Spicy with a smooth, creamy cheese filling. Jalapeno poppers are a perfect keto appetizer for game day, grill outs, or any gathering with friends.
Side Dish,  Snacks and Appetizers

Cream Cheese Cheddar Jalapeno Poppers


Spicy with a smooth, creamy cheese filling. Jalapeno poppers are a perfect keto appetizer for game day, grill outs, or any gathering with friends.


Break out these jalapeno poppers at your next grill out or sports watch party. Your friends and family will thank you.

Jalapeno poppers are one of my favorite appetizers, and they are extremely easy to make which makes them a fantastic go to snack during the day as well.

Whether you like a spicier pepper or those on the milder side, you should be able to make this recipe to your tastes. While I haven’t tested this information, my understanding is the older the pepper the hotter it will be. You can tell the age of a jalapeno based, typically, on it’s color and if it has striations down the side. Younger peppers will be a lighter green, while older peppers will be darker green and eventually develop some lines down the sides. Of course, this isn’t a foolproof method to determine heat level. Younger looking peppers might be spicier, while older looking ones might be a bit milder. Either way, it’s at least some good advice to test out.

One warning I’ll give you on this recipe is to be careful of overdoing it on your carbs if you’re tracking them. One whole jalapeno is a serving size, so that’s just two of the stuffed halves. Each serving has 2 carbs and less than 1g of fiber (with the ingredients and per the nutrition tracker I used). I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in wanting to pop several of these delicious, spicy creations in my mouth. They are called jalapeno poppers, after all, and they are easy to mindlessly eat as a snack.

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Cream Cheese Cheddar Jalapeno Poppers

Cheesy and spicy in all the right ways. Jalapeno poppers are the perfect way to start off any grill out.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword Cheddar, Cream Cheese, Jalapeno
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 123 kcal



  1. Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit.

  2. Slice jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.

  3. Combine cream cheese and cheddar.

  4. Fill each jalapeno half with cheese mixture and place on a baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese is starting to brown.

Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Cheddar Jalapeno Poppers
Amount Per Serving (2 jalapeno halves)
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.5g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 22.3mg27%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. I am not a certified nutritionist and make no claims to the contrary. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. Information is provided to the best of my ability. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health. Please read our full nutrition disclaimer for more information.

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