Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Bread is a quick & easy appetizer that has all of the flavors of Jalapeno Poppers. These are a wonderful time-saving alternative, and taste every bit as delicious as real jalapeno poppers! Perfect for game night or tailgating.
Money & Time Savers
I almost always have the bread for this recipe in the freezer. I’ll buy a bunch of loaves of bread off the clearance cart at the grocery store whenever I see them. I often get Baguettes, French Bread, Italian Bread and sandwich rolls for half-price. When I get them home, I’ll slip each bag into another bread bag, using an extra bread tie to close, then pop them in the freezer. They seem to stay fresher that way.
When we fry bacon, we usually fry the whole package up, so we have it for a breakfast or two, and maybe a BLT. But when we don’t finish it off quick enough, I’ll put the leftover bacon in a freezer bag. I happened to have a bag in the freezer with 3 or 4 slices, so I crumbled those up for this recipe.
I had fresh jalapenos from the garden, but I used my fermented peppers. I drained them on a paper towel and cut the larger slices in half before using.
Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Bread
- 1 loaf Baguette (or French bread)
- 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
- 1 – 2 cups shredded cheddar (Monterrey Jack & Colby blend or Mozzarella)
- 2 – 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
- several jalapenos, sliced, raw or out of a jar
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- Preheat your oven to 350° F.
- Cut the bread loaf in half length-wise, place on a baking sheet.
- Spread softened cream cheese over the cut side of the bread halves.
- Lay slices of jalapenos on top of cream cheese.
- Sprinkle crumbled bacon across top of jalapeno layer.
- With a fork, press the peppers and bacon down into the cream cheese.
- Sprinkle shredded cheese over the crumbled bacon.
- Add a few jalapeno slices to the top.
- Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.
Cut in diagonal slices and serve immediately.
Just look at that ooey-gooey cheesy topping!
Store leftovers in a lidded plastic container n the fridge. To re-heat, set bread pieces on a damp paper towel in the micro-wave, then heat for about 30 seconds. It’s just as tasty the next day for lunch.