This dip is very much inspired by a dip served at a bar in my hometown. I don’t know their particular recipe, but I imagine there are many different variations out there.
I’ve made this on a few different occasions, and I’m happy to share my favorite version with you. And good news—it’s REALLY easy to make.
I served this as an appetizer before our Friendsgiving feast this year. I love having an appetizer option just in case the meal ends up taking a bit longer to prepare than I was planning. Although this year I was 15 minutes early. Sigh. I never would have made it in the restaurant world.
Our office wants to let you know that this was tied for favorite dish served at Friendsgiving this year. It’s a good one!
This would also be great to serve during a ball game (football or otherwise) or really any casual or semi-casual get together. It’s a crowd-pleaser for sure.
Jalapeño Popper Dip, serves 8-10 as an appetizer.
(2) 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1/3 cup canned jalapeno peppers, diced
1/4 cup green chilies
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup Kettle Brand Jalapeño potato chips, crushed
In a large bowl, stir together the first five ingredients listed. This doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth, just mixed well so you’ll get an even distribution of everything in every bite.
Spoon the mix into a pie pan or an 8″ x 8″ square baking dish. Top with Parmesan cheese and the crushed potato chips.
I actually made this two days before my event. So I left the potato chips off (sealed in a Ziploc bag) until just before baking. I covered my baking dish with plastic wrap and just tucked it in the refrigerator until I was ready for it.
Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes, until the edges begin to bubble a little.
Serve warm alongside some kind of delicious bread. I served mine with pretzel bites, which are just store bought pretzels I cut up and warmed. Easy peasy, and so delicious. Enjoy! xo. Emma
Looking for more party dips? Check out:
- Homemade French Onion Dip
- Rotel Cheese Dip
- Easy Cream Cheese Fruit Dip (4 Ways!)
- Truffle Chive Chip Dip (Dairy Free!)
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- 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese (softened)
- 1 cup mayo
- 1½ cup pepper jack cheese (shredded)
- ⅓ cup canned jalapeno peppers (diced)
- ¼ cup green chilies
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
- 1 cup Kettle Brand Jalapeño potato chips (crushed)
- In a large bowl, stir together the first five ingredients listed. This doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth, just mixed well so you’ll get an even distribution of everything in every bite.
- Spoon the mix into a pie pan or an 8″ x 8″ square baking dish. Top with Parmesan cheese and the crushed potato chips.
- Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes, until the edges begin to bubble a little.
- Serve warm alongside some kind of delicious bread. I served mine with pretzel bites, which are just store bought pretzels I cut up and warmed. Easy peasy, and so delicious.
I’ve made this recipe several times over the years. It’s a personal and crowd favorite. Mmm!
This has been one of my favorite go-to appetizers for holidays and parties for years (since the recipe was posted)! I love it- it’s such a yummy treat and has always been a hit with friends and family!
I made this following the recipe exactly and it was super oily and somewhat curdled. Good flavor but terrible texture, I would not make again.
I am soooo happy I found your amazing site, because I am so excited each time I see your post, because I know it’s something fabulous.
Hi, looks yum but I think you’ve left the oven/heating instructions off the short recipe?
Thanks for letting us know! I just added it.
Has anyone tried to make this recipe in a crockpot?
Just found this recipe from Makezine and it sounds amazing!! Must try.
Also – are those little hedgehog dishes? Where are they from??
I tried this recipe today at my work Thanksgiving potluck and it was a hit! Thank you ?
Is the green chiles canned or fresh? I don’t have either right now so many my list and checking it twice because I cannot to make ( and eat) this mmmmm! Thanks 🙂
forget the dip, where did you get those seashell-looking “bowl” things in the mise en place photo?
Yum!!! I can’t wait to try this! I’ve been having major pregnancy cravings for jalapeños and this is exactly what this mama needs 🙂 thanks for the recipe!!
OH MY GOSH. I am starrrrrving right now so perusing Emma’s amazing creatinos was not the best idea. Love the lifestyle shots of the gals eating it. I wish I was next to them!
Bookmarking this to make for the super bowl this year! I don’t even like football… but I very much look forward to super bowl snacks!
these chips are always at my 99 cents store…i read a comment that said whole foods…i was like whaaaatttt…they are pretty damn good…there are no whole foods near me…
Brilliant! I will make this.
That looks good.
Yes! 🙂 i love her hair. she’s just rockin in this. (elsie that is. i like zooey too)
You guys are such an inspiration! Thank you so much for all your hard work, you’re amazing! <3 And those porcupine mini bowls are gorgeous, where are they from?
Anthro. I think they have a new animal version this year… bunnies or something. I can’t remember.