Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Creamy Jalapeno Popper Pasta

It's a damp, cold, and dreary day here in Chicagoland. Our weather is so crazy. Yesterday 80 and Sunny and today it's in the 50's and raining. The cool weather has put me in the mood for a spicy dish. This Jalapeno Popper Pasta contains all of my favorites. Cheese, Bacon, and of course Jalapeno's! It's the perfect combo. Spicy, but not too spicy. It was delish!

Creamy Jalapeno Popper Pasta
Serves 6

12 oz. pasta of your choice, cooked to al dente
1 tbsp olive oil
4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cooked and  crumbled bacon
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 jalapeno. diced and seeded

Cook pasta according to package directions to al dente. Drain and set aside.

In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add jalapeno and cook for 3 minutes, or until softened. 

Reduce heat to medium and add cream cheese and  milk, stirring until smooth. Add cheddar and parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and onion powder. Stirring frequently until melted. Once melted stir in bacon. 

Add cooked pasta to sauce and toss until combined. Garnish with extra jalapeno if desired. Enjoy!


  1. Yum, sounds and looks delicious. Would love it if you would stop by at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and link up this fabulous dish! Blessings, Shari @

  2. Thanks, Shari! I will be sure to stop by and link up!

  3. Thanks for coming by Bridget. I wanted to let you know I just featured your pasta on my FB page at So come on by and check it out! Blessings, Shari

  4. Whhaatt?! I loovvee spicy pastas so this is definitely up my alley! Great recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  5. Oh, yes please! Looks fabulous!

  6. This one sounds good. Thanks for sharing with Let's Get Real (I'm co-hosting this week)!


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