Jalapeno Popper Spread Recipe
- 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.
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1/4 cup: 239 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.
Reviews for Jalapeno Popper Spread
"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"
"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."
"Have made this exact recipe for many years and it's always a hit at parties.@djmcclimon ~ Did you use a good mayonnaise? Only once did I use an off brand instead of Best Foods and ended up with tons of grease on top of the dish. Never did that again. :) I also think not using a good cheese will cause some grease.@Juliana190 ~ I think the mayo is a big part of the excellent flavor this dish has. It adds to the creaminess as well. Otherwise you would just have cream cheese with peppers and a bit of cheese. :)"
"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."
"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!"
"Made as directed, and it was a huge hit. I'm not sure what the purpose of the mayo was?"
"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?"
"Yummy. I add real bacon lardons (crisp) to the top of the dip. Really makes it taste like the poppers we make."
"This recipe is awesome! I was able to purchase hot and mild pickled jalapenos and used a mixture of them to make the dip spicy enough and not too spicy. Big hit at family get togethers."
"The best of all the dips at the party! Everyone wants this recipe."
"This dip is always a hit when I bring it. And I have sectioned off a portion of he dish with no bread crumbs for my gluten free friend. She loved it too. Taste just like a jalapeno popper."
"Yummo! best dip at the party. Made as directed."
"Tastes just like a jalapeno popper in a dip, good microwaved the next day. Delicious on tortilla chips, a baguette, corn chips...a spoon. Yummy & different...not the same old onion dip."
"A friend made this for a work party. I revamped the recipe a little. Got rid of the bread crumbs and parm cheese because they made the top a little crusty and the chips would break when you went in for a dip. doubled the jalapeno (make it a little more spicy) and added about 6 slices of crumbled bacon. there is never any dip left."
"Made this for my family Christmas party. It was so good it was gone in 1 hour. Everyone wanted the recipe. Great spread. I used thick tortilla chips."
"I make this for every get together I have and usually double it. BUT get this, I make it in the crock pot and put it on low for about 2 hours. Soooo easy and everyone loves it."
"Very Good! Made as directed."
"Excellent - everyone wanted the recipe. I also added bacon for the bacon lovers in the group, but excellent without."
"This is excellent! I followed the recipe exactly but only made a half recipe to try it out and it was gobbled up. Everyone seemed to like it with tortilla chips the best."
"Such a hit when i took to a party. Everyone devoured it and next day were calling for the recipe."
"I love this dip! I have made it several times and it is always a huge hit! I have also added real bacon bits and they loved it even more. So easy and so good!"
"Absolutely delicious. It's my husband's favorite dip. I made it for Father's Day and it was a hist with the entire family. BTW, it's great with veges as a dip too!"
"This has got to be the best dip ever. It's also good with sourdough French bread."
"This recipe is delicious and is loved and requested by my guest frequently."
"This was super easy to make. I have everything but the green chilies so I added more jalapeno. I used the less fat cream cheese to make it. I will make it again."
"This recipe is awesome!! I get requests all the time to make it!!"
"Delicious! Will be adding this to my "favorites" list! Have made this several times this summer, and it's always a hit!"
"Awesome spread. Everyone who tried this loved it and said it tastes exactly like jalapeno poppers!"
"FANTASTIC!! I made this to take to a family dinner and I was gobbled up! It is not super spicy and the kids even enjoyed it. If you wanted to spice it up a bit you could double the jalapeno's"
"SUPER DELICIOUS! I made it for a party, it got great reviews."
"Followed the recipe exactly, but added cooked/crumbled bacon on top. Excellent!"
"I made this for a Christmas appetizer and it was real good! The corn chips are definitely better with this spread than tortilla chips."
"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"
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"I make this all the time. Now all of my friends make this too !! Every one wants this recipe !It's such a keeper !"
"Made this tonight and it was delicious! Tastes exactly like poppers, served it with tortilla chips. One of my favorites for sure!!"
"I brought this to a Birthday Party and evryone wanted the recipe. People said this would now be their Go To Dip.... It is Delicious...."
"This sounds wonderful. Who needs chis or peppers, a spoon or finger would work. Iwill make it soon."
"This is one of our favorites; it is SO good. Much easier than stuffing jalapenos!I'm usually not a fan of raw peppers, but actually prefer them to the corn chips with this dip."
"This is a very delicious dish. It was a hit at a birthday party and many requests for the recipe. Was asked to take it to a Father's Day BBQ. Will be one of my frequent dishes per request, I am sure."
"This appetizer is a no-fail winner! I have requests for the recipe every time I make it! Teens LOVE it."
"My husband loves this recipe, he asks for it all the time. It really does taste like a jalapeno popper and goes great with tortilla chips."
"Made this for a Super Bowl party. Our guests loved it. I am making it again for a Valentine's Day get together. The leftovers were even good the next day."
"This Jalapeno Popper Spread has been the hit of the party every time I make it. Goes fast, make double!"
"I plan on making it for Super Bowl Sunday but will add bacon and garlic to the recipe. Sounds delicious and lots easier than cutting up all those jalapenos!"
"Wonderful recipe. I added a bit more jalapenos and green chilis for more spice. My guests loved it!!"
"easy very good. Everyone loved it."
"Made this for my good friends and they loved it. I didn't have any jalapeno so I just used the mild canned chili its was great. Much milder for those who can't have to many spicy foods."
"This spread was just okay for us, but not outstanding."
"Wonderful! I took this spread to Bunko and came home with an empty plate and lots of requests for the recipe. Also took it to a family dinner and got rave reviews. I am getting ready to print the recipe right now to take to a friend. Love it!!!"
"Jimmy says to make it for Super Bowl - that is pretty amazing!"
"This was a big hit at a get-together we held. Everyone asked for the recipe. I will absolutely be making this again!"
"I love jalapeno poppers, and as the recipe description stated, this spread really does taste like a popper! I made this for a summer get-together with some friends, and it was a hit. Definite keeper!"
"I doubled the recipe and served it in a 13 x 9 for a dinner party, and there were no leftovers and I gave several people the recipe"
"This dip is awesome and so addicting. Gets rave reviews at our company's holiday open house every year."
"Everyone loves this dip!! I am always asked to bring this easy to make dish to all parties and picnics. I made the mistake of trying to bring something different to a family get together. Never again! All I heard was "where is the jalapeno popper dip?""
"This is an easy, really tasty, fun appetizer that everyone will love!"
"I took this to work and half of it was gone in the first 20 minutes..breakfast time! the rest of it was gone shortly after..."
"While I don't typically enjoy jalapenos, this dip is simply delicious. I skipped the panko and kept it warm in a small crockpot."
"A hit with all! I used Monterey pepper jack and omitted the jalapeños (only cause I didn't have them on hand) and it was delicious!"
"Absolutely delicious! I couldn't believe how well it turned out! This is my new go-to dip."
"I have made this on several different occassions and it is loved by all that have tried it."
"OMG!!!! This was soooo delicious! I love jalapeno poppers but have not been very successful at making them. The stuffing never seems to stay where I put it. After making this dip, I'll never try to stuff another jalapeno again. This is so much easier! Yummmy :)"
"Had this at a party, it was amazing"
"So good, it was gone in no time! And it's so easy to make"
"I made this for a birthday celebration. Everyone raved about it, and my adult children declared it a "keeper". Absolutely delicious!"
"i made this for a youth service, it was a great hit. Kids looked at it and I told them what it was. they all came back for seconds!"
"Made this tonight. It's sooooo good. I made a few small changes.I used Sharp Cheddar instead of Monterey Jack (and used more than 1/2 cup in the mixed portion). I also used about 1/2 cup diced jalapeno peppers. Finally, I used 1/2 cup Parmesan and 1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar on top.Perfection! Can't wait to make this again!"
"Made this over the weekend and family loved it. Not too spicy, we'd kick it up just a little, but for the timid make it just like it is. I did substitute all cheeses with low fat and it worked for us. Won't be able to rate the diff since we loved the low fat version and probably won't ever try the recipe with anything else. I used 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 mayo because I'm not a huge fan of tasting mayo in a hot dip. I think this recipe lends itself to a lot of personal taste choices, which I think adds to what I consider a 5-star and fabulous recipe! Good job!"
"It's funny to read some of the reviews because I when I read this recipe, I thought the same thing...it's going to be the new buffalo chicken dip. I'm not sure I like it as well, and I know by husband doesn't, but still an excellent rating from me because it is different and very tasty. I would maybe half the recipe the next time I make it. It makes an awful lot. I like the panko crumbs on top. I used light cream cheese and mayonnaise."
"This is so delicious! Made for a party and everyone loved it!"
"Amazing and quick. All of the ingredients I have in my kitchen."
"I have made this dip several times, and have always been asked for the recipe! I served it with celery sticks as well as the corn chips and it was a great combo. easy to prepare and enjoyed by all = WINNING RECIPE!"
"Not too spicy, wonderful flavor and my 10 year grand son loved it along with his dad"
"This was delicious. I cut the mayo by half and added crumbled bacon between the parm and the breadcrumbs. It didn't take much effort, either."
"This dip is so yummy! It really does taste like a Jalapeno Popper! We usually crave the buffalo chicken dip but this dip will be our new go to snack! Thanks for sharing"
"This was amazingly delicious and has now replaced my family's favorite Buffalo chicken Dip. Definitely a crowd-pleaser!! I used grated Parmesan-Romano, and it worked well. Although the stars are not appearing for me to select, I'd rate this with all stars!!"
"I made this for a work function we had worried i'd bring most of this back home. well by the time i went for my serving it was almost all gone. it was such a hit! I most definitely would make this again and again."
"This recipe was delicious. My sister served it prior to her son receiving his Eagle Scout. I loved it."
"This recipe was very easy to make and tasted very good. It really does taste like Jalapeno poppers. I'm not a big fan of mayonnaise in dips so I cut back on that and added more cream cheese. Also, I didn't have any green chilies so I used a whole can of diced jalapenos."