Jalapeño And Cheese Chip Dip

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This jalapeño and cheese chip dip is just as perfect as a party appetizer as it is as a comfy “Saturday night on the sofa” food. It’s miles better than store-bought alternatives and, best of all, it only takes a few minutes to make. 

Jalapeno and Cheese Chip Dip
Jalapeño and cheese chip dip, ready to serve

The recipe is full of flavor and multiple textures – you’re first soothed by the cool creaminess of the sour cream and mayonaisse, but then comes the bite of salty cheese and two different kinds of jalapeño. There’s fresh jalapeño, with its bright, grassy heat, and pickled jalapeños with their delicious vinegar tang. It’s a full-mouth flavor explosion that you (and your guests) will love.

Keep your jalapeño and cheese dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. And obviously this works with more than just tortilla chips! It’s just as tasty with fresh cut vegetables.

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Jalapeno and cheese chip dip

Jalapeno and Cheese Chip Dip

With both fresh and pickled jalapeños
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 4 servings
Calories 391 kcal



  • Remove the seeds and chop the fresh green jalapeño fine.
  • Grate the cheese and chop the pickled jalapeños into very small chunks.
  • In a bowl combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, fresh jalapeño, pickled jalapeño, and the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Add the lemon juice into the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and use immediately. You can also keep it in an airtight container for up to three days in the refrigerator.


Calories: 391kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 7gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 498mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 771IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 221mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Jalapeno Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on May 28, 2023 to include new content.
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4 stars
I modified the recipe and made my own version. It turned out great — thanks for the inspiration!