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jalapeños with cream cheese

Dairy-Free Jalapeño Poppers

These baked Dairy-Free Jalapeño Poppers use vegan cream cheese, garlic, nutritional yeast, spices, and potato chips for an easy appetizer. Gluten-free and vegan!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free jalapeno poppers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10
Author Tessa Fisher


  • 8-10 jalapeños
  • 8 oz vegan cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free jalapeño chips or potato chips crushed


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Wearing gloves to protect your hands, slice jalapeños lengthwise. Scoop the seeds and membranes out. Place jalapeños in even rows on baking sheet skin side down.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine vegan cream cheese, lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are incorporated.

  4. Fill jalapeños with cream cheese mixture and sprinkle crushed potato chips on top. Bake for 10-13 minutes, careful not to burn chips on top. Serve immediately.