10 Recipes for People Who Love Jalapeño Poppers
Jalapeño Popper Spread
Crunchy poppers and creamy dips are both party favorites. So what if they actually cohabitated in the same bowl? This take on the spicy snack is irresistibly scoopable; serve it alongside crackers, tortilla chips, or sliced sourdough baguette.
Bacon Jalapeño Popper Puffs
Think it's tough to beat your basic popper? These surprisingly light puffs feature dough made with diced jalapeños and rendered bacon fat, rolled around a tangy, molten center of cream cheese, crème fraîche, green onions, and lime.
Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Turn an appetizer into a meal with this turbo-charged grilled cheese. Squishy white sandwich bread is swapped out for chewy ciabatta, which stands up to a spread of cream cheese, sour cream, pickled jalapeños, and — get this — crushed tortilla chips!
Chipotle Bacon Jalapeño Wontons
There's no end to what you can stuff into a wonton wrapper. Sort of like crab rangoon, these golden purses have a cream cheese filling. Instead here, they're pepped up with jalapeños, bacon, hot sauce, and Cheddar instead of crab.
Jan's Jalapeño Popper Pizza
Why bother with delivery, when you can make this incredible pie at home? Besides, think about how much you'd pay for a pizza with this many toppings — we're talking Cheddar, mozzarella and cream cheese folded with spiced, sautéed onions, and finished off with crispy bacon and jalapeño pepper rings.
Jalapeño Popper Pigs in a Blanket
You'll be the hero of your next Super Bowl party (or any get-together in fact), if you bring a supply of these bite-sized beauties, wrapped in buttery crescent dough. And this recipe doesn't shy away from spice; smoked jalapeño sausages make a lively substitute for standard cocktail franks.
Cream Cheese Jalapeño Hamburgers
We love a Juicy Lucy; that Minneapolis practice of putting cheese inside the burger. That's why we especially appreciate this fiery twist, featuring grilled patties with a gooey middle of melty cream cheese, spiked with chopped jalapeños.
Running out of ways to prepare chicken? You'll want to add this jalapeño popper-inspired version to your rotation. Seriously, skinless, boneless chicken breasts are anything but boring, when they've been rolled around bacon, cream cheese, and halved jalapeños.
Jalapeño Popper Quesadillas
If you're not a fan of deep-frying, this recipe takes everything you love about jalapeño poppers (minus dealing with a pot of hot oil), and pairs them with the cheesy ease of preparing quesadillas!
Vegan Jalapeno Poppers
Diced mushrooms create a meaty quality that stands in great for bacon, and vegan cheese substitutes keep things completely vegan. "These savory jalapeño poppers are a great plant-based party or game day appetizer," says fabeveryday.