Pimiento-Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños

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Pimiento-Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños
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Ingredients
  1. 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  2. 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  3. 1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimiento peppers, drained
  4. 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  5. ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  6. ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  7. 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. 2 teaspoons canola oil
  9. 6 medium jalapeño peppers, halved lengthwise
  10. 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  11. 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, and pimientos; stir well. Add Cheddar, ½ teaspoon salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add peppers, cut side down. Cook until edges are lightly browned, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Turn peppers over; sprinkle with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon cheese mixture into each pepper half.
  4. Place skillet in oven, and bake until peppers are tender and cheese melts, approximately 15 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with bacon and green onion.
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