Pepper Jelly - What To Eat  With It

Pepper jelly is one of the most versatile condiments out there. There are so many tasty things to do with it! Read on for 24 delicious ideas about what to eat with pepper jelly.

Have you heard of pepper jelly?

Pepper jelly is such an unassuming, underrated little green condiment. It holds so many little secrets about the huge array of other foods it pairs well with.


1 cup green bell peppers 3/4 c jalapeno peppers 6 c sugar 1 1/2 c white vinegar 1/2 tsp salt 1.75 oz fruit pectin powder 6 drops green food coloring

How To Make Pepper Jelly

Combine the green peppers, jalapeño peppers, sugar, vinegar and salt. Stir in the pectin and then pour the jelly, while hot, into sterilized, hot half-pint mason jars and seal.

Can Red Peppers Be Used?

Transform into a red pepper jelly recipe by using red chili peppers or other red varieties.

Hot Water Bath Canning Without A Canner

Carefully place jars (and their lids) into a large pot of cold water in a single layer. Turn the heat to high heat and bring to a full rolling boil.

When the jelly is prepared and ready for canning, set it out next to the saucepan with the jars. One by one, use a tongs to remove hot jars from the boiling water.

Fill with the jam. Fill to about 1/2 inch from the top, wipe rims clean and place lid on the jar. Screw bands as tightly as possible. Carefully return them to the boiling water and let boil for 10 min. Turn the burner off and remove the jars from the water once it has cooled down.

What To Do With Spicy Pepper Jelly

– Soften a block of cream cheese and pour the jelly over the top. Serve with crackers. – Spruce up your next piece of toast with it. – This is such a great gift idea! Seal in jars and put a fun label on it for holiday gifts.

What To Eat with Pepper Jelly

Pepper jelly is one of the most versatile condiments out there. There are so many tasty things to do with it!


This is the best meatloaf recipe and it is such an easy dish. Replace the apricot jam in the glaze with a pepper variety instead!


Crockpot Meatballs are easy and delicious to share. Replace apricot jam with spicy jelly to spruce it up and for a major flavor boost!

Roasted Broccoli

Make this roasted broccoli recipe to accompany your next meal. Drizzle a glaze over the top, such as any type of jelly/jam!

Salsa Burgers

Incorporate salsa into the meat of your burger for a zesty burger. Brush spicy jam over the cooked meat before serving.

Air Fryer Salmon

Introducing the most perfectly cooked and easy-to-prepare salmon. Brush some jelly over your salmon after baking and dinner is ready in less than 30!

Zucchini Chips

Zucchini Chips are the perfect snack made from a favorite garden vegetable! Enjoy munching on them like potato chips and dipping into some pepper jelly!


Is pepper jelly spicy? Depending on the variety of peppers used to make the jam, it can be mild or spicy.


Does pepper jelly go bad? A jar of pepper jam purchased from the store will remain fresh up to 12 months past its expiration date. Homemade versions of this condiment will remain fresh for 12 months.


What does pepper jelly taste like? Pepper jelly has a sweet taste with some spice from the peppers. The level of spice can be catered to your personal preferences by using a variety of different peppers.

What To Eat With Pepper Jelly