Keto Southwest Jalapeño Poppers

A delicious recipe for keto Southwest jalapeño poppers. It features the spices of the Southwest for a great Tex-Mex profile.

Have you been looking for a great keto jalapeño stuffed pepper recipe? One that features the delicious flavors of the Southwest? Well, are you in for a tasty treat. This is recipe for keto Southwest jalapeño poppers and it packs a lot of flavor.

Everyone who knows me understands my need for simple yet delicious recipes. It’s all about getting that food to the table quickly and making sure it tastes amazing.

I’ve been making jalapeño poppers for a little while now but I decided to put a little twist on them this time. I don’t know about you, but as far as I am concerned, you can’t have too many recipes for jalapeño poppers.

Keto Southwest Jalapeno Poppers

Not Your Typical Jalapeño Stuffed Pepper

My recipe for keto Southwest jalapeño poppers are not your typical stuffed jalapeño recipe. This is because I elevated the humble recipe by using a combination of goat and cream cheeses.

It also features the delicious flavors of the Southwest by adding a can Rotel Mexican lime & cilantro tomatoes.

I told you its all about keeping things easy in the kitchen. Which is why using a can of pre-diced tomatoes and chilies allows for me to meet my goal of getting delicious food to the table quickly.

These keto Southwest jalapeño poppers are great for gatherings or anytime you’re in the mood frankly. They come out to be just under two carb per popper and are surprisingly filling.

Testing New Recipes

I thought I would test the recipe out on my family by making them at our last bbq. Seems like our family loves connecting around the table and what better way then to offer these keto Southwest jalapeño poppers as an easy side dish.

What’s more they are pretty used to my mom and I using them as guinea pigs for our latest recipe creation. I think it’s fair to say that they have NOOO problem taking on this role.

Step By Step Guide

Prep Your Jalapeños

Keto Southwest Jalapeño Poppers

So to make these poppers you’ll need some fresh jalapenos cut in half lengthwise with the seeds and veins removed, unless you’re a brave soul that’s immune to fire.

Line those babies up to look all pretty and put them aside.

You can opt to either bake in the oven or on your bbq grill. If using an oven make sure to preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix Your Cheeses & Rotel Mexican Lime Cilantro Tomatoes

Now get out your cream cheese, goat cheese, and handy dandy can of Rotel Mexican Lime & Cilantro tomatoes.

If you haven’t tried Rotel’s canned tomatoes and chiles yet, you’re missing out on a wonderful thing.

You can find Rotel in the canned tomatoes section of your grocery store, usually on the top shelf. Rotel is what made these keto Southwest jalapeño poppers extra special.

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Stuff Your Peppers

Mix up your softened cream cheese, goat cheese, and Rotel in a small bowl and then stuff those peppers.

If you have some leftover “filling”, which is likely, go ahead and put that in the fridge and use as a spread in a wrap or as dip with veggies.

Or you can let your Hubby (or you) eat the leftover with a spoon like mine did, that’s how good this stuff is.

Bacon Wrap Those Babies!

keto Southwest Jalapeño Poppers

Once you’ve got all your peppers stuffed and looking awesome, break out the bacon! Personally, I like using a thick cut of smoked bacon but any would work perfectly for these.

One strip is enough to wrap 2 peppers but if you really wanna go all out you can use 1 slice per pepper ’cause BACON.

Cook Them Up

keto Southwest Jalapeño Poppers

Now all that’s left is to put them on a hot grill or a lined baking sheet and pop them in the oven for 20 minutes or so.

Then just sit back and enjoy!

If you love the flavors of Tex Mex, you might also want to check out the following recipes.

Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole 

Easy Keto Tamale Pie (Chili with “Cornbread” Topping

Keto Southwest Jalapeño Poppers 

Keto Southwest Jalapeño Poppers

Keto Southwest Jalapeño Poppers

Michelle Gonzalez

Yields 24

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 12 Fresh Jalapeños
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 1 can Rotel Mexican lime & cilantro tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Rinse jalapeños and slice lengthwise.
  3. Remove seeds and veins, set aside.
  4. Combine cream cheese, goat cheese, and Rotel tomatoes in small bowl.
  5. Fill peppers with cream cheese mixture and wrap in bacon.
  6. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 15- 20 minutes. Or place on the grill.


If you decide to do these on the grill, you will need to finish them off in the oven on broil for 5 minutes to cook the tops properly. This is because it's not really practical to flip them on the grill.
266 cal
25 g
7 g
5 g

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories 22 Calories from Fat 14.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.6g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1.7g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Sugars 1g
Protein 0.6g 1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Southwest Jalapeño Poppers
Author Name
Hilda Solares
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  1. These look great for a BBQ even though they may be a little HOT! Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggersPitStop.

    • Hilda Solares
      Hi Sue! You can certainly reduct the heat on these by making sure you remove all the seeds and veins. What's more because it is filled with goat cheese, the milk cancels lots of the spiciness. ;)


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