Jalapeño Popper Dip

I love any excuse I can come up with for making, and subsequently devouring, all sorts of delicious dips. You might remember that back right before Christmas my friend Beth held a “dip party” at her house. That gathering brought us the Buffalo Chicken Dip, Hot Reuben Dip, and the Sausage Dip. It was a seriously genius idea. Now that the NFL lockout is over and we’re guaranteed the ability to watch football through the fall and early winter, I’m celebrating with a football-season worthy dip. This is a perfect time of year to introduce this dip – it’s a great choice for all of your late-summer gatherings, and is perfect for any game-day get-togethers you’re planning once the season gets under way. And if you’re not a football fan, then I encourage you to come up with any excuse necessary to make this as soon as humanely possible!

This dip is everything that makes jalapeño poppers so addicting, and then some. It’s ooey, gooey, creamy, cheesy and spicy. It has bacon. It has a cheesy, buttery breadcrumb crust. It’s dip heaven. And it would definitely go well with a cold beer. I’m already craving another batch!

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Jalapeño Popper Dip

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup mayonnaise
8 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped up
6 jalapeños, minced (if you can't get fresh, substitute a 4-ounce can diced jalapeño peppers, drained)
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon cumin
1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, jalapenos, garlic, cumin and cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish or 9x13 baking dish.

3. Combine the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and melted butter in a small bowl, tossing with a fork until the mixture is evenly moistened. Sprinkle evenly over the cream cheese mixture.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the dip is bubbling. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, crackers, vegetables, etc.

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  1. Katrina on August 3, 2011 at 4:16 am

    This is my kind of dip! Great recipe!


  2. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on August 3, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Perfect! I have some leftover jalapenos in my fridge 😀


  3. Lauren at Keep It Sweet on August 3, 2011 at 5:53 am

    This dip is such a great idea! I bet it disappears quickly.


  4. Heather (Heather's Dish) on August 3, 2011 at 7:55 am

    seriously, my husband will die of happiness!


  5. Alicia at AliGirl Cooks on August 3, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I love jalapeno poppers! This is great.


  6. Adrienne on August 3, 2011 at 9:19 am

    My mouth is watering as we speak. Great idea!!


  7. Erin on August 3, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I love making dips! But I haven’t had a party to bring an appetizer to in so long. I am usually the one hosting and the deal we have with friends is whoever hosts does the entree and everyone else brings the rest.


  8. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts on August 3, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Next time we have a party I am going to have to make this. My husband would flip for this dip! Thanks!


  9. Jen of My Tiny Oven on August 3, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I made a version of this dip not long ago! It was the perfect dip for a sports watching party! My Boy LOVED it!


  10. CouponClippingCook on August 3, 2011 at 11:21 am

    This dip sounds so good….tortilla chips are my favorite food group!


  11. Jo-Anna on August 3, 2011 at 11:36 am

    This sounds like my kind of dip too! Mouthwatering!


  12. Elsy on August 3, 2011 at 11:53 am

    mmmm…..this looks soooo good. I will have to try it.


  13. Curt on August 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Mmmm, Mmmmmmm! That’s about all I can say. I will be trying this one. I’m a big dip lover myself.


  14. sherri lynn @ life of a wife on August 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    This sounds delicious! I love a good dip


  15. Lindsey@Lindselicious on August 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Hell to the yes! Love this- I cant wait for a good excuse to make it!!


  16. RavieNomNoms on August 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    oh wow…that looks scrumptious!


  17. Tracy on August 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I am all over this! Maybe I’ll make it for when we have our virtual draft! 😉


  18. Debbie B. (DebaRooRoo) on August 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    This looks fabulous! I agree- jalapeno poppers are ADDICTIVE! I would probably eat this whole dip myself!


  19. Rinku on August 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    ooey, gooey, creamy, cheesy, spicy just what I love to eat.


  20. Lacy on August 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Heaven!! This dip will definitely make an appearance at my next get together! Sounds amazing!


  21. Maria on August 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Great dip for game night!


  22. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic on August 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    This is genius! I love jalapeno poppers and can imagine this dip tasting divine!


  23. Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Decor on August 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    This sounds so yummy. Both I and my husband love jalapeno peppers. I’m for sure going to make this.


  24. Joanie on August 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Fabulous! I make poppers and use crumbled chorizo in the mix- think it would be a great substitute for bacon!


    • Joanie on August 3rd, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      and smoked gouda too!


  25. Lisa on August 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Any recipe that starts out with two blocks of cream cheese is A-OK in my book! :-)


  26. Ann on August 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness! I LOVE poppers…..this is awesome!


  27. Ally on August 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    This dip is just guaranteed to be loved! Another unique recipe to add to the repertoire! xo



  28. shelly (cookies and cups) on August 3, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Oh my goodness…I am SO making this..I might just sit and eat the whole thing..
    you knocked this one out of the park!


  29. Barefoot Pregnant And In The Kitchen on August 3, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    This is another one of those recipes that makes me go…. WHY have I not made this allready??? Definatly going to be made for the next get together or pot luck we attend. Love anything spicey and cheesey…. and of course with bacon!


  30. RisaG on August 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    This looks amazing. I love dips myself. I have made Buffalo Chicken Dip, Pizza Dip and a few others over the years. My favorites were the Pizza Dip and the 7 Layered Dip. They seemed to go over the best with my friends. Thanks for this one! Mmmm can’t wait to try it.


  31. Becki's Whole Life on August 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I love dip, too. If I go to a party and there is pretty much any type of dip, I just can’t help myself. I will eat dip over the main courses! Good thing I don’t go to that many parties. Love Jalapeno dip – the bacon is a great addition.


  32. Rachel (teacher-chef) on August 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    YUM! I think the calorie burning that I did earlier got reversed just by admiring this. But I can’t wait to devour (I mean share) this & also host my own Dip Party – I love the idea!!


  33. Chef Tom on August 4, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Wow this does sound pretty good! I love jalapeno poppers…so I’m sure a dip would be AMAZING!


  34. Jenelle on August 4, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Oh my! I am already addicted to jalapeno popper! This will be perfect for football games or any random dip necessary days! I love your site, thanks for the recipe!


  35. Kimberly on August 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Oh wow – now THAT is a dip, my friend! Kudos! I will definitely have to try this! I hope it is as spicy as it sounds! I love me some spicy food! Cheers!


  36. Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats on August 4, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I love jalapeno poppers, but don’t want to make those. This is the perfect solution!


  37. Arvette on August 4, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Can’t wait to try this dip. I love poppers.


  38. Pretty. Good. Food. on August 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Yeah, nothing about this sounds bad! Can’t wait to make this and eat it all!!! :)


  39. Melanie on August 4, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    oh no! I never should have seen this recipe. I know it’s going to be way TOO ADDICTIVE. 😀


  40. Alyce on August 5, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I love dips too. This recipe sounds fab.


  41. Veronique Deblois on August 5, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Definitely trying this recipe!


  42. The Mistress of Spices on August 5, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I want this NOW!


  43. Caroline on August 5, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I am in love!


  44. Cubicle.com on August 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    You had me at Jalepeno popper! This looks great!


  45. Coley on August 5, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Sounds delicious!!! seems like it would compete well with buffalo chicken dip! :)


  46. Janice Kantola on August 9, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Made a double batch last night of this! Everyone at work loves it!


  47. JennyT on August 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I made this on Saturday for a family party. It was a huge success. Everyone kept asking what it was & then went back for seconds. Served with crackers or tortilla chips. The quantity it made was just right because I had none left. We had about 25 people.


  48. Deborah Dowd on August 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks for a great way to kick off pre-season! This will even help if the Redskins have another dismal season!


  49. Kevin (Closet Cooking) on August 11, 2011 at 6:45 am

    This is one of my favourite dips! So addictive!


  50. Skylar on August 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    You could probably just say cheese, bacon, and jalapenos and I would love it. But this, wow, this looks great!


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