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Bubbly, Happy Goodness in a Cheesy Jalapeno Dip

Bubbly, Happy Goodness in a Cheesy Jalapeno Dip #recipe

I happen to work with some amazing and creative people who love to eat. After a particularly hard month, some clever folks started Dip Day. It started small and over the last nine years, has grown.

Dip day

It is a magnificent day of sweet and savory delights that make a visit to the gym a necessity. And, it is worth it.

I love hot and spicy. As I headed to the grocery store I kept in mind the jalapenos I had in my fridge. I was originally going to make a Tastefully Simple dip, but could not stop thinking of a recipe I saw on yummly. Something with cream cheese and hot sauce.

Cheesy Jalapeno Dip ingredients

What I came up with was so much better than I imagined. Hot, spicy, and cheesy. No hot sauce, though.

My husband doubted my love of heat until he made me a jambalaya that made him cry. I added hot sauce and thanked him for a fantastic dinner.

Cheesy Jalapeno Dip #recipe

Cheesy Jalapeno Dip #recipe ready for the oven

Giant Eagle has a new shredded cheese - Chipotle Shredded Cheese. It gave the dish a nice smoky taste to compliment the chilies and jalapenos.

Cheesy Jalapeno Dip #recipe adding more cheese

I baked the dish the night before and just microwaved it when it was time to serve. I liked it cold, but next time I may make it in a crockpot to keep it hot and bubbly.

Cheesy Jalapeno Dip #recipe with Tostitos

This dip is so tasty. I really could have eaten this all on my own. It was hard to share it.

Cheesy Jalapeno Dip #recipe

Cheesy Jalapeno Dip

  • 2 packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of mayo
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese
  • 1 can of green chilies 
  • 3 - 4 medium jalapenos or a can of jalapeno
  • cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Blend softened cream cheese with all the ingredients. Reserve one cup of shredded cheese.
  3. Season with cayenne pepper (to taste)
  4. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. Edges should be slightly brown. Top with reserved cheese and bake until cheese bubbles.

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