Smoked Jalapeno Poppers

by liliana
Smoked Jalapeno Poppers

Welcome to Liliana Kitchen, where I will be discussing the amazing smoked jalapeno poppers. These smoked jalapeno poppers are a delicious appetizer that will tantalize your taste buds! They are easy to make and perfect for a party or get-together. Whether you’re a novice cook or a seasoned pro, these poppers will be a hit at your next party. They’re simple to make and require only a few ingredients. So what are you waiting for? Get started on these delicious poppers and let us know how they turn out!

Smoked Jalapeno Poppers

Smoked Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Serves: 8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 482 calories 38 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • Kitchen gloves
  • Wire rack and baking sheet
  • Wood chips or pellets depending on the type of smoker, hickory or a fruit wood recommended
  • Smoker
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves minced or grated
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 jalapeños
  • 16 strips thick-cut bacon


  1. Preheat the smoker to 225°F. Using a sturdy wooden spoon or hand mixer, combine the softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic cloves, and ground cumin in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Wearing kitchen gloves, cut the jalapenos in half and remove the stems. Remove the seeds and membrane from the insides of the peppers.
  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture into each jalapeno half with a small spoon.
  4. Wrap the cream cheese-filled jalapeno halves in a strip of uncooked bacon. Toothpicks are used to secure both ends.
  5. Place the jalapeno poppers on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet in the smoker. Close the lid and smoke for an hour and a half to two hours, or until the bacon browns and the peppers soften.
  6. Heat the broiler and broil the smoked jalapenos for 30-60 seconds, or until the bacon crisps and browns even more.
  7. Remove from the oven. Allow for a few minutes of cooling before serving. Enjoy!


  • The Seasonings: You can also add in some cayenne for additional heat. Chili powder is a nice addition as well.
  • The Smoke:  Once the seeds and ribs have been removed, you can slice up the spicy inside and add it to the cheese mixture. This will increase the amount of heat in your jalapeno poppers.
  • Cooking Times: Keep an eye on it and check after 45 minutes. If the bacon crisps up enough to your tastes, the poppers are probably done. The cheeses should be nice and soft, and the peppers themselves softened up.
  • This recipe calls for a 225-degree smoking temperature, but you can go up to 250 degrees without it affecting cooking time too much. If you choose to smoke them at an even higher temperature, monitor them because they should cook faster.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 482kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Fat: 38g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg
  • Sodium: 624mg
  • Potassium: 205mg
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Vitamin A: 321IU
  • Vitamin C: 17mg
  •  Calcium: 109mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg

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FAQs about Smoked Jalapeno Poppers

Can you freeze smoked jalapeno poppers?

Jalapeno poppers that have been smoked can definitely be frozen! To prevent them from freezing to one another, I suggest freezing them separately on a tray before putting them in a large container. If they have already been cooked, rewarm them in a 350°F oven for 20 to 30 minutes. If not, let it defrost in the fridge before continuing with the recipe as usual. Instead of adding the bacon before freezing, I normally do so when I’m ready to cook.

What if the bacon isn’t crispy?

For the final 15 minutes of cooking, increase the heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit if you want the bacon on the smoked jalapeno poppers to be particularly crispy.

Place jalapeños poppers on the smoker at 250 degrees for 30 – 45 minutes. You are looking for the cheese to melt and the jalapeños to look slightly roasted. Remove and serve.

What else can I add to the smoked jalapeno poppers?

These smoked jalapeno poppers are great the way they are, but I also add leftover brisket or pulled pork to the cheese mixture for maximum flavor overload!


Liliana Kitchen hopes you enjoyed this recipe. These smoked jalapeno poppers are a delicious appetizer that can be enjoyed by anyone. They are perfect for parties and will be a hit with your guests. If you have any questions about the recipe or would like to share your own version, please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading, and be sure to check back soon for more recipes and cooking tips!

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