Grilled Cheesy Bacon Jalapenos surrounding a small black bowl with sauce on a white plate.

Grilled Cheesy Bacon Jalapeño Poppers

These Grilled Cheesy Bacon Jalapeño Poppers are such a great BBQ side dish. If you are worried about the spice you can also use mini bell peppers, those work great too!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Grill/BBQ, Mexican/Spanish
Keyword bacon, cheese, Grilled, Jalapenos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 228kcal
Author Erica Walker




  • Chop stems off jalapenos, cut in half (lengthwise), then remove all seeds. They should look like little green boats.
  • Sprinkle with garlic salt. Using a butter knife, spread some cream cheese in each jalapeno.
  • Place a rectangle of cheese Colby Jack cheese over the cream cheese . Top with bacon and grill on low-medium heat until cheese is melted and the outside of the jalapeno is soft and cheese is melted.
  • Remove from grill and sprinkle on some fresh cracked pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately with ranch dressing or BBQ sauce for dipping.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 17.1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 0.3mg