In case you missed the last 48 hours here on WGC - we are DEEP into game day eats. And today is no exception. We’re making Jalapeño Popper Dip which is one of Thomas’ favorite recipes of all times. And maybe I’m biased, but I think he’s got pretty good taste.
Jalapeño Popper Dip takes the best of a Jalapeño Popper and turns it into dip form. This makes me happy for many reasons. 1: you get to bake the dip off in a skillet which makes it easy to serve. 2: you don’t have to assemble 3 dozen individual poppers which is suck a time suck. And 3: it’s very easy to skim a little dip off the top before your guests arrive and then cover up any evidence with some extra scallions. You know the drill!
I’ll be serving this up with a whole slew of other recipes for the big game and you can bet it’s the same set up as our thanksgiving menu. I make all the food, and the guests are in charge of drinks!
Jalapeno Popper Dip
- 10 slices bacon
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 3 jalapeños finely diced
- 1 poblano pepper finely diced
- 1 ½ cups shredded Colby jack cheese
- 1 ½ cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Scallions for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, in batches, until crispy. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate, then crumble.
- In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, most of cooked bacon (reserve some for topping), all of the poblanos most of the jalapeños (reserve some for topping), and 1 cup each cheddar and Monterey jack and all the feta. Season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer to an oven-safe skillet or baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese, crumbled bacon, and jalapeño. Bake until dip is golden and bubbly, 15 to 20 minutes. To finish, broil for 3 minutes to get cheese extra golden. Sprinkle scallions on top to garnish.