Armadillo Eggs

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Armadillo Eggs made with jalapenos, cream cheese, sausage and bacon make a seriously tasty and spicy appetizer. You’ll bite through bacon and sausage and into a gooey, cheesy whole jalapeno in the middle.

Armadillo Eggs


You’ll notice there is no egg involved in Armadillo Eggs. I imagine they got the name because they resemble Armadillo Eggs.

Alot of Armadillo Egg recipes involve smoking them, but I prefer to make mine in the oven. They really aren’t hard to make, plus they are a low carb, keto-friendly appetizer.

Armadillo Eggs


To make them, you’ll make slits in your jalapenos so that you can scoop all the seeds out. Then you’ll stuff a mixture of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and garlic powder inside. As much as you can fit.

Stuff the jalapenos with cream cheese

Next, remove a tube of sausage from the plastic. (I use Jimmy Dean.) Cut the sausage into 8 slices, one for each jalapeno. Flatten each slice of sausage some and wrap and sculpt it around the jalapenos.

Wrap the jalapenos in with sausage.


Next take a slice of bacon and wrap it around each one, securing it with a toothpick.

For best results, place the Armadillo Eggs on a baking rack set inside a large rimmed baking sheet. Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean-up. If you don’t have a rack, just place them directly on a baking sheet.

Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes.

Baked Armadillo Eggs


Then get ready to bite into a fantastically cheesy, meaty appetizer with a whole lot of kick. These Armadillo Eggs are great for tailgating or any Tex-Mex style meal.

Armadillo Eggs wrapped in bacon

Try these other recipes with Jalapeno Peppers:

Armadillo Eggs

Armadillo Eggs

Course: Appetizer
Keyword: keto, low carb, spicy, stuffed jalapenos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 308kcal
Armadillo Eggs made with jalapenos, cream cheese, sausage and bacon make a seriously tasty and spicy appetizer. You'll bite through bacon and sausage and into a gooey, cheesy whole jalapeno in the middle.
Print Recipe


  • 8 jalapenos
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage, in a tube
  • 8 slices bacon
  • toothpicks


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a baking rack on top.
  • Cut a thin sliver out of one side of each jalapeno and scoop out the seeds and membranes.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and garlic powder.
  • Fill jalapenos with cream cheese mixture.
  • Cut sausage into 8 slices. Mold a piece of sausage around each jalapeno.
  • Wrap a piece of bacon around each one, securing with a toothpick.
    Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bacon is crispy.


Position them so the slit in the jalapeno is facing up. This will help prevent the cream cheese mixture from oozing out as they bake.


Calories: 308kcal


How to make Armadillo Eggs

9 thoughts on “Armadillo Eggs

  1. Has anyone tried using turkey sausage and turkey bacon instead of pork? I ask because if giving or taking to a party so many people don’t eat pork.

  2. These were sooo damn good ! I took Trent’s advice on cutting the jalapenos ( Thank You ) & I also cut the stem off. Will be making a triple batch of these for the fourth of July

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  3. Made these yesterday and they were great. Everyone who ate one said they were terrific. Only thing I did different was I removed the stem and encased the whole pepper. I forgot the garlic powder but will add it next time. I used a 3 cheese Cheddar blend. I made a slit down the pepper and a cross cut at the stem end to make a “T” for getting everything out of the pepper and adding the cheese mixture. I will probably cook longer next time. It was a trial run to see how my oven did with the first ones.

  4. I never post on any of the recipes or comments other people do post, but today my neighbor smoked Armadillo Eggs and insisted that I and my family try them. He used the same recipe above, minus the jalepeno. I have to say, I politely took a small bite and told him it’s a great idea and as usual, he did an awesome job making something unusual food! Thanks to all my friends and grandchildren, they were all eaten because it was Very tasteful (though the meat was “mealy texture I couldn’t get past ” ) .so I can now say I have eaten Armadillo Eggs!

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    I do agree with Justin.
    Thank you, the recipe sounds delicious.

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