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Bacon-Jalapeño Puffs

Bacon-Jalapeño Puffs

Prep time30 min
Total time30min
ServingsMakes 12 servings, 3 topped crackers each.
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 36 RITZ Crackers
  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Cook bacon in medium skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet; drain bacon on paper towels.
  • Add jalapeño peppers to reserved drippings; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until crisp-tender. Remove peppers from skillet; drain on paper towels.
  • Mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese and ground red pepper in medium bowl until blended.
  • Crumble bacon. Add to cream cheese mixture along with the jalapeño peppers; mix well. Roll into 36 balls.
  • Place crackers in single layer on baking sheet; top with cheese balls.
  • Bake 5 min. or until heated through.
Recipe Tips
  • Substitute
    Prepare using Neufchatel cheese.
  • Make Ahead
    The cheese balls can be prepared ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 2 days. When ready to serve, place cheese balls on crackers and bake as directed.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 16g 
   Saturated fat 7g 
   Trans fat 0g 
Cholesterol 35mg 
Sodium 250mg 
Carbohydrate 7g 
   Dietary fiber 0g 
   Total sugars 2g 
   Added sugars <1g 
Protein 5g 
Vitamin A10 %DV
Vitamin C0 %DV
Calcium8 %DV
Iron2 %DV
Potassium2 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV

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