Jalapeno Popper Dip

I know. I just posted a dip last week.

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A Mexican-inspired one, even.  So you’re probably thinking, Enough with the Mexican dips, already.

But I can’t help it.  It’s football playoff season, which equates to party-food in my book.  Actually, I can pretty much justify eating warm and creamy dips any day of the week:

Bad day?  Console yourself with chips and dip.

Too tired to do any real cooking?  Don’t worry, just use some veggies as your dip vessel and call it dinner.

Need to celebrate?  Start with tortilla chips and dip.

🙂

My assignment for this month’s Secret Recipe Club was Heather’s blog over at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks.  By day, Heather is an elementary school teacher who works with at-risk children as well as children with special needs.  Can you say rock star?

Heather had so many great recipes to choose from: like garlic beef enchiladas and glazed apple cream pie and cafe au lait bars.  But when I saw that she had a recipe for jalapeño popper dip, I knew right away that was what I had to make.

Had to.

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I made only a few small adjustments to Heather’s recipe…I’m not a big mayonnaise/Miracle Whip fan, so I don’t typically keep any on hand.  Instead, I swapped the mayo for Greek yogurt, which worked totally fine.

Also, I have this annoying habit of overbuying bags of shredded cheese.  The cheese/deli drawer in my refrigerator is overflowing with almost empty bags of cheese, so I tried to use up what I had on hand.

And yes, it was all good.

😉

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Jalapeno Popper Dip
 
Ingredients
  • 3 slices bacon, diced (I used turkey bacon)
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened (light or Neufchâtel will work just fine)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Frank's Red Hot
For the topping:
  • ¾ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • ½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cook bacon in a small saute pan until almost brown. Add in the diced jalapeno and cook until soft. Remove from heat and set aside. If using regular bacon, blot off grease with a paper towel.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese, yogurt, ½ cup Mexican blend cheese, green chilies, garlic powder and Red Hot, stirring to combine. Add in the bacon and jalapenos. Spoon into an 8x8 baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and remaining seasonings. Pour melted butter over the top and mix well. Spread evenly over the dip. Bake for 20 minutes, or until brown and bubbly.
Notes

I’m partying here!

42 Comments

    • Ashley

      Thanks for stopping by, Camille. We loved this dip!

      Reply
    • Ashley

      I totally agree, Erin. No such thing as too much dip. 🙂

      Reply
  1. Miz Helen

    Hi Ashley,
    I just love Heathers recipes and this is a really good one. Thanks for sharing this delicious Jalapeno Popper Dip with the SRC, have a great day.
    Miz Helen
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    • Ashley

      Heather had so many great recipes to choose from, that is for sure! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Thanks, Jessica. Ugh, my jeans are starting to revolt, but I really could eat warm dips every day! 😉

      Reply
    • Ashley

      This was the first time I’ve tried jalapeno popper dip, but WOW, was it amazing! Thanks so much for stopping in!

      Reply
    • Ashley

      The yogurt worked really well in this, Danielle. Plus, since it’s sort of healthy, I figured I could eat more dip that way. 🙂

      Reply
    • Ashley

      That’s my line of thinking, Jess. Football = dip, if you ask me.

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Thanks, Hayley. I finally made my husband take this dip away from me because I could not stop eating it. Ugh, there’s no way I’m losing any weight before June at this rate!

      Reply
    • Ashley

      I’m a sucker for dip. But I come by it honestly. My dad was over watching some sports with us when I made both of these dips…first he said the mexi-dip was his fave. Then he claimed it was the jalapeno dip. 🙂 I could eat both all day long.

      Reply
  2. Shelley C

    I am so with you – chips and dip is the perfect snack no matter what! 🙂 And this dip looks awesome! I love the switch to greek yogurt, too – I may have to try that! Excellent choice.
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    • Ashley

      Thanks, Shelley. The Greek yogurt worked great in this!

      Reply
    • Ashley

      See, I knew there would be someone out there who would agree that dip is a great dinner! 🙂

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Thanks, Rebekah. Greek yogurt is my new favorite thing! I put it in anything I want to elevate to a “health food.” 😉

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Oh Heather, you had so many awesome recipes–it was hard to choose! But we loved this dip–so, so good! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

      Reply
    • Ashley

      I couldn’t agree with you more, Dorothy!

      Reply
  3. Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

    I live with the mad pepper scientist. We have jalapenos, habaneros, trinidad scorpions, carolina reapers… it’s ridiculous. Anyway, the pepper harvest gets overwhelming and stuffing peppers to make poppers is labor intensive. I LOVE this dip! Gold star for the Greek yogurt substitute.
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  4. Nancy

    This dip was one of the best I have ever tasted. Could not stop eating it.

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    • Ashley

      I know, right? No such thing as too much Mexican! And oooh, I’m off to check out that homemade cheese queso!

      Reply
  5. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)

    Nice blog, and glad to find you through SRC. I’m so glad you chose this dip. How perfect will this be for Superbowl! Sounds delicious.

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Wow! Thank you so much!

      Reply
  6. Renee - Kudos Kitchen

    I found you today through SRC and I have to tell you that I love your blog! Your pictures are amazing and your recipes all sound so scrumptious! This one in particular sounds really tasty. Think I’ll have to try it for our next party. Good choice 🙂
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    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for the nice compliments, and for stopping by, Renee. I hope you have a great week!

      Reply
  7. SeattleDee

    Holy jalapeño, this was good! It made an irresistible dip, yummy mini burrito filling, and satisfying midnight snack straight from the fridge. I’m in.
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    • Ashley

      Burrito filling? Why didn’t I think of that!?!?!? Yum.

      Reply
  8. chris

    Made this for the superbowl…it was the first to go! delish! thanks for the recipe

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    • Ashley

      So glad you liked it! It is definitely an addictive dip. =)

      Reply
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    Excellent site you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find quality writing like yours these days. I truly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

    Reply

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