Jalapeño Popper Dip

Best jalapeno popper dip recipeThis 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.

Best jalapeno popper dip recipe 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.

CG0B3218Jalapeño 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.

Even distribution. That’s important.

Jalapeno popper dipSpoon 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.

Best jalapeno popper dip recipe 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

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Jalapeño Popper Dip

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. Spoon the mix into a pie pan or an 8″ x 8″ square baking dish. Top with Parmesan cheese and the crushed potato chips. 

  3. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes, until the edges begin to bubble a little.

  4. 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.

Credits// Author: Emma Chapman, Photography: Sarah Rhodes and Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

 
  • 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!

  • 2 stars
    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.

  • 5 stars
    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?

  • 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 ?

  • Hi Emma,
    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!!

    Xo
    Liz

    www.tastylittledish.com

  • 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…

  • 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?

  • Yes! 🙂 i love her hair. she’s just rockin in this. (elsie that is. i like zooey too)

  • Anthro. I think they have a new animal version this year… bunnies or something. I can’t remember.

    -Emma

  • They are so good! We devoured the rest of the bag from this recipe within a day or two at the office. Thank goodness everyone helped but this story would be, I devoted the rest in a day or two. And that’s just not as good, right?

    🙂

    -Emma

  • Only if you promise to buy it. Pinky promise or it doesn’t count.

    -Emma

  • Thanks Laura. I like you’re reviews best bc you tell it to me straight.

    -Emma

  • Is Zooey D annoying? I’ve never met her but I love New Girl. Tried to hate it when it came out since it’s so quirky girl, but it’s too funny.

    Elsie is adorable though. We agree there. 🙂

    -Emma

  • My dad LOVES jalapeño poppers! I will definitely be making this for a snack on Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing!

  • I have to know where you got the hedgehog serving dishes from!? I need to add them to my collection of hedgehog things pronto! 🙂

  • Yum! I so have to try this. Jalapenos are my favorite! (:

    http://accordingtokiki123.blogspot.com/

  • This looks SO good. Love all of the fun recipes you two share! Thanks for another good one!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  • Yes, cutest outfits ever! My daughters name is Emma =) Anyhow, I love this dip. My husband always has to bring a dip to school for his big school Christmas gathering faculty meeting. I’m making this instead of buying the store stuff! He’s be an instant celebrity I’m sure. Ha.

  • Planning a party soon and this will be on the menu for sure!
    Thanks a million

  • Those hedgehog measuring cups are super cute, where are they from? The dip looks amazing, might have to try it for my next party.

  • I ADORE your little hedgehog bowls!!! So insanely cute, where did you get them from?

  • Please please please can you tell me where I can buy your horse print shirt, please.

  • Mmm, these are my FAVE chips. Can’t get enough 🙂 Even my daughter likes them — she calls them “those spicy chips” 🙂

  • Oh lord yes. Living in southern California with all the hot sauces has prepared me for this recipe. I don’t know why I’m so excited. This looks amazing. Now I’m hungry. :] // http://www.itscarmen.com ▲

  • I love Jalapeño kettle chips! This recipe looks delicious. Happy Tuesday 🙂

  • Love these chips…often in our whole foods market visit.. this recipe is yum…gotta try sometime..

    xo
    Hems
    http://agoldentulip.blogspot.com/

  • THIS DIP IS AMAZING! One of the best things I’ve ever eaten!!

    Laura 🙂

  • Wow! This looks absolutely amazing. I will definitely have to make this for football Sundays!

  • I love jalapeno (especially those exact chips!) but my family, not big fans. Maybe I could take the base of this recipe and switch it up with another of Kettle’s flavors. Sweet Onion and red peppers? Or New York Cheddar and bacon? Oh now I am hungry!

    Also – love Elsie’s hair! I wish I could achieve that kind of volume.

  • Hi Mary! It’s not too spicy. I’m usually not a big fan of really spicy food and I loved it! 🙂 -Jacki

  • What a great idea…perfect for all kinds of gatherings.
    Love cream cheese and jalapeno’s.
    Thanks Emma for sharing.

  • Yes, Elsie is adorable. Like a less annoying cuter version of Zooey D in that pic.

    • THIS IS SOOOOO TASTY! Make it for your next party- easy tasty crowd pleaser! 🤝 thank you emma! Heard about it on the podcast, which I also 10/10 recommend!

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