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Lightened Up Jalapeno Poppers
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Lightened Up Jalapeño Poppers

If you are a jalapeño popper lover like I am, you will go nuts over this lightened up version! These Lightened Up Jalapeño Poppers are so easy to make for a quick appetizer or snack, and this recipe can also be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled (or more!) if you're looking to feed a crowd!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Appetizer, Bacon, Cheese, Cream Cheese, Jalapeno, Snack, Spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 122kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon
  • Baking sheet


  • 6 jalapeños halved, seeds and veins removed
  • 4 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons bacon pieces


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut each jalapeño in half and remove the seeds and the veins. If you like more heat, leave some of the seeds in tact. Be sure to wash your hands so you don’t accidentally rub your eyes afterwards.
  • For the filling, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Fill each jalapeño half with 1/2 tablespoon of filling and top with a sprinkle of bacon pieces.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the jalapeños soften up, the cheese melts, and the bacon crisps up.


You can have three of these Lightened Up Jalapeño Poppers for 122 calories, 4 WW Green SmartPoints®, 4 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 4 WW Purple SmartPoints®.
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/lightened-up-jalapeno-poppers/


Serving: 3jalapeño poppers | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 1273mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 817IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 1mg