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If you and your friends love jalapeno poppers then you have to try this dip! It is always a crowd pleaser at our gatherings! This is a great way to kick off football season!


6 thick-cut bacon slices, chopped

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons finely chopped pickled jalapeños

2 large fresh jalapeños, finely chopped (about ½  cup), divided

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

6 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 ½ cups), divided

6 ounces Pepper Jack cheese, shredded (about 1 ½ cups), divided

Corn tortilla chips, for serving


Cook bacon: Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium. Add bacon; cook, stirring often, until crisp, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate.

Make dip mixture: Stir together cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, pickled jalapeños, 1/3 cup of the fresh jalapeños, 3 tablespoons of the cilantro, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder in a large bowl. Fold in 1 cup of each of the cheeses and 1/3 cup of the bacon. Transfer to a 1 1/2-quart baking dish greased with cooking spray or a medium cast-iron skillet. Sprinkle evenly with remaining cheeses, bacon, and fresh jalapeños.

Bake dip: Bake in preheated oven until bubbly and golden, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro; serve hot with tortilla chips.

Thank you to Southern Living for this recipe.

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