Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes

This recipe shows off the ability of goat cheese to moderate strong flavors. Laura Chenel's soft Spreadable Goat Cheese is a mild, creamy match to the bold, smoky flavors of bacon and jalapeños (as well as less spicy mini sweet peppers depending on your tolerance for heat). With just three ingredients and minimal prep, Creamy Bacon & Goat Cheese Poppers can be scaled up for a crowd or made ahead as a hearty starter for smaller groups. The no-fuss format and high flavor impact also makes it a great last-minute solution.

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Laura Chenel Goat Cheese Jalapeno Poppers



  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Slice bacon into 1/2" squares.
  3. Sauté bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Drain.
  4. Slice peppers in half, remove any ribs or seeds, and arrange on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  5. Fill each pepper with 1 tbsp. spreadable goat cheese.
  6. Top with crisped bacon.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes until peppers are tender.
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