Jalapeño Popper Dip

Jalapeño Popper Dip is packed with 4 kinds of cheese, just enough spicy Jalapeños to give it a kick, and a golden crispy topping. This dip is sure to be a hit at your next party!

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Popper Dip

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 popper dip at an function because of it’s simplicity, but mostly because it’s so delicious. There is so much flavor in this dip, that it is usually gone in minutes.

Popper Dip

How to make Jalapeño Popper Dip:

The dip takes just 5 ingredients mixed together- cream cheese, Greek yogurt, shredded white cheddar cheese, feta cheese, and canned jalapeños. Yes, you could use fresh jalapeño’s but you’d need to take the time to chop them and saute them so canned jalapeños are your best friend.

A lot of other jalapeño popper recipes use sour cream or mayonnaise but 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 you can definitely use that instead.

I opted to use white cheddar cheese for the color (plus it’s delicious!) but you can definitely use sharp cheddar if that’s what you already have on hand.

After you mix all 5 ingredients together you spread it evenly into a small oven-safe dish.

To make the crispy topping you’ll toss some Ritz Crackers into a baggie and crush them all up. Kids really enjoy doing this step if you have any little idle hands hanging around. Then mix it with Parmesan Cheese (yeah, that’s that 4th kind of cheese you’ll be using) and melted butter. Sprinkle the topping over the dip and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes until it’s golden, bubbly, and smells amazing.

Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

Can popper dip be made ahead of time?

Of course. Before adding the Ritz cracker topping, cover and store the dip in the fridge for up to 24 hours ahead of time. Before baking, make the topping, sprinkle on top and bake.

How long is Jalapeño Popper Dip good for? How to reheat?

This recipe should not be left out for more than a few hours. If there are leftovers, cover and store in fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, just stick in the microwave until heated through.

What to serve with Jalapeño Popper Dip?

Here are some of our favorite foods to serve with this dip:

  • tortilla chips
  • Ritz crackers
  • Fritos
  • pita chips
  • bread cubes

For more dip recipes, check out:

Jalapeño Popper Dip Recipe

5 from 5 votes

Jalapeño Popper Dip is packed with 4 kinds of cheese, just enough spicy Jalapeños to give it a kick, and a golden crispy topping. This dip is sure to be a hit at your next party!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 246 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

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

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.

  3. 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 top is golden and dip begins to bubble. Let cool 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with Fritos, crackers, or other chips.

Author

Melanie Dueck

Melanie is the cook and photographer behind the blog Garnish & Glaze. When she’s not playing princesses with her two little girls, she’s experimenting in the kitchen. She takes simple ingredients and creates everything from healthy dinners to indulgent desserts.

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