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Close up photo of jalapeño poppers on a baking tray with grated cheese on top.

Low-Carb Jalapeño Poppers (Keto-Friendly)

This recipe makes baked Low-Carb Jalapeño Poppers stuffed with garlic and cheese goodness. The cream cheese filling is seasoned with the cilantro and garlic and pairs perfectly with the spicy jalapeño vessel. This recipe is suitable for those following a low carb, Keto, Atkins, Banting, gluten free, or vegetarian diet.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword keto appetizer, keto jalapeno poppers, low carb jalapeno popper
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 31 minutes
Servings 16 poppers
Calories 138 kcal
Author Harper Slusher

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh jalapeños medium to large
  • 1/3 cup mexican blend cheese shredded

Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup mexican blend cheese shredded
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Jalapeños

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Using gloves, trim the stems and slice each Jalapeno in half long-ways. Next, remove all of the light green membrane and the seeds and carefully cut away any of the white ribs inside the peppers. If needed, rinse the peppers to remove any additional seeds.

    Overhead photo of raw jalapeno pepper halves on a cookie sheet.
  2. Next, transfer the Jalapenos to a baking sheet and place them cut-side-up. Bake for 11 minutes then let cool until at least lukewarm before adding the filling.

    Process photo of halved jalapeños on a baking tray.

Filling

  1. In the medium bowl, stir together all of the filling ingredients until thoroughly combined. 

    Process photo of filling mixed together in a food processor.
  2. Using a spoon or clean hands, stuff each pepper with the filling until full and then press down the filling in slightly to ensure that it stays in pepper while baking. Next, sprinkle the additional shredded cheese over each jalapeno. If desired, garnish with additional chopped cilantro.

    Process photo of jalapeño poppers on a baking tray with grated cheese on top.
  3. Finally, bake the stuffed Jalapenos at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese on the top begins to brown slightly. 

    Process photo of jalapeño poppers on a baking tray with grated cheese on top.
Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Jalapeño Poppers (Keto-Friendly)
Amount Per Serving (2 poppers)
Calories 138
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 92%2%
Vitamin C 11%13%
Calcium 38%4%
Iron 1%6%
Net Carbs 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.