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Deliciously easy, creamy, and simple Turkey Jalapeno Poppers. The perfect holiday appetizer. With a touch of heat from the jalapeno, the creaminess from the cream cheese, some heartiness from the ground turkey, and a crispy, salty crunch from the bacon, these Turkey Jalapeno Poppers are the ultimate holidays made easy appetizer!
My husband has been wanting me to put this Turkey Jalapeno Poppers recipe on the blog forever. He used to manage a restaurant, and every morning his cooks would make something for the kitchen to share and enjoy. And they made these Turkey Jalapeno Poppers which they called “turkey beaks” and my husband was hooked.
He came home and told me all about them, and when I realized they only had 4 ingredients I figured it was worth giving them a try. And I am so glad I did. They are easy, delicious, and the perfect holiday appetizer. Turkey Jalapeno Poppers whip up quick, are inexpensive to make, and are a real crowd pleaser. Just imagine how quickly these will disappear at your New Year’s Eve party!
Check out this video showing how easy they are to make:
The Holiday Season is always a little chaotic. I come from a family of ten kids, and my husband’s family has 7, so just seeing our families eats up our time, and gatherings always involve loads of food. This is why I love this Turkey Jalapeno Poppers recipe for holiday gatherings. It makes a lot, it is quick and easy to make, and it is delicious. Not to mention the use of the turkey (ground turkey and turkey bacon) makes it a lighter option, so it is a great appetizer for even those who are counting their calories or getting ready for those New Year’s resolutions.
It is an indulgence without all the normal, indulge-y things, it is inexpensive, it is easy, it is light. But you would never know it!
I was shopping at Save-A-Lot, browsing the beautiful fresh produce when their big, fresh looking jalapenos caught my eye. So I grabbed a few and stuck them in my cart. I wasn’t sure how I was going to use them, just that I would. Later when I was in the meat section, and saw the ground turkey I knew I had to make these turkey jalapeno poppers for the holidays and share them with you guys! I can’t believe it took me this long.
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And when you are there, saving tons of money, be sure to grab everything (all 4 ingredients) you need for this Turkey Jalapeno Poppers easy finger food, it is both budget friendly, and a huge time saver. And finger licking, lip smacking, ask for seconds, and then thirds good! You can’t beat that!
Now let’s make this delicious recipe!
Other appetizers to try:
- Best Ever Layered Bean Dip
- Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons
- Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos
- Vegetable Hummus Flatbread
- Caprese Baked Cheese Dip
Turkey Jalapeno Poppers
- 1 lb ground turkey salt and pepper to taste
- 12 jalapenos fresh
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 24 pieces turkey bacon Approximate 1 lb
- Pepper jelly for dipping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brown ground turkey in a medium skillet over medium heat, season with salt and pepper to taste, drain any fat off, and set aside.
- I have Anolon skilletand I absolutely love them! They are made of heavy duty materials, they heat evenly, and they even have a lifetime warranty
- Bring a big pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat
- Dump jalapenos into the water and boil for 2-3 minutes
- Remove from water, cut tops off, cut in half length-wise (see images) deseed, and set aside
- In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese and browned ground turkey, and stir to combine.
- Spoon cream cheese filling into the jalapenos.
- Wrap each one in turkey bacon, and place on a baking sheet.
- One other trick that I use is I line my baking sheets with a silicone baking mats They make clean up quick and easy.
- Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
- Turn oven on to broil on high, and broil until bacon is crisp (5 mins)
- Dip in pepper jelly and enjoy!
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Save-A-Lot. The opinions and text are all mine.