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Roasted Jalapeno Pepper Sauce - Recipe

A quick and easy versatile sauce recipe made with roasted jalapeno peppers, perfect as a dip for light seafood, like crab claws, or for serving over tacos and Mexican dishes.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jalapeno
Servings: 4
Calories: 10kcal


  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon crema
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Set jalapenos and garlic on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. Flip the peppers half way through.
  • Once the pepper skins have nicely charred and started to bubble up, remove everything from heat.
  • Cool peppers slightly then set them into a plastic bag and seal to steam. This will loosen the skins.
  • Peel skins and set into a food processor.
  • Peel the garlic and set them into food processor.
  • Add crema and process until smooth.
  • Adjust with salt and serve!


Heat Factor: Medium. You'll get some decent level heat from the jalapeno peppers. Use serrano peppers for a higher level of heat.


Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 17mg | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 9mg