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A zoomed in shot of a scooped bite of jalapeno popper dip.

Jalapeno Popper Dip

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Jalapeno popper dip is a warm and creamy party appetizer taking its flavor cues from jalapeno poppers and turning them into scoopable bites.


Units Scale
  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 6 jalapenos, roughly chopped (seeds removed or include seeds if you like it really spicy)
  • 68 slices cooked bacon, roughly chopped / 1/2 cup real bacon bits, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 (8 oz.) bag Mexican four-cheese blend, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced (optional)


  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, 1/2 the bacon, garlic powder, onion powder,  cheese and green onions (optional) in a large mixing bowl and stir to mix well.
  2. Make the topping with panko, butter and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Transfer cream cheese mixture to a small casserole dish or a 10″ cast iron pan and top with panko topping. Sprinkle with remaining bacon.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until the panko topping is golden brown.
  5. Enjoy!


  • For more flavor, brush the jalapenos with oil and roast them at 450°F for 5 minutes on each side or until the skins blacken and bubble.
  • The heat is in the seeds and ribs of the jalapeno so remove them as needed and adjust to your spice level and tolerance.
  • Add more flavor – Try adding some paprika or smoked paprika for a little more flavor.
  • Extra cheesy – Switch out the panko topping for more cheese to get an extra cheesy dip with lots of cheese strings. You can use any kind of cheese for this top layer.
  • Skip the crust – If you’re not a fan of the top layer, skip it and just serve the dip as-is.
  • Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins