Chorizo Cheddar Jalapeño Poppers

Jazz up your low carb appetizer tray with these delicious spicy jalapeño poppers. Stuffed with chorizo and sharp cheddar, it's a party in your mouth!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 poppers
Calories 273 kcal


  • 12 fresh jalapeño peppers
  • 1 lb chorizo (casings removed if present)
  • 2 cups grated sharp Cheddar such as Cabot Seriously Sharp
  • 12 slices bacon (not thick-cut, cut in half)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and set a wire rack over a cookie sheet or use a broiling pan.
  2. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove ribs and seeds.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together chorizo and cheddar until well combined.
  4. Fill each half of the jalapeños with about one tbsp of the chorizo/cheddar mixture.
  5. Take one half piece of bacon and stretch it out slightly. Wrap it tightly around a jalapeño half, starting at the top and working your way toward the bottom. You should not have to secure it with a toothpick if you pull it tight enough.
  6. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, until bacon is crisp to your liking and peppers are tender.
  7. If you find you have too much filling for your poppers, no worries! Make little patties and fry it up, it's delicious that way!

Recipe Notes

Serves 12. Each serving has 2.28 g of carbs and .39 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 1.89 g

Food energy: 273kcal
Saturated fatty acids: 10.03g
Total fat: 21.90g
Calories from fat: 197
Cholesterol: 55mg
Carbohydrate: 2.28g
Total dietary fiber: 0.39g
Protein: 12.93g
Sodium: 599mg

Nutrition Facts
Chorizo Cheddar Jalapeño Poppers
Amount Per Serving (2 poppers)
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 197
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.9g34%
Saturated Fat 10.03g50%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 599mg25%
Carbohydrates 2.28g1%
Fiber 0.39g2%
Protein 12.93g26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.