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Grilled Jalapeño Poppers

Lodge Cast Iron | May 4, 2022

Start your cookout on the right foot with two of our favorite ingredients: cream cheese and bacon. The creamy and sweet filling balances the spice of the jalapeño and the saltiness of the bacon, making a satisfying and portable snack for backyard gatherings. 

Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
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Grilled Jalapeño Poppers Recipe


  • 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened
  • 8 large jalapeños
  • 16 strips bacon
  • 1 cup pineapple, finely diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 16 toothpicks


  1. While the cream cheese is softening, light a half-filled chimney starter in the base of your Sportsman’s Pro Grill. Heat until charcoal edges begin to turn gray, about 10 minutes. 
  2. Slice jalapeños in half lengthwise and core with a spoon. 
  3. Mix cream cheese with pineapple and green onions. 
  4. Spoon cream cheese into jalapeño halves, wrap with bacon, and secure with a toothpick.  
  5. Add charcoal to the grill, place cooking grate on top, and preheat for about 5 minutes with the draft door closed. 
  6. In two batches, grill the jalapeños—turning often—for about 10-15 minutes. Watch for flare-ups. 
  7. Once the bacon is cooked through, remove from the heat, garnish with green onion, and serve.

Pro Tip: Wear gloves when dealing with hot peppers. 

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