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Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip

Looking for a super easy cream cheese dip that’s great for pairing with your favorite tortilla chips, crackers and more? Look no further than this Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip, it’s creamy, refreshing with a kick and takes less than 5 minutes to whip together!

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There’s just something about this jalapeno dip, yall! It’s creamy, full of flavor and so easy to make. It’s the perfect mix between cool and creamy and full of flavor with some extra kick from the jalapeno peppers – but not too spicy by any means! It’s similar to a jalapeno popper dip, but a little different too!

I love to whip this delicious dip up whenever my family is at the beach (or pool party) but you can enjoy this easy cream cheese dip for game days, a super bowl party, weekend get-togethers, cookouts and more!

Let’s take a quick glance at the ingredients you’ll need for this jalapeno cream cheese dip! It’s just a handful of ingredients that are all straight-forward, easy to find ingredients! Find the full recipe at the end of the blog post.

Ingredients | Quick Glance

  • Cream Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Jalapenos
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cilantro
  • Salt & Black Pepper

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip Notes

CREAM CHEESE: I recommend using regular, block-style, full-fat cream cheese here because it will make the creamiest dip, but you can sub in low fat if you like.

SOUR CREAM: Again, full-fat will give the best flavor and texture for this dip, but if you want to, you can sub in greek yogurt!

JALAPENOS: Be sure to de-seed the fresh jalapeños or else this dip will get spicy – quick! However, if you like a spicy cream cheese dip, add the seeds in and take it one step further with added cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes!

ONION POWDER & GARLIC POWDER – They add the best flavor to this dip, don’t skip these additions!

GREEN ONION – You can substitute in chives as well.

CILANTRO – Leave this out if you’re not a cilantro lover, but I love the extra zest it gives this jalapeno dip!

SALT & PEPPER – More or less, to taste!

SPICE IT UP – Add cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and the seeds from the jalapeno peppers in your dip if you want a spicier version!

CHEESY ADDITIONS – Want to add cheese to this dip? I’d recommend 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese or a little bit of sharp cheddar cheese.

What to Serve with Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip

Serve up your dip with a variety of tortilla chips, raw veggie slices or crackers! Here are a few of my favorites…

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Crackers (club crackers or Ritz crackers are delish with this dip!)
  • Pita Chips
  • Toast Points
  • Celery/Carrot/Pepper Slices
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Naan Dippers
  • Bagel Chips
  • Crostini
  • Pretzels
  • Corn Chips

I hope you’ll give this jalapeno cream cheese dip recipe a try. It’s one of my favorite dip recipes when you want a quick appetizer that’s sure to please any crowd! It’s creamy, refreshing and has the best jalapeno flavor without too much heat!

Leftover Creamy Jalapeno Dip?

No problem! There are so many ways to use this leftover cream cheese dip like spreading it on wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads, or pizzas. You can also fill it in phyllo cups and bake for a pop-in-your-mouth size appetizer!

Just be sure to store any leftover jalapeno cream cheese dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

jalapeno cream cheese dip

Want more party dip and appetizer ideas?

The next time you’re looking for an easy party dip, I hope you’ll give this Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip recipe a try! It’s such a good dip – and low carb!

jalapeno cream cheese dip

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip

Author: Courtney
This creamy and refreshing (with a kick) jalapeno cream cheese dip is perfect for parties, game days and more!
4.82 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 262 kcal


  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened )
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 jalapenos (deseeded and diced)
  • 1 tbsp cilantro (diced)
  • 2 tbsp green onion (diced)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together softened cream cheese, sour cream, diced jalapeños, diced cilantro, diced green onion, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. Stir well until combined.
  • As an alternative to mixing by hand, you can use an electric mixer with paddle attachment or food processor to combine the dip.
  • Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve!
  • Optional Garnish – Diced chives, sliced jalapenos
Keyword jalapeno cream cheese dip
Calories: 262kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 4gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 334mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1091IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 0.2mg
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