Atomic Buffalo Turds

Atomic Buffalo Turds

Atomic buffalo turds…. A what?

An Atomic Buffalo Turd is basically a jalapeño popper style pig in a blanket.  These can be a good pot luck item for parties and game day.  Make them ahead of time and cook them in an air fryer or stove if available.  You can also cook them ahead of time and keep them warm in a crockpot.

Jalapeño poppers are an appetizer that has come quite popular and available over the years.  They used to be an item you would only find at a sports bar or bowling alley.  Now days you can get them at the grocery store or even fast food restaurants.  These aren’t your traditional breaded jalapeño popper deep fried and crispy.  Atomic Buffalo Turds aren’t breaded or fried.  They take your traditional, bacon wrapped popper and throw a lil’ smokie in the middle.

This appetizer will go great with wings or any other bar style food.  I make them frequently with some Buffalo Wings and some craft beer.

Precooked bacon works the best if you want your jalapeños more spicy.  Regular raw bacon works too, but requires you to cook them longer and the jalapeños lose a bit of potency.  This can also lead to the filling getting too hot and leaking outside of the bacon.

Throw them in a cast iron pan and cook them on your barbecue grill and give them an even better flavor.

There’s not much else to say about them, make them, eat them, share them.


Atomic Buffalo Turds

Atomic Buffalo Turds

Jalepeno popper style pig in a blanket wrapped in bacon
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 850 kcal


  • Medium cast iron skillet



  • Cut jalapenos in half and scrape out seeds with a spoon
  • Fill each jalepeno half with cream cheese
  • Push a lil smokie into the cream cheese
  • Wrap each jalepeno with bacon and hold together with a toothpick
  • Place in pan and cover with shredded cheese
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes


Calories: 850kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 27gFat: 79gSaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 1695mgPotassium: 477mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2165IUVitamin C: 50mgCalcium: 270mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Game Day, Jalepeno Popper, Pot Luck
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