These jalapeno nachos are ridiculously addictive and super easy to make in less than 15 minutes. The best finger food for the game-day party or for a crowd. Made with a cheesy sauce, and the possible variations are unlimited.
Fun ways to make with chicken or try making a keto version. Explore all the choices in here, and make your day a comfortable.
It's insanely easy that you can put jalapeno nachos in less than 10 minutes. You have whole new variations to choose from, to make it mild, medium, or hot.
Jalapeno is available throughout the season in the market, and if you have jalapeno preserves that you had it from your backyard garden like this roasted jalapeno? it's even more fun. Look at the plate of nachos with jalapenos, its adorable right?
If you are, you might have noticed my love of pepper. I threw them in wherever I could, for its flavors. I make it mild or spicy depends on the occasion of serving. If I'm making it for a game day party-I make this low carb jalapeno nachos medium spicy. I generally make as mild on other regular days.
Tortilla chips. The crispy base for our jalapeno nachos, it's crispy and delicious. Get the store-bought tortilla chips or make your own skinny version of baked tortilla chips.
All-purpose flour. Used for thicking the sauce, however, you may use tapioca starch or corn starch.
Jalapeno. I have used 1 whole jalapeno, remove 75% of the seeds and pith. I held 25% seeds for the mild heat. Retain or discard the seeds to your choice.
Milk. I prefer using whole milk. The other choices of milk do not impact the flavor of the final dish. Feel free to use your favorite.
Chili powder. I have added for its rich robust flavor.
Corn. The crispy chips, cheesy sauce, the hot jalapeno loaded spicy nachos are seamlessly balanced well with the sweetness of the corn.
Cheese. The ingredient makes this jalapeno popper nachos, a game day worthy. The medium or sharp cheddar is my choice. A blend of American cheese is another option to bring a mild taste. I suggest grating a block of cheese for a silky sauce.
How to make jalapeno nachos
Cut the jalapeno. How to prepare the jalapeno? is the question some of you have. If you are newly exploring the peppers, I would suggest to handle it with gloves or wash your hands immediately after cutting.
Slice the jalapeno into halves lengthwise. Use a spoon to remove the seeds and the pith. Then slice them.
Seasoning. How to cook jalapeno for nachos? place a skillet over the medium heat, add butter, garlic, and jalapeno. Sauté until garlic fragrant.
Make the cheese sauce. Add all-purpose flour and combine. Then add milk, cheese, and chili powder. Stir until cheese melts down.
Toss the corn. Then add in corn and toss until it is coated well with the sauce.
Assemble. Over the serving plate, assemble the tortilla chips. And pour over this nacho cheese sauce.
Garnish. Garnish with pickled or fresh sliced jalapeno and serve immediately.
Chicken. Toss shredded chicken, and tomato. Make nachos with jalapenos a filling, low carb, and comforting dish.
Veggies. Make this appetizer loaded with avocado, cucumber, and shallots.
Sour cream. Replace the cheese with sour cream in this jalapeno nachos recipe.
Vegan. This crispy nachos with jalapeno recipe is vegan compatible. Cheese is the only ingredient that needed a vegan alternate. You may choose vegan cheese or nutritional yeast for the skinny version. This dairy-free version tastes delicious as well.
Skinny version. The following alternatives are great without compensating the jalapeno nachos taste level. Choose baked tortilla chips for the store-bought fried chips. And cream cheese, or nutritional yeast for the cheese.
Best to serve with Jalapeno nachos
Refrigerate. Store the leftover jalapeno nachos in an airtight container and refrigerate. It stays good for 3 days.
Reheat. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray, place the nachos and reheat for 5 minutes or until cheese melts down. Check-in between the baking time, as the tortilla chips, can burn easily.
Make the spicy nacho cheese upto 3 days in advance. And toss it over the chips whenever serving.
Removing the seeds is a mild version, or you reduce the quantity of jalapeno for less heat. Alternatively, poblano peppers are also a great alternative in this jalapeno nachos recipe.
Corn tortillas are low carb and if your want to make this entire dish low carb, substitute all purpose flour with almond powder for making the cheese.
- 1 jalapeno remove the seed and pith
- 2 tablespoon butter unsalted
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup cheddar cheese
- ½ cup corn
- ¾ teaspoon taco seasoning /chili powder
- 6 oz tortilla chips
- Cut the jalapeno into two. And core the seeds and the pith using a spoon.
For the cheese sauce
- Over medium heat, in a skillet add butter, garlic and jalapeno.
- Stir until garlic slighlty changes its color.
- Add all-purpose flour and stir for a minute without burning.
- Then stir in milk, cheese, corn, and taco seasoning.
- Stir continously intil cheese melts completely.
- In a serving plate, arrange a layer of tortiall chips.
- Pour this creamy corn cheese saucce.
- Garnish with fresh jalapeno slices.
- And serve immedietaly.