Jalapeño Popper Bagels

  • 5 slices bacon
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. shredded white cheddar
  • 1 c. shredded Monterey Jack, divided
  • 2 jalapeños, minced
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 bagels, halved
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes. Drain on a paper towel–lined plate, then chop. 
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, white cheddar, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack, jalapeños, and garlic powder. Fold in chopped bacon and season with salt and pepper.