Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

Sliced jalapeno popper quesadilla on a clay colored plate, exposing the inside of the quesadilla. Jalapeno in the background.

Game day will never be the same after you try these Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas. Cream cheese, pickled jalapenos, crispy bacon and chicken tenders all wrapped up between two tortillas make the perfect game day snack.

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I just created the ultimate football food and I’m living for it. This quesadilla is creamy, crunchy, spicy perfection.

My spinach artichoke dip quesadillas are always super popular during football season so I thought it was about time to create another fun appetizer inspired quesadilla. In comes the jalapeno popper goodness.

Hand holding jalapeno popper quesadilla with a bite out of it.

Ingredients for Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

Here’s what you need to grab to make these jalapeno quesadillas:

  • Flour tortillas: Use your favorite brand, I love the raw tortillas that you cook. Soo good.
  • Whipped cream cheese: Using whipped cream cheese makes it much easier to spread on the flour tortillas.
  • Pickled jalapenos: I like the acid and spice that the pickled jalapenos add to the quesadillas. Chop into small pieces for a little spice in every bite.
  • Shredded mozzarella: Shred it fresh for the best melt.
  • Frozen chicken tenders: Use your favorite brand and cook according to the package directions.
  • Bacon bits: What’s a jalapeno popper recipe without lots of bacon?
Stack of jalapeno popper quesadilla triangles on clay colored plate.

So Simple to Make

Start by preheating your oven to bake the chicken tenders. Proceed to cook them according to the package directions.

While that’s happening, stir together the whipped cream cheese, diced pickled jalapenos and mozzarella cheese. Slather the cream cheese mixture all over the tortilla. This will be the glue that keeps everything together.

When the tenders are done, dice them into bite-size pieces and sprinkle over one of the cream cheese covered tortillas. Add to a hot skillet and top with another tortilla slathered in cream cheese.

Cook until both sides are golden and the cheese is gooey. I like using my pizza cutter to slice the quesadillas into triangles.

One jalapeno popper quesadilla cut into triangles and stack on top of two clay colored plates.

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Sliced jalapeno popper quesadilla on a clay colored plate, exposing the inside of the quesadilla. Jalapeno in the background.
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Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

Game day will never be the same after you try these Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas. Cream cheese, pickled jalapenos, crispy bacon and chicken tenders all wrapped up between two tortillas make the perfect game day snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jalapeno popper quesadillas
Yield: 2 servings
Author: Meghan Payne-Hensley

Ingredients

  • 4 frozen chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapenos
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • 4 flour tortillas

Instructions

  • Cook chicken tenders according to package directions. While they are cooking, mix the whipped cream cheese, chopped jalapenos, mozzarella cheese and bacon bits together. Divide evenly among 4 tortillas and spread into a thin layer. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Chop cooked chicken tenders into bite size pieces. Sprinkle evenly over two flour tortillas. Place tortilla with chicken on it into the skillet, top with a tortilla spread with cream cheese. Cook until golden then flip and cook until second side is golden and cheese is gooey. Repeat with second quesadilla. Cut into triangles and serve.

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One comment

  1. 2 stars
    This is a topic that is near to my heart… Thank you!
    Wherre are youyr contact details though?

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