Jalapeno Popper Dip

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you may recall me saying that I am not a big football fan, okay let me rephrase that, I am not a football fan AT ALL. On occasion, I will pretend to watch it to appease my football loving family, but in all honesty I really have no clue what is going on. However, I do love to cook, so this “Man Holiday”  aka the Super Bowl gives me the perfect opportunity to whip up some fabulous snack food to share with my readers. I will have two posts going up today, the first is for this delicious, spicy, cheesy Jalapeno Popper Dip. It’s easy, incredibly tasty and highly addictive.

It pairs perfectly with toasted French bread, tortilla chips, crackers, raw veggies and beer! I will forewarn you, this dip definitely has a little kick, but if you like things a little more on the mild side, simply cut back on the jalapenos and chilies to suite your taste buds. I hope this recipe makes it on to your Super Bowl Spread. Have a great day and be sure to check back later for a last minute snack idea.

Jalapeno Popper Dip


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 4 ounces canned diced jalapeno peppers, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican style cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an oven safe serving dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Using an electric mixer, blend the cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth.
  3. Stir in green chilies, jalapeno peppers, and Mexican and mozzarella cheeses. Spoon this mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Mix together the Panko and parmesan cheese and sprinkle it over the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Spray the Panko and parmesan with a quick spray of non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the mixture is hot and the topping is lightly browned.


- If you are in a hurry, skip the Panko/Parmesan topping and simply microwave the cream cheese mixture until hot and bubbly. - Serve this dip with French bread, fresh vegetables, tortilla chips, crackers…pretty much anything that pairs well with cheese!

87 Responses to “Jalapeno Popper Dip”

  1. Cookin' Canuck — February 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    What a great variation on the classic jalapeno poppers! This looks so addictive.


    • heather — March 25, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      i actually just drooled all over the key board.

  2. Nikki — February 6, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Where did you find the pretty yellow & white plate/bowls?


    • Jamie — February 6, 2010 at 12:55 pm

      They are from Anthropologie.

  3. Amanda G. — February 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I stumbled across this dip recipe the other day and wanted to make it, good to know you love it (I saw your tweets!) and it’s guy approved too :)



  4. Jessica @ How Sweet — February 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Holy wow!!! This sounds INCREDIBLE. I have never seen a dip like this!


  5. Kitty — February 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I came across this recipe a couple of days ago and whipped up a batch in preparation for Sunday. And being the caring cook I am, I felt obligated to heat up a small amount and taste test it. Holy Crap! It is amazing, and INCREDIBLY addictive. I’ve got it sitting in the fridge and it’s all I can think about.


  6. Brandie — February 7, 2010 at 12:50 am

    This looks perfect – I was wanting a new jalapeno-y type recipe for Super Bowl. Thanks!


  7. Eva — February 7, 2010 at 8:17 am

    OMG that is such an awesome idea! I am totally making this when my jalapeno’s come in… assuming they do… and if they don’t well I’ll have to buy some and make this to console myself :)


  8. Janice — February 7, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Just bought the ingredients to make this for our spread today! Cant wait! Looks so yummy!!!


  9. Stella — February 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Jamie,

    This sounds delicious, but even better are your photos-beautiful. How did you get the lighting like that? Is it natural (like outside) or do you do that somehow? Thanks & Please Advise!


    • Jamie — February 7, 2010 at 12:11 pm

      Stella- These photos were taken using natural light around noon. They were taken inside at my kitchen table in front of the patio door. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. howtoeatacupcake — February 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Ooohhh yeah, gotta tell my b/f about this one! He’ll go nuts!


  11. Dave — February 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Just curious – what size pan did you bake this in? Thanks!


    • Jamie — February 9, 2010 at 10:24 pm

      Dave- I use small crock style baking dishes, but a simple pie plate will do. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you back!

  12. Emily — February 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I made this dip for superbowl and it was a huge HIT! Thanks!


  13. Michelle — February 12, 2010 at 2:23 am

    This dip looks AMAZING! I can’t wait to try this recipe out. I just stumbled upon your blog today, and I will definitely be checking back for new recipes.


  14. find a boyfriend — February 14, 2010 at 2:19 am

    I should of made this dish for the super bowl. All of my guys ate Doritos!


  15. Michelle — February 16, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    So… I made the dip this past weekend. My guests raved over it! However, I would have liked it with a little more heat. I never liked to mess around with a recipe until I’ve made it first… I think next time I will throw in a fresh chopped jalapeño, but that’s probably because I’m from Texas. :P


  16. Mary — March 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    This was soooo good! Everyone loved it. I will be making this one for most every event we have now. It was that good!


  17. Jaymie Kate — March 28, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I made this to take to a dinner party last night (reduced the mayo to 1/2 cup and used light cream cheese), and it was a big hit. Especially spread on the homemade crab rangoon (an odd but yummy combo). Maybe next time I’ll add some fresh Alaskan king crab to the dip!


  18. Chelsea — August 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I’m so excited I found your site! You have amazing recipes with such a large assortments of things. I’m always searching for a great blog to follow! This dip in particular looks delicious for a Superbowl Party… suddenly my mind is switching to fall mode!


  19. cca — November 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    have you made this ahead and frozen it before?

    Thoughts on that?


    • Jamie — November 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks for stopping by MBA! Never froze this, but I have a feeling that it may not work out that well…

  20. Ariane — December 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I made this dish for Thanksgiving (the quickie microwave version) and everyone loved it! They asked for it again for Christmas, so I’m working on another batch today :)


  21. Emma — January 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    this is the most amazing dip i have ever had..i LOVE it! ive been making this for every party i attend for the past couple of months! THANK YOU!!


  22. Norah B — January 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    This sounds wonderful! I just discovered your blog but I’m bookmarking it for future reading.


  23. Michelle — January 29, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Just made this tonight for my son’s birthday party…it was a huge hit! I am going to have to make it again for the Superbowl and I might try putting some bacon bits on top…


  24. jeannette — January 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    ah-may-zing!! this sounds RIGHT up my alley!!! the hubs won’t touch it but that won’t be a problem… ore for me!!


  25. Kimberly — February 1, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Sounds amazing! We will definitely be trying this recipe soon!


  26. Shaina — February 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Jalapeno poppers are my favorite. Can’t wait to make this. Yum!


  27. Super Bowl Sunday is definitely a “Man Holiday” like you said, I guess we have Valentine’s Day so it’s only fair!


  28. Amanda — February 2, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Last week I made this dip for our round robin and followed it precisely. The dip was delicious and a crowd pleaser! Thank you!


  29. Aggie — February 2, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    This looks amazing! Love poppers, have always wanted to try this dip. YUM


  30. Robin — February 2, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    You had me at jalapeno. I can’t wait to try this!


  31. Kimiko — February 5, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Can you make this without the mayo? (Not a big fan of the mayo but everything else looks delicious!)


    • Jamie — February 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      I have never tried it without the mayo, but honestly, it doesn’t have an overly mayo-y flavor. Sorry I am not more of a help on this one.

  32. Theresa Mullen — February 6, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Excellent dip – made tonight for our Super Bowl party. Easy and tasted very good.


  33. kelly — February 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    This dip is amazingly good and addictive! Thank you for a recipe I could impress my superbowl guests with.


  34. Deonna — March 31, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I love stuffed jalapeno poppers but the ones i love have a crab/cheese stuffing so could I use a little crab meat in this dip?


  35. Yvonne — August 6, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Jamie,

    I just stumbled across your website from pinterest.com. This recipe looks delicious! I just got a inordinate amount of jalapenos in my CSA produce basket this week, so I was wondering if I could sub raw for canned jalapenos. Do you think that they would be spicier?


    • Jamie — August 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      I think you could use them. I definitely think they would be hotter, so I would de-seed them pretty well. I would also probably saute them in a little olive to soften them up. Enjoy!

  36. Kathy — August 18, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Perfect as written. Made once with sour cream for mayo haters and it turned out great! Used fresh diced jalepenos cleaned real well. 8 for the recipe. Not hot just flavorful. Thanks!!!


  37. Julie — September 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I love this recipe! It is something different. I substituted greek yogurt for the mayo to make it a little healthier. Turned out good!


    • Annie — October 25, 2012 at 4:09 am

      I was looking for this answer. Thanks! I don’t care for mayo either. I was wondering if the greek yogurt would hold the same or similar consistancy.

  38. Katrina — September 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    By far the best site I have “stumbled upon” since joining!!


    • Jamie — September 13, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting, Katrina!

  39. Elizabeth — November 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you for this recipe ^.^
    Just made if for a Thanksgiving potluck and it was a hit!!


  40. Anne — December 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I’ve made this recipe twice, and both times it was a BIG hit!!! I’ve even got requests for the recipe too. People tend to graze around this dip with handfuls of chips waiting to dip in! Thanks again for sharing this ‘must keep’ recipe!!!


  41. Beth — February 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Hi, can’t wait to try this for the Super Bowl — wondering one thing – what “mexican style” cheese did you use? I’m thinking this could mean two things — the “mexican blends” in the shredded section, or real mexican cheese in the specialty section.


  42. Marianne G. — February 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I make this with sour cream instead of mayonnaise.


  43. Mary — March 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    This dip looks amazing! What kind of Mexican style cheese did you use? Thanks!


    • Jamie — March 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      I just used a Mexican Cheese Blend from Kraft. Hope this helps.

  44. Dee — March 21, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Hi Jamie, I was wondering what can I substitute the mexican cheese with since the supermarkets where I live don’t sell stuff like that.. :( Thanks!


    • Jamie — March 22, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      You can just use regular cheddar or a combination of cheeses. I used Kraft Shredded Mexican Blend. Thanks for stopping by.

  45. Doreen — April 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I made this amazing dip this weekend when we had friends over. This dip was SO easy and SO delicious! My friend even asked for the recipe.


    • Jamie — April 3, 2012 at 8:54 am

      This is one of my absolute favorites! So glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  46. Matt — May 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Jamie, I made this dip for poker night with the guys…it was gone in less than 30 minutes. Normally during Poker games, we need to go on beer runs…they actually on an ingredient run instead. If this dip can please 5 card playing, beer drinking Arizona men…you know it’s good.


    • Jamie — May 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      I am thrilled to hear that you and your poker buddies enjoyed this dip! An ingredient run, huh? Now, that’s what I’m talking about! Thanks so much for taking the time to come back and comment! Have a great day.

  47. Stephanie — May 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I hate football too, and like you, really only get excited for the superbowl because of the food. This dip looks so awesome and easy! I can’t wait to make it.


  48. Lauren T — September 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Have you ever tried making it with something other than mayonnaise? I ask because my body rejects something in mayo – I don’t know what it is, but every time I eat a recipe with mayonnaise in it I get pretty spectacularly sick. Any recommendations on what I could substitute?


    • Lauren T — September 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      I was thinking sour cream most likely?

    • Ashley — January 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      I tried the condensed cheddar cheese soup mix instead of mayo and it turned out great!

    • Jamie — September 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      I have not made this without the mayonnaise – sorry I am not more of a help regarding a substitution.

    • emily t — September 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      hi lauren,
      i was just reading through all of the comments, because i want to make this and make it a bit lighter.
      i saw where one person used greek yogurt and another used sour cream. both said they turned out great! i’m going to make this, this weekend and use greek yogurt.
      i’ll try to get back and post how it turned out :)


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