Thermapen ONE

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Last updated: 01/24/2021


Servings 4, Serving Size 3 poppers

6 – large jalapeño peppers

12 – slices of regular thickness bacon

1 – 8 oz pack of Neufchâtel cheese (softened)(you can use regular Philadelphia cream cheese)

1.5 cups sharp cheddar cheese

1 tbsp – Holy Gospel BBQ rub (substitute your favorite rub if you don’t have Holy Gospel)

Tooth picks may be needed


  1. Preheat smoker to 250F
  2. Halve the jalapeños, remove seeds with a spoon or pairing knife
  3. Mix the seasoning, sharp cheddar and cream cheese in a bowl
  4. Put mixture inside each jalapeño 
  5. Wrap each popper half with a slice of bacon. I didn’t need to use toothpicks to keep the bacon in place but you may need to
  6. Sprinkle some extra BBQ rub on top of each popper
  7. Put in smoker and smoke for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Check after an hour and monitor and cook until done. 
  8. Remove and allow to cool for 10-12 minutes and then serve.