacon slices
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened (about ½ cup)
  • 4 oz fat-free cream cheese, softened (about ½ cup)
  • 1 oz extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about ¼ cup)
  • ¼ c minced green onions
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 14 jalapeño peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • cooking spray
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbs chopped seeded tomatoes
  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon. Combine crumbled bacon, cheeses, and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a bowl, stirring well to combine. Divide cheese mixture evenly to fill the pepper halves. Place peppers, cheese sides up, on grill rack or grill grate coated with cooking spray. Cover and grill peppers 8 minutes or until bottoms of peppers are charred and cheese mixture is lightly browned. Place peppers on a serving platter. Sprinkle with cilantro and tomato.


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