Jalapeno Popper Dip Plus a Bonus Dip

I served two amazing cheesy dips at my most recent book club gathering. This Jalapeno Popper Dip was a definite winner!

Jalapeno Popper Dip | Cheesy, Spicy and Irresistible

Jalapeno Popper Dip Drew Rave Reviews

My book club has high expectations when they come to my house for a meeting. All my book club friends are terrific cooks and hostesses. No one ever goes away hungry after one of our gatherings. But I have a reputation to uphold. And I do so gladly. The trouble with being a food blogger is that you have to take decent photos of your food in order to share on one’s blog. And when you’re cooking all day, trying to make the house presentable and then quickly taking photos of the appetizers as they come out of the oven, you often fail to get that “money shot.” But when chatting with one of my book club friends a couple weeks later, she referred to this jalapeno popper dip and my crab dip the two best dips she’s ever eaten. And this is my talented friend who makes exquisite jams and jellies and is not lacking in culinary skills one bit. So quite the compliment!  I knew I’d add them to my queue.

Jalapeno Popper Dip | Cheesy, Spicy and Irresistible

Cheesy Dips x 2

First up is the popper dip. I took some cues from other recipes on the web, and roasted my own jalapenos and added chopped bacon. I could have made a meal out of this. Bill  thought it was terrific till the heat of the peppers hit his taste buds. I thought it had the perfect spicy kick. But he had nothing but praise for the crab dip and fixed himself a little starter after work with the leftovers. I  spotted a recipe on the McCormick website that was superb. Chunks of lump crab meat were mixed with cream cheese, mayo, shredded cheddar and seasoned with Old Bay and dried mustard and mingled together famously. I added diced red bell pepper for color, but otherwise kept to this scrumptious Cheesy Crab Dip recipe.

Jalapeno Popper Dip | Cheesy, Spicy and Irresistible

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Serves 8-10 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

A cheesy, spicy dip that will get raves from your company!


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese (hold back a couple tablespoons to sprinkle on dip before baking)
  • 4 large jalapenos, roasted, skinned, seeded and diced
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Toasted baguette slices, to serve.


  1. Preheat oven to 375º
  2. With a hand mixer, blend the cream cheese and sour cream till smooth, mix in the cheddar and Parmesan, then stir in the jalapenos and bacon.
  3. Spread into a greased 8x8 casserole dish. Sprinkle with some reserved Parmesan if desired. Bake for 15 minutes or till hot. Serve with toasted baguette slices.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 399kcal Calories from fat 324
% Daily Value
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 584mg 24%
Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 16g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Cheesy Crab Dip | Lump crab makes this an elegant, amazing appetizer

Only one decent photo of the crab dip, but I promise that it’s marvelous, too!


  1. My mouth is watering…. all that cheese looks made in heaven.
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    You know I’d pull a chair right up to the Popper Dip! Sounds great:@)

  3. It looks divine !! I wandering a little bit of this!! x

  4. I have been known to sit down with a bowl of dip and consume the whole thing. Dinner and lunch for me. The jalapeno popper dip sounds like I would very much enjoy it.

  5. I have an old crab dip recipe that is just the bomb, it has horseradish in it! I’m always on the lookout for delicious dips to serve during cocktail hour, I’ll bookmark these for sure.

  6. TheKitchenLioness says:

    Dear Liz, this dip recipe of yours looks fantastic! Lots of flavor packed into your recipe with just the right balance of cheeses and spiciness! Just perfect!

  7. Yum! I need to join a book club if this is any indication as to what is served! Great dips and I need to try them. Keep on, keep on, Liz!

  8. Both dips look and sound fantastic.Liz, I think you pictures are always beautiful!! But I do know what you mean when you are in a rush and are trying to take pictures. I think that I could eat the whole dish on both of these dips.

  9. Who doesn’t like dip? Or need more dip recipes? Love both of these! Tons of flavor — my kind of stuff. Thanks!

  10. Lizzy, what a perfect appetizer to serve ate your book club. I love the recipe for this amazing Jalapeno-popper dip, and the roasting of the jalapeno sure made it more flavorful! The crab dip is also amazing, and your Berry Tiramisu is divine, and gorgeous! xoxo

  11. It looks divine, Liz! Both dips are fantastic!

  12. Juliana says:

    Oh Liz, this dip sounds and looks delicious, packed with lots of cheese and spicy…I think I can eat this dip by spoon.
    Hope you are having a nice week 🙂

  13. Hotly Spiced says:

    It’s so hard for us to buy fresh jalapenos. I’m just starting to see them in the shops on rare occasions and probably because Mexican cuisine is becoming more popular. I do love the way you’ve roasted your own peppers and I certainly don’t mind a bit of heat in my cooking. The women in your book club sound wonderful xx

  14. Looks mouthwatering! Anything jalopeno please 😀

  15. You know Liz, if I had to do all the preparations and culinary culling to not only have an amazing blog but also serve eye popping dishes such as your two delectable dips, I’d be in BIG trouble!

    Thank goodness I get to come over here to visit and drool:) Thanks for sharing, Liz…

  16. Liz, I’m not sure how you have time to do anything, but I’m sure glad you do. This popper dip sounds fabulous. I think one reason I dropped out of my book club is because they don’t like to eat! Boring! Pinning this one!

  17. Mmmm….that dip sounds awesome and looks awesome!! I don’t think I’ve had the other dip ever…crab dip.

  18. So wish I was a member of your book club 🙂 I can see why this dip gets such great reviews, it would disappear in no time at our house! It looks SO delicious!

  19. It’s easy to make a meal from just dip, especially flavored packed ones like these. With my hungry crowd I would have to at least double the recipe.

  20. This dip looks like such a crowd pleaser, what a great recipe!

  21. Your book club friends are lucky! My sister would love the jalapeño popper dip…and I definitely go for 3rds on your cheesy crab dip =) Hugs to you dear Liz =)

  22. I could easily make a meal out of this too! Cannot wait to make this for my next girls night!

  23. We may not have jalapenos here in Greece, but we do have sweet red peppers that are perfect for this!:) Thank you for another delicious recipe dear Liz!
    Hope we could visit your book club and taste all the amazing stuff you offer to your guests!:)
    Have a beautiful day ahead dear! Sending you lots of hugs!

  24. Having a dinner party this weekend and I know my guests are going to love this dip! We’re all heavy spice eaters so this is perfect. 🙂


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