Jalapeno Popper Dip

CATEGORIES: Dips and Spreads, Kate

So…I kind of had something else planned for this post. It was slightly experimental…slightly disastrous picture-wise and didn’t taste as good as I remembered it. I was racking my brain for manly appetizers and was about to resign myself to bruschetta with “Who Dat?” toothpick banners (let’s not mock here) when, out of the blue, I remembered this easy, spicy, cheesy, completely addictive (and banner-free) dip or spread.

You’re definitely not going to be wasting your entire day in the kitchen getting this stuff ready. Probably the most time-consuming task is slicing the bread. The other thing is that it’s CHEAP! You probably already have half of the stuff on hand and the rest of it is unlikely to cost you more than a couple of bucks.

mix up some softened cream cheese, parmesan cheese, mayo, and garlic

Once it’s stirred, add in some green chilies and jalapenos

A completely optional addition is crumbled bacon, which gives it that bacon-wrapped-jalapeno-popper taste.

If you do decide to use bacon, just save a few tablespoons to sprinkle on top, and stir the rest in.

That’s it!  Spread in a baking dish and bake.

The ingredients might sound weird, and the mixture might not knock your socks off before you’ve cooked it, but once it’s hot and bubbly and cheesey, I’d love to see you try and stop eating it once you’ve started…

(shown above without bacon)



  1. Told my husband about this recipe and he insisted on making it yesterday for the Super Bowl. It was so good with tortilla chips that were fresh out of the frier. It made a lot but we polished it off with a few friends. This will be made for many, many get togethers in our future. Thank you!

  2. I made this yesterday for the Super Bowl and it was soooooo yummy! I seriously could have eaten the entire thing myself. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I made this for my (small) Superbowl party and it was a big hit. I loved it, too, for its ease and tastiness.

    I used all the lite ingredients and it was perfectly creamy. I also doubled the green chilis (because I'm married to a New Mexican, and it's necessary for people from NM to consume VAST quantities of green chili) and it turned out just fine and very flavorful.

  4. Made this today for a Super Bowl party. It was delicious!!! I did add a good handful of mozzarella and some extra grated Parmesan on top.

    Still, excellent recipe, and it really did taste like a jalapeno popper.

  5. I've been making this for years. People LOVE it! Served it with lots of stuff, but Ritz Crackers are always the favorite!

  6. I just made this for my husband, neighbor and myself and oh my is it good! I have not been let down by any of your recipes! 4 for 4 so far and looking forward to trying more! Thanks so much.

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