Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Last night was the highlight of my month-bookclub. A night me and my besties get together to discuss the following highly important subjects which come up every single month: 

  • Cesarean Sections
  • Whether/When everyone is/will be getting pregnant
  • Crazy People of- or not- our Acquaintance
  • Our Naughty Children
  • Our Displeasure that our Children are Getting Older Despite the Fact We have Specifically Asked Them to Not.
  • A Few Minutes Delegated to the Book
It is a night we can get together and laugh until we cry over things such as: "The Lyrics to the Songs of the Saturday's Warrior Movie".
 I should note it's a late night for mom's.
Since it was my turn to host, I brought myself to make a few goodies, one of which was this dip. And it was a hit-evident by fact that it was snarfed by women at 9 pm. I know women who won't eat an apple at 9 pm. This is worth the sacrifice.

Jalapeno Popper Dip
Serves 12

16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup mayonnaise
8 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped up
6 jalapeƱos, minced (if you can’t get fresh, substitute a 4-ounce can diced jalapeƱo peppers, drained)
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon cumin
1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese

For the topping:
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, jalapenos, garlic, cumin and cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish or 9×13 baking dish.
3. Combine the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and melted butter in a small bowl, tossing with a fork until the mixture is evenly moistened. Sprinkle evenly over the cream cheese mixture.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the dip is bubbling. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, crackers, pita chips, vegetables, etc.
If you happen to be in need of a new book to read, and would like something a little suspenseful, *and if you are not bothered by the occasional eff word, or a few remarks regarding wieners*, this is the book I chose for this month:
It's a goodie.


  1. The dip was so dang good!
    PS I finished the book already :)

  2. HOLY MACKEREL DEE DEE! Did you like it?

  3. Finished the book!!! wow! Perhaps I could that in one day if I ignore the children and feed them only this dip ;)