Jalapeño Popper Dip

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Jalapeno Popper Dip is addictively delicious and totally indulgent. This perfect party appetizer can be easily doubled to feed a crowd with just the right amount of heat.

We love party food like the Jalapeño Popper Dip. You can easily do it ahead of time, which is a must for us. Entertaining often means spending a full day in the kitchen, and recipes like this mean we can focus on more time-consuming recipes. Friends and family always rave about this product, and we’re sure you will too! You should really double the recipe the first time you make it, or you might end up eating the whole pan by yourself!

  • Sour cream substitute:

    If you don’t like sour cream, you can always substitute mayonnaise. Looking for a lighter option? Use Greek yogurt instead.

  • Jalapeno options:

    You can use fresh or canned jalapenos in this recipe. Be sure to remove the ribs and seeds from the peppers if you don’t want an overpowering spice. If you want super spicy kicks, leave the ribs and seeds in!

  • Service suggestion:

    We prefer to have a variety of dipping sauce options. Bread, biscuits and cornflakes are standard. You can even keep it light with raw vegetables.

  • Can I double the Jalapeno Popper Dip?

    Yes! If doubling the recipe, you will need to use a 9×13 pan. Baking time or temperature will not be affected.

  • Can I do this on my grill or smoker?

    Yes! This will cook wonderfully on the grill or in a smoker in a cast iron pan.

  • Note in advance:

    You can prepare the dip up to 24 hours in advance. Just prepare the dip and spread it in the baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the freezer until ready to bake!

  • Storage and Reheating Instructions:

    Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Reheat in the microwave in 30-second increments until heated through.

If you liked this recipe, you might be interested in these other delicious dip recipes:

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Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Dip on a black griddle.

Jalapeno Popper Dip is addictively delicious and totally indulgent. This perfect party appetizer can be easily doubled to feed a crowd with just the right amount of heat.

Preparation time 10 minute

cooking time 25 minute

total time 35 minute

raw material

  • 16 ounce cream cheese soften
  • 2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 Moderate black pepper deseeded, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon about 8 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon salt to try
  • 1 teaspoon chili


  • 1 cup Crushed Ritz Cookies
  • 2 teaspoon Garlic
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease an 8×8 pan or similarly sized 1.5-quart casserole dish.

  • Beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until fluffy. Add sour cream, cheddar cheese, jalapeno bacon, garlic, onion powder, salt, and cayenne until fully combined.

  • To prepare the topping, crush the crackers into a medium mixing bowl, add the cheese, garlic, and butter, and toss to combine.

  • Sprinkle cheese mixture into prepared pan. Top with the prepared topping. Bake in prepared pan for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.

  • Serve hot with tortilla chips and baguette dips.


Salt to your liking. Cheese and bacon add saltiness and depending on what you use, like low sodium bacon, this can affect the final saltiness.

Calories: 428kcal | carbohydrate: 11G | protein: 19G | fat: 34G | Saturated fat: 18G | Trans fat: 1G | cholesterol: 87mg | sodium: 1246mg | Potassium: 312mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 5G | Vitamin A: 873unit | Vitamin C: 6mg | calcium: 430mg | iron: 1mg

Jalapeno Popper Dip