Jalapeno Popper Dip

This jalapeno popper dip takes all of the flavors of classic bacon wrapped jalapenos and combines it all into one easy to eat dip. 

Jalapeno Popper Dip

It seems like I’ve been seeing jalapeno popper recipes everywhere lately and have definitely been craving them too.  When I went to the store to grab all of the ingredients I knew I wanted to do something a little different.  Then it hit me.  Make it into a dip!  What’s not to love about chips and dip, right?

This dip is incredibly cheesy thanks to the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and parmesan cheese.  I also decided to add some bacon to this dip to make it like a bacon wrapped jalapeno.  Bacon is one ingredient that just makes every dish taste better.  But if you don’t like bacon, then you can feel free to omit it.  We can still be friends.

Jalapeno Popper Dip

If you want to make this dip a little lighter, you can use reduced fat cream cheese and light mayo.  I love Hellman’s light mayo, it’s only about 35 calories for one tablespoon versus 90 calories with traditional mayonnaise.  I can assure you that it does not affect the taste of this dip at all, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand.  

This recipe makes enough to serve about three to four people (or Josh and I.. oops).  If you want to you can double this recipe, just increase your baking time to 20-25 minutes. 

Jalapeno Popper Dip

This dip would make a great appetizer for a football party as well.  I just can’t stop with these football recipes.  Sorry, I’m not sorry. 

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This jalapeno popper dip takes all of the flavors of classic bacon wrapped jalapenos and combines it all into one easy to eat dip.
Ingredients
  • 1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup mayo (light mayo will work)
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced*
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, divided
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a small baking dish well with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl using a handheld mixer or stand mixer with the paddle attachment, blend the cream cheese and mayo together until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add in the cheddar cheese, diced jalapeno, crumbled bacon, and half of the parmesan cheese and mix until fully combined. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the panko breadcrumbs and the other half of the parmesan cheese.
  5. Sprinkle panko mixture evenly over the dip.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until heated all of the way through. To get the panko topping crispier, you can broil it for the last minute. Just be sure to keep a close eye on it, so it does not burn.*
  7. Remove from oven and serve with tortilla chips.
Notes
*If you prefer a spicier dip, you can use more jalapenos or leave the membrane on the jalapenos. If you want it to be less spicy, be sure to remove the membrane as well.

*If doubling this recipe, bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated all of the way through.

*Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated for up to five days.

Adapted from Taste of Home

Looking for more football party appetizers?  Try one of these as well!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Seasoned Pretzels

Seasoned Pretzels

Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip

Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip

 

Writing Process Blog Tour

So today I’m not sharing a recipe, but doing something a little different on Live Well Bake Often!  The writing process tour is kind of a fun way to learn more about what goes on behind the blog and about how I write.  If this isn’t your thing, then feel free to skip over this post.  I’ll have a delicious football party appetizer to share with you all on Thursday!

I was nominated by Sarah from Whole and Heavenly Oven for this challenge.  If you don’t already know Sarah, you should definitely click over to her blog.  Sarah was one of the first bloggers to find my blog and we instantly became blogging BFF’s.  Because that is a real thing, you know.  She has amazing recipes and every time she posts a new one I want to go make it like right at that moment.  Not kidding.  Like these ultimate gluten-free fudge brownies, these are what dreams are made of people. 

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