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Cream cheese stuffped jalapenos wrapped in bacon, served in a fancy bowl.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeno Recipe with Panko Topping

Jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, topped with panko breadcrumbs, wrapped in bacon and then baked.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine non specific
Keyword bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos, baked stuffed jalapenos, grilled stuffed jalapenos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 409 kcal
Author Nicolas


  • 10 jalapenos
  • 150 g of cream cheese softened
  • 1 handful of parsley roughly chopped
  • 30 g panko breadcrumbs
  • 250 g of streaky bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. Cut the jalapenos in half length ways

  3. Use a small spoon to scrape out all of the seeds and the pith.
  4. Mix the cream cheese and parsley together in a bowl.
  5. Fill the jalapenos with the cream cheese mixture.
  6. Sprinkle a good amount of panko breadcrumbs on top and then wrap the streaks of bacon around the stuffed jalapenos.

  7. Preheat a grill over high heat, then add your jalapenos (making sure the cheese side is face-up).
  8. Grill the jalapenos for about 2-3 minutes until you have some nice marks, and until the bacon is nice and crispy at the bottom.

  9. Transfer the jalapenos on a lined baking tray, then bake the jalapenos for 20-25 minutes until the panko breadcrumbs are golden and the bacon is crispy.

Recipe Notes

  • When you scrape the seeds out of the jalapeno, make sure you scrape out the pith too, because that white pith is also a very hot part of the chilli.
  • If you're on a gluten free diet, make sure you use gluten free breadcrumbs to make this recipe.
  • I like to grill the stuffed jalapenos before baking them so that the bottom doesn't go soggy.
  • If you want to expand on the filling you can add some shredded chicken, chopped shrimp, some crab or you can make a vegetarian salsa filling by mixing coriander, diced tomatoes and some ground cumin through the cream cheese.
  • If you want to use different cheeses, you can use ricotta cheese or mascarpone. However, the flavour of these 2 kinds of cheese are much lighter than cream cheese, so I recommend seasoning the filling with a generous pinch of salt if you do use one of these cheeses.
  • Buy the largest-sized jalapenos you can find when shopping for the ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeno Recipe with Panko Topping
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 289
% Daily Value*
Fat 32.1g49%
Saturated Fat 13.9g87%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 1263mg55%
Potassium 393mg11%
Carbohydrates 7.7g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1.2g1%
Protein 21.9g44%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.