Super Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Dip with Ritz Crackers Crumb Topping for a buttery crunch. Serve with Ritz Crackers, Fritos, or Tortilla Chips.
This Jalapeno Popper Dip with Ritz Crackers is loaded with so much cheese. It has cream cheese, a 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 with Ritz crackers is ready in under 30 minutes and clean-up is at a minimum.
Ingredients for Jalapeno Popper Dip
- Fresh Jalapenos
- Sour Cream
- Cream Cheese
- Garlic Powder
- Mexican Cheese Blend
- Parmesan Cheese
- Ritz Crackers
- Italian Seasoning
Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe Teaser
How to make Jalapeno Popper Dip with a Buttery Ritz Topping
Preheat your oven to 350F. Dice up your jalapenos and spread them evenly on a baking sheet. Roast the jalapenos in the oven for 8-10 minutes then set aside.
Next, raise your oven temperature to 375F. In a mixing bowl cream together the cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic powder until blended through. Next add the Mexican cheese blend, Parmesan cheese, and roasted jalapenos and mix well.
Spread Jalapeno Popper Dip the mixture into an 8×8 baking dish.
Now it is time to make the Ritz cracker crumb topping for the Jalapeno Popper Dip. Take 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers and crush them into crumbs. In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine Ritz Cracker crumbs, melted butter, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning. Spread the Ritz cracker crumb mixture evenly over the top of the jalapeno popper dip.
Bake for 15-17 minutes.
For this recipe, I used fresh garden jalapenos. Thanks, to the 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 them 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 cool down the spice of jalapenos. I don’t recommend removing the ribs.
The Ritz Cracker topping will get soft but it is still worth saving. Cover with aluminum foil or transfer to a container with a lid and refrigerate. The dip holds up for about 3 days.
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Jalapeno Popper Dip with Ritz Crackers Recipe
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Spread diced jalapenos evenly on a baking sheet.
- Roast in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
- Raise oven temperature to 375F.
- Mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic powder.
- Mix in the Mexican cheese blend, shredded Parmesan, and jalapenos.
- Spread into a 8x8 baking dish.
- In a medium-size mixing bowl combine Ritz Cracker crumbs, melted butter, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.
- Spread evenly over the jalapeno cheese mixture.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 25.7gSaturated Fat: 16.8gUnsaturated Fat: 5.3gCholesterol: 56.3mgSodium: 249.8mgCarbohydrates: 5.6gSugar: 3.4gProtein: 6.4g
Flavor boost! Add in 6-8 slices of cooked bacon, diced, for extra flavor.