Recipe By Rebecca Noy
Published Apr 21st
Prep 15m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 16 stuffed jalapeno halves Calories 92

Certain flavors have always meant to be together, like jalapenos and cream cheese. Or bacon and…well, almost anything. Pistachios, however, get forgotten too often! They are a contradiction in your mouth: creamy, smooth nutty flavor with a crunchy texture. At some point it occurred to me to try adding pistachios to stuffed jalapenos, and these delicious beauties were the result. I made two different versions since I’m lactose intolerant and my husband hates goat cheese. Both are delish!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts
  • ¼ 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

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is crisp, about 30 minutes. Cool peppers for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 92
  • Carbohydrate 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol 12.5 mg
  • Fat 7.6 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 3.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.9 g
  • Sodium 110 mg
  • Sugar 1 g

Chef's Notes

Substitute equal amounts of soft goat cheese and omit Cheddar for a dairy-free, equally delicious version! Also, since Bacon Bacon(R) is a vegetarian seasoning, you can substitute vegetarian bacon for a vegetarian-friendly appetizer.


  1. I have a little bit of a mixed review here so I am going with 4 star. Pistachio's are $10 a pound here and then you have the hassle of getting the shell off before chopping. I could taste them yes but were they worth it in the end? To me, no. I would have - Read more ...

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