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Low Carb Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Everyone will love these low carb baked jalapeno poppers! This is the perfect recipe for when you want to make a delicious twist on the classic spicy appetizer with a creamy cheese filling.

Whether you’re following a low-carb diet or just looking for a healthier snack option, these baked jalapeno poppers are sure to hit the spot. Since this keto recipe is low in carbs, it is perfect for those craving a creamy, spicy treat without the guilt.

low carb baked jalapeno poppers tutorial.

I’ve already made these keto Jalapeno Poppers twice this week, and let me tell you, they are absolutely irresistible! This is an easy recipe that is highly satisfying while not requiring much effort.

Once you try these low carb baked jalapeno poppers, you will see why I think they are the best appetizer for a low carb diet.

How to Make Baked Jalapeno Poppers Keto Friendly

The best way to create the most delicious baked jalapeno poppers is to start with fresh jalapenos. This is a great way to use up those fresh jalapeno peppers in your garden. You may even want to grow more jalapenos! This way you get to enjoy the bold flavors of baked jalapeno poppers all season long.

The easiest way to make a jalapeno popper recipe keto-friendly is to use simple ingredients. You can create the cream cheese mixture using garlic powder and omit ingredients found in popular non-keto recipes like panko crumbs for example.

I have found that most jalapeno popper recipes on the internet include panko bread crumbs which are definitely not keto-friendly. So I began experimenting with different ways to make the perfect game day snack without the crispy panko. 

This recipe is so easy to recreate that it truly is the perfect party appetizer. Everyone will love these low carb baked jalapeno poppers!

Another reason that this is the perfect appetizer for serving at parties is that you can prepare it ahead of time. Just bake it when you are almost ready to serve. Stuff the peppers with the creamy cheese mixture and store them. Set them on a prepared baking sheet in your refrigerator until you are ready to bake. 

Be sure to keep this one around for football season. I like to serve this during the Super Bowl party because it frees up my time to watch silly commercials. It’s an easy one to make, so this should be your go-to the next time you have a get-together. 


  • jalapenos
  • cream cheese
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • bacon
  • green onion

Tools Needed for Baked Jalapeno Poppers

I highly recommend using gloves for this recipe. When handling jalapenos, it is a good idea to wear disposable gloves.

You will also need a baking sheet or wire rack as well as parchment paper to line it. A spoon, a medium bowl, and an oven or an air fryer.

This recipe comes together using a medium bowl to mix the ingredients but the easiest way to make the cheesy filling is to dump all of the ingredients into a food processor. Sometimes I stir the ingredients together so a food processor is not necessary but it does speed things up.

A simple spoon and bowl will work but a processor will do it faster. Although cleanup can be a bit more complicated this way, mixing the ingredients is much easier.

filling the poppers with low carb cheesy filling.

How to Make this Baked Jalapeno Poppers Recipe 

The first step is to put on gloves. The next step is to wash off the jalapenos and then slice them in half.

Using a spoon, remove the seeds inside of the jalapeno and then begin making the cheese mixture. 

In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, green onion, cheddar cheese, then add in the bacon pieces like bacon crumbles, or for a quick option use bacon bits. 

Scoop a tablespoon of the cheese mixture at a time into the halved jalapenos and place it on a prepared baking sheet in a single layer. 

Be sure to check the recipe card at the bottom of this post for this baked jalapeno poppers recipe

Easy Variations of this Recipe 

There are so many ways to customize this baked jalapeno popper recipe to fit your taste buds. Plus, there are many jalapeno popper dipping options that completely transform this recipe.

If you are using fresh jalapenos from your garden, they may be a little bit more on the spicy side than store-bought. I enjoy planting the hotter varieties but I try to keep at least one plant around for this recipe.

I enjoy a little heat but when you taste these poppers, you will understand why it is so easy to overeat. That’s not such a great idea when you are working with a variety like NuMex Piñata Jalapeno.

Only use this variety if you enjoy really spicy jalapeno peppers. Be sure to have something creamy nearby when consuming this variety. 

Through trial and error, I have found the best thing to help cool down my mouth is something creamy.

This seems to be the case with all spicy food for me. So a great dipping option for cooling off your tongue would be blue cheese dressing, sour cream dip, or ranch. 

If you want to avoid any heat at all, you can make this recipe using mini bell peppers for a deliciously tame snack. 

low carb baked jalapeno poppers on white plate.

Easy Flavor Adjustments

One of my favorite ways to adjust the flavors of this recipe is to experiment with different cheeses. My favorites to add in are Monterey jack cheese, parmesan cheese, and pepper jack.

Other add-in options that won’t take a lot of time to incorporate are lime zest, a bit of onion powder, or fresh black pepper. Or mix all of these ingredients and create a crispy topping by spraying some olive oil on top. 

You could also try a different mixture of cream cheese for a new flavor combo. Pick up a garden variety rich cream cheese loaded with veggies. Try onion-flavored cream cheese with chunks of dried onion for an added crunch.

Or do a combination of cream cheeses for a different spin on this creamy filling. 

peppers filled with cheese baked in oven.

More Easy Keto Recipes

Enjoy a low-carb fried chicken recipe that tastes like the real thing by deep-frying without pork rinds or you can make these keto-friendly buffalo wings in the oven. Another easy recipe that can be served as a main dish is this BBQ Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs.  

I hope you enjoyed learning how I made this low carb baked jalapeno poppers recipe. Don’t forget to follow along on social media and sign up for the free newsletter so that you never miss a post again. 

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Yield: 12 Servings

Baked Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This low carb Baked Jalapeno Poppers Recipe is the perfect snack! These quick, creamy, spicy poppers are keto-friendly and simple to make!


  • 6 Jalapeno Peppers
  • 4 Ounces of Cream Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup of Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon of Green Onion
  • 2 Slices of Bacon or Use Bacon Bits


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wear gloves and scoop seeds out of jalapenos. Mix all of the other ingredients together and fill the jalapenos.

Bake for about 15-17 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!


Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 68Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 16mgSodium 150mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 3g

The nutrition in recipes is caluculate by AI, mistakes happen. It is highly recommended to check carb counts to make sure these recipes fit into your diet.

About Thirty Something Super Mom

Melissa Dixon Thirty Something Super Mom
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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Everything Enchanting

Saturday 26th of March 2022

What an easy and delicious appetizer recipe! Plus, it's low carb recipe as well 😍 I'd love to make these soon.

Rhian Westbury

Thursday 24th of March 2022

These look like a really nice appetiser or snack. Although I fear too hot for me, I know my dad would love them x

Risa Lopez

Thursday 24th of March 2022

Wow, baked jalapeno poppers look so yummy and easy to make. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


Thursday 24th of March 2022

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Yeah Lifestyle

Thursday 24th of March 2022

These Jalapeno Poppers, look so delicious! I would say they are the perfect Saturday night snack


Thursday 24th of March 2022

I agree!


Thursday 24th of March 2022

Ooh I love Jalapeno poppers! These look so good and they are easy to make too. The spicier the better...craving these now ;D


Thursday 24th of March 2022

I am with you on the spice, I can't seem to get enough!

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