Pistachio-Stuffed Jalapenos


  • 1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons meatless bacon and onion seasoning (such as Tastefully Simple Bacon Bacon)
  • 8 jalapeno chile peppers, halved and seeded
  • 16 slices packaged precooked bacon
  • 16 toothpicks


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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Combine Neufchatel cheese, pistachio nuts, Cheddar cheese, and bacon seasoning in a bowl. Spoon cheese mixture into each jalapeno pepper half. Wrap each stuffed pepper with a bacon slice, securing with a toothpick. Arrange peppers on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is crisp, about 30 minutes. Cool peppers for a few minutes before serving.