Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon (Video)
This Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon tastes like your favorite appetizer in EASY, unbelievably addicting warm, creamy, cheesy dip form!  Does it get any better?! This quick and easy Dip recipe means you can indulge in all your favorite jalapeno popper flavors without all the time, hassle or mess!  This creamy, kickin’ Dip is bursting with cream cheese, spicy jalapenos with the bonus of 3 cheeses and a crispy buttery Panko breadcrumb topping that will make you swoon.  Buckle up and be prepared for this rich, ooey, gooey, cheesy Jalapeno Dip with Bacon to blow. your. mind.
Servings Prep Time
16servings 10minutes
Cook Time
25minutes
Servings Prep Time
16servings 10minutes
Cook Time
25minutes
This quick and easy Jalapeno Popper Dip recipe tastes like your favorite appetizer in EASY, warm, creamy, cheesy addicting dip form!  It is my go-to party appetizer that everyone LOVES!!! 
Ingredients
  • 2(8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheesesoftened (16 oz. total)*
  • 1/2cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2cup sour cream
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2tsp EACH onion powder, ground cumin, dried parsley
  • 1/4tsp EACH paprika, pepper, salt
  • 1 1/3cup shredded sharp cheddar cheesedivided
  • 1 1/3cup shredded mozzarella cheesedivided
  • 1/2cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1(4 oz.) can diced jalapeno peppersdrained
  • 12oz. thick cut bacon cooked and chopped(6-8 slices)
  • 3tablespoons melted butter
  • 3/4cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Freshly chopped parsley for garnishoptional
  • Crackers, chips, bread, vegetables for dipping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream and all seasonings to a large bowl. Stir until combined. Stir in 1 cup sharp cheddar, 1 cup mozzarella, 1/2 cup Parmesan, jalapenos, and all but 2 tablespoons bacon (the remaining bacon will be a garnish). Spoon into an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish or 10” skillet and spread into an even layer. Evenly top with remaining cheeses.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix melted butter and panko together. Evenly spread over cheese layer. At this point you can cover and refrigerate and bake later OR you can proceed to bake.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° F for 25-30 min. or until cheese is completely melted and dip is hot throughout. Turn oven to broil and broil without changing oven rack position for 3-5 minutes or until panko is golden.
  5. Garnish with remaining bacon and optional fresh parsley. Serve warm with crackers, bread, etc.
Recipe Notes

*You want the cream cheese to be quite soft so it mixes easily.  You can microwave it at 30 second intervals in a microwave safe bowl until softened.

**You can prepare the dip entirely up to the point of baking and place covered in the refrigerator.  When ready bake add an additional 5-10 minutes baking time to ensure the dip is hot throughout.