Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

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Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

Three types of cheese, crunchy minced bacon, and diced jalapenos are used to make the cheesy, creamy, and fiery Jalapeno Popper Dip. For your upcoming outdoor barbecue or game day, this dip is ideal. It pairs well with a variety of foods, including breadsticks, vegetable sticks, and chips. This jalapeno popper dip is even tastier than regular jalapeno popper dip because it contains bacon.

Most likely, you thought jalapeño poppers were a specialty of Tex-Mex cuisine or Mexico. However, The Anchor Food Products Company in Wisconsin was the first to come up with these hot appetizers in 1992. They even filed for and were granted a trademark on the term “jalapeno poppers” used to describe breaded vegetables as proof. Jalitos, which are fried jalapenos stuffed with cheese, were first produced in 1985 by another business, Leon’s Texas Cuisine.
This can also be offered as a chilled dip. It is not required to be served hot. Cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving so that the cream cheese and fresh jalapenos can combine well.

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How to serve:

If you love jalapeño poppers, you will love this irresistible dip. You can serve it on game day with chips and beer or spread it evenly on top of toasted bread. It is an easy appetizer cuisine but be warned, it is totally addictive. Try one of our serving ideas or one of your own.

  • This makes a fabulous dip for toasted baguette slices, pita chips, or tortilla chips.
  •  Another way to serve this delicious fresh jalapeño popper dip is with wheat thins. The saltiness blends well with the creamy and spicy flavor.
  • Add more jalapeños on top of your dip when serving so dinner guests can add more as needed.
  • Pretzels would also be great for dipping.
  • You will find that this is the surprise hit to any gathering so make extra ahead of time.
  • There is nothing wrong with dipping French fries or tater tots either. Just about anything is a great dipper for this dish.


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes.
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 616 Cal.
Author: Catalina Castravet


12 slices bacon (diced and crispy cooked)

  • 2 8- ounce packages cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 4 fresh jalapenos (chopped and deseeded – or use a 4oz can of jalapenos)
  • 1 cup Pepper Jack cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup green onions (diced)


  • 1 cup Ritz Crackers (crushed)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan (cheese)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup butter melted.
  • 4 slices bacon (diced and crispy cooked – optional)
  • green onions (for garnish)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine crispy chopped bacon pieces, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, cheddar cheese, and green onions. Stir until fully combined.
  • Spray a 1 ½ quart casserole dish with cooking spray and spread the cheesy mixture in it.


  • In a medium bowl, combine crushed ritz crackers, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, and melted butter.
  • Spread on top of the cream cheese mixture.


  • Bake the dip for 30-40 minutes, or until bubbly and the topping is golden.
  • Sprinkle green onions and chopped bacon on top before serving.
  • Serve with corn chips and veggie sticks.


Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1029mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1028IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 336mg | Iron: 1mg
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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