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Jalapeno Popper Spread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

16 servings

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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° until lightly browned, 25-30 minutes. Serve with peppers and chips.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Regular dry bread crumbs stand in just fine for panko.
  • Monterey Jack is a phenomenal melting cheese. If you want a little extra spice, use pepper jack instead.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1/4 cup: 239 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.