• 2 slices center-cut bacon
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 14 jalapeño peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded

Raise of hands of how many people were looking for a delicious snack while watching football yesterday… Well next time you’re looking for a game-day snack I’m going to highly recommend these stuffed jalapeños.  Using a light cream cheese and a lower fat cheddar makes these a healthier option with only 56 calories in 2 halves. That’s pretty impressive for something that tastes so delicious  But don’t take my word for it, try them yourself.

Oh! And today I have a giveaway! (Giveaway is now closed) These stuffed jalapeños came from the all new MyRecipes cookbook. This books includes the most-tried and best recipes from a compilation of sources and includes a new, innovative way to learn more about the recipes with the Scan-It/Cook-It™ app.  This allows you to scan various recipes within the book and it will bring up additional information along with how-to videos to take you through the recipe. It’s really a cool tool!

Keep reading through today’s post to learn how you can win a copy of this amazing new cookbook and a coupon for a free Sargento cheese product so that you can make these poppers too! I’m a huge fan of their pre-shredded cheese products as they taste especially fresh and like they were just shredded from the block.

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.  Cook the bacon in a skillet until crisp and then remove from the heat to cool and crumble. Combine the bacon, cheeses, onions, lime juice, salt and garlic in a medium bowl and mix well.

Divide the cheese mixture amongst the pepper halves and place them cheese side up on the grill. Cover the grill and allow the peppers to cook for about 20 minutes, until the bottoms of the peppers crack and brown, and the tops begin to brown.  Place the peppers on a serving platter and sprinkle them with cilantro.

jalapeno poppers

jalapeno poppers

And now for the giveaway! Browse the MyRecipes Best Recipes and in the comments below tell me which dish you would most like to make. (This entry is mandatory.) (Giveaway is now closed)

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