Jalapeno Popper Dip (Video)

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!

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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.


Jalapeño Popper Dip

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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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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  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 8×8 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.

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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!

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

194 comments on “Jalapeno Popper Dip (Video)”

  1. I can not wait to make this.

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  2. Where’s the nutritional information for these delicious concoctions?

  3. OMG, this was wonderful. I used Panco breadcrumbs. Was even better the next day cold!

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Do you serve hot or cold?

  7. I made this dip tonight and it was WONDERFUL! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Is this Parmesan cheese packaged shredded or the type you sprinkle on spaghetti?

  9. I made this with spicy sausage instead of bacon….huge hit!

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

  11. This looks great! I think I might try it with some of our fresh jalapenos from the garden since I have them.

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

  13. mmmmm…..This looks sooo good!

  14. I love dips with a spicy kick! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  15. 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

  16. Going to try this by cooking in my little crockpot, sounds Delicious!!!

  17. 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.

  18. Gonna try this tonight as a main dish by adding grilled chicken and macaroni! Sounds FAB!

  19. Can this be made the night before? Looks scrumpt-diddle-eumptious!!!

  20. y loved this. like spicy foods recipes are great

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. I pinned this – the holidays are coming.

  24. 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!!!!

  25. 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

  26. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

  27. 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

  28. could this possibly be done in the microwave or can it be done up cold?

  29. can this recipe be done in the microwave…would like to make it for a family Christmas at a motel in January

  30. Thx for this…I made it low carb by replacing bread crumbs with finely ground up pork skins. It was fab & EVERYONE loves it!

  31. Add a small drained jar of pimento;s for color and you have a Christmas Dip!!

  32. Yum O!

    Are those French’s Onion Strips (or whatever they’re called) mixed in there too?

  33. Couldn’t Parmesan chesse except for the grated kind in the bottle. Should I use that or would mozzarella make a good substute??

  34. Great dip…but wouldn’t put the bread crumbs on next time…found it to be too much but it still was a hit

  35. any idea the nutritional info?

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

  37. 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! ;)

  38. Great picture! Love baked popper dip! Thanks for linking up with Mouthwatering Mondays! Have a great week ;-)

  39. 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)

  40. Popped in from the Thrifty Thursday link up.
    This looks great! Glad I saw your link up. I can’t wait to try it.

  41. This dip is a classic! Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back next Monday. Have a good weekend!

  42. A great party recipe, thanks for sharing and linking up again with us at the #WWDParty. Have an awesome weekend.

  43. Can u make this in a crockpot

  44. I made it last night. I used the entire 12oz jar of jalapenos. I really like spicy food and so did my guest.

  45. 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

  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. Do you know what the serving size is?

  48. 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.

  49. Delicious, Love jalapeno poppers this dip is best, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. Pinning.

  50. Can you make this a day a day a head of time and put in oven or microwave to heat up.

  51. Do you know how this freezes and if so, how long it needs to cook from frozen?

  52. Love it & will make it again. Holly you do a great job & wow you look great too. (sorry just had to)

  53. What would you suggest is the best way to eat this?

  54. I loved this Dip: however the topping needs to be cut in half each time I make it it tastes powdery

  55. Jut wondered if you use fresh or canned jalapenos when you make this dip?

  56. 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!

  57. 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

  58. 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!

  59. 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

  60. I bet you could put some crumbled bacon in that and make it even better. lol

  61. My brother in law made this yesterday for Christmas. It was delicious! A keeper for sure.

  62. Made this for part of our Christmas Eve appetizer spread this year and it was very good.

  63. Can I make it now, and then re heat it later?

    • 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.

  64. 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!

  65. 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!

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

  67. 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!

  68. I’ve started making this for tons of parties – it’s great! I’d love to share it on my blog too.

  69. 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).

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

    • 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!! :)

  72. 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:)

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

    • You’re so welcome, this is my daughter’s favorite recipe on my whole site!!

      • 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.

        • 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.

  74. 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

  75. Add breakfast sausage and cream cheese…

  76. Hi what is the best way to roast fresh jalapeños for this recipe?

  77. 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!

  78. 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

  79. What is the best thing to dip it with?

  80. I’m eager to make this for my piano class buffet luncheon.

  81. This sounds so good, but I am not a fan of “spicy” foods. Can i use a milder canned pepper?

  82. Has anyone successfully made this in a crock pot?

  83. Ever try adding Chorizo? I’m making this today and saw some added sausage or bacon….I’m thinkin….Hmmmm chorizo.

  84. I cannot eat anything spicy. would regular green peppers work ok instead of jalapeño?

  85. This looks awesome! Absolutely love it!

  86. I can’t wait to make this.

  87. 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!

  88. Looks way to yummy

  89. Can the whole dip be made ahead of time, then frozen? Or baked, then frozen? All minus the bread crumbs.

  90. 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!

  91. Can this Dionne served cold?

  92. 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?

    • 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.

  93. Had this for Thanksgiving ! Loved it ! Used real jalapeños (6) roasted no seeds ,just right ! Warm not to spicy !

  94. My brother used Doritos instead of the bread crumbs and it was a hit at thanksgiving .

  95. Can you make this in a crock pot?

    • 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! ;-)

  96. For Low carb, swap pork rinds for the panko. This sounds yummy!

  97. 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.

  98. 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??

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  100. 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.

    • 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!

  101. Do you spray the pan before baking with non strick spray?

  102. Could green onions and bacon be added to the jalapeno popper dip?

  103. Can you double recipe? If so what baking dish size do you recommend??

  104. 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!

  105. I made this on New Years Eve! Everyone loved it !! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe !!

  106. I was wondering if this dip can be portioned & froze before baking?

  107. ☆☆☆☆☆ 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!!

  108. 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!

  109. This Jalapeño Popper Dip recipe sounds delicious.
    Has anyone made it without the breadcrumb topping?

  110. I’m making this for Super Bowl 51 so i hope the Pats win and hopefully the dip is a winner also..Thank you@

  111. I made this for the SuperBowl. I think a half a tsp. of garlic would be sufficient.

  112. Can you use pickled jalapeños instead?

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

    • 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 :)

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

    Rating: 4
  115. Yummy! Followed instructions to the core and it’s perfect. Thank you for sharing 

    Rating: 4.5
  116. 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.

    Rating: 4.5
  117. I added crab to this and it is amazing!

    Rating: 5
  118. The best i ever ate! Thank you!

    Rating: 5

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