If you prefer some spice in your life, you might love jalapeno peppers. These fiery peppers can add more excitement and vibrancy to any meal. You can enjoy them raw or cook them to make their taste less sharp. Aside from their delicious flavor, did you know that jalapenos are also nutrient-dense? According to Healthline, they are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.

They also have impressive health benefits, such as boosting metabolism, promoting weight loss, and benefiting heart health. If you’re interested in adding jalapenos to your diet but don’t know how we’ve got you covered! We have compiled a list of 26 fabulous recipes. We recommend our Jalapeno Loaded Baked Potato recipe. However, this list has various options, including jalapeno burger patties, enchilada, dips, sauces, salads, and more. So, read on to discover the best choice for you and your family!

1. Cream of Jalapeno Soup

This soup balances spicy flavors with a creamy texture. It also has cheesy undertones and fresh cilantro to brighten its flavor. Add fresh lime to complement the jalapeno and other components. You can enjoy this soup as a lovely appetizer or even turn it into a light lunch if you wish! You will need a good-working blender or food processor to make it.

2. Low Carb Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken

This healthy chicken dish will remind you of classic jalapeno poppers, but no frying oil is involved. It makes eight servings, and you can make it in under an hour! The primary components include boneless skinless chicken, garlic powder, cream cheese, jalapenos, cheddar cheese, and bacon. This dish is considered keto-friendly, which is great news for people trying to watch their carbs.

3. Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

Simple Joy puts a twist on classic artichoke dip by including pickled jalapenos. If you don’t like the pickled flavor, you can always just use fresh diced jalapenos! This dip also has artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese, mayo, and cream cheese. You can perfectly season it with fresh garlic, onion powder, black pepper, and salt. This yummy dip will be a favorite at any party you bring it to.

4. Chuy’s Jalapeno Dip

Bring this dip to the next potluck you attend, and it will certainly be a winner! Jalapenos complement this dip’s sweet and tangy sour cream and ranch dressing mix. It also has fresh garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. In total, the recipe yields 3 cups. This dip is suitable for dipping vegetables, chips, and bread. But you can also use it as a spread for sandwiches or burritos.

5. Homemade Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

Skip the store-bought ranch dressing and make this incredible homemade version instead! This recipe is unique since it contains fresh chives, parsley, dill, jalapenos, lime juice, and Greek yogurt. There are plenty of ways to use this ranch dressing. And it stays fresh for over a week when you store it in the refrigerator! Since it has Greek yogurt, it tones down the heat on the jalapeno, making it slightly milder.

6. Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

Make your homemade burgers more exciting when you add finely chopped fresh jalapenos! This recipe uses ground turkey thigh meat, cheddar cheese, bacon, and jalapeno hot sauce for the patties. Although you can use the patty however you wish, the creator also explains how you can serve the burger with brioche buns, cheese, chipotle mayo, and fresh avocado. You can even add some pink pickled onions or a tangy twist!

7. Asian Jalapeno Chicken

Looking for a delicious new weeknight meal? You can make this incredible entree, a chicken stir fry! Serve it with steamed rice, and you have a full meal. The best part is that this is a one-pan dish and is super quick to make. You only need chicken breast, soy sauce, cooking wine, brown sugar, jalapenos, and a few other ingredients. Once done, the chicken is coated in a glaze, and the jalapenos complement it perfectly.

8. Vegan Refried Bean Burrito with Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

This vegan recipe by Create Mindfully deliciously uses jalapenos. You can make a mouthwatering jalapeno cilantro hummus in these plant-based burritos! From the vegetarian refried beans to the tomatoes, onions, and avocado, these burritos are one-of-a-kind. If you wish, you can make the recipe gluten-free by using special tortillas! These spinach-flavored ones are especially tasty.

9. Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad

How about enjoying the flavors of a jalapeno popper in the form of a savory salad? This unique recipe combines chicken, bacon, jalapenos, mayo, and seasonings to make a delicious chicken salad recipe. To keep it light, you can use light mayo and center-cut bacon! Enjoy this chicken salad as a dip, on a sandwich, or in a wrap.

10. Healthy Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Mini Muffins

We love healthier versions of traditional baked goods! With this recipe, you can make a lightened-up corn muffin with the addition of jalapeno. This is a fantastic recipe to serve alongside your favorite dinner. The corn muffins contain cornmeal, wheat flour, Greek yogurt, honey, nonfat milk, jalapeno, and other common baking staples. You can also include some shredded cheese for extra flavor! Enjoy these warm or room temperature.

11. Jalapeno Popper Chorizo Taquitos with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Host The Toast developed this recipe and explains how you can make chorizo taquitos with jalapenos! The taquito filling has jalapenos, chorizo, cream cheese, and cheddar. There is also a creamy avocado sauce to accompany it, and then you can top it with additional jalapeno peppers, cotija cheese, and cilantro. These taquitos are full of zesty, vibrant flavors you don’t want to miss out on!

12. Jalapeno Avocado Sauce

This recipe will become your new favorite condiment! The spicy jalapeno and the creamy avocado are a perfect match for each other. You can use this sauce with breakfast dishes, as a salad dressing, dip, or gorgeous garnish for things like tacos. It has a bright green color, instantly elevating any dish. This simple recipe is a fusion of Greek yogurt, lemon juice, cilantro, jalapeno, and avocado. You can also add a touch of salt!

13. Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad

If you’re tired of making the same old potato salad every time, you can make this creative recipe instead, which features pickled jalapeno peppers. It also has red potatoes, cream cheese, Mayo, shredded cheese, and green onions. Add crispy bacon pieces as a finishing touch, which add a nice crunchy texture. This recipe can be made in under 30 minutes and makes eight servings!

14. Keto Jalapeno Chips

These keto-friendly chips are a perfect light and healthy snack. They are low-carb and super easy to make! All you need is jalapenos, almond flour, ground pork rinds, and eggs. You can add whichever seasonings you wish. The recipe recommends garlic salt and pepper! Although these come out super crispy, you don’t fry them. You only need to bake them in the oven for under 10 minutes.

15. Mini Bacon Jalapeno Egg Salad Sandwiches

Here is a zesty recipe for egg salad that is a great idea for lunch. With this recipe, you can make full-sized sandwiches or mini sandwiches for brunch! The salad comprises eggs, bacon, jalapeno, mayo, and mustard. As mentioned earlier, you can’t go wrong with using light mayo and opting for center-cut bacon, which has less fat. Use whichever bread you wish. The recipe suggests soft white bread, but this would taste phenomenal on whole grain!

16. Jalapeno Popper Avocado Wontons

Whether you want to make an appetizer or a delicious afternoon snack, these crispy wontons are the way to go. They’re super cheesy with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella. They also have cilantro, avocado, jalapenos, and wonton wrappers. You can garnish them with regular or hot honey! The hot honey assuredly brings out the spiciness in the peppers.

17. Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket

Who doesn’t love a good pig in a blanket recipe every now and then? This recipe uses Pillsbury Crescent rounds. It also has little smokies, jalapenos, cream cheese, cheddar, and bacon. Everyone will surely rave about this appetizer because of its delicious flavors and textures. From the tender meat to the gooey cheese and flaky Crescent roll, there are many aspects to indulge in.

18. Jalapeno Popper Potatoes

Check out this recipe by Good Cheap Eats. You can use this side dish to complement many different types of entrees! These potatoes have bacon, onions, jalapenos, and cheese, which makes them incredibly savory. It will undoubtedly remind you of a classic jalapeno popper! Except you can bake the potatoes instead of frying them, which is a bonus.

19. Jalapeno Maple Hummus

Step up your hummus game when you try this recipe by Pearls and Sneakers! This irresistible hummus contains fresh jalapenos, giving it a spicy kick. It also has a hint of pure Maple syrup, contrasting the spiciness. Of course, you’ll need chickpeas, tahini, extra virgin olive oil, and any seasonings you wish. Enjoy this hummus on a bagel, as a dip, or with some falafel!

20. Creamy Jalapeno Queso Chicken Enchiladas

When you make chicken enchiladas, it’s a great opportunity to use up jalapenos that you may have. This specific recipe has shredded rotisserie chicken, sour cream, cream cheese, lime juice, jalapenos, and green chilies inside the enchiladas. Once done, you can serve it with a delicious homemade sauce! Or make it easy by using a store-bought enchilada sauce.

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21. Jalapeno Loaded Baked Potato

Our baked potato recipe is one for the books since it contains freshly diced jalapenos! Fill the potatoes with bacon bits, reduced-fat shredded cheese, ranch seasoning, sour cream, and peppers. For best results, use Russet potatoes. Depending on how you serve it, this can work as an appetizer, side dish, or even a main course! The hardest part of the recipe is being patient enough for the potatoes to cook. Aside from that, it’s very little hands-on time.

22. Air Fryer Potato Jalapeno Balls

Daily Yum’s recipe will satisfy your craving for some delicious, crispy, air-fried food! These potato jalapeno balls utilize mashed potatoes, fresh jalapenos, eggs, seasonings, cheese, and flour. You can serve them with whichever sauce you wish or simply just enjoy them by dipping them in light sour cream. If you’re someone who enjoys spicy food, you can make one of the jalapeno sauces on this list to accompany it!

23. Jalapeno Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Whether you’re making chicken, meatloaf, or another main course, these mashed potatoes can complete your meal. The mixture of buttery goodness and spicy jalapenos is a match made in heaven. For best results, use red potatoes, sour cream, and cream cheese, ensuring that the potatoes become ultra fluffy and flavorful. Finish it off by garnishing it with cheese or additional jalapenos!

24. Jalapeno Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perhaps this is the most unique recipe of all! Peanut Butter and Pepper Design shared this recipe for yummy chocolate chip cookies that contain jalapenos. This is for everyone who enjoys a sweet and spicy recipe. To make it, you’ll need basic baking ingredients such as butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. You’ll also need dark chocolate chips and fresh jalapenos! This recipe makes 60 cookies.

25. Sweet Potato Jalapeno Mash

Simply Scratch shared this recipe for mashed sweet potatoes. It isn’t just any mash, though. It contains fresh jalapenos! You’ll love the flavor of the charred peppers combined with the naturally sweet potatoes. This recipe also has pure maple syrup, salted butter, salt, and heavy cream. This is surely a comfort food that elevates your dinner recipes!

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26. Sweet Corn Salad

Our Sweet Corn Salad recipe only takes 10 minutes to make, and it features fresh jalapenos. Jalapenos work so great in this dish because they pair with sweet corn, crispy bacon, plump grape tomatoes, and tangy red onions. This recipe also has crumbled feta cheese and ranch dressing to give the salad a creamy texture! This is a wonderful side dish that will be a crowd-pleaser.

And I’ll leave you with the recipe for my loaded jalapeno baked potato recipe.

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Jalapeno loaded baked potato

Servings: 8
Prep: 1 hour
Cook: 10 minutes
6SP blue/green, 4SP purple


  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • 2 Tbsp light butter
  • 1 Tbsp ranch seasoning
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 Tbsp real bacon bits *or 6 slices of cooked center cut bacon


  • Preheat oven to 400F, wash potatoes then brush with olive oil, bake in the oven for 1 hour.
  • Let potatoes cool, then cut each in half and scoop out the center leaving 1/2 inch of potato on the skins.
  • In a bowl mix together the potato, sour cream, milk, butter, ranch seasoning, salt & pepper, most of the diced jalapeno (leave a little aside for topping) 1/2 cup of cheese (leave remaining aside) and 3 Tbsp bacon bits
  • Spoon the mixture into the 8 potato skins, top with remaining cheese, jalapeno and bacon.
  • Bake in the oven at 400F for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.


Smart points- blue/green- 6 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- purple- 4 using WW recipe builder
Points plus- 5 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per potato…Calories 185…Fat 8g…Sat fat 2.6g…Carbs 22.1g…Fiber 2g…Sugar 2g…Protein 9.6g.. using My Fitness Pal *includes all ingredients 

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Course: Appetizers, Main meals/Appetizers, Side dishes
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