These Bacon and Jalapeño Puff Pastry Bites are delicious puff pastry appetizers filled with cream cheese, bacon, and jalapeño! Each bite is buttery, crisp, and the perfect appetizer for any holiday party or game day gathering.
I love Super Bowl parties. Not because of the game but because of the food. I am a sucker for dips, wings, and little finger foods. They are so easy to eat! So these Jalapeno Puff Pastry Bites are the perfect addition to any serving platter of appetizers.
How to make these Jalapeño Bacon Puff Pastry Bites
My Jalapeño Popper Chicken Breast recipe partially inspired this recipe. Think of this as a version of that recipe but in a buttery puff pastry shell. You know, it wasn’t difficult to create these puff pastry bites. Who doesn’t like cheese, bacon, and jalapeno together in one bite? Here are the basic ingredients you will need for these puff pastry bites:
- Cream Cheese
- Puff Pastry Sheets (I used Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets)
- Bacon Bits
- Diced Jalapeño
- Pepper Jack Cheese or Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Diced green Onion
The hardest part about this recipe is cutting the puff pastry into square slices and inserting them into the muffin tins (oh yea, that’s hard). You will combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until well combined. Finally, you will take a heaping tablespoon of the cream cheese filling, add them to each puff pastry cup, and bake until golden brown.
Commonly Asked Questions
Not for this recipe. The jalapeno will cook within the mixture while it bakes in the oven. You can cook the jalapeno if you want; you can cook the diced jalapeno in some olive oil on medium heat for about 3 minutes.
You don’t have to, but if you want to add a little crisper color to jalapeno poppers, you can brush the edges of the puff pastry with egg wash.
Yes. You can prep these before baking and keep them in a freezer bag. You may need more baking time when ready to cook them.
If you like this recipe, you will like the appetizer recipes below:
- Jalapeno Popper Chicken Breast
- Loaded Baked Potato Skins
- Loaded Baked Potato Bites
- Shrimp, Bacon, and Jalapeno Quesadillas