Jalapeño Popper Dip

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


This dip has all the flavors of jalapeño popper appetizers, is WAY easier to make, and I guarantee you will be the hit of the party. It’s a cooking trifecta.


Units Scale
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 and 1/2 cups shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • 1 and 1/2 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 3 fresh jalapeños, diced
  • 1 (4 oz.) can green chilies, chopped
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro plus additional for garnish
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. Mix the cream cheese and sour cream with an electric mixer until combined.
  3. Stir in 1 cup Mexican Blend cheese, 1 cup Pepper Jack cheese, jalapeños, green chilies, most of the bacon (reserve some for the top), cilantro, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Transfer to baking dish (8” x 8” or 10” x 6”) or an 8” cast iron skillet. Top with remaining Mexican Blend cheese and Pepper Jack cheese. Sprinkle the reserved bacon over the top.
  5. Bake until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 15 – 20 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with your favorite chips or crackers.

Love this recipe? I’d appreciate it if you could scroll down and add a *5 star rating* to help others know they’ll love it as well!