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Stuffed Jalapenos aka Armadillo Eggs

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A few years ago at our end of the summer get-together bash, one of our dearest friends brought a southern delight I’d never heard of, Armadillo Eggs. . . . and we’ve been hooked ever since!

To recreate this savory treat in your own home you’ll need a handful of fresh jalapeño peppers, some thinly sliced bacon, cream cheese and a touch of onion and chives.
If you like your food to have a little kick, these delicious bites are for you! Don’t worry, no armadillos were harmed in the making of these tasty hors d’oeuvres!


You’ll Need:
1 dozen Fresh jalapeños
1 8oz pkg Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
1 Tbs Green Onion, finely chopped
2 tsp Chives
1 pkg bacon, thinly sliced


Preheat oven to 375F

Halve and seed the jalapeños. I recommend using gloves to prevent burning your fingers (or eyes hours later when you accidentally touch your face).

Mix Cream Cheese, chives and chopped green onion until smooth. Fill each jalapeño half with cream cheese mixture.


Wrap each filled jalapeño with a slice of bacon, ensuring that it’s completely wrapped. Keep in mind that the bacon will shrink as it cooks.

Bake 15 minutes or until bacon is crispy. These are delightfully delicious! These are also quite tasty grilled!

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4 thoughts on “Stuffed Jalapenos aka Armadillo Eggs”

  1. we call them grilled jalepeno poppers. we also use pork rub on the bacon to step up the flavor a bit. always a hit at parties and on mexican night with the kids.


  2. Thanks! I love how easy these are & if I’m in a hurry I can cheat and use the flavored cream cheese. I never really thought about getting plastic gloves for the kitchen, not sure why I didn’t think of it!

    I usually dump a little bit of milk on my hands after I cook with jalapenos to prevent them from burning or stinging. I guess gloves would be smarter, lol

  3. Fucking Awesome! But don’t be skimpy with the bacon, wrap the whole fucking thing from end to end like an Egyptian mummy!!


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