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Bacon Wrapped Strawberry Stuffed Jalapenos

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We often think of strawberries for strawberry shortcake, but try this twist of bacon wrapped strawberry stuffed jalapenos for the perfect summer appetizer!

We often think of strawberries for strawberry shortcake, but try this twist of bacon wrapped strawberry stuffed jalapenos for the perfect summer appetizer! ohsweetbasil.com

This recipe is not our own. I kind of want to take the credit but I can’t. I am super excited and hope you leave lots and lots of comments because you have an opportunity to make our daughter’s day/week/maybe even month! We were chatting with Driscoll’s about a savory twist on strawberries for summer and of course we were throwing out a ton of ideas, a grilled flatbread with veggies, strawberry ketchup on a burger, and on and on.

We often think of strawberries for strawberry shortcake, but try this twist of bacon wrapped strawberry stuffed jalapenos for the perfect summer appetizer! ohsweetbasil.com

“Hey, what about taking peppers and stuffing them with cheese and strawberries and maybe some bacon!”

We often think of strawberries for strawberry shortcake, but try this twist of bacon wrapped strawberry stuffed jalapenos for the perfect summer appetizer! ohsweetbasil.com

ACK! Where did you even come from? Our daughter had suddenly piped in with her own idea. How do kids do that? We often are chatting or doing whatever when suddenly  a little one is standing right next to us.

You guys, especially at night. What the heck?! It’s so creepy to be sound asleep and then you kind of start to wake up because you can feel someone watching you and BAM! There she is, quietly standing right next to our bed. Stop it!! Make some noise, child! Don’t be so creepy!

We often think of strawberries for strawberry shortcake, but try this twist of bacon wrapped strawberry stuffed jalapenos for the perfect summer appetizer! ohsweetbasil.com

Anyway, she suddenly pipes in and we can’t help but think it’s the best idea yet so that night we make the peppers and oh my goodness the girl is after our job! They turned out amazing! The peppers have a great kick but it’s all settled down with salty bacon, cool queso fresco and those juicy strawberries that get all roasted and amazing. The berries mellow out and aren’t this random pop of sweet but instead bring on a little bit of all the flavors changing them into something amazing.

We often think of strawberries for strawberry shortcake, but try this twist of bacon wrapped strawberry stuffed jalapenos for the perfect summer appetizer! ohsweetbasil.com

Make. These. Peppers. Go ahead, think up a way to take those gorgeous Driscoll’s strawberries and turn them into something amazing. And if you could, leave a little comment that we can let her read because we really want her to feel so special for creating her first recipe idea that’s such a huge hit.

I am so excited that I get to write on Mom and Dad’s blog. I love cooking with my family but it felt super cool to create something on my own. I kind of want to do one of those cooking challenges for kids that Mom let us watch on Food Network.

Anyway, Mom always says that I should make things with a few different flavors like sweet and spicy or crunchy and creamy. I thought the sweet strawberries might make the jalapenos a little less spicy but I guess that isn’t really what happens. Instead they just made the peppers more flavorful and the strawberries became all soft and the flavor was stronger. I don’t know why that happens but now I want to try a grilled strawberry recipe!

For more strawberry recipes head to Driscoll’s and don’t miss your chance to enter a sweepstakes right HERE!!

Are Strawberries Healthy?

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and K.

They also have a good amount of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium.

How Long Will Jalapenos Keep?

Jalapenos will keep for 2-3 days at room temperature.

Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Do You Have to Remove the Seeds From Jalapenos?

It is up to you.

Generally the seeds hold most of the heat in a small pepper.

So, removing the seeds can be a way to adjust the heat level.

Bacon Wrapped Strawberry Stuffed Jalapenos

We often think of strawberries for strawberry shortcake, but try this twist of bacon wrapped strawberry stuffed jalapenos for the perfect summer appetizer! ohsweetbasil.com

Bacon Wrapped Strawberry Stuffed Jalapenos

4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
We often think of strawberries for strawberry shortcake, but try this twist of bacon wrapped strawberry stuffed jalapenos for the perfect summer appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 6 Large Jalapenos
  • 1 Cup Queso Fresco
  • 3/4 Cup [Driscoll's] Strawberries chopped
  • Pepper
  • 6 Slices Bacon we prefer applewood smoked for this dish

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil.
  • On a cutting board, slice the jalapenos open from the top to the tip, being mindful not to cut through the other side. It should just be a slit to allow stuffing. If the pepper is especially stiff you can cut and I shape, a cut left to right just under the top, a slit from top to bottom and another left to right slit at the bottom like the capital letter I.
  • Gently remove the seeds and ribs.
  • In a bowl, toss the queso fresco and strawberries with a couple of cracks of fresh black pepper.
  • Wrap each pepper with bacon and place on the baking sheet.
  • Bake, turning once halfway through for 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
  • You can also grill them until the bacon is crisp.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Strawberry Stuffed Jalapenos
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 347mg15%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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10 comments

  • Tried these this past weekend with friends and was a big hit !

    The combo of flavors was the reason.
    Thanks !

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  • Such a blend of different flavors!
    Anything wrapped in bacon is a winner but this recipe kicks it up a notch !

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  • Made this today. Was such a huge hit with everyone. This recipe is definitely a “keeper”!

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    • Thank you so much Janine!

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  • What a fun, easy and creative appetizer recipe!!! Pass me the platter!

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  • Your daughter is genius! What a spectacular idea! So much yumminess going on in every bite. Time to buy more Driscoll’s strawberries!!

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    • She’s is just dying that you said that, haha!

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  • I just love Driscoll’s, so much. Not even kidding. I’ll grab their berries over all others. There’s something about theirs that tastes better, and they keep longer. We just picked up three containers of strawberries tonight. We don’t mess around here. Ha.

    I totally dig this recipe. I laughed when you said you wish it wasn’t yours but wish it was. I would feel that way too, it’s a pretty neat way to combine sweet and savoury. Plus some heat for fun. It’s a great idea. I’ll have to give it a try this weekend.

    Tell your daughter she has a total winner here. I can just tell it’s going to be incredible. I can’t wait to give this a whirl.

    Your photos are gorgeous, as always.

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    • Thanks Kim!! xoxo!

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  • Spicy, sweet AND salty? This recipe has it all…and I am 110% obsessed with it! Pinned!

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