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Baked Jalapeno Popper Dip

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 Our baked jalapeno popper dip uses cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and spicy jalapeno peppers to create a warm and cheesy dip perfect for sharing!

Jalapeno poppers have been a mainstay in our household for years. Kim and I love them. They’re cheesy, spicy and oh, so delicious.

For today’s recipe, we decided to change one of our old dips into a jalapeno popper dip. It may sound strange, but believe it or not, it works.

Best of all, it’s super simple to make and comes together in about thirty (30) minutes. Give it try with our air fryer tortilla chips!

So, shall we get started cooking?

A large casserole dish filled with the jalapeno popper dip.

How to make jalapeno popper dip:

First, preheat your oven to 375°F and spray an eight by eight (8×8) inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Next, grab a large glass mixing bowl and toss in the cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Use a hand mixer to combine the ingredients.

Cream cheese, sour cream, and spices in a mixing bowl.

After that, add the shredded cheddar cheese and diced jalapenos. Blend everything together.

For this step, we usually just stir the ingredients with a spoon or rubber spatula.

Cheddar cheese and jalapenos have been added to the mixture.

Then, transfer the mixture to your prepared baking dish. Grab another small mixing bowl and combine the breadcrumbs, melted butter, and Parmesan cheese.

Sprinkle the topping over the jalapeno popper dip and place it in the oven to bake for about twenty (20) minutes.

The dip has been topped with breadcrumbs and melted butter.

Last, once the topping is golden brown, remove the popper dip from the oven and serve it hot.

That’s it, your jalapeno popper dip recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy the dip and wish you all the best 🙂

The finished popper dip served in a white casserole dish.

Can I use pickled jalapenos?

Absolutely, you don’t have to use fresh jalapenos if you don’t have them on hand. I would recommend using three (3) tablespoons of diced pickled peppers in place of the fresh ones.

Please be aware that the dip may be hotter than expected when using pickled jalapenos.

How can I make homemade tortilla chips?

In our household, we make baked tortilla chips all the time. Usually, what I do is take regular corn tortillas, cut them in fourths, and bake them in the oven on 375° F.

You can toss them lightly in oil and sprinkle salt or seasonings on them for flavor. Sometimes, we use sea salt or homemade taco seasoning on our versions.

Love cream cheese dips? Then check out our French onion cream cheese dip!

A tortilla chip being dipped into the jalapeno popper dip.

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The finished popper dip served in a white casserole dish.

Baked Jalapeno Popper Dip

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Our baked jalapeno popper dip uses cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and spicy jalapeno peppers to create a warm and cheesy dip perfect for sharing!


Jalapeno Popper Dip Filling

  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, (softened)
  • 8 Ounces Cheddar Cheese, (shredded, two ((2)) cups by volume)
  • 3 Large Jalapenos, (fresh, diced and de-seeded or jarred will work)
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Breadcrumb Topping

  • 1 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, (melted)
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, (grated or finely shredded)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. and spray an 8x8 inch casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt until well combined.
  3. Add the cheddar cheese and jalapenos. Continue to mix until combined. Then transfer the mixture to an 8 x 8 - inch baking dish or small casserole dish.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, melted butter, and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle the breadcrumb topping evenly over the dip.
  5. Place the baking dish in the oven, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven, and serve hot with tortilla chips, crackers, fresh vegetables.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of half (1/2) a cup of the finished jalapeno popper dip. Additionally, the calories listed do NOT include the tortilla chips shown in the photos. Actual calories will vary.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 0.5 Cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 394mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

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Monday 10th of April 2017

I'm making this tomorrow for taco Tuesday! It looks delicious!

Carly |


Tuesday 11th of April 2017

Thank you, Carly! I hope you love it :)

Kristen Kavan

Thursday 6th of April 2017

i am officially starving. is there anything better then spicy and cheese?! this sounds absolutely incredible.


Friday 7th of April 2017

Thank you, Kristen! I agree, there's nothing better than the cheesy-spicy combination :)

Casey the College Celiac

Thursday 6th of April 2017

I'm always looking for new ways to use my cast iron skillet, and this certainly looks like a delicious option! I know my dad would devour this dip...he's a big spicy cheese fan!


Friday 7th of April 2017

Thank you, Casey! Cast iron skillets are super versatile, I couldn't live without ours lol! Glad you liked the post and have a great weekend :)

Rachel @ Kitchen Cents

Thursday 6th of April 2017

Guys! This looks awesome! We will be celebrating Easter with my husband's family (they are the side that loves the heat). I'm going to make this because it will be a hit. Thanks for the recipe!


Thursday 6th of April 2017

Thank you, Rachel! I hope they love it and thank you for making it for your family. :)

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