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Tortilla Chip-Crusted Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Tortilla chip crusted baked jalapeño poppers that are fun, delicious, and better than the fried version! This easy jalapeño poppers recipe is the perfect appetizer for holidays and game days and is ready in around 30 minutes.

Course Appetizers, Game Day, Gluten Free, Healthy, Snack
Cuisine hispanic
Keyword baked jalapeño poppers, healthy jalapeño poppers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20 jalapeno poppers
Calories 58 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 10 Jalapeños, sliced in half, membranes and seeds removed
  • 40 of your favorite tortilla chips (I suggest a flavored version)*
  • 4 oz light cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk (regular milk also works)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add the tortilla chips and process until they resemble fine crumbs (like bread crumbs). Transfer to a shallow bowl and set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together cream cheese, shredded cheese and milk until combined. Set aside.
  4. In another separate bowl, beat together egg and egg white. Set aside.
  5. Stuff each jalapeno half with cream cheese mixture. Do not overfill.
  6. Dip each stuffed pepper half in the egg mixture completely, then roll the pepper in the chip mixture and place pepper on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with each pepper.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Serve while the poppers are hot!

Recipe Notes

*My favorite to use here are Sriracha Way Better Snacks Chips, Garden Salsa or Cheddar Sun Chips and Nacho Siete Chips

See the full post for tips, tricks and easy ways to customize your jalapeño poppers!

Nutrition Facts
Tortilla Chip-Crusted Baked Jalapeño Poppers
Amount Per Serving (1 jalapeño popper)
Calories 58 Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.7g6%
Saturated Fat 1.4g9%
Carbohydrates 4.5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 1.8g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.