Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 8 (serving size: 2 pepper halves)

Salty bacon, rich goat cheese, savory-sweet jelly, and roasted jalapeño--it takes teamwork to make the dream work. If you already have the grill going, these dreamy little bites are equally easy to cook outdoors.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well to combine.

Step 3

Arrange pepper halves on a jelly-roll pan; divide filling among peppers. Broil 7 minutes or until peppers are tender and beginning to brown. Sprinkle with bacon.

Step 4

Combine jelly and water in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave 30 seconds or until saucy. Drizzle evenly over peppers.

Ratings & Reviews

Not a good recipe

October 10, 2018 can you mess up a stuffed jalapeno recipe?  Made these for a special occasion - the filing was cloying, boring, and like cement.


April 25, 2016
These are my new favorite appetizer and I can't wait to make them again. I was having a hard time finding decent jalapenos so I just chopped up a couple jalapenos and mixed it in with the cheese (also mixed the bacon in the cheese) and then stuffed sweet peppers. They were more colorful and we really enjoyed them. Next time I'll put extra jalapeno in just to kick up the heat but think I'll stick with stuffing the sweet peppers. Sweet, salty, spicy -- this recipe has it all!

not bad

April 30, 2016
Made to recipe, super-easy to prep in advance and then pop under the broiler when you're ready for drinks and these peppers.  Overall, prefer the taste of CL's grilled stuffed jalapeno.  Served before CL's mushroom-beef burgers.


May 14, 2016
Wow, we got some hot peppers.  Too hot for us, and we like medium heat in many dishes.  Love the filling though.  Would make with milder peppers for sure.  I grilled them for about 10 minutes and then broiled them for 2. 

Hit of the Party

July 05, 2016
I made these for the second time for a Fourth of July gathering, and they stole the show! They were also gone within about 10 minutes, so make a second batch. The first time I made them they were SUPER spicy, so I made sure to clean the seeds and ribs from the jalapeños extra thoroughly the second time and guests said the heat was just right. These will be a go-to for an easy and crowd-pleasing party app!

Great appetizer

May 06, 2017
Delicious and easy to make. I prepared and stuffed the jalapenos a few hours before the party, then just popped them under the broiler and finished them with the bacon and the jelly after our guests had arrived. The jalapenos had just the right amount of heat. I did make sure to remove all the seeds and ribs. I did have to double the recipe as the jalapenos were a good size. Would definitely make again.