Sunday, February 7, 2010

Awesome Jalapeno Popper Dip

Like a deconstructed jalapeno popper, this dip is made with jalapenos, green chilies, cream cheese, parmesan and cheddar, and topped with a buttery bread crumb.

Awesome Jalapeno Popper Dip

Okay. I know that saying this is an "awesome" dip is a pretty bold statement but I think it's pretty awesome. A layered, deconstructed version of a jalapeno popper in a dip, that I've never seen done quite this way, and since I didn't have outside influences, I'm claiming it as my own original recipe.

Layered like this instead of combined, it is more like eating a popper to me, and so good that I almost forgot to get a picture of it coming out of the oven! I hope that you enjoy it as much as we are.

DE-lish. Here's how to make it.

Recipe: Awesome Jalapeno Popper Dip

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 30 min | Yield: About 8 to 10 servings

  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 jalapeno peppers, ribs and seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 (7 ounce) can green chilies, undrained
  • 2 (8 ounce) blocks of Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup of dry bread or panko bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut the bacon with kitchen shears into a hot skillet and cook until crisp. Set aside a tablespoon of the cooked bacon for garnish if desired. Add the chopped jalapeno to the same skillet and cook until softened. Stir in the undrained chilies, warm through; remove from the heat and set aside.

Cube the cream cheese and place it in a pie plate or 9 x 9 inch baking dish. Microwave on low/defrost for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until softened.  Stir in the mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese; mix well.  Smooth out the top.

Spread the sauteed pepper and bacon pepper mixture evenly as a layer on top of the cream cheese mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, or until bubbly.

Combine the bread crumbs with the melted butter and sprinkle all over the top of the dip.  Return to the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Sprinkle top with the reserved crumbled bacon, if desired. Keep this on a hot plate if you can.

Serve with toast points, tortilla chips, Triscuit crackers, or your favorite dipper.

Variation: Top with crushed kettle style potato chips instead of buttered crumbs. May also substitute Baconnaise spread for the mayonnaise.


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  1. Oooh, this dip looks delicious! YUM!

  2. ALthough I claim not to have a preference, after all that New Orleans has suffered since Katrina, I have been kinda hoping that they would win. When I read this, I thought...please let them win! How wonderful it would be for NO.

    I left you a little something on my blog because yours makes me so happy (and hungry!).


  3. Good lord I am going to HAVE to try this but in the Big Green Egg with a little smoke. We LOVE ABT's (aka jalapeno poppers) on the smoker and this is just a deconstructed one. I like it.

  4. oh my! we love poppers! I'll have to mark this dip for our next get together with family!

  5. Go Saints!! I too hope they win. This dip looks so delicious! I made one a lot like this, but without the bacon. I'm thinking I need to add bacon next time.

  6. Great idea to deconstruct the popper.

  7. I have never had a popper in dip form. Ummm Ummm good.

  8. Good job to the Saints! If the Colts had to lose to anyone, I'm glad it was the Saints...and Drew Brees!

    This dip is "awesome"! I only wish that I'd seen this post before the Super Bowl. This is so right up my alley. I will be making this!

  9. I love your dip idea Mary! I'd rather make this than fill jalepenos anytime, even though I do love them. Great job girl!
    And congrats to the Saints!

  10. You had me at bacon! This sounds & looks wonderful, can't wait to try it and YAY Saints - they did it!!!

  11. I bet you're happy the Saints one! Ben, a Louisiana native, was thrilled. If I'd seen this dip, I think he would have been more thrilled!

  12. I am going to bill you for the bigger size I am going to need soon if I keep reading/cooking from here every day. ;) Awesome, thanks. WHO DAT all the way!

  13. Mary, I just wanted you to know that I made this super dip recipe for game day and it was just the best! Thank you for kindly sharing! Roz

  14. This sounds so yummy - I can't wait to try! We LOVE jalepeno poppers. I have eaten a popper dip on occasion but love the bacon on bread crumbs with your version.

  15. A lady at work made this and I was hooked... HEAVEN!!!

  16. Thanks so much!! And tell her I appreciate her sharing my site with you!

  17. I took this to a party a few days ago and it was a HIT! Everyone wanted the recipe. Will be making it for the holidays ahead. I love your site and a big thanks for all the hard work you do for us!

  18. Thank YOU so much Kathy - I appreciate you taking the time to come back and comment too. I shared your comment with our Facebook readers!!

  19. I usually make stuffed jalapenos, stuffed w cream cheese & wrapped in bacon & grilled on the bbq.. my daughter wanted some for her Halloween party but I didn't want to be a slave to the grill so I made this dip.. It was put on a table by the patio door on the way out to the backyard.. people hit it on the way out & the way in! IT WAS DELICIOUS!! Thank you sooo much!!! It's #1 on my list for parties & football games..

  20. Thank you SO much - I'm thrilled that it was a hit!! Please come back and visit again - Happy Holidays!!

  21. mmm made this for a baby shower and it was so good! I was nervous it would be too spicy for some ppl (though I love spice myself) but it was not spicy at all, just had great flavor! I am loving your recipes so much! You are awesome!

    1. Aw, thanks so much - glad to hear it was a hit!!

  22. I have made this several times. Everyone loved it. Thanks Mary !


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