- 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
- 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.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
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"I needed an appetizer that was fast and easy to prepare and would travel well to a holiday party at our neighbor's house. I'm not a huge fan of jalapeno poppers because they can be a little too spicy for my taste but this dip was delicious. My husband didn't care for the panko crumbs and said they were unnecessary but everyone else at the party liked them and I thought the crumbs were a good addition to the dish. I used light mayo and I think a person could use light cream cheese to further reduce the calories. I would have liked to have seen nutritional information with this recipe but...maybe ignorance is bliss in this case. You'll find yourself scooping up the last of this dip before the calorie reality sets in. :)"
"Love this recipe and it is always eaten up quickly! Yummy!"
"Made it many times for Packer games---always a hit!!"
"It isn't bad as is but could use some adjustments, imo. Mayonnaise is unnecessary, just ensure cream cheese is very soft. This doesn't yield a party size amount, so if entertaining, double. Much better with fresh jalapenos. I also add bacon, thoroughly drained so not too greasy and scallions. I also season with a little garlic pepper."
"Easy to make and Delicious!"