Jalapeno Popper “Nachos” Recipe

Jalapeno Popper “Nachos” Recipe

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How To Make Jalapeno Popper Nachos

You might want to try this jalapeno popper that is not only flavorful but also filling with ground turkey and a rich tomato paste. It will blow your mind!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Foil
  • Olive oil spray
  • ½lbground turkey
  • 1clovegarlicminced
  • 2tbsponionchopped, minced
  • 1tbspfresh cilantrochopped
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ½tspcumin powder
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ½tbsptomato paste
  • 2tbspwater
  • 8jalapeno peppershalved, seeded, and membranes removed
  • 3ozcream cheese
  • 1scallionslarge, green part only, sliced
  • ½ozcheddar cheeseshredded sharp

For Toppings:

  • ½cupcheddar cheeseshredded sharp
  • scallions and cilantrochopped, for garnish
  • 2tbspsour creamplus 2 tsp water, for drizzling
  • ½cuppico de gallo
  • 2tbspsliced black olives


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil.

  2. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat and spray with oil. Add onion, cilantro, and garlic, and sauté for about 2 minutes, until soft.

  3. Add ground turkey, salt, garlic powder, cumin and cook meat for 4 to 5 minutes until meat is completely cooked through breaking it up with a spoon.

  4. Pour the tomato paste and water, mix well and simmer on medium for about 2 to 3 minutes, remove from heat.

  5. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, cheddar and scallions in a medium bowl. Using a small spoon or a spatula, spoon about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese filling into the peppers.

  6. Arrange in a single layer, cut-side up close together. Bake until soft, about 12 to 15 minutes.

  7. Top with meat and cheese and bake until melted, about 3 minutes more.

  8. Remove from oven and top with pico de gallo, olives and drizzle with sour cream. Garnish with cilantro and scallions and serve immediately.


  • Calories: 180.38kcal
  • Fat: 14.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.58g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.12g
  • Fiber: 0.66g
  • Sugar: 2.33g
  • Protein: 9.03g
  • Cholesterol: 43.04mg
  • Sodium: 231.36mg
  • Calcium: 95.53mg
  • Potassium: 159.57mg
  • Iron: 0.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 89.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.44mg
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