Goat Cheese-Ricotta Poppers with Bacon

Jalapeños are the most popular chile peppers in the US. This is probably due to the availability and versatility of the chile. Jalapeños have a balanced combination of flavor and heat. The demand for these have caused breeders to develop a broad range of varieties.

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  • 10 jalapeno peppers
  • 3 tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons spicy chili powder
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice the jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and core out the insides. Set them onto a baking sheet.

To a mixing bowl, add ricotta cheese, goat cheese, garlic, cumin, and spicy chili powder. Mix well.

Spoon the mixture into the jalapeno peppers then top each with crumbled bacon.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted

Adapted from a recipe from Chili Pepper Madness, 2015