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Side view of jalapeno potato popper appetizer on a plate. with a jalapeno ring.
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Jalapeno Potato Poppers

Jalapeno Potato Poppers feature jalapenos, cream cheese, bacon and cheddar cheese stuffed into a mini potato. Like twice baked potatoes.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jalapeno popper potato
Servings: 30 jalapeno potato poppers
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Mindy Boyd


  • 15 small red potatoes approximately 1 pound
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup jalapeno chopped into small pieces + additional to slice
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Wash potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Poke each potato once or twice with a fork. Place on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes or until tender.
  • While potatoes bake, cook and crumble bacon, dice 1/4 cup jalapenos and cut 30 thin slices.
  • Let cool enough to handle. Cut each potato in half, scoop out insides with a melon baller, leaving a thin layer of potato close to the skin. Place inside of potato in a medium bowl.
  • Add cream cheese, bacon, and jalapenos to the potato, mix well.
  • Divide filling among potato halves. Top with cheddar cheese and one jalapeno slice; bake for 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm.


If potatoes won't stand because they are too round cut a very small slice off the end so it will stand.
I put the filling in a plastic bag and cut the corner off and piped it into the potatoes.
When I topped them with cheese I held each potato popper over the bowl so the excess would fall back into the bowl.
When you put the jalapeno slice on the top of the potato kind of mash it into it, so it won't slide off in the oven.


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg