Jalapeño dip on a wood counter top with tortilla chips.

Jalapeño Popper Dip

Jalapeño Popper Dip is a spicy and flavorful hot cheese dip that's perfect for your next party. This creamy appetizer is filled with jalapeños and topped with a crunchy panko crust.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword jalapeño popper dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 346kcal
Author Heather



  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 jalapeños minced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, add cream cheese, sour cream, minced jalapeños, cheddar cheese, and minced garlic. Stir and mash until well combined. Spread into an 11x7 or 9x9 baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, add panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and melted butter. Stir until combined. Sprinkle evenly over cream cheese layer.
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes, or until middle is hot and bubbling. Top should be lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.


  • An 11x7 or 9x9 baking dish would be ideal for this recipe. If using a deeper dish with less space on top, consider halving your panko bread topping.
  • Dish is best served hot or warm, within 10-15 minutes of removing from oven.
  • Want to make your dip ahead? Simply assemble, cover, and refrigerate overnight. When you're ready, uncover and bake as directed, until the center of the dip is hot and bubbling.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, pretzels, potato chips, crackers, celery, bell pepper wedges, carrots, or pork rinds. 
  • To make this dish keto-friendly, omit the panko crust and instead sprinkle with parmesan and cheddar cheeses before baking.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 402mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1074IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 303mg | Iron: 1mg