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Paleo Jalapeno Poppers with Cashew Cream Cheese

Paleo Jalapeno Poppers with Cashew Cream Cheese

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I looooooove ooey gooey cream cheese filled, bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers.  I would choose them over the fanciest of appetizers any day of the week. Except for one thing. The cheese. It doesn’t make me feel great. Cue the sad music. When  I noticed cashew cream ‘cheese’ popping up in cheese aisles all over the place, my very first thought was, yaaaas! paleo jalapeno poppers!

Filling a jalapeno with cashew cream cheese and covering them in bacon is a bit of a vegan nightmare, right? I do apologize to all my vegan friends but you’ve created such a lovely product,  I just couldn’t help myself. If you’re being really thoughtful, you can leave the bacon off for your vegetarian friends.  The poppers will be melty and delicious with the cheese and roasted jalapeno – I mean,  who doesn’t love a roasted pepper?

Cashew Cheese? What’s the Deal with that? 

I’m pretty new to the cashew cheese game, but a dairy-free, spreadable, not super weird tasting cheese alternative is extremely appealing. Cashew cheese is made out of…wait for it, cashews! The cashew cheese is made by soaking cashews in water for a time and then given a whirl in a food processor with nutritional yeast, garlic or your chosen flavorings and salt. Sounds easy, but I’m all for trying to find delicious shortcuts where I can so I’ll keep on buying mine! For this recipe, I used Yoso cashew cheese but there are a lot of other brands I hear great things about like Kite Hill and Zengarry.

Cashew Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers with Bacon - Whole30 + Paleo

Where do I find Paleo bacon?

When you’re shopping for bacon, you want to look for a bacon without a ton of sugar and additives.  Pederson’s Farms makes the most popular paleo and Whole30 bacon in North America. They make a minimally processed, Whole30 approved, sugar-free, nitrite and nitrate free bacon available at Whole Foods and many other organic and natural grocers. You can look here on their website to find it near you, or buy online, you lucky Americans!

Looking for another source of Paleo or Whole30 Bacon in Canada? Check out my Resource section!

Cashew Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers with Bacon

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Paleo Jalapeno Poppers with Cashew Cheese
The creaminess of cashew cheese makes these jalapeno poppers dairy-free and delicious!
Paleo Jalapeno Poppers with Cashew Cream Cheese
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 6 jalapenos sliced lengthwise in half and de-seeded
  • 1/4 cup cashew cream cheese home-made or storebought - I use yoso brand.
  • 6 pieces bacon sugar-free if possible (I like Pedersons)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
  • 6 jalapenos sliced lengthwise in half and de-seeded
  • 1/4 cup cashew cream cheese home-made or storebought - I use yoso brand.
  • 6 pieces bacon sugar-free if possible (I like Pedersons)
Paleo Jalapeno Poppers with Cashew Cream Cheese
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Prepare baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Using gloves, remove stem and slice jalapenos lengthwise. Remove the seeds.
  4. Fill each jalapeno half with cashew cheese - about 1 tsp per jalapeno, depending on size. Place on tray.
  5. Cut bacon in half. Twist each half piece of bacon around the stuffed jalapeno. Place on baking sheet cut side up.
  6. Cook on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes or until bacon is browned and jalapeno is softened.
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40 comments

  1. Redawna says:

    These look absolutely delicious! Love the idea of Cashew Cheese, I definitely need to pick up some nutritional yeast, I have seen many recipes using so i think it is time I get onboard with it.

    Have a fantastic weekend.

  2. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish says:

    Yum, yum, yum! Salty bacon with a little spicy kick?! Sounds good to me. Love that these are dairy free too!

  3. Jean says:

    I love this! Bacon and jalapenos are my favorite. I remember making something similar a while back, and I totally skipped the step where you remove the membranes and seeds. My mouth was on FIRE. Learned my lesson then. 🙂

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