This Spicy Jalapeño Popper Dip is the perfect appetizer for game day. Easy to make and will serve many guests. If they can handle the heat!
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.
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!
🌡️ How hot are the peppers in this recipe
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given hot pepper.
→ A Bell Pepper is 0 on the Scoville Scale
→ A Banana Pepper is 0-500 on the Scoville Scale
→ A Jalapeño Pepper is 2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale
→ A Poblano Pepper is 1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale
→ Tabasco & Cayenne is 30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale
→ A Habañero Pepper is 100,000-300,00 on the Scoville Scale
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Jalapeño Popper Dip: Cream Cheese, Mayonnaise, Mexican Cheese Blend, Parmesan Cheese, Green Chilies, Jalapeños, Panko Bread Crumbs, Unsalted Butter, Salt & Pepper and Dried Parsley.
🥣 How do I Make this 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, 1/2 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, 1/2 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.
🍳 Recipe Card
Spicy Jalapeño Popper Dip
- 16 oz Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1 Cup Mexican Cheese Blend , shredded
- 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
- 4 oz Green Chilies
- 4 oz Jalapeño(s), chopped
- 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Dried Parsley, 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, 1/2 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, 1/2 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.
Any nutritional information provided on this site 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.