Jalapeno Popper Spread Recipe
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Jalapeno Popper Spread Recipe

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I've been told by fellow party-goers that this recipe tastes exactly like a jalapeno popper. I like that it can be made without much fuss. —Ariane McAlpine, Penticton, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup canned diced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • Sweet red and yellow pepper pieces and corn chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 239 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat the first five ingredients until blended; spread into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; top with bread crumbs. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with peppers and chips. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Jalapeno Popper Spread in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p31

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"This is so good BUT also so high in fat calories. I only take it to large gatherings where no one person is likely to get an overdose of fat for the day. There was absolutely no grease. Maybe you choice of cheese brand??? I did use pepper jack monterey jack cheese. Otherwise as written."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"Made as directed and came home with an empty dish and requests for recipe. A keeper for sure and what's more easy to prepare. There was no grease. Wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for this great appetizer!"

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"Made as directed, and it was a huge hit. I'm not sure what the purpose of the mayo was?"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"Made this exactly as directed and was very good but had a lot of grease in pie plate. Can't determine where it came from. Not sure I would make this again because of this. Any suggestions?"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"I would leave off the bread crumbs. Double the chili and jalape?o. Maybe add some bacon or shrimp A bit bland for my Arizona taste."

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