What better for Game Day than a Spicy Jalapeño Popper Dip? Served with your favorite buttery crackers, chips or even a baguette, it doesn't get much better than that.
I will warn you now that this dip is hot. And I mean hot. As usual, you can control the heat but removing some of the jalapeño seeds but I like my Jalapeño Dip full throttle. Make sure you adjust the heat accordingly for you and your guests.
Personally I like to use my Ninja (food processor) to combine the cheese mixture but you can use your electric hand mixer or even mix by hand. When I am making a bunch of different recipes at once I try to make it as easy as possible.
I really like how Panko crisps up during the baking process but you can also substitute for breadcrumbs if you have some on hand and don't feel like making a trip to the local grocery store. Experiment and make this your own!
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn.
Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
💭 Recipe Tip
While you can pretty much use any brand of cream cheese, I highly recommend you use Philadelphia brand cream cheese. You will taste the difference.
If you still need a little inspiration, make sure you check out all my other awesome Appetizer Recipes. My Copycat Applebee's Queso Blanco and my BBQ Bacon Cheese Ball make great appetizers to serve on Game Day. Or any other day for that matter!
🔪 Equipment Needed
You will need a food processor to make this Spicy Jalapeño Popper Dip.
🌡️ How Hot Are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Scoville Rating (Heat)|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000|
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Jalapeño Popper Dip recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Cream Cheese, Mayonnaise, Mexican Cheese Blend, Parmesan Cheese, Green Chilies, Jalapeños, Panko Bread Crumbs, Unsalted Butter, Salt & Pepper and Dried Parsley.
🥣 How to Make Spicy Jalapeño Popper Dip
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In a food processor, mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Mexican blend cheese, ½ cup Parmesan cheese, green chilies and jalapeños. Salt & Pepper to taste.
Pour the dip filling into your casserole dish.
In a mixing bowl, mix together Panko bread crumbs, ½ cup Parmesan cheese, melted butter and dried parsley.
Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over dip filling.
Bake for 20 minutes. The topping should be golden brown and the dip should be gently bubbling around the edges.
Spicy Jalapeño Popper Dip
- Baking Dish
- 16 oz Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1 Cup Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded
- 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
- 4 oz Green Chilies
- 4 oz Fresh Jalapeño, chopped
- 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Dried Parsley Flakes, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a food processor, mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Mexican blend cheese, ½ cup Parmesan cheese, green chilies and jalapeños. Salt & Pepper to taste.
- Pour the dip filling into your casserole dish.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together Panko bread crumbs, ½ cup Parmesan cheese, melted butter and dried parsley.
- Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over dip filling.
- Bake for 20 minutes. The topping should be golden brown and the dip should be gently bubbling around the edges.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.