Get ready to elevate your party game with this creamy and cheesy homemade Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon. This quick and easy cheesy dip is a fiery fiesta for your taste buds, combining the irresistible heat of jalapenos with the savory goodness of crispy bacon. Sounds delicious, doesn't it?
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Enjoy this party appetizer with a creamy blend of cream cheese and cheddar, the spiciness of jalapenos, and lots of crispy bacon. Say goodbye to bland and hello to a hot and spicy sensation that's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Trust me, it's the flavor explosion your party needs, and it is always the first thing gone at my house. So delicious!
- Why Jalapeno Popper Dip is a Must-Have Appetizer
- Craving more Jalapeno recipes
- Ingredients for Jalapeno Popper Dip
- Steps for Making Jalapeno Popper Dip
- What to Serve Alongside This Creamy Jalapeno Dip
- How to Store and Reheat The Dip
- Spice it Up: Add Roasted Jalapenos to the Dip
- Unleash the Cheesiness: Best Cheese Blend for Jalapeno Popper Dip
- Save Time with Make-Ahead Jalapeno Popper Dip
- Crock Pot Magic: How to Make Jalapeno Popper Dip with Convenience
- FAQs: All About Jalapeno Popper Dip
- What to Do with Leftover Jalapeno Popper Dip
- More Deliciousness From One Hot Oven
Why Jalapeno Popper Dip is a Must-Have Appetizer
Irresistibly Yummy Blend: Cream cheese, cheddar, jalapenos, and bacon team up for a deliciously flavorful dip that's just like enjoying a jalapeno popper. Easy and tasty!
Party Pleaser for Every Palate: This creamy dip works for any occasion, from chill hangouts to fancier gatherings. Your dip dish will be empty in no time!
Easy-Peasy Prep: Forget complicated recipes and hard-to-find ingredients. This dip is a breeze to make. That's why I make it all of the time.
Always in Demand: It's not just a dip; it's a must-have appetizer. In fact, it's the MVP party food at my house. I'm even going to start freezing it so I can always have it on hand. And now I think about it: I'm gonna freeze this dip in individual servings for quick snacks.
Just the Right Kick: Not into crazy spice? Do not worry! This recipe has just the right amount of jalapenos to add a nice little zing without going overboard. Of course, you can add a lot of jalapenos to make this even spicier.
Craving more Jalapeno recipes
This colorful Jalapeno Sala Dip is served over cream cheese and couldn't be easier to make. Another favorite appetizer recipe is for Jalapeno Popper Roll-Ups, which is always a crowd pleaser, and I serve these roll ups with a taco salad.
If you're not into spicy dips, that's OK; try this Cheesy Stuffed Mushroom Dip, that's a tasty party appetizer.
Ingredients for Jalapeno Popper Dip
- Cream Cheese, softened
- Sour Cream or substitute Greek yogurt
- Garlic Powder and Onion Powder
- Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- Fresh jalapeños, seeded minced, or you can use canned jalapenos.
- Bacon, cooked and crumbled. Achieve perfectly crispy bacon by baking it in the oven or using an air fryer. Blot excess grease with paper towels before crumbling it into the dip.
- Green Onions, sliced
Steps for Making Jalapeno Popper Dip
- Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 8” cast iron skillet or oven-safe baking dish and set aside.
- Combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large mixing bowl.
- Fold in shredded cheddar cheese, minced jalapenos, crumbled bacon, and sliced green onions.
- Mix until well combined and smooth.
- Transfer the cream cheese mixture to the skillet or baking dish and bake until bubbly and golden brown.
- Serve this dip warm from the oven, and to add some pizzazz, garnish it with jalapeno slices on top of the dip.
What to Serve Alongside This Creamy Jalapeno Dip
Serve your dip with an array of dippable options such as tortilla chips, corn chips, pretzels, vegetable sticks, baguette slices, and pita chips for a satisfying combination of flavors and textures.
How to Store and Reheat The Dip
Store leftover dip tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It's best to reheat any leftovers in the microwave on 50 percent power for one minute.
Spice it Up: Add Roasted Jalapenos to the Dip
For an extra kick, roast the fresh jalapenos in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. When cool, seed, finely chop, and add to the cream cheese mixture for a smoky flavor.
Unleash the Cheesiness: Best Cheese Blend for Jalapeno Popper Dip
Experiment with different kinds of cheese by incorporating varieties like sharp cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack, or pepper jack for a richer flavor profile.
Save Time with Make-Ahead Jalapeno Popper Dip
Are you having a party? Prepare the dip in advance in two different ways.
Unbaked: Make the popper dip as directed and cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap, refrigerate, and bake it the next day, making it a convenient option for busy hosts.
Baked: Bake the dip, preferably in a freezer-safe container, and allow it to cool completely. Cover the baked dip with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and place in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, transfer to the fridge the night before serving. Reheat at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Crock Pot Magic: How to Make Jalapeno Popper Dip with Convenience
Go for a slow cooker method to make things easier. Just dump the cream cheese mixture into the crockpot and let it heat on low for around two hours. Give it a stir now and then until it's hot and the cheese is all melty. Leave the jalapeno dip in the crock pot to keep it warm for your party.
FAQs: All About Jalapeno Popper Dip
You can leave the bacon out of this dip, which will still be delicious. For alternatives, try adding sausage, chorizo, or a plant based bacon.
Check out the stretch marks on the jalapeno. The more white lines and marks on the jalapeno, the spicier the pepper will probably be because it's more mature. On the other hand, if the pepper looks smooth and shiny, it's likely to be younger and milder in taste.
What to Do with Leftover Jalapeno Popper Dip
Here are my favorite ways of using any leftover jalapeno dip. And actually it's just worth making this dip for these recipe ideas.
- Spread the dip on sandwiches, or make a grilled cheese sandwich with the dip.
- Add a scoop of this dip to hot baked potatoes; you'll love it.
- Make jalapeno popper quesadillas.
- Stuff mushrooms with the leftover dip and bake. These are addictive.
- Cook your favorite pasta and stir in this dip for a creamy sauce.
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Jalapeno Popper Dip With Bacon
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- 1 8 inch Lodge Cast Iron Skillet casserole dish
- 8 ounce Cream cheese softened
- ½ cup Sour cream
- ¼ cup Mayonaise
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Onion powder
- 3 cups Cheddar cheese
- 6 slices Bacon Cooked well done and crumbled2
- ¼ cup Jalapeno Diced small, plan on 1 large jalapeno, or 2 small jalapenos. Optional, use a 4-ounce can of jalapenos
- 2 Green onions Sliced
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 8” cast iron skillet or oven-safe baking dish and set aside.
- Cook the bacon until well done and when cool crumble into small pieces
- Prepare the jalapeno but cutting it in half and removing the seeds and membrane. Continue slicing the jalapeno then dicing it into small pieces.
- In a large mixing bowl, add softened cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix well to combine.
- Add the shredded cheese, diced jalapenos, crumbled bacon and sliced green onions to the bowl. Stir to incorporate.
- Spread the cream cheese mixture into the prepared skillet. Optionally, top with additional cheese, bacon and jalapeno.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool slightly and serve warm with your favorite dippables.
- Store any leftovers, tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat in the microwave or in a 325℉ oven.
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