Pimiento Cheese Jalapeño Poppers from Holley Grainger

Pimiento Cheese Pepper Poppers

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 pepper poppers 1x
  • Category: Appetizer


The beauty of this recipe is in the flexibility of it (as well as the taste, of course). You can easily half, double or even triple the recipe. Start with my delicious, from-scratch Lightened Pimiento Cheese or buy premade pimiento cheese from the deli.



  • 1/2 recipe Lightened Classic Pimiento Cheese* (You will need approximately 11/2 cup of pimiento cheese)
  • 12 mini sweet peppers (about 1 1-lb bag)
  • 4 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled (about 1/4 cup))
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped chives


  1. Cut sweet mini bell peppers in half lengthwise leaving the stems intact; remove seeds. Spoon about 1 tablespoon pimiento cheese into each pepper half. Broil until cheese is golden and bubbly. Sprinkle with bacon and chives, if desired.