Jalapeno Popper Spread


Made with greek yogurt cream cheese, this spread provided all the flavor of jalapeno poppers without all the work or calories. I served it on crackers and the butter flavor of the cracker complimented the spread perfectly.

Jalapeno Popper Spread

6 Servings

Made with greek yogurt cream cheese, this spread provided all the flavor of jalapeno poppers without all the work or calories. I served it on crackers and the butter flavor of the cracker complimented the spread perfectly.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small sleeve ritz crackers, more for serving if desired.
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 8 ounces greek yogurt cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 stick butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Crush the crackers in a small bowl using the bottom of a glass, set aside.
  3. Cut peppers in half and discard the seeds.
  4. Mince peppers and place them in a food processor.
  5. Add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, mexican cheese blend, and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
  6. Process until smooth.
  7. Spray a small baking dish with cooking spray.
  8. Spread the dip into the prepared baking dish.
  9. Add melted butter and remaining parmesan cheese to the crushed crackers.
  10. Stir gently to blend.
  11. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over the dip.
  12. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until heated through, do not overheat.
  13. Serve with additional ritz crackers, or crackers/chips of choice.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Big Red Kitchen

http://www.thehungryhoarder.com/2013/08/11/jalapeno-popper-spread/

 

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