Jalapeno Popper Dip with Ritz Crackers

Super Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Dip with Ritz Crackers Crumb Topping for a buttery crunch. Serve with Ritz Crackers, Fritos or Tortilla Chips.

Jalapeno Popper with Ritz Crackers

Everyone loves dip! Am I right or what? This Jalapeno Popper Dip with Ritz Crackers is loaded with so much cheese. It has cream cheese, Mexican cheese blend, and Parmesan. Toss in some jalapenos and this ultimate cheesy gooey dip packs a spicy punch. Oh!And before you get to all of that you first must break threw the buttery crunchy crumb topping. Crushed Ritz crackers, melted butter, more Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning makes this crunchy topping the perfect layer before all that cheesy spicy deliciousness.

I love jalapeno poppers but they can be time consuming to make. Plus I hate cleaning up after deep frying food. This jalapeno dip is ready in under 30 minutes and clean up is at a minimum.

Cheese is Life!!! Another one of my favorite cheesy dips is my Beer Cheese Dip. It is a crowd pleasing hit at football parties!

Jalapeno Popper Dip with Ritz Crackers

Let’s talk Jalapenos

For this recipe I used fresh from the garden jalapenos. Thanks to they guy at work who planted a bunch of jalapeno plants and had more jalapenos than he knew what to do with.

I used 6 large jalapenos. The jalapeno to cheese ratio was great but if you want to add in an extra jalapeno go for it!  Dice the jalapenos and spread evenly on a baking sheet. Roast them in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. This brings out a lovely jalapeno flavor and the seeds get toasted.

We didn’t find the dip too spicy. The cream cheese and sour cream cools down the spice of jalapenos. I don’t recommend removing the ribs.

Jalapeno Popper Dip with Ritz Crackers Recipe

Jalapeno Popper Dip with Ritz Crackers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

8-10 servings

Jalapeno Popper Dip with Ritz Crackers

Jalapeno Popper Dip with Ritz Cracker Topping

Ingredients

  • 6-7 large jalapenos, diced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces bagged shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • 3/4 shredded Parmesan cheese
  • For the Topping
  • 1 sleeve of Ritz cracker (about 30 crackers), crushed into crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spread diced jalapenos evenly on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Raise oven temperature to 375F.
  5. Mix together the cream cheese, sour cream and garlic powder.
  6. Mix in the Mexican cheese blend, shredded Parmesan, and jalapenos.
  7. Spread into a 8x8 baking dish.
  8. In a medium size mixing bowl combine Ritz Cracker crumbs, melted butter, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.
  9. Spread evenly over the jalapeno cheese mixture.
  10. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
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Flavor boost! Add in 6-8 slices of bacon, diced, for extra flavor.

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