Crock-Pot® Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Little Smokie Poppers

10 minutes
4 hours 10 minutes

This post has been sponsored by the Crock-Pot® Brand. All opinions are my own.

Jalapeno poppers cooked up in a slow cooker? They’re quite amazing. Stuff them with little smokies and let them do their thing in a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker before everyone comes over to watch the game, and you’re set to have an awesome homegate!

Game Day is always my time to shine, and to create something amazing. I like to have a little “homegating” with friends or even just me and my son. Getting into the football spirit I like to bust out my USC Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker (which you can get in other NCAA and NFL teams too if the Trojans isn’t your style). Gets me ready to “fight on”.

As for these Jalapeno Poppers, they’re incredible when slow-cooked. Cook for a few hours on high until the bacon is cooked through, and you have crispy bacon on the outside follower by this tender jalapeno and sausage that almost melts in your mouth. If you can handle the heat, these are highly addicting!

It’s more fool proof to cook this recipe in a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker compared to in the oven, especially when entertaining your friends and family on game day. I find myself a lot of times getting distracted and forgetting that food is in the oven. When it’s sitting in a slow cooker, there’s definitely a wider room for error when you make little mistakes like that!

These are super simple to prepare too. Just stuff the pepper with a little cream cheese, add some little smokies and roll them up in bacon. PRO TIP: If you have a roasting rack for your Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker , you can use it and place them on top so that they sit above the drippings to give you crisp bacon all around.

Slow Cooker bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers will easily be a winner at your next homegating party!

Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Little Smokie Poppers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 18 poppers
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  • 9 large jalapenos
  • 40 count little smokie sausages
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 18 strips bacon


  • Cut jalapenos in half and de-seed. spoon in cream cheese; about 1/2 tbsp or so per jalapeno half. Stuff with 1-2 little smokies, then wrap with bacon.
  • Place on an oval roasting rack (optional) in the Crock-Pot® and cook on high for about 4 hours until bacon is cooked all the way. Set to warm until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!


  1. Well that’s defo quite a twist of the usual pigs in blankets and a great use of the crockpot! never thought of doing this myself but might be a good idea to try this recipe out!

  2. Catherine Brown says:

    Now this is a creative use of a crockpot! Did your crockpot come with a roasting rack, or did you make one you already have work? I’m thinking heavy-duty foil on top of canning jar rings would work too. 😉

  3. Sarah Anne Stubbs says:

    Yum! What a great snack for game day! I know my family would love them!

  4. Anne-Marie Op de Coul-Jongen says:

    Love this! I was still looking for appetizers to make New Years eve and will definitely give these a go!

  5. Julie Seyler says:

    What a great mix of flavors – cream cheese stuffed poppers, little smokies AND bacon – all in one!

  6. karyl henry says:

    Oh these look fabulous! I love that you did them in the crockpot. Great idea, especially for a gameday tailgate or potluck party!

  7. Yummy it’s 7:50 in the morning and your post is making me super hungry. I haven’t tried anything like this before and it’s even better in a slow cooker. Sounds really nice!

  8. Mouthwatering dish. And the piks came out really amazing !

  9. Elizabeth Satala says:

    This is such a great idea! I love my crock pot!

  10. Daniela Miranda says:

    What a great idea! Jalapeno poppers are one of my favorite appetizers, and now I can make them without having to watch them to make sure that they don’t burn the whole time.

  11. says:

    Oh one batch wouldn’t be enough! Love the kick of jalapenos!

  12. My mouth is WATERING!! These look so delicious! Basically all of my favorite ingredients, wrapped in bacon… is there anything better?!

  13. Stephanie Simmons says:

    My husband would absolutely love these!

  14. This should be my all year round snack food when I am watching a serial or something. I call these reward foods. You work the whole day and let yourself go with a bowl full of these while relaxing at the end of the day.

  15. Beach Hut Cook says:

    These look so tasty and I know my boys and husband would love them. I am guilty of not using my slow cooker enough – not now!

  16. Samantha Harbison says:

    I needed this recipe at Thanksgiving when I was struggling with which Little Smokie recipe to make! Definitely will save this one for a future party, because that’s more or less both of my favorite finger foods in one.

  17. I love my slow cooker….and these are party perfect too. Nice and spicy. Fun to make and fun to eat.

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