Get ready for a flavor explosion! If you’ve ever had sweet and spicy pepper jelly with cream cheese, then you’re in for a big treat because this amazing dip features those flavors and more! This Cream Cheese Pepper Jelly Dip is sweet, spicy, creamy, bacony, and more, and it’s so easy to make. Watch it get gobbled up in no time!

Cream Cheese Pepper Jelly Dip with pita crackers

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I am a big fan of flavor-packed and super easy dishes, and this party favorite Cream Cheese Pepper Jelly Dip is no exception! I love putting out a bowlful of this for holiday parties, BBQs, and anytime we have company come over. It always goes quickly, and everyone always wants the recipe.

Cream Cheese Pepper Jelly Dip

I’ve been making this dish for years, and it’s one of my family’s favorites. It’s got everything you’d want in a dip: big flavor, a great texture, and you can dunk so many things into it. Be sure to see all my suggestions below.

bowl of creamy dip with pepper jelly

Easy creamy dip to bring to a party

This is one of those dips that you can make ahead and pop into the fridge until it’s nearly time to serve. It tastes best when it warms up a bit, and it’s never baked, so this no-bake dip is easy to take along with you to events.

Take this easy cream cheese dip to a potluck and watch it disappear! It’s such a great appetizer and it appeals to people of all ages. Besides, everything with bacon is better, right? Another favorite dip with cream cheese (served on a big board) is our Best Taco Dip – yum!

taking a cheesy bite of creamy dip with bacon

Why I love this recipe

  • Pepper jelly and cream cheese are a classic combination, but this dip takes flavor to new levels!
  • This Cream Cheese Pepper Jelly Dip is so easy to make and is always a party favorite. No baking means it’s ready in no time!
  • You can mix up your dippers or crackers – see all my suggestions below!
  • Fun to serve for Christmas or any holiday on The Big Board.

ingredients to make a Cream Cheese Pepper Jelly Dips

Gather these ingredients

  • Cream cheese – Softened. You’ll need 2 blocks. You can use low-fat cream cheese or full fat.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese – Shredded.
  • Pepper jelly – Buy an 11-ounce jar.
  • Green onions – About 2 green onions, sliced and divided.
  • Everything But The Bagel Seasoning – Or your favorite seasoning blend.
  • Crispy bacon – You’ll need about 8 slices; chopped.
  • Dippers or crackers – For serving.

how to make a Cream Cheese Pepper Jelly Dip

How to make Cream Cheese Pepper Jelly Dip

You can use a stand or hand mixer to make this no-bake cream cheese dip!

  1. Add the softened cream cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer or use a hand mixer to whip it on high speed for 1-2 minutes or until it is light and fluffy.
  2. Add the shredded cheddar, about ⅓ of the jar of pepper jelly, half the green onions, and your favorite seasoning. I love adding Everything But The Bagel Seasoning, but add whatever you like and whip it until smooth.
  3. Spread the whipped dip onto a dinner plate and cover it loosely with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours for the flavors to blend.
  4. Remove the dip from the fridge and spread the rest of the pepper jelly over the top.
  5. Sprinkle with the chopped crispy bacon and remaining green onions.
  6. Serve with your favorite dippers, and dig in!

taking a bite of dip

The best dippers and crackers

Crackers, pita chips, pretzel bites… so many choices! Here are some of my favorites:

  • Toasted focaccia bread
  • Butter crackers 
  • Pita chips or toasted pita wedges
  • Breadsticks – The crunchy kind.
  • Pretzel bites
  • Kettle chips – They’re thicker than regular chips and can hold up to the dip.

cream cheese dip wtih bacon and green onions

Tips & substitutions

  • If your dip is too thick when trying to whip it, add 1-2 spoonfuls of water or milk to thin it a bit.
  • Use brand-name cream cheese. The texture of store-brand cream cheese can sometimes make it hard to whip nice and fluffy.
  • You can prep this dip the day before; just let it sit at room temperature for a bit before serving so that it is easier to dip and spread.

Serving suggestions

This is such a great dip and it makes the perfect appetizer or after-dinner snack. I love serving it at potlucks along with hearty eats like my favorite meatball casserole or slow cooker Pulled Pork Chili that I can transport right in the ceramic insert. This dip is also a great choice with other dips! I love doing a dip board with this dip along with Salmon Dip and Cranberry Jalapeno Dip, but you can use all your favorites! 

pepper jelly dip with bacon and pita


Store any leftover dip in the fridge covered with plastic wrap. It’ll keep for 2-3 days. Leftover crackers should be wrapped tightly.

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Cream Cheese Pepper Jelly Dip

Sweet, spicy, creamy, smoky - this Cream Cheese Pepper Jelly Dip has it all and it’s so crazy good!  It’s the hit of every party!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
refrigerate: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 12
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  • 2 8 oz blocks of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 11 oz jar of pepper jelly, divided
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced, divided
  • 1-2 tsp favorite seasoning, we use Special Shit seasoning but you can use Everything but the Bagel seasoning, too
  • 8 slices crispy bacon, chopped up
  • 1-2 packages of pita chips or butter crackers or favorite sturdy chips


  • In a stand mixer, add the softened 2 blocks of cream cheese, and whip on high speed for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the shredded cheddar, ⅓ of the jar of pepper jelly, half of the diced green onion, plus your favorite seasoning. Whip until smooth. If you need to add 1-2 tsp of water to make it a little creamier, this is an option.
  • Spread the whipped dip onto a dinner plate.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • To serve, remove the dip from the refrigerator and immediately spread the remaining pepper jelly all over the top with a spatula. Top with the fresh chopped crunchy bacon and finely chopped green onions.
  • Serve with a round of butter crackers or pita chips (the thicker ones), or your favorite crackers and chips.
  • ENJOY!


Optional to bake the dip at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. If you do this, place in a greased pie pan, and bake BEFORE adding the spread of pepper jelly on top, bacon, and green onions. Serve right away.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 140kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 223mg, Potassium: 50mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 0.2g, Vitamin A: 216IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 136mg, Iron: 0.1mg
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Cream Cheese Pepper Jelly Dip