Jalapeno Popper Spread
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
- 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
- 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.
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Nutrition Facts1/4 cup: 239 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.
May 24, 2020
I attended a social distancing party at my friends private lake and each family brought their own snacks and drinks. I decided to make this dip for my crew and the four of us gobbled it up. I did add four slices of crumbled bacon. Also, I used the full 4 oz can of diced jalapeños instead of measuring out 1/4 cup. It was really good served with Frito scoops and orange bell pepper. I only used 1/2 of the breadcrumb/Parmesan cheese topping. I plan to make this again for my dad’s day BBQ but I’ll double it because I’ll be sharing with my parents and my siblings and their families.
Oct 28, 2019
Made this spread/ appetizer for family dinner. Everyone loved it. I did add some freshly chopped jalapeno to the recipe. I will definitely make it again.
Sep 15, 2019
I love jalapeno poppers, so when I saw this tempting recipe I gave it a try and it is just like eating the jalapeno poppers. Will make it again.
Feb 17, 2019
Everyone thought that this tasted just like a popper! I loved that I was able to showcase my canned garden jalapeno peppers in this recipe. Easy to make with ingredients that I had on hand.
Apr 3, 2018
Very easy to make. Great taste. My family and friends just loved it. Passed recipe on to family. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.
Mar 14, 2018
I recently made this recipe and it was delicious with the pepper strips., no one touched the crackers. I will make it a bit more spicy the next time though, but all in all easy to fix and great to eat.
Jan 18, 2018
1/4 c.=239 calories.....wow....it was very good but way too fattening. I will definitely make it again but will try low cal ingredients. Really need all those ingredients so don't want to leave out any....
Sep 9, 2017
I use mixed Mexican cheese, leave off the parmesan, panko and use it in the crock pot - wonderful!!
Jun 25, 2017
Made this today for a family gathering. Huge hit. Everyone LOVED it and it's simple to put together. I added a bit more cheese and diced jalapenos and it was perfect. Great party appetizer ~ will definitely make again! Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor
Dec 23, 2016
Made this for a party and it was devoured in minutes! I made it with pepper jack cheese and it was way too spicy for me, but everyone else loved it.