September 22, 2011

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Everyone loves Buffalo Chicken Dip.  Remember that stuff?

Well, that was a little 2007.

In fact, you will never see Buffalo Chicken Dip on this website.

Why?

I can't eat it.  Just the smell of the hot sauce and cream cheese or, really, whatever it is that my brother puts in that stuff, makes me stomach turn a little bit.  Always has, always will.  In fact, I would close the door to my room when he would make it.  Lest the smell infiltrate. 

But I do love jalapeno poppers.  Certainly my bar food of choice after french fries and deep-fried shrimp.  I would love to say that this is a healthy substitute for the poppers, because we all know that if you eat too many jalapeno poppers, you may start to look like a jalapeno popper.

However, if you eat too much of this dip... you may also start to look like a jalapeno popper.

That's probably because a bowl of it is usually accompanied by an entire bag of tortilla chips.

Therefore, I only make it if I:
A.  am having people over which pretty much never happens
or
B.  I have somewhere to take it, which is how it found its place in my recipe box to begin with

In my experience...if you make this, people will like you for your appetizer-making ability anyway.


 Jalapeno Popper Dip
makes almost an 8x8 pan (I usually double it.)

1 block cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 can to 1 whole 4 oz. can of diced green chiles (I usually use about 3/4 of the can.)
3-5 T. minced (jarred) jalapenos
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

With a mixer, blend the cream cheese and mayonnaise well.  Add in the chiles and jalapenos and stir to combine.

Spoon into an 8x8 pan and spread evenly.  Top with about the shredded cheddar.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.  Then, broil for a few minutes until it's bubbly on top.

Serve with tortilla chips, veggies, or crackers for dipping.

Shared at:
Friday Food
Sweet Indulgences Sunday 
Melt in Your Mouth Monday 
Jam Hands Recipe Sharing Monday

7 comments:

Kristin said...

I love popper dip. My recipe doesn't have the mayo in it. I could eat this stuff all day long.
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Anonymous said...

I had some at school and it was amazing!! Thanks for the recipe. I was going to ask for it :+) Faith

Kim McCallie said...

I'm always looking for a good dip recipe. With football season here and the holidays quickly approaching, I'll be a dip-making fool. thanks for sharing this on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

shopannies said...

this sounds like a great dip that will make my menu soon there will be so many times for entertaining tail gates, bonfires, etc... come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Shannon, Food Channel Editor, Momtrends.com said...

This looks like an awesome recipe! We do dips and appetizers on Christmas Eve to keep things simpler, I am going to have to send this one to my mom!

Thanks for linking up with Momtrends this week!

laurarees said...

I love jalapeno poppers too - I'm going to try this tonight!

Mindy said...

I made a recipe really similar to this (same name)and posted it as well. It was amazingly good. And extremely dangerous. I agree with not making it if you're the only one home to eat it. :o)