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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


  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 Jan. 19, 2015

"I made this for a Christmas appetizer and it was real good! The corn chips are definitely better with this spread than tortilla chips."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"First time making this and it was a big hit! I have made traditional bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers but this was a lot easier. I made it exactly how the recipe says except I sprinkled bacon on the very top. It was awesome!!! I might add a bit more jalapenos next time. Definitely a crowd pleaser. I served with Ritz and those I thought paired better than tortilla chips"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"My son had some friends over to watch a football game. I made this and they absolutely loved it! I will definitely keep this recipe to make again!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"I used to make this for every party before going vegan so I tried to make this again using vegan cream cheese, vegan mayo, and vegan cheese and it turned out JUST as amazing. No one even noticed my substitions!"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"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. :)"

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