Jalapeño Popper Dip

Jalapeño Popper Dip – warm cream cheese dip loaded with jalapeños, diced green chiles, bacon, and cheese. The crispy panko topping really puts this dip over the top. I should have doubled the recipe because this didn’t last long at our party! Cream cheese, mayonnaise, jalapeños, green chiles, bacon, Colby-Jack cheese, garlic, paprika, parmesan, panko bread crumbs, and butter. Substitute pork rinds for bread crumbs for a gluten-free and low-carb dip. Serve the dip with tortilla chips, corn chips, Ritz crackers, or celery sticks.

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Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip

This Jalapeño Popper Dip was the star of our tailgate last weekend and it was a HUGE hit! All the flavors of jalapeno poppers in a spicy dip form. Warm cream cheese dip loaded with jalapeños, diced green chiles, bacon, cheese, and a crispy panko topping. This dip has the BEST flavor! We ate this with chips, but it would also be delicious in some warm tortillas. I honestly could make a meal out of this yummy dip! I should have doubled the recipe because this didn’t last long at our party!

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How to Make Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Dip

This dip is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl, mix together softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, Colby-Jack cheese, garlic powder, bacon, diced jalapeños, diced green chilies, and garlic powder. Spread the cream cheese mixture into a baking dish. Combine grated parmesan cheese, panko breadcrumbs, garlic salt, paprika, and melted butter. Spread on top of the dip and bake until bubbly. Garnish the dip with fresh jalapenos or green onions.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can substitute turkey bacon for regular bacon.
  • Can substitute greek yogurt or sour cream for mayonnaise.
  • You can mix the dip by hand or with a hand mixer.
  • I use Colby-Jack cheese in the dip. You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Sharp cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, mozzarella cheese, Monterey jack, or a Mexican blend cheese.
  • Is Jalapeño Popper Dip spicy? There is a bit of heat in the dip from jalapeños, but we didn’t think this was overly spicy.
    • If you like spicy foods, use fresh jalapeno peppers.
    • For a milder dip, use pickled jalapenos.
  • Can Jalapeno Popper Dip be made in advance? Absolutely! You can assemble the dip ahead of time and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if you are baking the dip straight from the refrigerator.
  • Feel free to double the dip if feeding a large crowd.
  • For a gluten-free and low-carb dip, substitute crushed pork rinds for the panko bread crumbs.
  • Can Jalapeño Popper Dip be made in the crock pot? Sure! You can mix up the dip and heat it in the slow cooker. I would let the dip cook a couple of hours on LOW to make sure it is heated through. This is a great way to keep the dip warm throughout the whole party.
  • Can Jalapeño Popper Dip be made in advance? Yes! Assemble the dip. Cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
scooping dip from a baking dish with a chip

Jalapeño Dip loaded with Cheese & Bacon

We think this cheesy dip is the perfect party appetizer. Everyone always asks for the recipe. My favorite part of the dip is the crunchy topping. YUM!

We serve the dip with tortilla chips. It is also great with baguette slices, pita chips, corn chips, bell pepper slices, or celery sticks. Give this a try for your next party, movie night, game day party, or holiday get-together. I promise it will be a hit!

Here are a few of our favorite party recipes that go great with this dip:

baking dish of dip topped with jalapenos

Jalapeño Popper Dip

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Jalapeño Popper Dip – warm cream cheese dip loaded with jalapeños, diced green chiles, bacon, and cheese. The crispy panko topping really puts this dip over the top. I should have doubled the recipe because this didn't last long at our party! Cream cheese, mayonnaise, jalapeños, green chiles, bacon, Colby-Jack cheese, garlic, paprika, parmesan, panko bread crumbs, and butter. Substitute pork rinds for bread crumbs for a gluten-free and low-carb dip. Serve the dip with tortilla chips, corn chips, Ritz crackers, or celery sticks.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese
  • 1 (4-oz) can diced jalapeños
  • 1 (4-oz) can diced green chiles
  • ½ cup chopped cooked bacon
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly spray a 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, shredded cheese, jalapeños, diced green chiles, bacon, and garlic powder.
  • Spread dip into the prepared baking dish.
  • Combine grated parmesan, panko bread crumbs, garlic salt, paprika, and melted butter.
  • Spread bread crumb mixture on top of the dip.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until bubbly.

Notes:

  • You can substitute turkey bacon for regular bacon.
  • Is Jalapeño Popper Dip spicy? There is a small kick to the dip from jalapeños, but we didn’t think this was overly spicy. For a spicier dip, use fresh chopped jalapeños with the seeds and membranes.
  • Can Jalapeno Popper Dip be made in advance? Absolutely! You can assemble the dip ahead of time and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if you are baking the dip straight from the refrigerator.
  • Feel free to double the dip if feeding a large crowd.
  • For a gluten-free and low-carb dip, substitute crushed pork rinds for the panko bread crumbs.
  • Can Jalapeño Popper Dip be made in the crockpot? Sure! You can mix up the dip and heat it in the slow cooker. I would let the dip cook a couple of hours on LOW to make sure it is heated through. This is a great way to keep the dip warm throughout the whole party.

Steph

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