Game Day Poppin’ Jalapeno Dip #VivaLaMorena

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Poppin Jalapeno Dip

Calling all football fans!

Are you ready for the big game coming up next month? I recently became a football fan (*GASP* I know!), and am really looking forward to watching the game – and the commercials – with family next month. Already, I have watched more football in the last month than I probably ever have. And some of the time my husband isn’t even around. I watch football All. By. Myself. Crazy, right?

So now, with my newfound “like” of the game of football, (I can’t say “love” just yet, but I do like the game a bit) I am really looking forward to the big game early next month. And we all know that great football watching is usually accompanied by some good eats! For this year’s game, I will make a Poppin’ Jalapeno Dip to serve as an appetizer. We should have some family over and I’m sure everyone is going to love it.

It started with a trip to Tony’s Finer Foods, my go-to grocery store for all things Hispanic. They have the products that I’m looking for, manufactured by the brands I love, at really great prices.

Tonys Finer Foods

For this particular recipe, I knew I needed some sliced jalapenos – it is a jalapeno dip, after all! So where did I head first? The (large!) Hispanic aisle, of course! I always use La Morena products whenever possible – they are the best. They are the leader in the chiles and peppers category, of course, and I love the authentic Mexican taste of their products.

La Morena at Tonys

Then it was off to pick up the rest of the ingredients and I was on my way.

Jalapeno Dip Ingredients

This is one of my husband’s favorite dips that I make. It’s really easy, and it comes out super gooey and cheesy! You’ll have to find your own super-cute helper though.

Jalapeno Dip Helper

First, mix the sour cream and cream cheese in a large bowl, then stir in the cheeses.

Jalapeno Dip Mix with Cheese

Then for the jalapeno heat, add the diced jalapeno peppers.

Jalapeno Dip Add Jalapenos

Then smooth all that cheesy goodness in a baking pan. Then prepare the bread crumbs with melted butter and parmesan cheese.

Jalapeno Dip Smooth

What you’re left with is a heavenly (and mildly spicy) melted cheese snack you can enjoy on game day. Will you be watching?

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Here’s the full recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 (7 oz) can La Morena Sliced Green Pickled Jalapeno Peppers, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 lb mild cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup + ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream with a hand mixer.
  • Add cheddar cheese, 1 cup parmesan cheese, and chopped jalapenos, mix well.
  • Spoon into 8×8 baking dish, spread evenly.
  • Mix bread crumbs, melted butter, and ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, or until hot and breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  • Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

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