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If you’re looking for the perfect side dish or appetizer to serve for your next gathering, then you’ll love this Jalapeño Popper dip! With a couple special ingredients, it’s my spin on the classic dip. It’s quick, easy, full of flavor and it’s always a huge hit with our family. This makes a large batch, but we never have any leftovers because it’s that good! 😊
No matter what the occasion, whether it’s a birthday party or getting together to watch football, this is a great dish to serve to a group of people. It’s an awesome party dish because it makes a lot, and it’s always a crowd-pleaser. All the flavors in this recipe come together so well that once you try it, you can’t help but come back for more.
(If you’re looking for more party recipes, check this one for a delicious Tuna Macaroni Salad.)
All of the ingredients I used in this recipe can be found at your local Walmart! I love Walmart so much because you really can’t beat their prices. We have one right around the corner from us and I do all my grocery shopping there. They have the same brands and same quality products as any other grocery store, at WAY better prices.
Now, who’s ready to make some delicious Jalapeño Popper dip?
First, cook the bacon per package directions. (I personally love the Oscar Mayer® Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon. It gives this recipe a delicious smoky flavor.)
I like to cook my bacon in the oven because it’s so easy to clean up! I lay down some aluminum foil on a baking sheet and fold up the edges to catch the grease. Lay the bacon strips on the foil and bake at 400°F for 14-16 minutes, depending on how well done you like it.
Once it’s done, remove the bacon from the oven and from the baking sheet. Lay on a separate plate to cool. Once cooled, chop or crumble into small pieces. Lower the temperature on the oven to 375°F, in preparation for the dip.
I’ve made this several times and the spiciness really depends on how you prepare the jalapeños. For no spice at all, remove all seeds and pith from the jalapeño. If you like a little spice, you can leave the pith. For a lot of spice, you can leave some of the seeds.
I usually remove all pith and seeds since my family isn’t big on spice. Once you’ve cleaned out the jalapeños, chop them into small pieces.
MIX IT ALL TOGETHER
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Then, take out the cream cheese first, so that it can soften.
Once the cream cheese is soft, add it to a large mixing bowl along with the sour cream, mayo, cream of corn, bacon, green chiles, jalapeños, shredded cheese and garlic powder.
Using a fork, mash the cream cheese and mix everything together until it’s well combined. Then, transfer the mixture to a 2-quart baking dish or an 8×8 square baking dish.
Place it in the oven at 375°F for approximately 20-25 minutes, until the edges are starting to bubble. Top it off with a little cilantro and you’re all set!
I love to serve this with fresh veggies such as carrots, celery sticks, bell pepper or broccoli. You can also serve it with your favorite chips or crackers too!
I hope your family enjoys this one as much as mine does!
Jalapeño Popper Dip with Bacon
- 2 packages (8 ounces) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
- ½ cup BREAKSTONE'S sour cream
- ½ cup KRAFT Real Mayo mayonnaise
- ½ cup canned cream of corn
- 6 slices OSCAR MAYER Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 4 ounce can diced green chiles
- 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Cheddar Jack Shredded Cheese
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- cilantro, chopped for garnish
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, cream of corn, bacon, green chilies, jalapeños, shredded cheese and garlic powder. Using a fork, mix everything until it is well combined.
Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart baking dish and bake for 20–25 minutes, until the dip starts to bubble around the edges. (An 8×8 square dish works too.)
Top with cilantro and enjoy! Serve it with veggies, corn or tortilla chips, or your favorite crackers.