Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen!: Jalapeno Popper Dip {Game Day Eats}

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jalapeno Popper Dip {Game Day Eats}

The Big Game is this Sunday! Are you hosting a big Football party or attending one? Even though I'm not much of a football fan I definitely love having guests over. For me it's not about football, but more about having fun in the kitchen preparing everyones favorite game day eats.

When it comes to football food I like to keep it simple with finger foods, portable appetizers,  and snacks. Some our favorite crowd pleasers are hot wings, sticky fingers, dips, chips, pizza bites, crock pot cocktail meatballs, a hot dog bar, and more. It's all about keeping our hungry football fans satisfied with a variety of eats.   

One of my favorite game day appetizers is Texas Jalapeno Poppers. They're perfect for football games, but can be very time consuming to make. Even though we love them it doesn't really fall under what I consider quick and easy.

How about a creamy Jalapeno Popper Dip instead? This yummy dip is definitely quick, easy and a hit with all my football fans. This recipe is very popular and I've seen it on numerous blogs and websites, so you know it's good. 


The best thing about this popper dip is that it can be assembled ahead of time and as soon as your guests arrive just pop in the oven and bake. If you're headed to a football gathering no problem, because this popper dip travels well.  Just assemble this dip the night before, refrigerate, and bake when you arrive.

This dip only requires a few ingredients: 12 0z Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Fiesta or Mexican Cheese Blend, Mayonnaise, Fresh Jalapeno Peppers, Chopped Green Chilies, Panko Bread Crumbs, Parmesan Cheese and Butter. Don't forget the chips! We used Tostitos Party Size Scoops.

I added a few step by stop photos to show you how easy this dip came together. To start in a large bowl combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, jalapenos, garlic, green chilies, and cheddar cheese. I used the paddle attachment to my kitchen aid to mix everything together.

Pour the mixture into a 8x8 inch baking dish or a 9 inch pie plate. Spread the mixture out evenly. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture evenly over the cream cheese mixture.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes  or until the top is golden brown and the dip is bubbling. 



Jalapeno Popper Dip 

12 oz - (1 1/2) packages cream cheese, softened
1 - cup mayonnaise  
6 - fresh jalapenos, seeded and minced 
1 - clove garlic, minced
2 - cups shredded Mexican cheese blend or sharp cheddar cheese
1 - 4 oz can mild green chilies, do not drain

Topping 

1 - cup Panko bread crumbs
1 - cup grated Parmesan cheese or Italian cheese blend
3 - tablespoons butter 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, jalapenos, garlic, green chilies, and cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl. I used the paddle attachment to my kitchen aid to mix everything together. 
 
Pour the mixture into a 8x8 inch baking dish
(I used a 9 inch pie plate). Spread the mixture out evenly. 

In a separate bowl combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and melted butter, tossing with a fork until the mixture is evenly moistened. Sprinkle evenly over the cream cheese mixture.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes  or until the top is golden brown and the dip is bubbling. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or crackers.
 
Cook's Note:  It can be hit or miss when you're picking fresh jalapeno peppers. It's always hard to tell which jalapenos are mild and which ones are hot. Fresh jalapenos that have lines or white flecks on them tend to be hotter, so keep that in mind when choosing your peppers. I used 6 jalapenos in this recipe and my dip was not hot at all. I guess all the jalapenos I chose were all mild.

Adapted from: The brown eyed baker
Serves: 8  


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3 comments:

Colleen said... #

It won't be long before game day. :} Thanks for the recipe. Our son-in-law will love this but will have to make it hotter for him. The hotter it is, the better he likes it.
Have a great day and enjoy the game come Sunday.
Go Denver!

Tina Butler said... #

Hi Colleen!
I like mine a bit hotter as well. It is just always so hard to find the fresh hot jalapenos in the grocery store. It is usually hit or miss with me. I find the too hot or I get the ones with no heat.

carol roach said... #

Sounds good.
Go Hawks!!!!!