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Bacon Ranch Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Ranch Jalapeno Poppers

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican Inspired
Keyword bacon-ranch-jalapeno-poppers, baked-jalapeno-poppers, jalapeno-poppers-recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Stand time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20 poppers
Calories 129kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 10 medium jalapeno peppers halved
  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup prepared bottled buttermilk ranch dressing
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 5 slices bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese divided
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • ½ cup crushed Ranch flavored Doritos
  • Dipping sauces: Additional ranch dressing sour cream, guacamole, salsa


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a standard baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wearing gloves, slice the jalapenos in half. Use a spoon to remove the membrane and seeds. Cut a thin flat slice from the bottom of the pepper so it will remain upright while baking.
  • Use a hand mixer, to beat together the cream cheese, buttermilk dressing, onion powder and garlic salt. Beat for 2 minutes until creamy.
  • Add the crumbled bacon, ½ of the shredded Colby-Jack cheese and 2 thinly sliced green onions. Mix by hand until combined.
  • Divide the mixture between the halved peppers. Depending on the size of the peppers you use, your yield may be greater.
  • Sprinkle the top of each pepper with shredded Colby-Jack cheese and crushed ranch flavored Doritos.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until the peppers are tender and tops are golden. Cool on the pan for 3-5 minutes before serving.
  • These poppers can be served as is or with your favorite dipping sauces.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg