Señor Caesar Jalapeno Poppers

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This tasty appetizer is the perfect addition to your Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Our recipe mixes in Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Caesar Dressing and is topped with crispy bacon for a twist on the traditional jalapeno popper. With only 5 ingredients, you can whip this up for a last minute get-together. It’s so simple in fact, that we suspect you could even make them after a few margaritas.


Read on for details…


  • Brick of regular cream cheese
  • 12 jalapeno and/or small sweet peppers (for a less spicy option)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Marzetti Simply Dressed Caesar Dressing
  • 3-4 strips Bacon
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus more (optional) for topping


1. Cover a baking sheet with tin foil

2. Mix cream cheese, Caesar salad dressing and 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese in a bowl


3. Cut peppers in half the long way, seed and core (you can also cut again in half for smaller bites)

Jalapeno poppers recipe

4. Spoon filling into peppers, even with the edge and lay on baking sheet 5. Top with bacon


6. Broil on high 7-10 minutes until bacon is crispy

7. Serve them up and start making more, they go fast!


Thanks to my friends Casey and Jenn for the inspiration!

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