Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Jalapeno Popper Spread

Among other things, I love me some cream cheese. And I usually feed my cream cheese habit in the form of dips and spreads, but lately, I've become tired of my old standbys .

Spinach and artichoke dip, pizza dip, buffalo chicken dip, Rotel sausage dip have just not been hitting the spot recently. So last week, I went to my favorite recipe source AllRecipes.com in search of a new one to try.

And let me just say - I've found a new favorite. So if you invite me to your next party and ask me to bring a dip, this is what you are getting.

It's called called Jalapeno Popper Spread. And the person that submitted the recipe says "it tastes just like the jalapeno poppers you wish you could make yourself." And I would say this is a pretty accurate statement. Because in addition to cream cheese, I love me some Jalapeno Poppers.

So let me just quit all this yakking about my love for cream cheese and jalapenos and get right to it.

Jalapeno Popper Spread

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 cup mayonnaise (please do not use Miracle Whip...use Mayo or you might be disappointed!)

1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained

4 ounces diced jalapeno peppers, drained (I used the kind in the jar and added them into the empty green chilies can until it was full, but you could use fresh or canned as well)

1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese (don't use the grated powdery because it just doesn't melt the same.)

1/2 cup of Panko crumbs that have been tossed in a little olive oil

Baguettes, sliced and toasted

Stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in green chilies and jalapenos. Spread into dish and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and then bread crumbs. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Spread on toasted baguette slices and enjoy!

And please, do not make and consume TWO dishes of this in one weekend like I did. It will not be good for your diet but it will make you lick-your-lips happy!

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28 comments:

Mari said...

Oooh - that sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

The Apron Queen said...

Oh yum! Sounds delicious.

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Melissa said...

Yum-o!! And I'm not even a great fan of jalepenos.

Marie said...

I am also a big fan of allrecipes. And this dip sounds soooooo good! I'm definitely putting this on my list for Sunday brunch.

Marie said...

BTW your recipe link is broken, you've got an extra "http//" in there.

heresthediehl said...

This looks so good. I love jalapenos...during my pregnancy with my second, I started craving them! I'll be making this soon. Thanks for the recipe!

Jaina said...

It must be make your mouth water day in the blogosphere or something, because everyone's posts are making mine water! This looks and sounds absolutely divine, and I don't even like jalapenos! May have to try this out sometime.

jennwa said...

It is soooooo Yummy. I want some now!

HRH said...

MMMMMmmm. I love me some cream cheese too and jalepenos...and...it all sounds yummy.

Linds said...

That looks delicious!

Jamie $ said...

This gets my vote the next time you host book club!

Tracy said...

You're making me hungry! I love jalapeƱo poppers! They're the best! Thanks for the recipe!

Brittany said...

Ohhh yummy yummy yummy!!! I love Poppers- so this has to be good! :)

Nap Warden said...

Yummm!

beth said...

Sound wonderful. I have tagged it for our next sports party!

Amy said...

I can't wait to try this. It looks so delish! =)

Totallyscrappy said...

I always find something good at allrecipes.com. This looks like a hit!

Family Adventure said...

Oh my, that is definitely going into my recipe pile. Thanks :)

Heidi

VanderbiltWife said...

Oh my wow. I'll be trying this!

sportzmom said...

I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Ooh this looks yummy!!! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

Mammy said...

Wow. You scored a touchdown with this recipe. I'll try it for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Holly said...

This looks MARVELOUS! My husband thanks you much for he loves jalepenos!!

Connie Weiss said...

I can't WAIT to make this!

Mable Cakes said...

Thank you so much! Just in time for football season!

VanderbiltWife said...

OK, I am going to make this today for a work get-together. I'm trusting it's as awesome as you say!!

Jessie

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Looks divine!

I adore ALL RECIPES when you need something new. It always does the trick!

:)

Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} said...

YUM! A lot of recipes I found used the green chilles. I might try this one next time!