This post is sponsored by Smithfield. All comments and opinions are my own.

Football season is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. We have a big group of friends who are also big football fanatics so we use the games as an excuse to gather and cheer on our favorite teams. That means we are entertaining almost every single weekend for several months in a row.

I try to vary the game day menu as often as possible, but there are some foods that I end up making almost every single week. One of those foods is jalapeño poppers. I have a couple of recipes that I will make…but my Bacon Wrapped Shrimp-Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers is by far, the most popular of them all.

C’mon…who can pass up a pepper filled with melty cheese and shrimp that’s all wrapped up in delicious Smithfield Bacon YUM!

Besides the amazing taste, I also love that I can prep a big batch of peppers ahead of time and then pop them in the oven when my guest arrive. I’ll often bake them in batches so that we can enjoy that amazing flavor throughout the entire day.

Now is a great time to stock up on the makings of these tasty treats as we have a BOGO sale on Smithfield Bacon this week at Publix.

Smithfield Bacon, 16 oz, BOGO $5.81 +

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp-Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers
Author: Michelle
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Serves: 16 – 20 servings
  • 16 – 20 large jalapeños
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 16 – 20 slices of Smithfield bacon, cut into halves
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz shrimp, chopped (raw or cooked will work)
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese and shrimp.
  3. Cut peppers lengthwise in half; discard seeds. Fill each pepper with a generous portion of the cheese mixture; press lightly into peppers to secure. (Filling should mound slightly above top edges of peppers.)
  4. Wrap half a slice of bacon around each pepper and tuck to secure.
  5. Place on baking sheet or in broiler pan.
  6. Bake 15 – 20 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender and bacon is browned and crisp.

Smithfield has a long heritage of smoking and curing fine meats to perfection. Their bacon has a rich flavor that can only be attained by this unique natural smoking process. Available in a wide variety of flavors and packages including low sodium and less fat, you’ll find all your favorites at Publix. Take advantage of the BOGO sale as part of the Publix ad that runs 9/19 To 9/25 (9/18 To 9/24 For Some).

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers - Fantastic Game Day Recipe For The Smithfield Bacon BOGO Sale on I Heart Publix