Easy Jalapeño Dip

Our easy jalapeño dip recipe is so simple to make and delivers totally on taste. The jalapeño peppers provide a nice mild to medium heat – just enough oomph to make the dip special, but not enough to scare off those who prefer milder fair. This is a dip that’s perfect for parties. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, and/or vegetable crudités, and you’re off to the races.

Easy jalapeno dip
Our easy jalapeño dip, ready to serve

If you want to increase the heat, you can opt for serrano peppers instead of the jalapeños. This will kick it up to twice the spice, easily, while providing a similar taste to the dip overall. Serrano peppers range from 10,000 to 23,000 Scoville heat units, while jalapeños range from 2,500 to 8,000 SHU. But both (when green) have a deliciously bright, grassy bite to them.

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Simple jalapeno dip

Easy Jalapeño Dip

Quick to make, with tons of flavor
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 16 servings
Calories 286 kcal


  • 2 packages cream cheese 16 total ounces
  • 2 jalapeño peppers finely diced
  • 1 can diced green chilies 4 ounces
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese Cheddar & Monterey Jack mix
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 for dip, 1/2 for topping
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Mexican cheese, Parmesan, jalapeño peppers, and canned green chilies.
  • Use a food processor to blend the ingredients to a chunky, yet smooth dip texture.
  • Grease a casserole dish and then spread the dip evenly within it.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, the second 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, and the melted butter.
  • Sprinkle the breadcrumb mix evenly across the dip.
  • Bake the dip for 20 minutes or until the breadcrumb topping is browned.


Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 6gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 384mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 621IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 165mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Jalapeno Pepper, Serrano Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on April 24, 2022 to include new content.
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