Jalapeno Popper Dip

I have fond memories of Jalapeño Poppers. When Chef and I worked together in the restaurant that we owned, we would treat ourselves to several deep-fried, cheese-filled and crumb-breaded peppers as reward for surviving a long, busy day. You’d think that maybe a slice of Prime Rib, or an apple Cobbler might sound more rewarding, but aside from not being conducive to the bottom line, steak just didn’t sound as good as dipping those Poppers into some jalapeno jelly, which is the absolute best way to eat them.
Well, this dip is my homage to those little bits of heavenly heat. I’d probably even spoon a bit of jalapeño jelly onto the crostini before dipping. You know, for old times sake.

Jalapeno Popper  Dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip


  • 16 oz cream cheese—room temperature
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup provolone/mozzarella blend–grated
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese—grated
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup small diced onion
  • 1 large jalapeno—chopped fine, seeds included
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/4 parmesan cheese–grated
  • 1/4 cup provolone/mozzarella blend


  1. Mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, 1 cup provolone/mozzarella blend, 1 cup parmesan cheese together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small sauté pan heat the vegetable oil
  3. Add the onion, jalapeño, and salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Caramelize the chopped onion & jalapeno in the oil and add to the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Spread into a casserole dish that will accommodate the mixture being spread about 1 inch deep.
  6. In the same small sauté pan as above place the butter and heat until melted and hot.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in:
  8. 1/2 cup panko crumbs, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, and 1/4 cup provolone/mozzarella cheese blend.
  9. Sprinkle mixture on top of dip spread in casserole.
  10. Place in a preheated 350 degree F. oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until browned and bubbling.
  11. Serve with mini breadsticks, toasted pita wedges, crackers, tortilla chips etc.
  12. Serves 8-10

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  1. That sounds great, except the seeds. And I think I have everything on hand that I could possibly need for the recipe!!! Thanks, lady!

  2. This is going on the Superbowl snack list. It looks fantastic and very delicious!


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