Easy Keto Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

Although many versions of jalapeño poppers are cheesy, spicy deep fried treats often enjoyed as appetizers, you can still enjoy our version when eating keto.

We have two delicious appetizer recipes for you to try the next time you have company.

What Are Jalapeño Poppers?

Jalapeño poppers are jalapeños stuffed with a variety of cheese and seasoning. There are various different versions of this recipe.

Bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers are delicious but a bit time consuming to make, so many people simply dice up the bacon and add it to the top. Another popular twist on the popper is to make it into a dip.

If you are craving jalapeño poppers, we have a couple of recipes for you to try!

Best Cheese to Use for Jalapeño Poppers

Most jalapeño popper recipes use cream cheese. Using that as a base ,you can add different cheeses to suit your own taste.

Whether you choose America, mozzarella, or cheddar, your keto poppers will be low in carbohydrates and high on taste. Also, since they are not breaded, these little guys are gluten free!

Can I Eat Jalapeños on Keto?

You absolutely can enjoy jalapeños when on a keto diet. They are low carb, delicious and a good way to add a little heat to your food.

Our Keto Baked Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

If you are looking for a tasty keto recipe to try out as a low carb appetizer for that game day party, we have just the one for you!

Cooking time

  • Prep time: 10-15 minutes

  • Cook time: 15 minutes

  • Total time: 30 minutes


  • 6 medium jalapeno peppers (sliced lengthwise and seeds removed)

  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

  • 3 oz cream cheese (softened to room temperature)

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 6 slices cooked bacon (or bacon bits if you need to save time!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Prepare the baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or foil.

  3. Note: Consider wearing kitchen gloves when preparing the jalapeño halves. Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise. Remove seeds. Rinse and pat dry.

  4. In a small bowl, mash together the softened cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese.

  5. Once they are well combined, add the onion and garlic powder to the cheesy filling.

  6. Fill the jalapeno halves with the seasoned, cream cheese filling. Place onto the lined baking sheet.

  7. Crumble each slice of bacon into tiny bits.

  8. Top each jalapeno popper with about 1/2 tablespoon of crumbled bacon. Press the bacon lightly into the stuffed jalapeno filling. Note: If you prefer to wrap them in bacon, use a toothpick to hold it together while they cook.

  9. Bake about 15 minutes, until the peppers are soft and the bacon on top is crispy.

  10. Enjoy! If you don’t eat these all, they reheat beautifully in your air fryer or oven. Avoid the microwave as that will make them mushy.

Nutritional Information

A serving size is one popper. One jalapeño popper has roughly 85 calories and 1 net carb.

Low-Carb Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

As another option, we have a keto-friendly jalapeño popper dip that is quick and easy. This keto appetizer can be dumped into a tiny crock and served with veggies. However, your non-keto friends may prefer it with some kind of chip.


  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled

  • 5 jalapeños or 4 oz can diced jalapeño peppers, drained

  • Optional: 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Prepare jalapeños by slicing them in half, hollowing out the seeds, rinsing them, then patting dry. Once that is all done, dice them into tiny pieces. If you prefer, use the prepared ones that come in a can.

  3. Prepare an 8x8 pan by spraying it with non-stick spray.

  4. Mix all ingredients together. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the pan.

  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

  6. Pour into a small crock pot or serve in the pan you baked it in.

What is the Best Way to Remove Seeds from Jalapeños?

Removing the seeds from your jalapeños does not have to be tricky:

  1. Slice the jalapeños in half lenghwise.

  2. Cut off the top and bottom of the pepper.

  3. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and membrane inside the pepper.

  4. Rinse and pat dry before using in recipes.

A Good Dipping Sauce for Keto Jalapeño Poppers?

Many people enjoy eating their poppers with ranch dressing. Another option is a simple sour cream based dip. Lastly, they are delicious with keto marinara sauce such as Rao’s. Or, if you are like me, you eat them just how they are, fresh out of the oven!