Jalapeno Popper Potatoes

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What happens when you combine Jalapeno Poppers with Potato Skins? You get these amazingly good Jalapeno Popper Potatoes, the perfect side dish for any occasion.

Jalapeno Poppers and Potato Skins are probably two of my favorite appetizers. I don’t have them often. I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them. They are so good, aren’t they?

I mean, you really can’t go wrong with bacon and jalapenos. Years ago we had a neighbor who made these delicious bacon appetizers. They were strips of bacon wrapped around the tiniest bits of cream cheese and jalapenos. Sometimes she added pineapple chunks, too. They were time intensive to make, but oh so delicious to eat.

And since then, I love jalapeno poppers when made with good cheeses and wrapped in bacon. Yum!

You can’t go wrong with bacon and potatoes, either. That’s why combining bacon, potatoes, jalapeno, and cheese is such a phenomenal combination. 

This is a delicious side dish for burgers, grilled or roast meats, and any number of other main dishes. I like it with a green salad for an almost meatless meal.

Truth be told, I could probably eat the entire pan all by itself.

How I make this good and cheap:

Here are some of the strategies I use to make this recipe more economical:

  • Track prices and shop the lowest store. This year I’ve paid more attention to which stores have the lowest prices. Where I live, ALDI has the best price on potatoes, so I try to buy them there if I can’t find a sale price elsewhere.
  • Stock up on sales. I’m a little picky about which sour cream and cheddar cheese I buy, so I watch for sales and stock up when it’s a good price. Same goes for bacon. I like uncured over conventional, so I watch patiently and then clear the shelves. Kidding. Sort of.

Tools I use to make this recipe easy:

Having the right kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs. Here are the tools that I like to use in this recipe.

Originally published October 12, 2011. Updated July 16, 2017.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. My husband will love this recipe! I still have jalapeno peppers growing in my garden.

  2. Wow those Potatoes look so good. I know my whole family would love them and I love that you cook the onions and peppers with the bacon, good tip.

  3. Shirlene says

    YUM, I am going to the store tomorrow so looks like they are on the menu for the weekend. Thanks for a great recipe!

  4. That looks SO good! How do I get this on Pinterest so I can find it later? 🙂

    • Jessica Fisher says

      LOL! I have the pinmarklet downloaded to my toolbar. That’s the easiest way I pin things.

  5. I love this recipe! I’m so making it soon, thanks!!

  6. Carrie Phelps says

    The pictures look delicious! I also make something like this, I oven roast potatoes, and add cheddar cheese, bacon chunks & jalapenos! I love your recipes!

  7. That looks delicious, totally like something you’d pay $8 or $10 for at TGIF! Perfect for right now as the weather keeps turning colder and colder. Thanks for sharing!

  8. That looks so good. My husband hates hot things so he’d never eat it. Me? I’d eat the whole thing! Now I’ll have to try to make it. 🙂
    Thank you for hosting! I shared my loaded baked potato soup. I’m actually making it Friday along with a cheese soup so I can relax most of the weekend.

  9. Jenny says

    YUM! Can’t wait to make these.

  10. Spice says

    Oh! I love these…I think my daughter gonna love this as it has everything she likes bacon, sour cream, cheese & Jalapeno peppers…..btw I linked my spicy potatoes to this post & instead of entering the name of dish I entered mine, how do I edit that…

  11. Dana says

    Oh my that looks good!! Can’t wait to try it!!!

  12. This recipe looks delicious! I know my kid and husband would love it, and I plan to try it. Thanks for sharing…

  13. lori says

    This recipe sounds delicious! I plan to make it very soon.

  14. Kathy says

    We have to watch our saturated fat- and I think this recipe will be a cinch to make with turkey bacon and reduced fat cheese and sour cream! Can. Not. Wait.
    Thanks for posting!

  15. susan says

    I made something similar to this last night based on your recipe. I had baked potatoes earlier in the week and saved to make Baked Potato Soup, but the thought of soup in 105 degree weather made me cringe. So, I saw your recipe, and cut up my baked potatoes, sauteed onion, bacon, and bell peppers, and added some jalapeno sour cream that we had in the fridge. It was delicious! Thank you so much for the idea.

    • Jessica Fisher says

      It’s so easy, you don’t really need a recipe. So glad it worked for you all!

  16. Jamie says

    sounds incredible — my husband walked by the computer and saw the picture and wants me to make them for dinner tomorrow!!

  17. I have made these a couple of times from your recipe and we love them! Question though: how do you cook the potatoes beforehand?

    • Jessica Fisher says

      I boil them, but I imagine you could use leftover baked potatoes?

  18. Mialee says

    Do you think this would freeze well? Before baking? Thanks for all your recipes and tips!

    • It should work if you make sure to use RED potatoes. The other kinds will go mealy. I haven’t tried it though, so I can’t say 100%. Let me know how it works. Sounds yummy!

  19. Alisha says

    My husband is going to LOVE these! Thanks for sharing!

  20. kara says

    What is the cole slaw looking dish in the picture? I love shredded cabbage and am always looking for new ways to eat it.

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