Bacon Wrapped Mac & Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

by Erin

Reinvent your favorite jalapeno poppers with a spicy pepperjack macaroni and cheese stuffing and wrapped in bacon. Now that’s football watching food!

Bacon Wrapped Mac & Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Fall not only brings typical flavors of apple and pumpkin but also snacking season. Dips, chips, meat, cheese, and fried things. No football game is complete without some great snacks and what better than something that involved, bacon, cheese, and spice? I am sure you’ve had or at least heard of jalapeno poppers before. But instead of the cream cheese mixture how about reinventing them with a macaroni and cheese stuffing? A spicy, creamy mac and cheese made with The Laughing Cow® spicy pepperjack cheese, spooned into a jalapeno half, wrapped in bacon and then baked to crispy perfection.

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Makes 12


1/2 cup (4 oz.) uncooked elbow noodles

2 wedges (3 oz.) The Laughing Cow® creamy spicy pepperjack cheese

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

1/4 cup 2 % milk

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

6 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise, seeds and membranes removed

6 slices bacon, halved widthwise


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, place a wire rack on top, coat with non-stick cooking spray, and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In the still warm pot used to cook the pasta, add the pepperjack cheese wedges and butter. Stir until creamy. Add the milk and cheddar cheese and stir until melted. Add pasta to the sauce and stir to coat.
  4. Fill each jalapeno half with the mac and cheese. Wrap each with a half slice of bacon and place on prepared rack.
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is crispy.

Source: Inspired by my White Cheddar Mac & Cheese in a Mug.

Disclosure: The Laughing Cow® provided me with product and a $50 gift card for this review. However, thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand.


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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) September 12, 2014 - 10:33 am

These poppers are heavenly! I could pop a dozen!

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) September 12, 2014 - 8:35 am

I can’t decide if this is madness or genius. Probably genius. Definitely genius. :)

spiffycookie September 12, 2014 - 8:36 am

Haha glad you approve Kim!


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