Weight Watchers Friendly Poor Man’s Jalapeño Poppers

Indulge in the delicious flavors of jalapeño poppers without worrying about your points with our Weight Watchers-friendly Poor Man’s Jalapeño Poppers recipe. These tasty appetizers are perfect for snacking or entertaining, and they’re easy to make with simple ingredients. With our low-point version, you can enjoy all the flavor without any of the guilt!


  • 6 large jalapeño peppers, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, cooked and crumbled turkey bacon, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Spoon the cream cheese mixture evenly into each jalapeño pepper half, filling them to the top.
  4. Place the stuffed jalapeño halves on the prepared baking sheet, spaced evenly apart.
  5. Lightly spray the tops of the stuffed jalapeños with cooking spray to help them brown in the oven.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted and lightly golden brown on top.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Serve your Weight Watchers-friendly Poor Man’s Jalapeño Poppers as a delicious appetizer or snack!

Nutritional Information (per serving, 2 stuffed pepper halves):

  • Calories: 80
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 4g

SmartPoints Value per Serving: 2 SmartPoints

With just 2 SmartPoints per serving, these Poor Man’s Jalapeño Poppers are a guilt-free option for satisfying your cravings for a spicy and cheesy snack. Enjoy them on their own or serve them alongside your favorite dipping sauce for an extra kick of flavor. Happy snacking!