12 jalapenos 8 oz cream cheese, room temp 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground black pepper 3 Tbsp green onion, chopped 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese 6 oz bacon, cooked and chopped
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Halve the jalapenos lengthwise*. Use a spoon to remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapenos.
In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, green onion, shredded cheese, and cooked bacon for the filling.
Use a fork to mash the mixture until everything is well incorporated.
Fill the jalapeno halves with the mixture to sit level with the sides. Don't be tempted to overstuff them.
Place the stuffed jalapenos on a baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 18-20 minutes, or until the cheese melts golden in color.
Serve warm or cooled to room temperature. ENJOY