Jalapeño Popper Dip
Jalapeno Popper Dip is creamy, cheesy and has just the perfect amount of kick. Great appetizer for your next party or watching the big game!
I love any excuse I can come up with for making, and subsequently devouring, all sorts of delicious dips. You might remember that a little over five years ago, I told you about going to a “dip party” at my friend’s house. That gathering brought us the Buffalo Chicken Dip, Hot Reuben Dip, and the Sausage Dip. It was a seriously genius idea. Chips and dip are one of the few things that leave me unable to stop eating. Once I grab a chip and start dipping, it becomes virtually impossible for me to put on the brakes.
Jalapeno popper dip is one of my all-time favorites… it’s incredibly easy to assemble and will be gone in the blink of an eye.
If you (or anyone you’re serving this to) is sensitive to spicy foods, I would rank this pretty far on the mild side, maybe a 2 or 3? You’d think because of the amount of jalapeño peppers that it might be spicier, but it’s fairly tame, so dip away!
This jalapeño popper 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!
Four years ago: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Five years ago: White Chocolate-Coconut Brownies
Six years ago: Oven-Fried Onion Rings with Dipping Sauce
Nine years ago: Maple-Hazelnut Oatmeal
Jalapeño Popper Dip
- 16 ounces (453.59 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup (224 g) mayonnaise
- 8 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
- 6 jalapeños, seeded and minced (if you can't get fresh, substitute a 4-ounce can diced jalapeño peppers, drained)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) cumin
- 6 ounces (170.1 g) cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1½ cups)
- 1 cup (60 g) panko breadcrumbs
- 1 cup (100 g) grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, jalapenos, garlic, cumin and cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl. Transfer the mixture into 2-quart baking dish.
- 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.
- 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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This recipe was originally published on August 3, 2011.
Made this dip about 3 times for parties, always the best dip on the table. Once I had the whole party standing around this dip, loving it! The only critique from anyone was, they wanted it spicier, so if you have some spicy lovers, you can add either fresh jalapeno, habenero oil or other hot peppers. I usually make this recipe by the recipe but add a little cayenne pepper to get that late kick. Very, very highly recommended dip!!! Addicing!
I have made this recipe 3 times for parties, everything it’s a huge crowd favorite. A couple things I do differently is I add alittle bit of bacon grease in the mixture along with some Jalapeno juice (I’d using jarred Jalapeno) and drizzled extra melted butter on tip.
Nice and can I bookmark it? this
I have made this for years. Replace Panko with crumbled Ritz and it gives a nice buttery flavor…
THANK YOU for this recipe!!! I’ve been making this dip for years. It’s the BEST dip I’ve ever made and ever eaten. Every time I make it, it disappears within 15 minutes tops! And then everyone asks me for the recipe. I follow the instructions exactly and I prefer to use fresh jalapeños over canned ones. I believe it’s the panko breadcrumbs topping that adds that wow factor, and the bacon of course. Since I have several vegetarian friends, I usually bake in two dishes. I put 1/3 of the mixture in one dish before I add the bacon to the rest of the mixture. Then, I put the remaining 2/3 in the other baking dish. If I’m bringing this dish to another house, I usually bring the panko breadcumbs and butter in plastic bags and do that part of the recipe at the person’s house. I’ve also halved the recipe when I make this dip for just me and my husband and it comes out perfect every time. BTW, I always just print out a few copies of the recipe beforehand because I know someone will ask me for it, and I have the link ready on my phone to share. LOL
Is this dip freezable? If so, would you recommend I freeze before or after I bake it?
Hi Cyndi, I’ve never frozen it, but I think it would do fine. I would freeze it before baking, and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking.
Sounds great, but did anyone actually make it yet? All I read is “ooh, looks good, gotta make it next time. . . ” . did anyone try it?
There are tons of comments from people who have made it… just have to read through them.
I know this was years ago you posted this but I’ve been making this for years and it is a favorite by anyone who has tried it. It’s fantastic!
I made this for a gathering but did not bake it (was going to do so at the host’s house). The gathering was cancelled last minute, rescheduled for three days. Would this keep ok in the fridge for three days. It has not been baked at all yet.
Yes, it should still be okay to bake!
How many does it feed can i double everything to make more
Hi Jeff, It makes 6 to 8 servings (yield is in the recipe box above) and yes, you can double the recipe.
I will be making this dip tomorrow night for a wine tasting that I am hosting. I hope that it comes out well; we love jalapeño poppers! Will add a review after making it.
Thanks for the recipe.
Can I make it one night but bake it the next day? Have you ever tried that?
Hi Jennifer, Yes, you could totally do that!
Could I make this in the crock pot?
Hi Kate, You could, but you wouldn’t get that nice browned, crisp topping!
Is this good lukewarm/cold? I have a party to go to and I think this sounds delish but I’m not sure when things will be served so I don’t think it will stay hot.
Hi Julie, I’ve never eaten this cold, but I’ve definitely had it lukewarm/room temperature and I think it’s just fine!
Wow wow & wow!! I tried making this dip for a
Personal touch to one of my parties and it was a plus.
People liked it so much that each guest wanted the recipe.
I was recently requested to make this dip for a wedding and
I got the same response! Thank you!?
Just one word – Amazing !!!
I have been looking for this recipe forever. I have a friend that used to make this for pot lucks but she moved away and I never got the recipe. I tried this one and it is almost identical. I love it. Thanks so much for the great recipe.
What a great take on a classic afterschool snack!
I have a recipe for jalapeno poppers that puts a dap of barbecue sauce on top of each before baking. I made a dip similar to this for watching the Super Bowl and spread a layer of barbecue sauce over the top. It didn’t occur to me to add a crispy topping, maybe I’ll do that next time (which will probably be for the next Super Bowl).
Michelle, this is one of THE best dips I’ve EVER had! Thanks for the fabulous recipe, and also for sharing the pics of your adorable little boy. :)
very nice recipe. Thanks for sharing it.
Jalapeño is all that was needed in the title and you grabbed me. Our family loves spicy. This is one for our next get-together. Thank you for sharing.
wow its look delicious…thanks for sharing.
You would have loved my house on Christmas Eve this year – we had a dip contest. So many different kinds of dip! This would fit right in!
I have made this dip about 6 times over the 2 years and it gets rave reviews every time! I do leave some seeds in my jalapenos because I like a little more heat. Great recipe!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing it. My hubby doesn’t care too much for jalapenos but he absolutely LOVES this dips! Mahalo plenty :-)
Oh, I also have some roasted green chili’s in my freezer, I think I’ll chop them up and add for extra spice and a bit of smoke.
Any suggestions for substituting for the mayo? I can’t have eggs, but REALLY want to make this! Sour cream? Greek Yogurt? More cream cheese?
Hi Amanda, I haven’t made any of those substitutions, but I think a combination of either the sour cream or Greek yogurt would work.
I tried this and it was great! I would add a little less cheddar than I did though. It got kind of hard and less creamy as it cooled down. Also, I added 8 large jalapeños and it was perfect, but I like the spicier the better. Will definitely use again though!
I made this and it was a huge hit! Took it to a party and I brought home and empty dish. Thank you!!! TIP: Make your life easier and cook the bacon in the oven.
Do you generally leave the seeds/membranes of the jalapenos? or 1/2? or none? Just wanted to make sure it had a bite w/o killing anybody.
Hi Kyle, I de-seed them, but I leave some of the membranes attached. Hope that helps!
Thanks so much; it was definitely a success. I’ll be making this many more times!
If you de-seed or de-membrane the jalapenos, it would be helpful for you to put that in the recipe itself. Most of your recipes specifically call out handling instructions for ingredients. We made this and it was super hot. The whole time I’m thinking… maybe it cooks away… she says it’s a 2-3 on the heat scale. Not so much.
Thanks for this recipe!! I made it for the game today but made a smaller batch to try…..Delicious!!!! Even my sons loved it!
can you double the recipe and cook it and it come out right?
Hi Kim, You can double the recipe, but be sure you use a larger casserole dish. You may need to bake it a little longer, as well.
A co-worker made this for our annual National Cheese Day celebration, and I could have eaten it with a spoon!!! Delicious!
I have made this dip 3 or 4 times now, for football games at our house, and there is NEVER any left before half time! Fantastic recipe, and so easy to throw together too, which is a nice plus! Thanks!
I’m always asked to make my stuffed jalepenos for our parties. I think I’ll
try this dip recipe since it seems so much easier. It’s got all the same ingredients so it has to be good. I can’t wait to try it!
Everyone who knows me, knows I can not stand cream cheese, but guess who what almost licking the empty dish… YES ME !!!! This dip is now MANDATORY at any of our family gatherings…..
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I made this for a party last year. Now my family expects it each time we have a birthday party. Oh, so perfectly good!
It’s in the oven now. Can’t wait to try it! :)
This was amazing! A friend made it for our dinner party & we all about fell over it was so delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!
Made your dip for the first college football game weekend! It was delicious; I posted it on my blog….www.lifeofamodernhousewife.blogspot.com. Thanks so much for sharing, and my photo is not as good as yours ;)
Love all of your dip recipes! I made this for a girl’s night and everyone LOVED it. I think next time I make it (and there will be a next time for sure!), I might cut out the bacon. While I love anything with bacon, it distracted from the pepper flavors. I might also add a little more heat with some Tabasco Jalapeno Sauce.
This dip is fabulous. I made the entire recipe for a party with 25 people and cut it in half to take to a tailgating party with less than 10 people. It has been a hit and I’ve already shared the recipe a couple of times.
Made a batch this weekend, it was devoured!! Everyone loved it. Just a hint of spice and so much flavor. I used the cured jalapeno, garlic bacon from Whole Foods in it too – YUM.
This is the best appetizer!! Def. a crowd pleaser!!!!
Can you make this a day ahead of time and store it in the fridge and bake the day of?
I did make this dip the night before & it baked up great. I just took it out of the fridge for about 10 mins before I put it in the oven& then baked it for 10 mins without the topping to make sure the inside was warmw/o burning the top.
I made this dip this past weekend for a family party. While, it was a big hit, I felt a bit let down. When I read jalapeno dip i thought there was going to be some “bite” to it. The heat was not there, even using 6 peppers. It tasted like a cheese & bacon dip. I really felt that the pepper taste was lost.
The heat will all be dependant on your jalapenos. If you really like it hot, look for ones with striations on the skins. They are hotter. You can always leave a few of the seeds in as well.
Made this for a party and there was none left! Got many requests for the recipe, so yummy!
You could probably just say cheese, bacon, and jalapenos and I would love it. But this, wow, this looks great!
This is one of my favourite dips! So addictive!
Thanks for a great way to kick off pre-season! This will even help if the Redskins have another dismal season!
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.
Made a double batch last night of this! Everyone at work loves it!
Sounds delicious!!! seems like it would compete well with buffalo chicken dip! :)
You had me at Jalepeno popper! This looks great!
I am in love!
I want this NOW!
Definitely trying this recipe!
I love dips too. This recipe sounds fab.
oh no! I never should have seen this recipe. I know it’s going to be way TOO ADDICTIVE. :D
Yeah, nothing about this sounds bad! Can’t wait to make this and eat it all!!! :)
Can’t wait to try this dip. I love poppers.
I love jalapeno poppers, but don’t want to make those. This is the perfect solution!
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!
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!
Wow this does sound pretty good! I love jalapeno poppers…so I’m sure a dip would be AMAZING!
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
This dip is just guaranteed to be loved! Another unique recipe to add to the repertoire! xo
Oh. My. Goodness! I LOVE poppers…..this is awesome!
Any recipe that starts out with two blocks of cream cheese is A-OK in my book! :-)
Fabulous! I make poppers and use crumbled chorizo in the mix- think it would be a great substitute for bacon!
and smoked gouda too!
This sounds so yummy. Both I and my husband love jalapeno peppers. I’m for sure going to make this.
This is genius! I love jalapeno poppers and can imagine this dip tasting divine!
Great dip for game night!
Heaven!! This dip will definitely make an appearance at my next get together! Sounds amazing!
ooey, gooey, creamy, cheesy, spicy just what I love to eat.
This looks fabulous! I agree- jalapeno poppers are ADDICTIVE! I would probably eat this whole dip myself!
I am all over this! Maybe I’ll make it for when we have our virtual draft! ;-)
oh wow…that looks scrumptious!
Hell to the yes! Love this- I cant wait for a good excuse to make it!!
This sounds delicious! I love a good dip
Mmmm, Mmmmmmm! That’s about all I can say. I will be trying this one. I’m a big dip lover myself.
mmmm…..this looks soooo good. I will have to try it.
This sounds like my kind of dip too! Mouthwatering!
This dip sounds so good….tortilla chips are my favorite food group!
I made a version of this dip not long ago! It was the perfect dip for a sports watching party! My Boy LOVED it!
Next time we have a party I am going to have to make this. My husband would flip for this dip! Thanks!
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.
My mouth is watering as we speak. Great idea!!
I love jalapeno poppers! This is great.
seriously, my husband will die of happiness!
This dip is such a great idea! I bet it disappears quickly.
Perfect! I have some leftover jalapenos in my fridge :D
This is my kind of dip! Great recipe!