Jalapeno Popper Casserole


I wanted to create an epic side dish for a Game Day Party. I combined the elements of a casserole and a dip together to create this Jalapeno Popper Casserole Recipe.

Jalapeno Popper Casserole

There are many reasons why you might love Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole from Pioneer Woman:

  • Flavorful and spicy: The jalapeno peppers and cream cheese give this casserole a spicy and creamy flavor that is sure to be a hit with anyone who enjoys spicy food.
  • Easy to make: This casserole is easy to make and requires minimal prep time. Simply mix the ingredients together and bake for a delicious and satisfying meal.
  • Versatile: Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole is a versatile dish that can be served as a main course or as a side dish. It pairs well with a variety of sides, such as rice, potatoes, or a simple salad.
  • Great for leftovers: This casserole tastes even better the next day, making it a great choice for leftovers. Simply store it in the refrigerator or freezer and reheat it when you’re ready to eat.
  • Perfect for potlucks and parties: Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole is a great dish to bring to potlucks or parties because it’s easy to transport and serves a crowd.


  • 2 lb Tater tots
  • 16 oz Cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Chicken breasts, Boneless, skinless, shredded
  • 1 c Sour cream
  • 1 lb Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 c Mexican blend cheese
  • 6 Green onions , chopped
  • 6 Jalapeno peppers, deseeded and finely chopped

How To Make Jalapeno Popper Casserole

  1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees, and grease a 9×13 baking dish well.
  2. Layer the tater tots into the bottom of the casserole dish and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, cook the bacon until crispy and crumble it.
  4. Combine the sour cream, ¾ of the bacon pieces, 1 ½ cups of the cheese, ½ of the green onions and the Jalapeno peppers in a mixing bowl. Stir to mix well.
  5. Fold the chicken into the mixture.
  6. Spread the mixture over the tater tots, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese, green onions and bacon.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes longer.


Calories: 1151kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 91g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 35g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1106mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 658IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 1mg

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