Heat things up tonight with a jalapeño-spiked dinner! We’ve rounded up our favorite spicy-but-not-too-spicy recipes to jump-start the warm weather — appetizers, mains and spicy-but-not-too-spicy sides to kick off the first nice warm weekend of the spring ’round these parts. 

Remember: use caution when hollowing out peppers for poppers. Seeds = heat, so decide how far you want to take it well beforehand. Enjoy!

More ideas for dinner on Food Republic: