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Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip

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Loaded Jalapeno Popper Dip made with bacon, cream cheese, and Parmesan topping is easily oven-baked for a hot, creamy appetizer dip that WOWS!

From tailgating to an at-home movie snack, this dip is a super popular dip, and for good reason.

Served at even popular restaurants like Chuys, this perfect jalapeno dip will sure to become a family and friend favorite.

loaded dip on a tortilla chip.

Why you will love Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Perfect Appetizer: Whether cooking for a crowd or grabbing your favorite dip for yourself, there is nothing better than upping your game day with a creamy dip.

Enter baked jalapeno popper dip -without mayo! These taste just like the original Jalapeno poppers stuffed with cream cheese recipe but in DIP form!

football party dip.

Everyone should have a good arsenal of dip recipes ready at the helm for parties, picnics, BBQs, and just pure food enjoyment. 

Simply oven-baked, this dip gathers all the best flavors of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses with dense and delicious cream cheese that provides the base for LOADS of diced-up jalapenos.

Ingredients

Full of lots of cheese and savory cream cheese, this jalapeno dip is just LOADED with bits of fresh jalapenos. It’s yum, yum, good!

Please note that this recipe includes pictures of us making this recipe twice – with a different topping on each one. Note the recipe comments to see variations.

  • Cream cheese – Cream cheese works best when softened, so pull it out of the fridge and unwrap it for at least 15 minutes.
  • Bacon – Make sure slices bacon are pre-cooked (here is a twisted bacon recipe, air fryer bacon recipe, and how to make bacon in the oven to make it easy for you)
  • Types of cheese – We like to use shredded cheddar cheese & shredded mozzarella cheese; however, most shredded cheese types will work, and you can customize this based on your favorite cheese flavors. Try mixing up with Monterey Jack or Sharp Cheddar Cheese

  • Jalapeno peppers- Fresh diced jalapeno peppers (seeds removed) are really what brings the dip together.  Use as few as 6 or as many as 8, depending on how pepper-heavy you want the dip.
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Topping – The delicious dip topping consists of butter, crushed buttery round crackers or Panko breadcrumbs, and freshly grated or shredded Parmesan cheese.  

How to make Jalapeno Popper Dip 

Now let’s get started on making this easy-baked jalapeno popper dip.

Tasting very similar to Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos and a close cousin to Wonton Jalapeno Poppers, jalapeno popper dip is a delicious way to enjoy the sweet heat of jalapeno but in a cheesy, creamy (without mayo!) and totally football friendly dip.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a small casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set the casserole dish aside.
  2. Add softened cream cheese, fully cooked bacon, shredded mozzarella, and cheddar cheese, and combine all ingredients well.
  3. Stir in fresh jalapeno peppers and heavy cream and mix well.
  4. Spoon creamy jalapeño pepper dip into the prepared baking dish.
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  1. Add butter, crushed crackers, and shredded OR grated Parmesan cheese to a small bowl.
  2. Mix well and sprinkle the crumb mixture on the uncooked popper dip.
  3. Bake dip in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  4. Serve dip while hot and melty, and store leftovers in an airtight container. 
how to make oven baked jalapeno dip.

Watch the Video Recipe!

In the video recipe, we used SHREDDED parmesan cheese and CHEESE CRACKERS over Ritz Crackers!

Is Jalapeno Dip Keto Friendly?

But what about the crushed round crackers as the topping? Yep, it has a little bit, but it’s not a massive part of the dip, so portioned out correctly, you can still enjoy this dip with a tad bit of the topping.

Alternatively, skip the panko bread crumbs and crushed crackers to sprinkle freshly shaved Parmesan Cheese. (This is not the same as grated, so make sure it’s fresh)

Dietary Information: This jalapeno popper dip is Low Carb and KETO Friendly.

Disclaimer: Dietary information provided by Carb Manager. If you are on a KETO or Low Carb diet, always double-check your knowledge with this or My Fitness Pal based on the brands and weights you use.

I am not responsible for the calculations but try to provide as much information as possible for readers to make informed decisions.

This provided Keto Estimation is basing 1/4th cup of dip for each person as a serving.

carb manager how many carbs are in keto friendly jalapeno popper dip listed out in a chart

Jalapeno Popper Dipper Ideas

A dip isn’t a dip with a dipper! If you want a low-carb or keto-friendly dip, make sure you do not blow it by serving bread or crackers.

Dipper Ideas

  • Buttery crackers like Ritz Crackers.
  • Chips for dipping: Suggestions include homemade Tortilla Chips, Ruffles, or Fritos. 
  • Bread: Torn Bits of French Bread or Slices of French Bread Baguette Slices.

jalapeno popper on a ritz cracker.

 Carb Friendly Dipper Ideas 

  • Raw veggies: Cut-up green, yellow, and red peppers, Celery sticks, and Baby Carrots are great choices. 
  • Carrot slices
  • Cucumber rounds
  • Cold pieces of Broccoli
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Related Dip Recipes

  • And lastly, I could not resist sharing our family favorite dip – Cherry Cheesecake Dip Recipe. It’s a truly 5-minute dip that looks beautiful on a pie plate but takes no cooking and no prep. We eat this up every holiday season and my kids insist on making it themselves. 
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Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Dip


Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
This Super Cheesy JJlapeno popper dip is loaded with fresh diced jalapenos and a crispy, crunchy Parmesan topping. The best part is that this dip can easily be converted to Keto friendly and falls into a low carb diet plan, so you can truly enjoy this dip without the guilt! If you like heat and a little bit of a spicy, hearty and savory dip, this is definitely the best oven baked dip for you!

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6-8 jalapeno peppers seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup crushed buttery round crackers like Ritz
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (shredded is fine as well)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a small casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set the casserole dish aside.
  • Add softened cream cheese, cooked and cut up bacon, shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese, and mix ingredients together well.
  • In the same bowl, stir in diced jalapeno peppers and heavy whipping cream and mix all ingredients till blended.
  • Spoon dip into prepared (sprayed with nonstick spray) casserole baking dish.
  • In a separate small bowl, add melted butter, crushed crackers and shredded Parmesan cheese to create a crumbly topping. Topping types can vary and its fine to use cheese crackers or shredded Parmesan cheese if that is all you have on hand as well. It's a very forgiving variation.
  • Mix topping ingredients together well and sprinkle Parmesan crumble on top of dip in casserole dish.
  • Bake jalapeno popper dip for 20-25 minutes or until hot, creamy, and bubbly.
  • Serve this appetizer dip with crackers, bread, or vegetable sticks.

Video

Notes

  • In this dip recipe, I used buttery round crackers, but you can use Cheez-its (as seen in the video) as well.
  • If making this as more of a Keto Friendly or low carb change, leave off bread crumbs and instead opt for freshly shaved Parmesan cheese.
  • This dip also has a good kick, and you can expect some heat. That being said, if you want heat, add some Tabasco or Sriracha!
Dipper Ideas
  • Crackers, Chips, or torn bread. 
  • Raw vegetables like cut peppers, celery, and cucumber slices.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 381mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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2 Comments

  1. Absolutely delicious!! Everyone wanted the recipe and was talking about it at the party I brought it to. There was none left 🙂

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Hi Lexy, thank you for sharing! I am so glad this jalapeno dip was a hit for you all. Its so underrated on my site and I dont get tons of visits, but I wish more people would try it. I love it!

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