Hot Cheese Dip is everything dreams are made of. Super cheesy and creamy with just the right touch of spice makes this a true crowd pleaser. Bonus: it's crazy easy to make!

A hand dipping a piece of broccoli in the hot cheese dip.

Holy jalapeño have I got a dip for you. This hot cheese dip is so good it'll make you the most popular person at any party you bring it to. #guaranteed

We've eaten it a few times over the past week and love it more and more each time. Armed with some broccoli and peppers and my two-year-old girl will make a serious dent in this hot cream cheese dip.

Why you'll love this hot cheese dip

  • It's super creamy and light.
  • Just like your fav jalapeño poppers in dip form.
  • 100% no-fuss appetizer recipe.
  • Totally do-ahead-able. Pour the cheese dip into an easy to grab, ovenproof container and bake it whenever you're ready. It also transports really easily so you can bring it to your friend's get together and pop it into the oven when you arrive.
  • This hot cheese dip is vegetarian, gluten-free, and low carb which means that everyone will love it.

The hot cheese dip ready to go into the oven.

This hot cheese dip recipe is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Mix them together until they're smooth then pop them in a baking dish. Don't forget a little extra cheese on top!
  3. Bake.

That's it! Now all you have to do is gather your dippers and dig in.

Speaking of dippers …

Unless you're serving this to a group of low carb/ keto pals, crackers are a must. The crunchy cheesy combo totally wins. My favorite are gluten-free rice crackers cause they're extra crunchy.

But don't forget the veggies! This hot cheese dip goes really well with veggies and you'll be surprised how many times you find yourself reaching for a piece of broccoli or some celery to scoop the cheese.

We all know that veggies covered in cheese sauce are magical. Dipping them in a hot cheese dip is pretty much the same thing only way more fun at a holiday party.

A cracker dipping in the hot cheese dip.  

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Hot cheese dip fresh out of the oven with crackers and veggies around it.

Jalapeño Hot Cheese Dip

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Jalapeño Hot Cheese Dip is everything dreams are made of. Super cheesy and creamy with just the right touch of spice makes this a true crowd pleaser. Bonus: it's crazy easy to make!


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Ingredients

  • 2 250-gram packages of room temperature cream cheese
  • 2 cups plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 4 ounces (1/4 cup) chopped pimientos (from a jar)
  • 4 jalapeños, seeds removed and minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: paprika, salt, and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the cream cheese, yogurt or sour cream,  1 1/2 cups of mozzarella, 1 1/2 cups of cheddar, pimientos, most of the jalapeños, most of the green onions, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to a large mixing bowl and cream together with a spatula, wooden spoon, or electric beater.
  3. Pour into a 9″ cast iron pan or baking dish. Smooth the top and sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella, cheddar, jalapeños, and green onions.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes then broil for 5 minutes. Let the dip cool for a couple of minutes before serving.

Notes

Serve this hot cheese dip with regular or gluten-free crackers or (my favorite!) assorted veggies.

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