Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Perfect for Game Day. 
Or gatherings of friends and family.
Or bridal or baby showers. 

Pretty much, just make up an excuse to make this dip.

There's nothing healthy about it, unless you serve it with celery or something. It tastes like a jalapeno inside out and is pretty much irresistible (as long as you like peppers!).

The best part is that it's super easy to make.

Here's what you do:

Take two 8 oz packages of cream cheese (I used the reduced fat version to make myself feel better)

Add 1 cup of mayo, 1 4oz can of chopped jalapenos (drained), 1 4 oz can of chopped green chilies (drained), and 1 cup of your favorite shredded cheese. I used a Mexican blend but you could use any combination of cheddar, colby jack, mozzarella, or whatever you like.  And maybe add in some Parmesan cheese for good measure.

Then, mix it all up with a spoon or spatula. It will take a little effort to break up the cream cheese. This may be a good time to take out your frustrations.

Just don't scare the small children in the 
church building while you're doing this.

Spread it in a baking dish. Mmmm. 

 In a separate bowl, mix together 1 cup of Panko bread crumbs and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese

Sprinkle the bread crumb topping over the mixture and spray lightly with cooking spray

Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown on top and bubbly. 

I would suggest serving with Pita Chips but I could not find any at HEB. So I served it with Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and Frito's. It would also be good with carrot sticks, celery, cherry tomatoes baguette slices. 


(Yes I realize that hand looks gross. But I served the food to real people because I made this in my real life, and not just for the blog. Kthanks!)

Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats


  1. did this for myself so thought i'd post to save others time.

    2 8oz cream cheese (room temp & can use reduced fat)
    1 cup mayo
    1 4oz can chopped jalapenos (drained)
    1 4oz can chopped green chilies (drained)
    1 cup shredded cheese (mexican blend or whatever you like)
    1 cup panko bread crumbs
    3/4 cup parmesan cheese
    Pita Chips, or any other chip to dip with

    Here's what you do:

    Preheat oven to 375.

    Combine cream cheese, mayo, jalapenos, chilis, shredded cheese, and 1/4 cup parmesan in a bowl and mix with spoon or spatula. Spread into baking dish. (not sure on size, looks like 8x8 maybe?)

    In a separate bowl, mix together bread crumbs and remaining parmesan cheese (1/2 cup). Sprinkle over mixture in dish and spray lightly with cooking spray.

    Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown on top and bubbly.



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