Jalapeno Popper Dip (Video)


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This delicious dip is my go to appetizer! Creamy, cheesy and just a little bit spicy, this is sure to be loved by everyone!

Jalapeno Popper Dip is my go to party appetizer.  Rich cream cheese, spicy diced jalapenos and sharp cheddar are topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and baked until warm and gooey.  The result is the most incredible dip, reminiscent of the appetizer we all love so much!

Jalapeno Popper Dip is my go to party appetizer. Rich cream cheese, spicy diced jalapenos and sharp cheddar are topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and baked until warm and gooey. The result is the most incredible dip, reminiscent of the appetizer we all love so much!

There are very few things I love more than cheese. It is, by far, my favorite food and you’ll find no shortage of cheese recipes here!  I also love anything with a little heat so, of course, I naturally love Jalapeno Poppers!

This easy appetizer takes the delicious flavors of Jalapeno Poppers and makes them into a totally delicious scoopable bite. Quick, easy, and totally addictive, this is the perfect party dip for any time of year and can be made up to 3 days ahead of time.

Jalapeno Popper Dip is my go to party appetizer. Rich cream cheese, spicy diced jalapenos and sharp cheddar are topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and baked until warm and gooey. The result is the most incredible dip, reminiscent of the appetizer we all love so much!

This Jalapeno Popper Dip first appeared on the blog in early 2013 and I can’t even count the number of times I’ve made it since then! It’s literally my daughter’s favorite recipe on my whole site and it’s the one thing that people ask me to bring to parties over and over again!

You can use fresh jalapenos or canned in this recipe.  I usually use canned jalapenos because I prefer the flavor. If you’d like to use fresh jalapenos, I’d suggest roasting them first.  This dip bakes until it gets warm and melty so if the jalapenos aren’t pre-cooked they’ll still be crunchy.

Jalapeno Popper Dip is my go to party appetizer. Rich cream cheese, spicy diced jalapenos and sharp cheddar are topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and baked until warm and gooey. The result is the most incredible dip, reminiscent of the appetizer we all love so much!

And just a note, I have successfully replaced the sour cream in this recipe with Greek yogurt several times.  If you’re a bacon fan, you can add about 1/4 cup crisp chopped bacon into the mixture.

To prepare this jalapeno popper dip ahead of time,  combine the ingredients as directed and spread it into the dish and refrigerate.  Combine the topping ingredients and place them in a separate container or sandwich bag and sprinkle them on just before baking.

Jalapeno Popper Dip is my go to party appetizer. Rich cream cheese, spicy diced jalapenos and sharp cheddar are topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and baked until warm and gooey. The result is the most incredible dip, reminiscent of the appetizer we all love so much!

We like to serve this with bagel chips, tortilla chips, crackers or bread.  It’s also delicious spooned into crisp wonton cups or rolled up in crescent rolls and baked.

Jalapeno Popper Dip is my go to party appetizer. Rich cream cheese, spicy diced jalapenos and sharp cheddar are topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and baked until warm and gooey. The result is the most incredible dip, reminiscent of the appetizer we all love so much!
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Review Recipe

Jalapeño Popper Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly N.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex Mex
Jalapeno Popper Dip is my go to party appetizer. Rich cream cheese, spicy diced jalapenos and sharp cheddar are topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and baked until warm and gooey. Simply delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 4 oz can diced jalapenos , well drained OR 4-6 fresh jalapenos, roasted and diced (include seeds if you like it really spicy)
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese , softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Topping
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine , melted
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. With a mixer on medium, combine cream cheese, garlic powder and sour cream until fluffy.
  3. Add cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, and diced jalapenos, mix well.
  4. Spread into an 8x8 baking dish.
  5. Combine bread crumbs, melted butter, 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese, and parsley.
  6. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until hot and breadcrumbs are golden brown.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 267, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Sodium: 397mg, Potassium: 119mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 10g, Vitamin A: 900%, Vitamin C: 14.6%, Calcium: 286%, Iron: 0.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Jalapeno Popper Dip is my go to party appetizer. Rich cream cheese, spicy diced jalapenos and sharp cheddar are topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and baked until warm and gooey. The result is the most incredible dip, reminiscent of the appetizer we all love so much! This is a hit at every party... be sure to bring a copy of the recipe along because people will ask for it!

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Jalapeno Popper Dip is my go to party appetizer.  Rich cream cheese, diced jalapenos and sharp cheddar are topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and baked until warm and gooey.  The result is the most incredible dip, reminiscent of the appetizer we all love so much!
Jalapeno Popper Dip is my go to party appetizer.  Rich cream cheese, diced jalapenos and sharp cheddar are topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and baked until warm and gooey.  The result is the most incredible dip, reminiscent of the appetizer we all love so much!

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  1. I want to keep in Keto friendly, so could I just leave out the Panko bread crumbs and add more cheese in the topping? Or your suggestion?

  2. I added bacon, used a quarter cup more parmesan than indicated in each step of recipe, roasted and peeled fresh jalapenos (8, not 4-6), and used Italian panko crumbs. Freaking awesome!

  3. If I took this for a potluck in a pan, will it still taste good once it cools? Or is it better warm? I leave earlier than most at work and can’t leave a crock pot behind.

  4. For freezing do you still bake it and then put in the freezer? Or just put it all together & bake it after thawed? Thank you!

  5. Delicious recipe! For anyone wondering about making this in a crock pot, I’ve done it numerous times. Works best if you bake it the day before, minus the crumb topping. Next day just put it in the crock pot on low, until it warms up. You can toast the crumb topping separately and just sprinkle on top, but it’s great without it. I bring this all the time in the crock pot, for potlucks at work, and it’s a hit!

    1. It sure can! Defrost in the fridge overnight. I’d leave the breadcrumb mixture separately (in a little freezer bag) and sprinkle before baking.

  6. This Jalapeno Popper Dip is delicious!! I had a lot of company in town for Christmas. We made it twice. This is now a go to for a good appetizer!!

  7. This dip was OMG AMAZING!!! I was making it for someone who likess spicy hot stuff but even us wimpy people loved it!! Not hot at all- just super flavorful! Definitely going into the “Keepers” folder and we will be making this again…and again…and again!!!

  8. OMGosh this dip is amazing! I’ve made it at least 4 times since I found the recipe 3 weeks ago. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. I’m making it for our Halloween party tomorrow night. I did add bacon pieces to the mixture then sprinkled cooked bacon on top. Delish!!

      1. I am so excited to make this!

        I am planning to make this dip for a dinner I am attending this Friday. Since I am coming from work, can I make it on Thursday night and just reheat on the Friday?

  9. This dip is perfect for almost all kinds of fried foods, Holly! It is especially a party favorite amongst my family and friends. We love how the spiciness is just right following your recipe; but as a spicy lover, we opted to increase the amount of Jalapeños and it is simply perfect for our tastebuds! Thank you for sharing! Love the video instructions as well!

      1. When doing this in the crockpot, do you still cook it for 15-20 minutes or do you do it longer? And is it best on a high or low setting? So excited to try this for an upcoming party!

        1. I haven’t tried it in the crockpot, but think it may take an hour or two to heat thoroughly. With cream cheese, I’d try low heat.

  10. Made this recipe today for friends, and it was a huge hit! Made according to recipe and added a gutted fresh jalapeno to the top, prior to adding panko mixture, for additional texture. Love the flavors, was quick and easy to make, and looked great, too! Thanks for sharing this go-to dip. I’ll definitely use this recipe again!

  11. This was a hit at a work potluck!! So creamy and gooey!! Instead of parsley, I used cilantro. I’ll have to try my next batch with parsley. Thank you!!

  12. I made this, but added 1 cup of cooked shredded, chopped chicken breast, 2 tablespoons of Frank’s Hot souce. Made a great Buffalo Chicken Dip.

  13. Thank you,  I make this all the time!!!! To make it more kid/mild tastes friendly I use a can of diced green chiles and less jalapeños. It has been the hit of many snack tables!

  14. I was busy with last minute wrapping for Christmas so my husband volunteered to finish my cooking. This was easy to make and was very good, everyone loved it. It’ll become a staple in our home of dishes to make that everyone likes.

  15. I have just made this for a get together and it’s is amazing. I tweaked it a bit by adding 2 cloves of fresh garlic (minced) instead of the garlic powder, added a half can of chopped artichokes, and used a cheddar/jack mix. That panko topping really does it!  It’s so pretty too that I wish I could take a picture! 

      1. Thank you for this amazing recipe. was a huge hit! Made double quantity and was gone in no time! I did not find jalapeno cream cheese, guess not as readily available as i thought.

  16. Hello,
    I’ve made this recipe and loved it, however I’m curious to know once it has been baked and we have left overs how long does it keep in the fridge?

    1. It usually doesn’t last very long in my house :), but I’d say it would last for a few days in the fridge.

  17. This is an excellent recipes! for those who say the topping doesn’t brown, try lightly toasting the Panko crumbs. I put them in a fry pan a nd over medium-low heat stir constantly until they are just lightly golden. I “toast” the Panko when I bake pork chops, etc. too.

  18. I made this for some family members and believe it or not they all wanted the recipie. It’s amazing and easy to make.

  19. Making this recipe this weekend. I’m back on your site because the dill pickle pasta salad was FANTASTIC!! Love your blog.

    1. I am so glad you liked the dill pickle pasta salad! I know you will love this dip recipe, Karen! It is so good it is hard to share :)

  20. I made this today and used fresh jalapeños! I definitely roasted them and then I stuffed it into crescent rolls! Oh my goodness….AMAZING! This will def be something that is made often, and taken to parties or get togethers! I removed most of the veins so that it wasn’t packing too much heat, and it was perfect! Definitely a keeper and go to in our house!

  21. ☆☆☆☆☆ My family absolutely loves this popper dip. We have tried others and nothing compares. Even our friends request this from us at nearly every cookout. Best paired with Frito scoops if you ask me. Make it. You won’t be sorry!!

  22. I made the jalapeño popper dip for New Years! It was so good!! It’s not too spicy. I don’t handle spicy stuff well and I loved it. The whole family loved it!

    1. You can certainly double the recipe. I use an 8×8 dish for a single recipe (2qts) so I think a 9×13 should work for the double batch. Enjoy!

  23. Hi! Silly question, but hoping you can help me out. You mentioned in the recipe that this jalapeno popper dip can be made up to 3 days ahead of time. So would you do everything except bake it? Just keep it in the refrigerator until just before ready to serve. And then put it in the oven. Would it need to be in oven longer since it’s been in the fridge? Thank you and hope to hear back from you soon.

    1. To prep ahead, prepare the dip as written. Mix the breadcrumb mixture and store it in a separate container (or sandwich bag). I would take it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before baking and sprinkle on the crumb mixture then. It should cook for the same amount of time. Enjoy!

  24. I would like to make the Jalapeno popper dip, but the videos dont show the actual amount of what is needed. Where can I find this??

  25. I stuffed sweet bell peppers with it and then baked them….Super delicious. Have made it for 3 parties and keep getting requests for more. Thanks for the simple easy recipe.

    1. Did anyone ever answer you? I too was wondering if this could be made in the crock pot. As I’ve not found an answer yet — I’m going to try it tonight for an office carry-in tomorrow. With any luck it should all work out. I will do the breadcrumbs in a skillet and add it before serving. Will reply tomorrow how it things worked out! ;-)

  26. I am taking it to a holiday party at my university which is at 1 but I’ll be on campus by like 8 AM so I am wondering if I should bake it at night and then just warm it up before taking it with me in the morning or should I just bake it in the morning? Also, I don’t really want to take the hot dish with me so what kind of container do you recommend I should take it in?

    1. You can certainly heat this in the microwave as well. My suggestion would be to toast the breadcrumbs in a skillet, cool completely and place in a separate container.
      Place this recipe a microwaveable container and heat at the party. Once heated, sprinkle with the breadcrumbs before serving.

  27. Can i put this all together & refrigerate overnight then bake the next day? I’d love to be able to make ahead & serve it for an appetizers before Thanksgiving dinner!

  28. Can’t wait to take camping for Thanksgiving family 4wheeling adventure.
    We try something different every year.
    Thanks for all of your comfort foods!!
    Remember moderation and safety in numbers with help with over indulging!

  29. Wanted to make for a luncheon at work, but wasn’t sure if it would be good cold… I would cook at home but wouldn’t stay hot by the time I get to work, so wasn’t sure if still good? Has anyone done this and it still tasted great? Thanks

  30. This dip is delicious! My husband loves jalapeño poppers and this dip is soo addictive, a new favorite! We made it this weekend, and it will definitely be in my rotation for parties and potlucks from now on!

  31. made this tonight – so good! the jalapenos were not over bearing and there was a great amount of cheese and spice! thank you for sharing :-D

  32. I finally found the jalapeno dip recipe Thank you I have a bunch to work with just can’t wait to get started Virginia

      1. Hi holly would love to take to a potluck party. Can i make this earlier in the day, and put in fridge, and then nuke it in m.w. just to warm it. or what. plz help.

        1. Yes, you can certainly prepare this ahead of time and bake or heat just before serving. If you are heating this in the microwave the bread crumbs may not be crispy.

  33. I can’t wait to try this dip!! It sounds delicious! For those of you who are worried about the nutritional content Green Mountain Farms makes a Greek cream cheese. It’s greek yogurt and cream cheese mixed together and contains half the fat, 10 calories less per serving compared to light CC, and 1 more gram of protien. You can also replace the sour cream with plain greek yogurt. I use both of these things in all of my recipes and you cannot tell the difference. I don’t think I have bought real sour cream in years. Just a few little tweaks you can make to eat yummy food a little heathier:)

  34. This is the first time I’m leaving a comment for a recipe in my life and I just had to because this dip has pretty much made me famous in town. I always send the link to anyone who asks! The greatest addition to any party, thanks so much for this Holly! Perfect combo of heat, and creamy, cheesey heaven.

    1. Aww, that’s so awesome! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment Kira! I’m glad your crew loves it just as much as mine!! :)

  35. I made the Jalapeno Popper Dip, it is sooo good its a sin! This definitely a keeper that I will bring to family get togethers.

  36. This is hands down my favourite dip!! I can’t count the number of times I’ve made this. And it is always a hit with everyone – even those that say they don’t like jalapenos.

    I usually put the jalapenos in raw (without seeds!) and use either sour cream or greek yogurt (whatever I have).

  37. This looks so yummy, I am going to try to make it today for the Super Bowl- however, I’m not normally a cook so I’m not sure how to roast the small can of jalapenos. Can you help me out with that? Thanks!

  38. Love your recipe! I made it last year for Super Bowl and they were awesome! I featured your recipe in my latest blog post.

  39. So yummy. I modified and added bacon, cooked 8 fresh jalapeños in the left over bacon grease. I also shredded the cheddar cheese (I think shredding it yourself makes a huge difference) but did use packaged shredded parmesean cheese and it came out perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

  40. Served this last night on NYE and it was a total hit! Jalapeños were a bit too spicy for some but that depended on each bite! Other than maybe removing some of the seeds, it was delicious!

    1. I have made this ahead of time many times. I would suggest making the dip and refrigerating it (no need to precook). I mix the breadcrumb topping and put it in a small ziplock and sprinkle it on top just before baking.

  41. Saw this and just have to make it for the boat races errr time trials in January. For the past few years I’ve been going to the river and cooking for my daughter and her friends because I like to cook and enjoy watching people enjoying what i cook. I really think this is going to be a big hit with the ByuBoyz and girls this next year. Though I might ” tweek ” it a little bit cause we do have some ” Cajuns” coming .lol

  42. Delicious! I use crushed Ritz crackers in place of the bread crumbs. (Just found Bacon Ritz and excited to try them!) I also add 6 pieces of chopped, crispy bacon and some diced green onions, Then I add a small can of crushed pineapple to the dip! Dish is always licked clean!

  43. Looks delicious and I am sure tastes too!. Wondering what the serving size. I have a party for 30 coming up and wondering if I would need to work on more than 1 batch. thanks

  44. I made this just now and OMG it’s so good. My husband gets home in a little bit and he’s going to wonder why one if the corners of the pan is empty! Haha I used a spoon. This is nomnombomb!

  45. This is the second of your recipes I have pinned from Motivational Monday! I can’t wait to try them both! Following you on Google+ now too.

  46. OMG…..I am sooo starving now! This looks so good!!! You know what would make it of the chain? BACON!!!!!! I always put cooked bacon in my jalapeno popers and its the bomb!!! Try it! You’ll Love it!
    Thanks for this recipe! I can’t wait to make it!!!!

  47. Oh my gosh Holly.. This is the best recipe.. I made this last night for my bible study and there was none left.. They made me promise to bring it back it on fall and it is great on pizza.. Lol

    1. I’m sure it would be great in a small crock pot! The bread crumbs wouldn’t crisp up so you might like to skip that part or panfry them and add them just before serving.

  48. My to favorite snacks/appetizers jalapeno poppers and dips. I always like to dip my poppers in ranch dressing, I bet that would make a great addition. This dip looks great. (seen on Two Cup Tuesday)

  49. This looks absolutely fabulous!!! You can’t go wrong with all that cheese! It sounds like it would go so well with Ritz crackers. Oh my goodness, makes me wanna make it now all for myself.

    Stopping by from Two Cup Tuesday by the way! ;)

  50. Which is better to use just regular bread crumbs or panko? Also which bread or crackers would you recommend serving this dip with?

    1. I prefer panko but either would work. You want to use a cracker that has a little bit of strength. Tortilla chips work great as well.

  51. Hi I bought the ingredients for this yesterday and the only 4oz can of jalapeños I could find are “chopped” not diced. Will these work ok or should I buy the jalapeños that are soft slices in the juice that are ready to eat? Please help before thanksgiving!! Thank u,
    Brandy

  52. Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to share your wonderful post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  53. I had been looking for something different to serve before Thanksgiving dinner as an appetizer – I think this will do! Sounds Fabulous, thanks for the great recipe!!!!

  54. I can see why people love it, sounds delicious. I think I’m going to make this one soon but make my own roasted jalapenos instead of the canned. :) YUm! thanks so much for a great recipe, pinning!

  55. I’ve made this recipe before and it is soo good. But I would suggest half of the bread crumbs bc I ended up scooping half off and throwing it in the trash. And my family likes it spicy so I add 1.5- 2 cans of jalapeños.

    1. It can be made the night before. I would store the breadcrumbs separately (in a sandwich baggie) and sprinkle them just before baking!

  56. I made this dip last night for the football game. My family and I loved it! All though, the breadcrumbs were a little too much and they didn’t brown very well, so we were thinking crushed tortilla chips on top next time. EIther way it tasted amazing and super easy to make. Thanks for sharing this.

  57. What a great dip for all the Football parties! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  58. Holly, this looks so good! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing on Wake Up Wednesdays! Pinning this!

  59. This sounds and looks delicious. Glad I found your recipe at the Monday Funday party. I’ve pinned it. :)

  60. Why do you say roast the jalapenos? I have been making jalapeno dip for years and never roasted the jalapenos and it comes out great. Also try adding 6 slices of cooked bacon to the dip before cooking.

  61. Im baking chicken then adding crumbled bacon to the mix and baking this masterpiece on top of the chicken.riding my bicycle back to the store in 110 degree heat for ingredients. Gotta gotta have it!! Haha

        1. Make sure they are gluten free corn flakes. Kelloggs are not considered gluten free, just like most off-brands. They do make gluten free bread crumbs.

          1. There are gluten free Panko and GF corn flakes in our super markets . I purchase them regularly in Buffalo NY .

    1. Do you really wanna know nutritional information…I mean its cream cheese and and butter..you know its not gonna be healthy! So who cares.

      1. I know that butter has a bad rep,but margarine is a lot worse for 1 than it is revealed to be.1 could always use lite cream cheese! cant wait to try this recipe! :-)

        1. Why do you assume that calories are the concern? Perhaps they are epileptic and have zero concerns about calories but instead about carb counts? Don’t be an ass.

  62. I can not wait to make this.

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