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Armadillo Egg Recipe
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Bacon Wrapped Armadillo Eggs Recipe

This armadillo eggs recipe takes cheese stuffed jalapeno peppers, wraps them in hot Italian sausage and bacon, then grills them up. Watch them disappear!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, jalapeno, recipe, sausage
Servings: 8
Calories: 434kcal


  • 4 large jalapeno peppers (or more as needed)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage (I used hot Italian sausage)
  • 12 slices bacon


  • Remove the stem from the jalapeno peppers, then core them out.
  • Mix together the cream cheese, chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stuff each jalapeno with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Form 1/4 of the Italian sausage around the entire outside of the stuffed jalapeno pepper. It will resemble an egg.
  • Next, wrap each with 3 slices of bacon. Be sure to get the bacon wrapped all the way around. You can use toothpicks to affix them, if needed.
  • Heat your grill to medium heat (about 400 degrees F.) and lightly oil the grates.
  • Grill the armadillo eggs for 25-30 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the armadillo eggs are cooked through.
  • Serve them up!



Makes 4 large armadillo eggs.
Slice them in half to serve, or enjoy one on your own.


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 728mg | Potassium: 270mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg