25 Delicious Jalapeno Recipes

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Do you enjoy eating hot and spicy foods?

Then you’ll flip for this list of jalapeno recipes.

These little peppers can be used in so many ways.

 They add heat, they add flavor, and they make your food look pretty spectacular!

The best part is that jalapenos are mild-mannered during the summer months.

 So it’s easy to sneak them into your meals without anyone noticing.

I’m talking about cheesy jalapeno poppers, spicy jalapeño poppers, and even jalapeno pepper jelly!

There are so many ways to enjoy these delectable little peppers.

So what are you waiting for?

Check out this list of jalapeno recipes and get cooking!

25 Delicious Jalapeno Recipes

1. Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno poppers are a great snack for a busy weeknight.

 You can make them in less than 30 minutes and they’re easy to customize with your favorite ingredients.

They’re a little spicy, so be sure to use hot peppers.

 Jalapenos are quite mild, but not as mild as serranos.

For the best flavor, you need to roast the peppers until they’re nice and soft before stuffing them inside of pita pockets.

It takes about 15 minutes (or less) to bake these things!

2. Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe

This recipe is an easy way to add heat and flavor to your favorite Mexican dishes.

It’s a blend of jalapenos, tomatoes, and spices that will leave your tastebuds on fire!

Add this sauce for a spicy dip or serve it over tacos or burritos.

 It’s the perfect accompaniment for any meal.

3. Spicy Jalapeno Chicken

This spicy jalapeno chicken recipe is the perfect dish on a hot day.

It’s not too spicy, but it definitely won’t let you down!

This is a quick and delicious way to get your taste buds tickling with flavors.

The chicken strips are tender and juicy.

 Meanwhile, the cilantro provides an excellent balance of flavors and textures.

Serve over rice or noodles for a full meal.

4. Quick & Easy Jalapeno Popper Bites

Cheesy and cheesy, these are the perfect party food.

 You can make them ahead of time and pop them in the oven when you’re ready to serve.

They couldn’t be easier to make, and they take about 10 minutes to prepare.

You’ll whip up a batch of those cheese-popper bites for any occasion.

Plus, they taste great with hot sauce!

5. Jalapeno Bottle Caps

These spicy and zesty jalapeno bottle caps are one of the easiest appetizers you’ll ever make.

Simply slice the peppers, add them to a hot skillet, and cook until they’re fragrant.

 No need to dice them up first!

They can be served as an appetizer or a side dish, so feel free to adjust their flavors accordingly.

6. Jalapeno Cornbread

Jalapenos in cornbread may not seem like a great idea, but they’re surprisingly good.

If you love the spicy crunch of jalapenos when you fry them up, then this recipe will be your new go-to!

The spices blend beautifully with the sweetness of the corn, and there’s just enough heat to satisfy your taste buds.

7. Jalapeno Cheese Bread

This cheesy bread is crazy good.

 It’s so good, in fact, that I put it at the very top of my list for best cheese bread recipes.

It only takes 20 minutes to make, and you can add as many extra ingredients as you want.

For example, instead of just butter and cream cheese, use garlic butter, sour cream (don’t omit the water), and cheddar cheese.

Or go all out with spinach pesto!

8. Roasted Jalapeno Salsa

Roasting jalapenos gives them such a smoky flavor and helps to seal in the juices, making them extra flavorful.

This salsa is full of roasted jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, and onions with green chilies for heat.

It’s spicy, sweet and savory with just a hint of heat to keep you from getting overwhelmed.

Serve this on tacos or as part of a burrito bowl.

 It’ll be great either way!

9. Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno poppers are a fantastic snack or appetizer that will quickly become your new favorite.

These crunchy, cheesy balls are filled with diced jalapenos and topped with melted cheese.

They’re super salty, but they taste so good that you won’t even realize they are.


10. Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits

Jalapeno cheddar biscuits are my favorite fall biscuits.

They have all of the classic things you’d expect from a biscuit – hot, buttery, and soft.

But they’re also jam-packed with creamy goat cheese and jalapenos.

This recipe is the perfect way to use up those extra jalapenos in your garden!

11. Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers Cheese Balls

These cheesy, spicy poppers are a real crowd-pleaser.

 They’re so good, you’ll never want to eat plain jalapenos again!

They’re cheesy and loaded with jalapeños.

 Not to mention the cheese and cream cheese filling.

They also have corn, pepper jack cheese, and cheddar cheeses in every bite.

The best part is they can be made ahead of time or on the fly when needed.

That means you can make them ahead of time for these perfect appetizers to enjoy at your next party.

12. Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

This pepper jelly is what happens when you let the cukes simmer for a few hours.

It’s thick and rich, but it’s a little bit tangy too.

The jalapenos add a nice dimension of heat that isn’t overwhelming at all.

You can use it as a dip or as an ingredient in other recipes like tacos, burgers, and more!


13. Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños

Jalapeno peppers are stuffed with sausage and baked to perfection.

This recipe gives the peppers a spicy kick that’s sure to please.

Serve this as an appetizer, or go for lunch by putting it in a tasty casserole dish.

I like mine with some pepper jack cheese on top, so I can eat more than one!

14. One Pan Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken

This cheesy jalapeno chicken is a winner.

 Tender chicken thighs smothered in a zesty sauce and topped with cheese?


Cooking up this dish only takes 15 minutes, and it’s ready to devour.

15. Sweet And Savory Pineapple Jalapeño Jam Recipe

Pineapple jalapeño jam is the perfect fruit preserves.

The sweet sweetness of pineapple, the contrasting heat of jalapeños, and the tartness of lemon juice combine beautifully in one tasty treat.

It’s also ridiculously easy to make, and you can keep it stored in your refrigerator for up to a year.

Just grab some fresh ingredients and throw them into a blender.

 That’s it!

16. Smoked Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

These poppers are a little spicy, and you’ll love the hint of smokiness.

 They’re also a great way to use up those leftover jalapenos in your pantry.

Plus, they can be made in advance and reheated for a quick snack or appetizer.

17. Canning Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Unlike most jalapenos, canning jalapeno pepper jelly has quite a bit of heat.

 It’s best served with tacos or tostadas.

It’s less sweet than the other ones, but it tastes great and is more than enough to sop up chicken wings.

18. Jalapeno Popper Wontons

I’m pretty sure these are the perfect appetizer for the office.

The crunchy wontons and juicy jalapeno poppers are just what you need to get everyone’s attention.

They may be spicy, but they’re also incredibly soft and airy.

 I mean, who doesn’t love that?!

These tasty treats are a crowd-pleaser every time!

19. Jalapeno Popper Sandwich

This sandwich is the perfect combination of spicy and sweet.

 It’s sweet with a hint of heat and crunchy on the outside.

The jalapeno peppers are cooked until they become soft, making them tender enough to be scooped out.

Then, they’re topped with some melted cheese, which gives it a creamy texture.

It’s also served on sliced baguettes for added texture and flavor.

20. Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer to make, then this cheese ball is the one for you.

It’s full of cheese, jalapenos, and lots of melty goodness.

 It’s so good that even your kids will love it!

The best part is that every bite has a kick from the jalapeños!

So if you want something delicious but don’t have time to spend in the kitchen, try this recipe instead.

21. Jalapeno Popper Bites

If you like spicy food but don’t want to make a whole batch of hot peppers, this recipe has got you covered.

These jalapeno popper bites are a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy.

They’re also pretty easy to make on your own.

 Serve them with ranch or blue cheese dip for the perfect appetizer.

22. Roasted Corn And Jalapeno Dip

If you’ve never heard of jalapeno dip before, this recipe is perfect for you.

 It features the classic flavors of corn and jalapenos roasted together with spices.

This dip is a little different from other dips because it has a spicy kick to cut through all the sweetness in the mix.

You might be wondering how to make this delicious dish, but don’t worry, you won’t have much trouble!

You can even whip this up in 15 minutes if you have an old food processor that has been collecting dust on your counter!

23. Extra Creamy Roasted Jalapeno Guacamole

I love guacamole.

 It’s just that creamy, buttery, and crunchy I can’t resist.

And when it’s made this way, you’ll love how much more it tastes like the real thing.

This recipe calls for a blender and juicer to get the best texture.

But if you don’t have either of those things, try making your own by blitzing your own ingredients with a hand blender.

It takes less than 10 minutes and will taste just as good as freshly blended guacamole.

24. Jalapeno Honey Lime Grilled Chicken

Grilling is always a great idea, but sometimes it’s not as easy to get the chicken just right.

This recipe has some serious tactics and tips for making sure your chicken grill is working perfectly.

Using honey for the sauce and lime juice for the glaze adds a wonderful balance to this dish.

 This chicken tastes so good that you won’t want any leftovers!

25. Homemade Chili With Jalapeños

Homemade chili is a great way to use up your leftover chili and spice things up.

This recipe uses jalapeños, which are spicy and flavorful.

 They add a beautiful pop of color to the otherwise mild dish.

It’s perfect for when you feel like something spicy but don’t want to overdo it.

25 Delicious Jalapeno Recipes

25 Delicious Jalapeno Recipes

This recipe has some serious tactics and tips for making sure your chicken grill is working perfectly.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • 1 grill


  • tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 large jalapeno stem and seeds removed, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1.5 – 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs


  • Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large, resealable gallon-size plastic storage bag EXCEPT the chicken. To thoroughly combine, squeeze the bag. If necessary, taste the marinade and adjust.
  • Put the chicken in the marinade. Place contents of bag in the fridge for at least an hour and up to overnight.
  • Grills should be heated to a medium-high temperature before using. To keep the grill from sticking, mist it with olive oil spray. Sauté until thoroughly cooked for 8 to 10 minutes on each side. Avoid overcooking, and serve right away.
  • cilantro is a good garnish. Enjoy!



Keyword Jalapeno Honey Lime Grilled Chicken
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