Jalapeno Popper “Nachos” Recipe

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Katherine Bowman Modified: March 21, 2022
Jalapeno Popper “Nachos” Recipe

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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