Southern Jalapeno Poppers

Apparently, there’s some big sports ball game going on this Sunday. Know anything about it?

Okay, I kid, I kid … I do know that this Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday. And while I’ll most likely be tuning in, it will be for the commercials … the outcome of the game really doesn’t matter to me. The other reason I’ll be tuning in this Sunday? Why, Super Bowl snacks, of course!

An unofficial holiday of tens of millions of Americans, the Super Bowl gives us license to indulge in not-so-healthy eats and drinks … and I plan on doing just that with my Southern jalapeno poppers!

Spicy jalapenos stuffed to the gills with ooey, gooey pimento cheese, wrapped with copious amounts of bacon, dusted with a delicious mix of brown sugar and barbeque seasoning, and then roasted to perfection — my Southern jalapeno poppers will help you easily score a first down with all your Super Bowl party guests!

Southern Jalapeno Poppers

Southern Jalapeno Poppers


  • 10 medium jalapeno peppers
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups prepared pimento cheese
  • 10 slices applewood-smoked bacon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon barbeque seasoning


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Wearing disposable gloves, cut each jalapeno in half down the length of the pepper. Remove the seeds and the white membrane from each of the jalapeno halves.

3. Stuff each jalapeno half with pimento cheese, mounding the cheese slightly above the rim of the pepper.

4. Cut each piece of bacon in half, lengthwise, to create two long slices. Wrap one slice of bacon around each jalapeno half, overlapping the bacon so that most of the pimento cheese is covered. Secure with a toothpick, if needed.

5. Place the stuffed and wrapped jalapeno halves on the baking sheet.

6. Mix together the brown sugar and barbeque spice; sprinkle evenly over the jalapenos.

7. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked and crisp. Remove from the oven, and allow to stand at least five minutes to cool.

Notes: The amount of pimento cheese needed will vary based on the size of your jalapenos. Also, you may feel as if you’re wrapping too much bacon around each jalapeno half, but trust me, it will be fine as the bacon will shrink as it cooks.



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  • Sarah @ The Cook’s Life

    We are so about the commercials and the snacks more than the game. In fact, we (gasp!) tape it and watch it delayed so we can run through the game to get to the commercials. Comes from one of us being in advertising and the other hating football! And, to top off the departure from tradition, we are going to go out to for Asian and then eat something decadently sweet while we watch the game. It’s all good though, right? :)

    • Kimberly

      it certainly sounds good to me! Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!

  • kitchenriffs

    Wow, great dish! And it has all my favorite food groups in it. 😉 I definitely will be trying this sometime. Or (as I do often do), some sort of variation. Good stuff – thanks.

    • Kimberly


      I made these a few days before I saw your jalapeno pimento cheese canapes … and when I saw you recipe, I immediately said, “Great minds think alike!”

  • Mommyondemand

    We make these all the time!! SO GOOD!!! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, hope tosee you back on Thursday!

    • Kimberly


  • Kristen Bobbitt

    These look amazing. I didn’t watch the Superbowl either. I would go to a party for the snacks though. Pinned your recipe.

    • Kimberly

      HA … thanks, Kristen!

  • Lauren George

    These look absolutely delicious! My family would eat these up. I can’t wait to give them a try! – Lauren From SITS Comment Tribe

    • Kimberly

      Thanks, Lauren!

  • Rod and Lauren Sorgaard

    These look so good! We’ve made them a few ways before, but never with pimento cheese. :) Lauren Ann from SITS Comment Tribe.

    • Kimberly

      I hope you give them a try! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Keri @ Growing in His Glory

    These do look delicious. I’m wondering if you have a good pimento cheese recipe or do you prefer to buy a certain brand at the store? Pinning! Stopping by from the SITS Girls Comment Love Tribe.

    • Kimberly

      Funny you should ask … I will be posting a recipe for my pimento cheese soon! Thanks for stopping by, Keri!

  • itsacouponlife

    Yum! My hubby loves poppers, but doesn’t do meat :/ Who gives up bacon?!? LOL Leslie – @itsacouponlife #SITSBlogging

    • Kimberly

      Well, I guess you could make them with soy “bacon” … but you’re going to have to try and let me know how it goes … I only do the real stuff! Thanks for stopping by, Leslie!

  • KimsKlutterMO

    Love Cream Cheese Poppers, and Love Pimento Cheese spread, why didn’t I think of this one?! I’m pinning this baby! Nice to meet you #SITSBlogging

    • Kimberly

      Awesome … hope you like them, Kim!

  • Kristi

    Oh my gosh. These look delicious! Def pinning these!

    • Kimberly

      Thanks, Kristi!

  • Kristyn Grewell

    Oh wow! I’ve already pinned your recipe!

    • Kimberly

      Thanks, Kristyn!

  • Kristen Hewitt

    I love your site…and photographs! Just the look at feel…following on bloglovin and FB too! Stopping by from SITS.

    • Kimberly

      Aww … thanks, Kristen! I love to hear those comments!

  • Kirsta

    I love this twist on poppers! Yum! Love your blog, I’m so glad you were on my SITS list today!

    • Kimberly

      Thanks, Kirsta!

  • Kimberly Job

    I love jalapeno poppers! These look awesome. I love the addition of barbecue seasoning. I might try brushing them with bbq sauce. :) Pinning!

    • Kimberly

      I think BBQ sauce would be perfect! Enjoy, Kimberly!

  • Kristen LaValley

    Oh my mother loving G. I’m dying. Those look AMAZING. Ah. Need to make tonight. DEFINITELY pinning.

    • Kimberly

      Ha, ha, ha … love it, Kristen! Please let me know if you try them!

  • Kimberly H. Smith

    I just had to pin this recipe! Great tip about using disposable gloves with the jalapenos. I can not tell you how many times I have wiped my eye and burned the mess out of it thinking that I had washed my hands thoroughly. Or the number of times it found its way underneath my fingernail. That burns! Thanks for sharing, Kimberly. #SITSBlogging

    • Kimberly

      I’ve done the exact same thing, Kimberly! I always think I’ll be careful, but it never fails … ouch! It’s nothing but gloves for me now! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Laura WelcomeToGrandCentral

    This looks so yummy! Gonna pin it and try it out down the road. #SITSBlogging

    • Kimberly

      Thanks, Laura!

  • Leanne Brewer

    Poppers are a favorite at our house. I will be trying these very soon! #SITSBlogging

    • Kimberly

      I hope you like them, Leanne!

  • Laurie

    These look delish! Great pic too. #SITSBLOGGING

    • Kimberly

      Aww … thanks, Laurie!

  • Laurel

    I will probably eat all of these myself! Oh my goodness…

    • Kimberly

      I ate most of these myself, Laurel … I’ll keep your secret if you keep mine! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kimberly

    Thanks, Kristina!

  • Kimberly

    Thanks, Krissa!

  • Kimberly

    Thanks, Lindsey!

  • Kristin

    My husband would gobble these down in moments! Yum! Bacon makes everything awesome! Stopping by from SITS to say hi!

    • Kimberly

      Bacon truly does make everything awesome, Kristin!

  • Leslie Limon

    Hi Kimberly!

    I stumled onto your blog via #SITSBlogging and I just want to say I am a new fan & follower. Your blog is beautiful, and your photos are absolutely gorgeous. These Southern Jalapeño Poppers are making my mouth water. I can only imagine what a delicious and perfect combination pimiento cheese & jalapeño peppers make. Swoon!

    • Kimberly

      Aww … thanks, Leslie … you’re too sweet! And thanks so much for stopping by … I can’t wait to check your blog too!

  • Lauren F

    These are my heaven! Jalapeno peppers and bacon…together?! Mmm.

    • Kimberly

      It truly is a match made in heaven! Thanks, Lauren!

  • Lauren Greutman

    My husband is going to LOVE these! Thanks so much!!! #SITSBlogging

    • Kimberly

      I hope so, Lauren! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Laura Hinckley

    These look so good. I’m a bit new to the South and always surprised at how many ways there are to use Pimento Cheese. I can’t wait to try them :) #SITSBlogging

    • Kimberly

      Thanks, Laura!

  • Cobberson & Co.

    Yum- anything with bacon is a win in our house! These look delicious. I can’t wait to try them <3 #SITSBlogging

    • Kimberly

      I hope you love them! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Krystal

    These looks AMAZING! I am new around here, but I’ve heard of your blog before! Following you! #SITSBlogging

    • Kimberly

      Wow … that’s so great to hear! Thanks, Krystal!

  • LaKita

    These look AMAZING!! And I know they were yummy especially wrapped in bacon, will have to give the recipe a try. #SITSBlogging

    • Kimberly

      Thanks, LaKita! I do hope you try them … and love them!

  • Laua

    I don’t think I’ve every watched the Super Bowl, but I do love to eat food that is not good for me :) I bet those poppers were a hit. #SITSBlogging

    • Kimberly

      They certainly were! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Uncreative Mommy

    Bacon makes EVERYTHING so much better, doesn’t it?? YUMMY!! #SITSBlogging

    • Kimberly

      Yes, it does! Thanks for stopping by!

  • KeystrokesByKimberly

    Okay, made these last night after reading it on your blog and this is my new go to for a wine snack! Lol… Love it!

    • Kimberly

      Awesome! What wine did you pair it with it? I’m so curious to know!

  • Laura

    YUM!!! These look so good. I can’t wait to try them out. Just pinned, too 😉 #sitsblogging

    • Kimberly

      Thanks, Laura!