These dishes will be made with jalapenos as one of their ingredients and they taste great! I’ve cooked with jalapenos ever since my family moved to Texas in high school and since then I’ve become quite experienced in working with this spice. Aside from using it in all sorts of dishes, including salsa and guacamole, we use it as a condiment for sandwiches, pasta, soups and even just by itself on bread with some mayonnaise (yes that is good). If you are convinced already then stay tuned for more posts coming soon. Do you like spicy food? Do you like to cook at home and can’t seem to find the right recipes? Well I have a new blog here, where I will be showcasing my favorite Mexican recipes with my own personal twist on them.
Food With Jalapenos
Simple foods like jalapeno poppers, Mexican cornbread, and jalapeno chili were the beginning.
Jalapeno black beans and watermelon cucumber jalapeno salad are two examples of what it now comprises.
Unbelievable as it may seem, jalapenos have a plethora of useful applications.
I certainly could have added a lot more items to this list, but I only chose to include 20 of my favorites.
Enjoy! And make an effort not to succumb to the heat.
1. Jalapeno Poppers
Savory, fiery jalapeno poppers were among of the first things I ever learnt to create using jalapenos. This is due to how incredibly simple they are to produce.
Jalapenos, cream cheese, garlic powder, sharp cheddar, chives, Panko bread crumbs, and butter are all that are required.
The crunchy breadcrumbs on top of these hot and cheesy, buttery poppers make them even more delicious.
2. Baked Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese
Because of jalapeno poppers, we are aware that cheese complements jalapenos well, but vice versa.
That is demonstrated by the hot, delicious mac and cheese.
The list of ingredients seems a little lengthy, but that’s only a portion of what it takes to produce delicious homemade macaroni and cheese.
It just takes 30 minutes to create, and it’s really simple.
Leave off the crumbled bacon if you want a vegetarian version. But if that’s not a problem, I strongly advise you to add it.
Bacon enhances the deliciousness of everything it touches, including this dish.
3. Jalapeno Popper Dip
The crunchy breadcrumb topping and all the spice and flavor of jalapeno poppers are all present in the jalapeno popper dip.
Serve it alongside crackers, chips, or vegetable sticks. You won’t be dissatisfied either way.
4. Skillet Corn with Jalapeno
Few people that I know dislike whole-kernel corn.
It’s simply one of those foods that almost everybody likes. It is delicious and sweet.
Dice a jalapeno and saute it with the corn, sugar, butter, oil, salt, and pepper if you want to give your corn a little heat.
The corn will still be sweet, but you’ll also get to taste some spiciness with it.
5. Jalapeno Guacamole
One of those things that people either really like or really dislike is guacamole.
There isn’t much room for compromise. If you enjoy it as much as I do, you’ll probably enjoy its crisp freshness.
It simply has this amazing creaminess and a flavor that is different from that of most other dishes.
It will still be deliciously fresh if you chop up a roasted jalapeno and add it to it, but it will also become slightly spicier, which goes well with tortillas or on top of major dishes.
Best jalapeño recipes
Healthy chicken and black bean stew
Pickled jalapeño chilli peppers lift this chicken stew and provide ample heat, softened with soured cream and grated cheese to make a healthy and hearty midweek meal.
This recipe from Tacos Padre, a stall at London’s Borough Market, features layers of crabmeat and is best garnished with plenty of jalapeños, coriander and fresh lime.
Whip up a batch of homemade salsa with jalapeño chillies and chargrilled tomatoes providing wonderfully smoky notes, then serve in big bowls with plenty of tortilla chips for dunking.
Slow-cooker chilli with jalapeño cheddar cornbread
Jalapeño cheddar cornbread makes the perfect accompaniment to this slow-cooker chilli, making it a fail-safe winter warmer.
These steak and black bean burritos offer plenty of heat from the pickled jalapeños, tempered by creamy layers of avocado and feta.
Beef chilli with jalapeño cheddar scones
Give your rich beef chilli a twist with a side of jalapeño cheddar scones, brilliant for easy entertaining.
10 Irresistible Jalapeno Recipes
Here are all the best jalapeno recipes to make with this spicy pepper! Jalapeño adds a bright zingy flavor and a kick to everything it touches.
Do you have some jalapenos? One of the best peppers around is this tiny yet powerful one. It offers a bright zingy flavor that is difficult to recreate with any other ingredient, in addition to a burst of heat, to recipes. This medium-sized pepper was first grown in Mexico, which is why Mexican food is frequently linked with it.
The best jalapeño recipes are listed here for you to try out with these wonderful peppers! They go well with pickled foods like tacos and nachos, hot drinks like margaritas, and of course the most traditional fresh salsa and guacamole. Let’s start a meal!
And now…the best jalapeno recipes to try!
Pickled jalapenos are at the top of our list of jalapeno dishes! This recipe uses a lot of peppers in a simple and effective way. It only requires 10 minutes of active time, and what about the flavor? Excellently powerful! These pickled jalapenos are more potent than the ones you can buy at the supermarket; they have a tart pop. Eat them on pizza, tacos, nachos, chili, quesadillas, and more.
Incredible Jalapeno Pizza
If you enjoy the bold, zingy flavor of this potent pepper, you’ll adore this jalapeo pizza recipe! This pizza’s basis is sour salsa verde rather than a tomato sauce or even a white sauce! You’ll fall in love with this pie because it combines the jalapeno’s spiciness with savory zucchini, bright, sweet corn, and gooey cheese.
Would you like to spice up your cocktail menu? the Jalapeno margarita, please! With a few jalapeo pepper slices added, this jalapeno recipe mixes up the traditional margarita. The pepper gives this classic beverage a kick that elevates it to new heights! It tastes tangy and sharp at first, then POW! Just enough heat is present to stir things up, but not enough to cause throat burning.
The BEST Salsa
Salsa is yet another traditional jalapeño recipe to use up those hot peppers! Which salsa recipe is the best? This, we believe. Since Alex and I are devoted salsa aficionados, we like all of the many varieties. We’ve created just about every variety of salsa possible, including fresh, red, tomatillo, mango, and peach varieties. But this one, with its fresh garden tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, and copious amounts of lime, is the BEST. TAKE RECIPE
Zesty Green Goddess Dressing
Here is an odd way to prepare jalapenos: a Green Goddess outfit! This version of the traditional dish has a healthy, Mexican feel to it. Making your own salad dressing is simple, you can control the ingredients, and it tastes fantastic! Jalapenos, green onions, and cilantro give this dish a fiery flavor. Keep your hats on because this homemade, tangy dressing is absolutely fantastic. TAKE RECIPE
Guacamole is another traditional jalapeno recipe. Like potato salad and cole slaw, everyone has a family favorite recipe for guacamole. And we own this straightforward guacamole. Every time, a home run is hit! A chorus of “Wows” fills the room as we serve it. (Really. Not exaggerating!) Why is it so fantastic? It is traditional and has the ideal combination of salty, creamy, and tangy flavors. Your visitors will gobble it up if you serve it with tortilla chips, and you won’t be able to stop either. TAKE RECIPE
Spicy Bloody Mary
Love hot beverages? Us too. So why not spice things up with a hot Bloody Mary during your brunch cocktail routine? With just the right amount of heat in every sip, this jalapeno brew is a unique take on the traditional. It has a distinct kick towards the end and is delicious, tangy, and salty without being overly hot. Fresh jalapeo slices and Tabasco sauce are the two elements that give the dish its flair. When you take a drink, the jalapeo fills the beginning and the hot sauce adds a zap at the conclusion.
Cuban Black Beans
Cuban black beans are a flavorful jalapeño recipe that makes a hearty plant-based supper. They taste exactly as wonderful as restaurant-style food and are saucy and rich. They are cooked into a creamy, spicy mess along with some butter, green pepper, onion, and jalapenos. Give as a simple meal along with rice.
Texas Caviar (Cowboy Caviar)
Here is a jalapeno dish that has a festive feel: Caviar from Texas The dish, commonly referred to as “cowboy caviar,” originated in Texas and is now popular across the US. You can use this meal as a dip or a nutritious side dish because it combines black eyed peas, vegetables, and a vinaigrette dressing that is equal parts zesty and comforting. Lots of vibrant vegetables, cilantro, and jalapenos are included in our favorite dish, which also includes a simple, flavorful dressing with just the right amount of zing.
Best Pico de Gallo
Do you have some jalapenos? Make pico de gallo now! Pico and chips are something you snack on while being carefree. The best thing to do with ripe tomatoes is to make pico. You may top grilled fish with it, serve it as salsa with tortilla chips, or, of course, incorporate it into a taco. Here are all the tips and tricks for making this traditional Mexican sauce.
Nachos are the last of our jalapeno recipes. The ideal grilling meal to impress a crowd when hosting is these loaded grilled nachos. The nachos taste smokey and charred from the grill, and they look gorgeous in a cast iron skillet. They can also be prepared in a broiler. It’s just amazing how the flavorful grilled bell and jalapeño peppers add to the entire plate of nachos.
15 Best Jalapeño Recipes
We always have a few fresh jalapeo peppers in the fridge in addition to the usual butter, eggs, and milk. The little, green, hot peppers can be added to almost everything if you like a little heat. They give soup or chili for lunch, scrambled eggs in the morning, and tacos for dinner a little of heat. Try these recipes that primarily incorporate jalapenos if you like spicy food.
- Jalapeño Popper Dip If you love spicy, cheesy, meaty jalapeño poppers as an appetizer, turn them into a dip with all of the same flavors. Stuffing the peppers with cream cheese, spices, and ground meat then breading and frying can take some time, so this hot jalapeño popper dip speeds things up. Serve with tortilla chips for a melty, zesty starter.
- Jalapeño Peach Cheese BallGet the party started with a sweet and spicy cheese ball coated in black sesame seeds for an eye-catching presentation. It will add a spooktacular sensibility to your Halloween spread but tastes great at any time of year. Add it to your cheeseboard with some crackers on the side for a real crowd-pleaser.
- Beer-Battered Hush PuppiesAdding beer to the batter gives these crispy hush puppies a lovely light, crisp texture, while jalapeños bring the heat. Use a darker beer for more beer flavor, or a light ale or lager for less yeastiness. Serve them as a crunchy side for seafood, barbecue, or any time you might typically serve cornbread.
- Corn Salsa with PeppersThis simple and versatile corn salsa works with either fresh or frozen corn, and it’s a great way to maximize your late-summer farmers market bounty. Swap in any kind of peppers you can find, add diced plum tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes, or add a can of drained black beans for extra heft.
- Homemade Pickled JalapeñosPickling jalapeños gives them a delicious tang that gives their spice even more complexity. You can easily make them at home to add a little kick to tacos, hot dogs, burgers, or any dish that needs some extra zing. Let them cure in the fridge for a few days for best results.
- Spicy Guacamole SalsaWhen you can’t decide between guacamole and salsa, split the difference with this assertive guacamole salsa dip that prominently features jalapeño peppers. Roasting the peppers gives them an extra smokiness that complements creamy avocado, and a little lime juice peps it all up. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping or add it to your favorite Mexican dishes.
- TotchosSwitch up your game-day spread by serving totchos instead of nachos—they have all the same crave-worthy toppings but with tater tots as a base instead of chips. Sprinkle on a generous helping of jalapeño peppers for that signature spice. Use both pickled and fresh for even more of a flavor dimension.
- 08of 15Jalapeño Quiche Start your day off with a bang by serving up this easy baked quiche that comes packed with Southwestern flare. Jalapeno peppers, both ham and bacon, Mexican cheese, tomatoes, and mushrooms give it enough heft to hold you over through the afternoon.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
- Creamy Jalapeño SauceThis tangy, creamy jalapeño sauce highlights the best of jalapeño peppers and cilantro, and tastes great with tortilla chips as a starter, drizzled over tacos and burritos, or even as a zesty salad dressing. For a thicker sauce, swap out sour cream for some or all of the buttermilk.
- Green Chile Macaroni and CheeseMac and cheese tastes all grown up with the addition of both hot and mild green peppers, cilantro, and jalapeño salsa. Try it as a meat-free main dish or a side for hot dogs, burgers, or barbecue. Add more fresh or canned jalapeños for a more assertive flavor, or leave them out for a milder dish.
- No-Knead Jalapeño Cheese BreadTake a foray into bread-baking with this flavorful jalapeño cheese bread that just needs a mix and a rise—no kneading required. It bakes in a Dutch oven or covered casserole after a 3 1/2 hour rise. Either fresh or canned jalapeños work in this versatile recipe, too.
- Keto Jalapeño PoppersBring these cheesy, meaty, keto-friendly stuffed jalapeño poppers to the party so everyone can find something that suits their dietary needs. With just five ingredients and a speedy preparation, they make a great last-minute party addition or a tasty starter any time.
- Jalapeño-Cheddar Football Cheese Ball For the big game, a sports-themed party, or just to have a little fun any old time, serve up this fun and delicious jalapeño-cheddar cheese ball in the shape of a football. It has a smoky, cheesy, garlicky flavor that will score big with the whole team. You can also customize it to your preferences, for a recipe that really goes the distance.
- Jalapeño Cheddar Quick BreadWhen you don’t have time to wait for bread to rise, turn to this quick bread recipe that takes just under an hour, including baking time. It has lots of peppery flavor that would perfectly complement a hearty soup or chili, or steal the show as a side for any Southwestern-style meal.
- Slow-Cooker Jalapeño Pot RoastFor a melt-in-your-mouth pot roast that makes awesome tacos, burritos, or saucy sandwiches, try this simple slow cooker recipe. It starts with a bottom round or chuck shoulder roast, then gets its flavor from canned jalapeño peppers, onion, garlic, and cider vinegar. It doesn’t get much easier.