Jalapeno Poppers meet Nachos in this fun, low-carb twist on two classic appetizers, perfect for sharing with your friends this SUPERBOWL!
Yield: 8 servings
4.88 from 8 votes

Jalapeno Popper "Nachos"

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Jalapeno Poppers meet nachos in this fun, low-carb twist of two classic appetizers, perfect for sharing!


  • Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Foil
  • olive oil spray
  • 1/2 pound 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion (minced)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 8 jalapeno peppers (halved and seeded and membranes removed (use gloves))
  • 3 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1 large scallions (green part only, sliced)
  • 1/2 ounce shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • chopped scallions and cilantro (for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream plus 2 teaspoons water (for drizzling)
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo
  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives


  • Preheat oven to 400F and line a large baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil.
  • Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat and spray with oil. Add onion, cilantro and garlic and saute about 2 minutes, until soft. 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. Add the tomato paste and water, mix well and simmer on medium for about 2 to 3 minutes, remove from heat.
  • 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.
  • Arrange in a single layer, cut-side up close together. Bake until soft, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Top with meat and cheese and bake until melted, about 3 minutes more.
  • Remove from oven and top with pico de gallo, olives and drizzle with sour cream. Garnish with cilantro and scallions and serve immediately.


Serving: 2stuffed poppers, Calories: 111kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 6.5g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 25.5mg, Sodium: 262mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 2