Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Healther & Dairy Free Jalapeno Poppers

These jalapeno poppers are so good you wont even realize that they are so much better for you than that deep fried concoction!

25 fresh jalapeno peppers
1 12 oz package of turkey bacon
1 8 oz tub of dairy free cream cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Put on some disposable gloves then slice each jalapeno pepper lengthwise in half.
Cut off the stem end of the pepper.
Scrape out all the seeds and the ribs of the pepper.
Fill the cavity of each pepper half with dairy free cream cheese.
Cut the strips of turkey bacon into halves.
Wrap one half piece of turkey bacon around each pepper half.
Try to finish wrapping the turkey bacon so that the seam is on the bottom.
Place each wrapped jalapeno pepper half onto a cookie sheet.
If you pepper halves do not stay wrapped up then secure with a toothpick.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes then check to see if the peppers are beginning to get tender. If the peppers are not starting to get tender then continue cooking at 375 degrees checking every 5 minutes until the peppers do start to get tender. If the peppers are starting to get tender then turn the oven to 425 degrees and cook for about 10 minutes longer or until the bacon starts to get crisp.
Best served warm or at room temperature.


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