Jalapeno Popper Pasta

As I was perusing the cream cheeses at the grocery store recently, I happened upon Spicy Jalapeno Cream cheese.

I immediately threw it in my cart & wanted to make Jalapeno Popper Pasta!

This most certainly did not disappoint!

It was all kinds of jalapeno popper goodness bundled up as a main dish!

It was spicy and delicious (perhaps a bit too spicy for the little dudes) and I can’t wait to make it again!

Jalapeno Popper Pasta
An Amy’s Cooking Adventures Original Recipe

12 oz pasta, cooked to al dente
3 large chicken breasts, cooked & diced
½ lb bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (8 oz) tub Spicy Jalapeno Cream Cheese
2 cups lowfat milk
½ tsp onion powder
1 ½ cups shredded cheddar jack cheese, divided
½ cup panko crumbs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

 In a large skillet, cook the diced bacon until crisp, remove to a paper towel lined plate.  Drain most of the drippings out of the pan (reserving about 1 teaspoon).

Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds, then add the cream cheese and cook until melted.

Turn the heat to medium-low.  Whisk in the milk and onion powder until smooth and combined.  Stir in 1 cup of the cheese, cooking until melted.

Meanwhile, combine the pasta, chicken, and drained bacon in a large baking dish.  Pour the cheese sauce over the pasta.  Then sprinkle with the remaining cheese and the panko.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.  Serve immediately.

Serves 6-8


  1. This sounds yummy! I like a little spice sometimes, and with pasta sounds like a great match!

  2. What a great idea! Nothing complements the heat of jalapenos like some cream cheese. And bacon never hurts either... ;) Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. My husband and daughter would love this dish. I'm going to have to try it out this week. We love all things spicy and I like the whole food pairing here.

  4. This looks delicious! My husband and I love spicy food so this right up our alley. Thanks for sharing!

  5. My husband and I love spicy dishes, so this looks right up our alley! This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #21…it's live now! Hope to see you there!

  6. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday #22! Thanks so much for sharing such an amazing idea last week!


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