This easy Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip recipe has all the yummy flavor of your favorite appetizer without all the work! This delicious jalapeno dip with dried beef is great for parties or anytime you want a warm, savory snack. It's simple to make and will become a go-to recipe for entertaining.
This cream cheese and jalapeno dip recipe post is sponsored by Boiron® and PTPA. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.
I've only become a fan of jalapenos in the last few years but my husband loves to make stuffed jalapenos when he grills. Those are a LOT of work and I always try to find ways to make things easier. This easy jalapeno dip is the answer!
I know firsthand that spicy foods can make you feel bad. Indigestion city! But I've got a solution for that too.
Why This Dip Works
This Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip recipe uses pretty much the same ingredients as if you were making Jalapeno Poppers.
But it's so much easier to make! Instead of stuffing the jalapenos, you just chop them up and add them right in!
Aside from a little bit of chopping, it's pretty much a dump recipe where you just dump everything in a dish and bake.
Related post: Warm Bacon Cheddar Dip
I love using dried beef in recipes for a little hit of saltiness and it pairs perfectly with the heat from the jalapeno.
This baked Jalapeno Popper Dip is great for movie nights or any party where you need a delicious warm appetizer to serve a crowd.
- cream cheese, softened
- sour cream
- cheddar cheese, shredded
- garlic salt with parsley
- jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
- dried beef (approximately ½ cup), save a few whole rounds for the top
- green onions, chopped
- grated parmesan for garnish
If you don't have garlic salt with parsley, just use regular garlic salt. I always accidentally buy the one with parsley (which I used here) but the flavor profile won't change that much if you don't have it.
The parmesan doesn't add too much flavor, it's just a way to get the top to be a little more golden brown. But you can easily skip it.
How to Make Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip with Dried Beef
- Mix together all ingredients (except parmesan cheese and ¼ cup of cheddar cheese) in a large bowl.
- Transfer to a baking dish (9x9 will work. I used something cuter.)
- Top with remaining ¼ cup of cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese and dried beef slices.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for approximately 30-45 minutes.
How to Serve
While it might take a few minutes to bake, this easy cream cheese beef dip is nowhere near as labor-intensive as stuffing jalapenos is.
I like to serve the jalapeno dip with corn chips, celery sticks, and a variety of crackers. You could also serve it with a sliced baguette. And in a pinch, you can eat it by the spoonful...
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- If you are trying to keep the sodium down in your diet, you can leave the dried beef out (the jalapenos are really the star of the show anyway). You can also swap out the garlic salt for garlic powder.
- Don't have dried beef, you can use bacon instead which is closer to the original popper recipe anyway.
- If you want extra heat you can garnish with more sliced jalapeno on top or use serrano or another type of spicier pepper.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not really. To keep the spice levels down and tolerable for someone who is pretty new to spicy foods, I always make sure that I remove all the seeds and membranes from inside the jalapenos. I slice them in half, lengthwise, and then use a spoon to scrape out the insides. It leaves all the flavor and almost no heat! Or you can leave a little of the seeds and membranes to heat things up!
Since I used dried beef, there is a bit of a salty flavor. But it's not too much. I don't add any extra salt to the recipe so you'll need to taste this and add more accordingly.
If you can't find jalapenos in your area, you can use dried jalapenos instead. You would use ¼ cup of dried jalapenos in place of fresh peppers.
You know you want to try this yummy warm appetizer! This jalapeno and dried beef cream cheese dip is good. Real good.
More easy appetizer recipes
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- Dried Beef Roll-Ups
- Artichoke Dip with Swiss Cheese
- Warm Green Chile Cheese Dip
- Old Bay Cream Cheese Chip Dip
- Bacon and Sage Chip Dip
- Baked Salami Party Chips Appetizer
- Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese Recipe
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip with Dried Beef
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 8 oz. sour cream
- 1 ¾ cups cheddar cheese shredded (divided) - save ¼ to sprinkle on top
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt with parsley
- 3 jalapeno peppers seeded and chopped
- 2.25 oz. jar of dried beef approximately ½ cup, save a few for the top
- 3 green onions chopped
- 3 tablespoon grated parmesan for garnish
- Mix together all ingredients (except garnishes) in a large bowl.
- Transfer to a baking dish (9x9 will work. I used something cuter. Sorry, not sorry.)
- Top with remaining cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese and dried beef slices.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 30-45 minutes until completely melted and browned.