Today I am sharing one of my favorite appetizers – jalapeno popper dip. Holy delicious. This one is a real crowd pleaser.
Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe
There’s so much to love about this zippy recipe. The cheese provides a nice creamy base, while the bread crumbs and chopped jalapenos provide substance and texture. BUT. Hands down my favorite part of this recipe is the ability to turn the spicy heat up or down depending on your audience.
The key to adjusting heat is the jalapeno seeds. The more seeds you include, the spicier the jalapeno dip is. I am a spice wimp. Really. I generally take out all of the seeds when making this jalapeno popper dip recipe – without the seeds t cooks up mild enough for your most “discerning” pallets (i.e. the little kids).
You could use diced jalapenos from a can as well. I don’t love the mushy texture they have, so I’ve only ever made it with fresh jalapenos.
I like to serve this dip with tortilla chips and it makes a great taster when you’re serving tacos. If your taste runs a bit more traditional, omit the Mexican seasoning and serve it up with sliced baguette bread.