Sizzling Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños with Halloumi Cheese

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jalapeno halloumi poppers

What’s Up, Hungry People?

Get ready to meet my new go-to appetizer: bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed jalapeños that will keep your taste buds clinging to the beloved flavors of summer as we nudge closer to the holiday season.

Why Halloumi?

Imagine a cheese that doesn’t turn into a gooey puddle under heat but instead grills up to perfection with a golden brown shell encasing its gooey interior – that’s halloumi for you. It’s a cheese that screams summer and begs to be paired with something that packs a punch.

The Perfect Balance

These jalapeño poppers are my holiday cooking mantra: simplicity rules. They’re a cinch to make – just pop them under the broiler for about 8-10 minutes at a good sizzle until the bacon reaches peak crispness and the halloumi shows off by sweating and browning at its delectable edges.

The Taste Experience

The fiery kick of the jalapeños is brilliantly mellowed by the halloumi’s calm demeanor, and the bacon? Well, it brings the saltiness that ties everything together in a beautiful, flavor-packed bow. And just like that, I’m whisked back to summer with each bite.

halloumi jalapeno bacon ingredients

Here’s What You Need:

  • Jalapeños: They bring the heat and act as a vessel for the filling.
  • Bacon: Adds a salty, smoky flavor and crisp texture.
  • Halloumi Cheese: Offers a chewy texture and mild taste; resists melting.
bacon wrapped jalapeno halloumi

Let’s Cook!

Alright, first things first, get that broiler fired up. We want it nice and hot, ready for action.

While that’s heating up, take your jalapeños—those green little torches—and slice them down the middle. Get rid of the seeds and the stem; we want the heat, but we don’t want to start a fire in our mouths.

Now, grab that halloumi—this cheese is the strong, silent type, doesn’t melt away under pressure. Cut it into slabs that will cozy up inside your jalapeño boats just right.

Here’s where the fun starts: wrap each cheese-filled jalapeño with a strip of bacon. Think of it like a little blanket; tuck the ends underneath so everything stays nice and snug.

Get those wrapped beauties onto a broiling pan. You’re going to want to watch them like a hawk. We’re after golden, crispy bacon and a kiss of brown on that sturdy halloumi, not a charcoal snack.

Once they’re looking like a sunset in your pan—crisp and just a bit golden—it’s time to get them out.

Serve them up hot! Trust me, these bites are little high-fives to your taste buds.

baked jalapenos

Cooking Tips for Bacon Wrapped Halloumi Jalapeños:

  • Choosing Jalapeños: Look for firm, bright green peppers that feel heavy for their size—they’ll hold up better under the broiler.
  • Slicing Bacon Easily: Chill the bacon before slicing; it helps in cutting clean, even halves.
  • Wrapping with Bacon: Stretch the bacon slightly as you wrap; it’ll cling to the jalapeño snugly as it cooks.
  • Broiling Perfection: Keep a close eye while broiling to avoid the bacon going from crisp to charred—a matter of seconds can make a difference.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve these poppers with a cool yogurt dip to complement the heat of the jalapeños and the saltiness of the bacon.
crispy bacon jalapenos

Alright, Hungry People, if you’ve been following along, you now have a tray of bacon-wrapped halloumi jalapeños that are ready to rock your world. These beauties are a surefire hit for any gathering, or hey, for those solo nights when you just want to treat yourself to something special. They’re the perfect blend of spicy, salty, and downright satisfying. Whip them up for game day, dazzle your guests at your next barbecue, or just keep them all to yourself – I won’t tell.

And remember, the best part about cooking from scratch is that you get to make it just how you like it, so feel free to tweak and twist the recipe to your heart’s content. Enjoy!

jalapeno halloumi

Bacon Wrapped Halloumi Jalapeños

The Starving Chef
Bite into spicy jalapeños wrapped in crispy bacon with a slice of hearty halloumi cheese for a trio of textures and flavors.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Summer
Servings 6


  • 3 jalapeno
  • 3 strips bacon sliced in half
  • 6 slices halloumi cheese


  • Preheat the broiler. Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise and remove the stems and seeds.
  • Slice the halloumi into 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick pieces. Place a slice of halloumi in the center of each jalapeño half.
  • Wrap each jalapeño half with a piece of bacon, ensuring the end of the bacon is secured on the underside of the jalapeño.
  • Arrange the bacon-wrapped jalapeños on a broiling pan about 4-5 inches from the broiler's heat source.
  • Broil until the bacon becomes crisp and golden, and the halloumi is golden brown and appears to "sweat" at the edges.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
Keyword cheese, finger food, halloumi, jalapeno
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