With fiery jalapenos, green chilies, cream cheese, cheddar, and Monterey Jack, Crock Pot Jalapeno Popper Dip is a crowd-pleaser! Perfect for entertaining or game day, this cheesy, smoky, and bacon-infused dip is a hit! All made with the convenience of a slow cooker.
Jalapeno poppers are a classic appetizer that combines the heat of jalapenos with the creaminess of cheese, usually wrapped in bacon and baked until golden and delicious. This jalapeno popper dip made in the crock pot captures all the irresistible elements of jalapeno poppers in a creamy, cheesy dip form that spices up any occasion!
With the help of a slow cooker, all you have to do is combine diced jalapenos, green chilies, cream cheese, sour cream, garlic, black pepper, and a blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese. Let the magic happen as everything melts together into a creamy, spicy concoction. Simply set it and stir occasionally. In just 2 hours, you'll have a piping hot and irresistibly gooey dip ready to be devoured!
Whether you're hosting a game day gathering, a backyard barbecue, or having friends over for a movie night, this dip is sure to be a hit! Serve it alongside crispy tortilla chips or slices of crusty bread. The creamy, spicy flavors will complement any party or gathering, and you'll make it again and again!
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED
- Canned Diced Jalapenos - Adds a fiery kick to the dip, providing the signature heat and bold flavor that jalapenos are known for.
- Canned Diced Green Chilies - Contributes a mild, smoky flavor to the dip. They complement the jalapenos, enhancing the overall spiciness of the dish without overpowering it.
- Cream Cheese - Forms the creamy base of the dip with a smooth texture and tangy flavor.
- Sour Cream - Helps to balance the heat of the jalapenos and green chilies while adding a refreshing and cooling element to the overall flavor.
- Minced Garlic - Infuses the dip with a savory and slightly pungent flavor that pairs well with the rest of the ingredients.
- Black Pepper - Provides a subtle hint of spiciness and adds depth to the dip.
- Shredded Cheese (Cheddar and Monterey Jack) - Brings a rich and gooey texture to the dip while adding a melty and stringy consistency.
- Cooked Bacon - Provides a smoky, savory, and slightly salty flavor to the dip, adding a delightful crunch and an extra layer of indulgence.
HOW TO MAKE JALAPENO POPPER DIP IN THE CROCK POT
Prepare ingredients: Drain both the jalapenos and green chilies fully. Mince the garlic. Cook the bacon and crumble. Set the bacon aside.
Add to crock pot: To the bottom of the crock pot, add the drained jalapenos and chilies, cream cheese, sour cream, garlic, black pepper, and shredded cheese.
Cover and cook: Add the lid to the top and cook for 2 hours on LOW, stirring occasionally.
Add bacon: Once melted and cooked through, stir in the bacon crumbles until well combined.
Serve and enjoy: Serve hot with tortilla chips, bread, or cut vegetables. Enjoy!
- Make sure the canned jalapenos and chilies are fully drained before adding to the crock pot, as the extra moisture can make the dip watery.
- Adjust the spiciness by reducing the amount of diced jalapenos or using milder peppers like canned diced green chilies.
- To ensure a smooth and creamy consistency, make sure the cream cheese and sour cream are at room temperature before adding them to the slow cooker. This will allow them to blend more easily with the other ingredients.
- If you don't have a slow cooker or prefer a quicker cooking method, you can also prepare this dip on the stovetop. Simply combine all the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until the cheese is melted and the dip is heated through. Keep an eye on the heat to avoid scorching the bottom, and stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.
STORING & REHEATING
Storing: Allow the dip to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container. Place the container in the refrigerator, where the dip can be stored for up to 3-4 days. Freezing is not recommended.
Reheating: Transfer the desired amount of dip to a microwave-safe bowl and heat it in short intervals, stirring in between, until it reaches the desired temperature. Another option is to transfer the dip to a saucepan and heat it gently over low heat, stirring occasionally until warmed through. Add a splash of milk or cream if needed to maintain the desired consistency. Avoid overheating to prevent the cheese from becoming grainy.