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Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Dip has just enough spice and a perfectly crisp topping. It’s sure to be a hit at your next party!

Jalapeno Popper Dip has all the same flavors as our classic Jalapeno Poppers for a perfectly spiced appetizer! If you love a little kick of jalapeño spice, try our Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños, or Jalapeño Jelly.

Jalapeno Popper Dip in a white serving dish topped with fresh jalapeno.

creamy Dip with a kick

If you love Jalapeño Poppers you are going to love this Jalapeño Popper Dip even more!

It takes only 5 minutes to throw together and then 20 minutes to bake. This dip recipe is sure to be a hit at your next party (it’s just as good as our famous Bean Dip and Spinach Artichoke Dip)!

We love serving this Easy Jalapeno Popper Dip at any function because of its simplicity, but mostly because it’s so delicious. There is so much flavor in this dip, it’s usually gone in minutes.

Ingredients for jalapeno popper dip recipe.

How to make jalapeno popper dip

This easy Jalapeno Popper Dip takes just 5 ingredients! It’s easy and delicious.

PREP. Preheat oven to 350°F.

MIX. In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, yogurt, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, and jalapeños until well combined. Spread into a 1.5-quart shallow baking dish or small cast iron skillet.

TOPPING. In a small bowl, mix together the crushed crackers, Parmesan cheese, and butter until moist. Sprinkle over the top of the cheese mixture.

BAKE. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden and the dip begins to bubble. Let it cool for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with Fritos, crackers, or other chips.

Make Jalapeno Popper Dip in a Crock Pot

Heat up the creamy portion of this dip in a crockpot. Cook on LOW heat for 3-4 hours. When you’re ready to serve the dip, add on toasted ritz crackers and serve.

  • To toast the crackers: Preheat the oven to 300°F and line a baking pan with parchment paper. In a bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, parmesan cheese, and butter. Spread evenly over the pan. Toast for about 8 minutes or until browned.  

Ingredient Tips

Jalapeños. Use fresh jalapeño, but take the time to chop and sauté them. Canned jalapeños are an easy option.

Greek yogurt vs. sour cream. Many Jalapeño Popper Recipes use sour cream or mayonnaise. Plain non-fat Greek yogurt tastes just like sour cream, but without all the calories and fat and it has loads of protein. If you don’t care about the nutrition, and only have sour cream on hand, use that instead.

Cheese. I used white cheddar cheese for the color (plus it’s delicious!), but you can use sharp cheddar if that’s what you have on hand.

Spice level. Control the spice with the seeds. For more heat, keep in the seeds. For a mild dip, remove the seeds. The same goes for the white ribs inside the peppers.

Serving suggestions. Our favorite foods to serve with this Jalapeno Popper Dip: tortilla chips, Ritz crackers, Fritos, pita chips, and bread cubes.

Variations:

  • Cook up some Bacon, crumble it, and sprinkle it on top of the dip before baking. 
  • Turn up the heat: add fresh chopped jalapenos to the top after baking. Add hot sauce or red chili flakes. 
  • Use panko bread crumbs in place of Ritz crackers.
  • Garnish with green onion.
Frito being dipped into jalapeno Popper Dip.

STORING Info

Make ahead of time. Before adding the Ritz cracker topping, cover and store the Jalapeño Popper Dip recipe in the fridge for up to 24 hours ahead of time. Before baking, make the topping, sprinkle on top, and bake.

STORE. This recipe should not be left out for more than a couple of hours. Cover and store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To reheat, microwave until heated through.

FREEZE. Store in an airtight container in the freezer. The texture may change when it thaws, but it will be just as tasty.

Close up of Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe topped with fresh jalapenos.

Some of our other favorite dips:

5 from 9 votes

Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Dip has just enough spice and a perfectly crisp topping. It's sure to be a hit at your next party!
Servings: 8
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Ingredients 

For the Dip:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup Feta Cheese about 2 ounces
  • 1 4 ounce can jalapeños

For the Topping:

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup crushed Ritz crackers 10-11 crackers
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • Fresh cilantro chopped
  • Fritos crackers, or chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, yogurt, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, and jalapeños until well combined. Spread into a 1.5-quart shallow baking dish or small cast iron skillet.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the crushed crackers, Parmesan cheese, and butter until it's all moist. Sprinkle over the top of the cheese mixture.
    Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden and the dip begins to bubble. Let it cool for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with Fritos, crackers, or other chips.

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Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 366mg, Potassium: 136mg, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 850IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 233mg, Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thank for you and Thank goodness i found this dip. I needed some thing to make rapid that tastes high-quality. This in shape the invoice.

  2. Thank goodness I found this dip. I needed something to make fast that tastes amazing. This fit the bill. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    Kristyn, this dip looks delicious. I love cheesy dips and this one adds a nice little twist with the heat of the peppers. Can’t wait to try this on the weekend!