Cake Pan Jalapeno Popper Dip is a cheesy, party-pleasing dip. Serve warm or hot with your favorite veggies, chips, and crackers.

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This recipe for jalapeno popper dip is a savory, cheesy dip! We love this recipe for just about any occasion where there are snacks to be served. It’s a great game day kind of dish, a potluck dish you can bring to a party and pop in the oven. Or, it’s great in the summertime for a 4th of July party!

Friends, summer is the best time to host. Don’t you agree? If you come to our house, especially right now since we are in transition with our remodel, you won’t always find things spotless. But … if you come for dinner, or just before or after dinner, there will always be snacks.

Cake Pan Jalapeno Popper Dip

Set this Cake Pan Jalapeno Popper Dip out for a warm summer night under the stars with your favorite crackers, bread chunks (with toothpicks), or veggies, and dive right in! Or if you love artichokes or mushrooms, give these recipes Cake Pan Artichoke Dip or Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Mushrooms.

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What is jalapeno dip made of?

This Cake Pan Jalapeño Popper Dip comes together in minutes! It’s a stand-out, crowd-pleasing dip that’s made with five kinds of cheese, a can of diced jalapeno peppers (and you can mix in fresh jalapeno’s too), bacon, bread crumbs, and more!

ingredients for Cake Pan Jalapeno Popper Dip

Ingredients needed: (Full recipe at the bottom of this post)

  • Cream cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream
  • Garlic powder + onion powder
  • Ground cumin + paprika
  • Pepper and salt
  • Sharp cheddar cheese + Mozzarella cheese + Gruyere Cheese + Parmesan cheese
  • Can of diced jalapeno peppers
  • Bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces – grab our Honey Pepper Bacon Recipe
  • Butter
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Crackers, chips, bread, and vegetables

This recipe has five types of cheese – cream cheese, sharp cheddar, mozzarella, Gruyere and Parmesan.

how to make Cake Pan Jalapeno Popper Dip

How do you make Cake Pan Jalapeno Popper Dip

  1. In a large bowl, add cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream and all the spices, pepper and salt.
  2. Mix well with a wooden spoon, and then add in one cup sharp cheddar, one cup mozzarella, half cup Gruyere cheese, drained jalapenos, and all but two tablespoons bacon (the remaining bacon will be a garnish).
  3. Spoon the mixture into an 8×8 cake pan. Spread evenly and top with remaining cheeses.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix melted butter and panko together. Evenly spread over cheese layer. Optional to cover and refrigerate and bake later OR pop it right in the oven.
  5. Bake! The cheese will be melted and the dip hot throughout.
  6. Next step, right before serving, turn the broiler on and broil the dip for three to five minutes or until panko breadcrumbs are golden-brown.
  7. Garnish with remaining bacon and optional fresh chopped cilantro. Serve warm with pita crackers, 1×1″ pieces of bread chunks, and then larger slices of veggies (colored bell peppers, carrot sticks, cucumber slices).

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Can I mix up the cheese?

Yes, you can, but make sure and use sharp cheddar. Feel free to use Jack cheese, too. Or, you can delete one or two of the cheeses, but really, all the cheese makes this recipe!

Does the dip have to be served hot?

This dip is the best when served warm and fresh out of the oven. You will want to serve it with crackers and bread chunks. It will be ooey and gooey hot.

It’s almost just as good when served at room temperature, and this makes for the ultimate dip to serve with fresh cut veggies. As the dip sits, it will firm up once cooled to room temp.

It’s up to you – both options are amazing.

Cake Pan Jalapeno Popper Dip with panko crumbs

What kind of dippers can you serve with it?

We say serve this dip with a sturdy chip or cracker. Sturdy means that it is on the thicker side and won’t break when you dive in for a bite. :) You can use club crackers, Ritz crackers, or your favorite sturdy crackers.

Anything crunchy is delish! Think tortilla chips, pretzels, ridged potato chips (not the flat, delicate kind), or pita chips.

Cake Pan Jalapeno Popper Dip with bacon

Tips for making jalapeno popper dip:

  • The dip is delicious hot or warm.
  • You can definitely add more “heat.” Add in more jalapeños or some cayenne pepper.
  • For softened cream cheese, I usually either leave it on the counter the night before, or heat in the oven for about 45 seconds to 1 minutes. Cut in small cubes, and it will soften up quickly in the microwave.
  • We love to bake our bacon (ADD RECIPE). You can do this ahead of time and store in the fridge.
  • If you don’t have panko bread crumbs, use crushed Ritz crackers.
  • Mix up the jalapenos by adding canned and fresh. Or, optional to use a can of green chilis.
  • Serve with with pita crackers, 1×1″ pieces of bread chunks, and then larger slices of veggies (colored bell peppers, carrot sticks, cucumber slices).

alapeno Popper Dip

Can you reheat Cake Pan Jalapeno Popper Dip?

Store leftover jalapeno popper dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

To reheat the cream cheese jalapeno dip, place in a bowl, cover and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds until warm. You’ll need to add about 5-10 minutes of cooking time to make sure it’s heated through.

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Craving more? Give these recipes a try:

French’s Jalapeno Popper Dip

Air Fryer Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers

Cheesy Baked Jalapeño Poppers

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And friends, we’re on a cake pan roll these days. Everyone has a cake pan in their kitchen, right? There are so many easy recipes to make in a 9×13 pan, that are delicious.

Every time I make this dip, I always come home with an empty dish. It is that good!

If you love jalapeño poppers, then imagine them whipped up into an indulgent rich and creamy dip, spread evenly in a cake pan. Then picture pulling this hot, bubbly, cheesy pan from the oven, and serving with your favorite snack crackers and breads.

ENJOY!

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Cake Pan Jalapeno Popper Dip

Optional to make in a 10” skillet.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 22 mins
Yield: 8

Ingredients
 

  • 2 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp pepper and salt
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • cup Gruyere cheese
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 4 oz. can diced jalapeno peppers, drained
  • 6-8 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Freshly chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Crackers, chips, bread, vegetables for dipping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, add cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream and all the spices, pepper and salt. Mix well with a wooden spoon, and then add in 1 cup sharp cheddar, 1 cup mozzarella, ½ cup Gruyere cheese, drained jalapenos, and all but 2 Tbsp bacon (the remaining bacon will be a garnish).
  • Spoon the mixture into an 8x8 cake pan. Spread evenly and top with remaining cheeses.
  • In a medium bowl, mix melted butter and panko together. Evenly spread over cheese layer. Optional to cover and refrigerate and bake later OR pop it right in the oven.
  • At 350 degrees, bake the dip for 25-30 minutes. The cheese will be melted and the dip hot throughout.
  • Next step, right before serving, turn the broiler on and broil the dip for 3-5 minutes, or until panko breadcrumbs are golden-brown.
  • Garnish with remaining bacon and optional fresh chopped cilantro. Serve warm with pita crackers, 1x1" pieces of bread chunks, and then larger slices of veggies (colored bell peppers, carrot sticks, cucumber slices).
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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Cake Pan Jalapeno Popper Dip