Main Dish | April 22, 2021

Creamy Jalapeno Sauce

Creamy Jalapeno Sauce is the boss!! Creamy, savory with a hint of lime dressing you will want to drench over EVERYTHING. It’s MILD and completes every meal. Top it on tacos, burritos, salads, dip chips in it or make big tray of pulled pork nachos. I’ll show you how!

WHAT IS CREAMY JALAPENO SAUCE?

Creamy jalapeno sauce is the perfect addition to all things mexican food. It’s easy and throws together in minutes.

IS CREAMY JALAPENO SAUCE SPICY?

No, It’s very mild! Make  sure you cut out the rinds and seeds from the peppers. Then the  jalapeños add flavor not heat. If you would like to add some additional heat you can remove only the stem and blend the entire jalapeno OR add a spicy pepper (like habanero) in addition to the jalapenos.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED FOR JALAPEÑO SAUCE

You will need:

  • jalapeños
  • mayo
  • crema
  • ranch dip mix
  • cilantro
  • lime
  • onion powder
  • chipotle powder

WHAT DO I USE IF I CANNOT FIND MEXICAN CREMA?

You can sub crema with sour cream. If you want the sauce to be a little thinner add a tablespoon or two of milk.

If you cannot use sour cream, use plain greek yogurt.

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY JALAPEÑO SAUCE

  1. Starting with your liquids add them to your blender.
  2. Add you jalapeños and cilantro
  3. lastly add your seasonings.

BLEND your ingredients until it is nice and smooth. The sauce will slightly thicken as it sits for a few minutes.

HOW TO SERVE JALAPENO CREMA

One of my favorite quick and easy dinners is to serve over pulled pork nachos. Here are my to protips:

SHRED YOUR OWN CHEESE

PRE-SHREDDED cheese is very convenient but also coated in preservatives. It doesn’t melt as gooey or easily. I highly recommend shredding some of your medium cheddar cheese.

WHAT KIND OF PULLED PORK DO I USE?

You can do what is easiest for you.

  1. Store bought carnitas! I grab these from costco or groceries stores. They are quick to fry up.
  2. Pressure Cooker carnitas– instead of slow roasting like traditional carnitas make them in half the time in the instant pot.
  3. Smoked  Pulled Pork. Of course this is amazing and super flavorful! But it does require prep work.

HOW TO ASSEMBLE PULLED PORK NACHOS

LAYER, IN THIS ORDER:

  1. CHIPS
  2. CHEESE
  3. PULLED PORK (if your pulled pork is very hot you can add it after you have melted the cheese so it doesn’t risk drying out)
  4. BROIL FOR A FEW MINUTES UNTIL CHEESE IT MELTED
  5. ADD HOT BEANS (refried, black or pinto)
  6. and DRENCH IN PICO DE GALLO

CONTINUE TO ADD YOUR FAVORITE TOPPINGS

WHAT ARE OTHER GREAT TOPPINGS FOR NACHOS

  • don’t just add cheddar cheese, use mozzzarella or cojita with cheddar, or even a nacho cheese sauce
  • homemade salsa like salsa fresca or pico de gallo
  • lime juice
  • guacamole
  • pickled red onions
  • sour cream
  • fresh avocado
  • a variety of beans
  • olives (totally not mexican but americans still like this)
  • fresh cilantro

WHEN DO I ADD THE CREAMY JALAPENO SAUCE?

Its best to wait to add the creamy jalapeno sauce until you are serving. The sauce will make the chips soften the quickest of all the ingredients, so wait until it is go time.

HOW DO I STORE CREAMY JALAPENO SAUCE?

Keep it in an air tight bottle in your fridge for one week.

IS THIS RECIPE GLUTEN-FREE?

yes, none of the ingredients from the jalapeno crema has gluten in it. And the majority of tortilla chips are corn! (gluten free) The rest of the toppings included in this post are gluten free- double check the ingredients of the toppings you choose.

CAN I SAVE NACHOS?

mmm, while you probably could slide leftovers into a ziploc bag or air tight container I don’t recommend it. The chips will be pretty soft and soggy and reheating ingredients like guac and creamy sauces never go too well.

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nachos on tray with toppings and creamy jalapeno sauce
Creamy Jalapeno Sauce
Prep Time
8 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
8 hrs 20 mins
 

creamy jalapeno ranch sauce

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Keyword: Loaded Nachos, Pulled Pork Nachos
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 111 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
Creamy Jalapeno Sauce
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup mexican crema find it in the by the cheese
  • 2 juice of two limes
  • 6 jalapeno remove rinds and seeds for no spice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 2 tbsp powder ranch dip mix
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
Instructions
  1. In a blender add your liquids first, then add your veggies and herbs. Add your dry powders last to the blender. Blend until creamy.

  2. Sauce will slightly thicken as it stands

Recipe Notes

FOR CREMA SUBSTITUTES: use sour cream or plain greek yogurt. If you would like sauce a little thinner add a few tbs of milk. 

FOR MILD SAUCE: keep the rinds and seeds out of jalapeños. 

FOR SPICIER SAUCE: remove only stem and blend entire jalapeno.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Jalapeno Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 153IU3%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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