Pepper Poppers

poppers Yum, yum, and yum!! These pepper poppers are an Aunt Bessie (aka my sister) specialty! This year at our annual lake trip I was able to snap pictures so that I can share this delicious recipe with you.  There is no man on this earth that doesn’t love this recipe.  Hot peppers stuffed with cheese and sausage, wrapped in bacon and then brushed with brown sugar, this is a man’s munchie for sure and perfect for gameday around the TV.

Pepper Poppers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4-5 servings

Serving Size: 2-3 poppers

Pepper Poppers


  • 1 lb (10 - 12) peppers of choice (jalapeno, poblano, banana peppers)
  • 8 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 pound crumbled turkey sausage (cooked)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Wash peppers, cut off tops and cut in half vertically. Very carefully remove the ribs and seeds of the peppers.
  2. Mix together cream cheese, sausage, garlic and cheddar cheese. Spoon mixture into cleaned peppers. Wrap each pepper with a half slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Sprinkle the bacon with brown sugar.
  3. Grill over medium high heat until peppers are soft and bacon is cooked. Serve hot.

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