Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Jalapeño Popper Dip

This dip is just completely phenomenal, and the best cheese dip I've ever had. It's amazing when it's hot out of the oven, and maybe even better when it's cooled down to room temperature. It tastes just like a jalapeño popper - though I like this dip better. And while it does have a distinct jalapeño flavour, it's not too spicy. My favourite things to dip were celery sticks and pita chips!

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Roasted Red Pepper & Almond Hummus
Cheddar Ale Dip
Pan-Fried Onion Dip
Grape Tomato Salsa

Jalapeño Popper Dip
Adapted from My Baking Addiction

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
4 ounces canned diced jalapeño peppers, drained
1 cup grated jalapeño Monterey Jack cheese

1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350F.

Using an electric mixer, blend the cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in green chilies, jalapeño peppers, and Monterey Jack cheese. Spoon this mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Mix together the Panko and Parmesan cheese and sprinkle it over the cream cheese mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the mixture is hot and the topping is lightly browned.


janet said...

hehe, this reminds me of my favourite cheese dip while in university: saute 1 large onion, add to 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup cheese. microwave or cook in the oven until heated through. gosh, it was great and so simple. haven't made it in years. ;)

yours looks a bit more complex but i bet the flavours work really well together. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, how delicious! I can't wait to make a veganized version of this. I bet this dip is a real hit at parties.

Joanne said...

I would probably nix the chips and celery and just go at it with a spoon. Not gonna lie.

Johanna GGG said...

mmm that pic is making me hungry

Amy said...

Jalapeno poppers are yummy and this dip looks like a great variation - perfect for a party or movie night!

Ricki said...

I used to LOVE jalapeno poppers! This sounds like it would be fabulous. Maybe stuffed into a jalapeno--?? ;)

Olivia said...

This looks absolutely SOO amazingly good! I love cream cheese with anything, especially spicy stuff! can't wait to try this out:)

Fatimawine said...

I like it.Delicious meals.But, I think add some wine and, eat better.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Mmm I love jalapenos and this dip looks perfect for my next gathering with friends.

Helene said...

I'll have to make it, that looks too good.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Wow, that sounds fabulous! I'm drooling just reading the ingredient list.

Kevin said...

Jalapeno popper dips are so good!

RFR said...

what a great solution to my jalapeno popper dilemma. i LOVE the taste, but hate biting into a pool of oil or having a mouthful of cream cheese and nothing else. i LOVE this.

kimberleyblue said...

I've never had a jalapeno popper and I've never had it in dip version. That said, I am now convinced that I must try this, and soon.