A favourite appetizer is now in dip form with this Jalapeño Popper Dip recipe. Warm, cheesy with just the right kick, it’s easy and mess-free.
Don’t you just love appetizer dips as a snack or when guests come over? My favourites include White Bean Hummus – with homemade crisp pita chips, and this BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip ever. Yet I think my Dill Pickle Dip will be a hit with anyone who loves pickles.
When making non-dip appetizers, on occasion I make Jalapeño Poppers. While the kids can only take so much because of the spice – I have found it’s always a hit with the adults in a gathering.
Yet appetizer party dips are where it’s at when there is a gathering, so serving jalapeno peppers in dip form only seems fitting. Am I right? This party food will impress all your guests, as it’s the best Jalapeño Popper Dip recipe ever!
How to Make Jalapeño Popper Dip:
The following are the simple ingredients to make this easy Jalapeño Popper Dip recipe:
- softened cream cheese
- Mexican blend shredded cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, or mozzarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- green chilies
- Panko breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper
I prefer to use cream cheese for this recipe, while some call for sour cream or greek yogurt. It makes the dip thicker, and creamier than the alternative. Plus, a cheesy dip is a crowd pleaser.
To Make: In a large bowl mix the cream cheese, using a hand mixer. Add the cup mayonnaise, two kinds of cheese, green chilies, and jalapeños. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix until well combined. Spread the cream cheese mixture into your pie pan or casserole dish.
In a medium bowl combine your bread crumbs, reserved Parmesan, and melted butter. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over top of your cheese mixture and bake until golden brown on top and you got some crispy panko.
When done, serve right in the baking dish. It’ll have a nice and crisp crunchy topping. You can garnish with green onions, green chilies, or fresh jalapenos.
What to Serve with cheesy Jalapeño Popper Dip
I love to offer a variety of sides when serving this perfect appetizer. My suggestions are: tortilla chips, ritz crackers, corn chips, baguette slices, and/or potato chips. I also like to have a side of fresh jalapeños or green chiles (for those that like a real spicy dip).
This easy appetizer recipe is taking the fan-favorite Jalapeño Popper into a dip form, making it much simpler to make than stuffing individually. It’s a mess-free version of the same taste to enjoy as an appetizer.
In total time, this is an incredible jalapeno cream cheese dip that takes only 30 minutes to make, and has proven to be a favorite appetizer for so many.
Plus, since you control the amount placed on a cracker or chip, even those who don’t care for spice take take a little and still enjoy.
This cheesy jalapeno popper dip is creamy, cheesy, spicy and loaded with familiar flavours. It’s a warm dip recipe that has a crunchy crumb topping that will be a surprise hit at the next party or on game day.
If you have leftovers, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Reheat when you want to devour this perfect party appetizer once again. Perhaps the next game day will call for creamy jalapeno dip!
And of course there is always the go-to fan favourite – classic Spinach and Artichoke Dip. You can never go wrong with these assortment of appetizer party dips!
Happy dipping – YUM!
- 2 8oz pkgs cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese, divided in half
- 1 4oz can green chilies, diced
- 1 4oz can jalapeños, diced
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and spray a 9inch pie pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl mix cream cheese using a hand mixer until creamy. Then add mayo, shredded cheese, ½ cup of Parmesan cheese, green chilies and jalapeños. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix until well combined.
- Spread into your pie pan.
- In a small bowl combine your panko bread crumbs, reserved Parmesan, and melted butter.
- Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over top of your cheese mixture.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- Serve with chips or crackers of your choosing.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2967Saturated Fat: 91gCholesterol: 392mgSodium: 4658mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 72g