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Jalapeno Popper Nachos with Garlic Cream Sauce - gluten free, oven baked delicious snack for parties or just dinner!
Jalapeno Popper Nachos with Creamy Garlic Sauce
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These oven baked Jalapeno Popper Nachos are perfect for parties, dinners, snacks or Super Bowl appetizers. Crispy (and gluten free!) tortilla chips, smoky bacon, spicy jalapenos and a garlicky cream sauce make them a delicious and fun recipe to serve up anytime!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: nachos, party food
Servings: 4 people as a meal
Calories: 783 kcal
Author: Myra
For Garlic Sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 block cream cheese (8oz)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
For Nachos
  • 1/2 pkg bacon (around 1/2 pound, but whatever size your package is should work)
  • 1/2 orange pepper (or whatever colour you like)
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2 jalapenos (or more or less to taste)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (around half of a 400g block) (or whatever kind you like)
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
For Garlic Sauce
  1. If you plan to eat these right away, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

  2. Peel and mince garlic.
  3. In a saucepan, heat all sauce ingredients over medium-low heat until melted and well combined.  Set aside to cool.

For Nachos
  1. Cook bacon however you like (I like to cook it in the microwave).  Chop into small pieces.

  2. Chop orange pepper into small pieces.  Mince red onion.  Shred cheese.
  3. Put a baggie over your hand and use that hand to hold the jalapenos while you chop (and seed, if you don't like much spice) them into small pieces or circles.  If you're not sure how much seed to leave in you can taste a seed - jalapeno peppers vary in how spicy they are, so this will give you some idea.
  4. Create a layer of tortilla chips on the bottom of the pan.  Sprinkle the chips with jalapenos, orange pepper, red onion, bacon and shredded cheese.  Make another layer on top and continue layering until you run out of toppings or have made as much as you want.

  5. Bake in preheated 400 degree F oven for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.*

  6. Serve hot, with creamy garlic sauce on the side (or drizzled on top, but it will soften the chips).

  7. Enjoy! :)

Recipe Notes
The way to avoid soggy nachos is to not use wet ingredients on the chips and to cook them fast and hot.
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Popper Nachos with Creamy Garlic Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 783 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 1185mg52%
Potassium 481mg14%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1840IU37%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 574mg57%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.