Oven Dried Jalapenos

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Oven dried jalapenos are easy to make and packed with flavor. These delicious bites are great in recipes or on their own if you like a little heat.

Closeup shot of bowlful of dried jalapenos

If you love jalapeno peppers, then this is the recipe for you. It’s loaded with concentrated jalapeno pepper, and while drying them concentrates the capsaicin (what makes the peppers hot), many find them to be milder.

Oven Dried Jalapenos

I love jalapenos, and I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy them. One of my new favorites is drying them in the oven. They take on an entirely new texture, and the flavor really pops. I love to put them in recipes for a kick of heat or on top of nachos for a twist on a favorite flavor.

Closeup shot of bowlful of dried jalapenos

Ingredients

It only takes one ingredient to make this recipe. It doesn’t get easier than that!

  • jalapeños
Closeup shot of sliced jalapenos

Instructions

It only takes a few short steps and a few minutes to make these.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 200ºF.

Step 2: Cut the ends off of each jalapeño. 

Step 3: Slice jalapeños crosswise into ⅛-inch slices.

Closeup overhead shot of sliced jalapenos

Step 4: Place jalapeño slices on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.

Overhead shot of sliced jalapenos on baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Step 5: Bake for 2 hours or until hard and dried.

Overhead shot of dried jalapenos on baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Equipment

It takes next to nothing to dry these peppers.

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet

Substitutions

Your Favorite Pepper: You can try drying any of your favorite peppers from jalapenos to habaneros.

Bowlful of oven dried jalapenos

Options

Looking for ways to change up this oven dried jalapenos recipe? Here are some suggestions.

Green Jalapenos: Use green jalapenos for a more earthy flavor.

Red Jalapenos: Using red jalapenos gives a milder, sometimes slightly fruity flavor.

Tips:

  • Use a very sharp knife so you can easily slice the jalapenos without smashing them.
  • Wear gloves and wash your hands when working with hot peppers.
  • NEVER touch your face.
Closeup shot of hand holding a dried jalapeno slice

More Jalapeno Recipes

FAQ

How long will dried jalapenos last?

They’ll last for up to a year in a cool, dry place.

How do you store dried jalapenos?

Store them in mason jars with tight-fitting lids, and a food-safe desiccant packet.

How do you use dried jalapenos?

Add them to soups, stews, tacos, casseroles, and more. You can even snack on them.

Closeup shot of bowlful of dried jalapenos

Oven Dried Jalapenos

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Yield: 1 cup

Oven Baked Jalapenos

Oven Baked Jalapenos

Oven dried jalapenos are easy to make and are super versatile. These delicious bites can be snacks or added to any of your favorite dishes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 jalapenos

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200ºF.
  2. Cut the ends off of each jalapeno. 
  3. Slice jalapenos crosswise into ⅛-inch slices.
  4. Place jalapeno slices on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 2 hours or until hard and dried.

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 1Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

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