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Jalapeño Popper Dip (+Video)

This Jalapeño Popper Dip appetizer is a warm, creamy recipe with a crunchy topping that will be the surprise hit at any party or gathering.


This easy Jalapeño Popper Dip is one of our favorites. It’s the perfect dip to make during the winter months because it’s a warm and creamy dip. Every time I make this dip, I always come home with an empty dish. It is that good!

Warm and Creamy Jalapeño Popper Dip with ritz crackers to serve.


  • Don’t worry, this dip is not blazing hot. It just has a slight kick. If you want it hotter, you could certainly add in more jalapeños or some cayenne pepper.
  • Whenever a recipe calls for softened cream cheese, I leave it out on my counter overnight to make the next day. Or if  I’ve forgotten to leave it out, I cut up the unwrapped cream cheese into small cubes, place on a plate, and leave it out on the counter for about 10 minutes until softened or use the softening option on your microwave oven.
  • Cooked, chopped bacon can be added for even more flavor.
  • If you don’t have Panko bread crumbs, just used crushed Ritz crackers.
Jalapeno Popper Dip recipe from The Country Cook


  • cream cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • Mexican cheese blend
  • parmesan cheese
  • chopped green chiles
  • chopped jalapeños
  • panko bread crumbs
  • salted butter
cream cheese, mayonnaise, Mexican Cheese Blend, shredded Parmesan Cheese, chopped green chiles, chopped jalapeños, Panko bread crumbs, salted butter


Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Using an electric mixer (or a food processor), mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Mexican blend cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, green chiles and jalapeños. I also throw in a pinch of salt and pepper too. You do not need to drain either can of peppers.

cream cheese, mayonnaise, mozzarella, Parmesan Cheese, chopped green chilies and jalapeños in a large mixing bowl

Mix until smooth and totally combined. Spread the dip filling into your casserole dish.

dip mixture spread into an oval baking dish

In a bowl, mix together Panko bread crumbs, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and melted butter. I added just a bit of dried parsley into the mix to add some color. This is completely optional.

Panko bread crumbs, Parmesan Cheese, melted butter and parsley mixed together in a bowl

 Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over dip filling.

crumb topping mixture sprinkled on top of creamy dip mixture in an oval baking dish

Bake for about 20 minutes (on the middle rack). Do not overcook. Topping should be golden brown and the dip should be gently bubbling around the edges. Serve with your favorite buttery crackers!

fully cooked in dish, Jalapeno Popper Dip.


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Jalapeño Popper Dip (+Video)

This Jalapeño Popper Dip appetizer is a warm, creamy recipe with a crunchy topping that will be the surprise hit at any party or gathering.
4.83 from 67 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 (8 ounce) blocks cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 ounce can chopped green chiles
  • 4 ounce can chopped pickled jalapeños
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup salted butter (1/2 stick), melted
  • salt, pepper, dried parsley (to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Using an electric mixer (or a food processor), mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Mexican blend cheese, ½ cup Parmesan cheese, green chiles and jalapeños. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Spread the dip filling into your casserole dish.
  • In a bowl, mix together Panko bread crumbs, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and melted butter (and a bit of dried parsley, optional).
  • Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over dip filling.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes (on the middle rack).
  • Topping should be golden brown and the dip should be gently bubbling around the edges. Serve with your favorite buttery crackers or tortilla chips.



  • Serve with your favorite buttery crackers!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Jalapeno Popper Dip


Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 1047mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1416IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 312mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: December 2013
Updated & republished: December 2019

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  1. Another tip for if you forget to soften your cream cheese before making. Put your wrapped cream cheese in a sink with hot water and submerge it for a couple minutes. It’s sealed so tightly that water does not get in, and it is perfectly softened all the way through and ready for using. Going to make this recipe tonight, but thinking of adding some garlic and onion powder to the recipe as well (we love both). Will come back to let you know how it turns out 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Made this one time for a Super Bowl Party and it was such a hit. I started making it for other get together’s that we were invited to and everyone loves it. Now when we are invited to a get together or potluck, I am asked to make the popper dip. I even have people fight for the leftovers.

  3. 5 stars
    Dip is always delicious, but i’m Having trouble making it “gooey”. Going to set the cream
    Cheese out earlier, hope that helps. I also have been using Greek Yogurt over Mayo. While taste is still great and I have had no complaints, could that be my issue with the melting / gooey texture i’m Missing?

  4. 5 stars
    This dip is so incredible! I”ve made this several times, but am only now posting. I make this recipe exactly as shown, except I omit the butter in the topping (seems to brown up perfectly without and cuts a few extra calories). I serve this dip with crackers or with low sodium tortilla chips. It’s a hit with all my friends and family. Thanks for the great recipe!

      1. Can you make night before a potluck and reheat in a microwave. I am taking it to work for a party.

  5. 5 stars
    Is this the Kraft shredded parmesan cheese you’re talking about or the other one used in top of spaghetti?

  6. 5 stars
    I have made this for just about every kind of party you can think of. I double it, and it’s always gone! I’ve learned not to give out “my” secrets to my dishes that I bring to a party, or that I serve in my home. Because, then inevitably someone will copy it, and I have to find another amazing recipe. I like to serve the Jalapeno Popper Dip with tortilla chips. The crackers are a little too heavy, and they don’t hold up as well.

    I also like to stuff chicken breasts with the Jalapeno Popper Dip. YUM! At BBQ’s I’ve had friends who put it on their cheeseburgers too. This is such a simple and oh so tasty dish. One that is in my repertoire of appetizers to bring to gatherings, of any kind. So glad I joined Pinterest! I have 100’s of recipes, and I’m always trying something new. This is in my board labeled, “Tried and True Recipes.”

  7. Can I precook this and then microwave it later to heat it up? I am bringing it to a party and would prefer not to have to bake it there. Thanks!

  8. 5 stars
    Printable version says 1 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter rather than 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) melted butter as in original version.

  9. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday and it was a huge hit! I opted for fresh jalapeños so I could control how spicy it was. Wouldn’t change a thing!

  10. I love this dip! It is the most requested app I bring to parties. I am wondering if I can make it in the crockpot to be able to keep it warm?

    1. Hi Barb – I think you could but I haven’t tried it. I would do it on the lowest setting you have though because slow cookers have a tendency to curdle anything dairy based if it cooks too hot or too fast. And if you wanted, you could remove the insert and stick it under the broiler in the oven to crisp up the topping then put it back into the crock pot to stay on the warm setting.

  11. One of our party favorites….it is a great hit. People ask me for the recipe every single time. LOVE it!!!!1

  12. Made this for Christmas Eve party and it was a HUGE hit! Now it's our go-to dip for any event (or even just Mexican food night at home!).

  13. I just made this about 30 minutes ago, and I am very pleased to say that it turned out incredible! What a great recipe. I added an ounce more of jalapeños to make it a bit spicier. It is a hit with the guests!

  14. Just an FYI for people stating that you can't use cream cheese after you've left it out over 2 days.. I've used it long after it's expiration date and left out for 2 days…never had an adverse affect on me or mine. "God made dirt *and germs* and dirt don't hurt!"
    Don't really think cream cheese would be a problem in this recipe!

  15. Looks delicious!! When I forget to lay out the cream cheese, I lay it on the preheating stove, especially on the burner where the heat escapes from the oven, to soften. I do a lot of baking and it works perfectly. Thanks for the recipe!

  16. Any hints if I need to take the appetizer to a party after a concert where I will have to bake it several hours in advance? Could I just reheat in the microwave a couple of minutes? Also, I leave cream cheese on the counter overnight, as well–and if I'm going to bake, I lay butter and eggs out overnight as well–have been doing it for YEARS and it works like a charm!

    1. 5 stars
      I tend to use Kraft’s 1/3 fat cream cheese instead of regular…. have never had it be an issue in ANY recipe, and it doesn’t require setting out at all… it’s soft from the get-go.