This Creamy Jalapeño Popper Dip is the perfect snack for your Super Bowl appetizer table!
I’m having a hard time shutting my freezer door lately. Seriously. It’s always been like a game of Tetris whenever I go into the freezer to pull something out, but it’s been worse lately. Why is that, you ask? Jalapeños. I’m having a hard time closing the freezer door thanks to a massive bag of jalapeños that I’ve got stuffed in there right now.
Jalapeños grow extremely well here in New York, and we always plant 2-3 jalapeño plants in our garden each year. Well this past year was a great jalapeño year apparently because we ended up with 45+ jalapeños from our 2 plants. Right before the first frost, I went out and picked all of those jalapeños. I wish I had taken a picture of the bowl…jalapeños were literally pouring over the top and onto the counter.
I had no idea what to do with ’em all, so one night I stood there and sliced all of these Texas pickles (my Dad’s term) in half. I removed the ribs and seeds and then stuffed ’em into a gallon-sized freezer bag. And now we have enough jalapeños to last a lifetime…and I’m having a hard time closing the freezer door!
We always dice up a jalapeño for our pizzas (they’re seriously amazing on pizza!), but we still have a ton of jalapeños. So in an effort to use more of those jalapeños, I decided to whip up a batch of this Jalapeño Popper Dip. This dip is creamy and delicious…and it’s the perfect snack for watching football games. Trust me, I speak from experience here. And the best part? This Jalapeño Popper Dip doesn’t take long to make at all!
I feel like jalapeños get a bad rap. Folks either love ’em or hate ’em. I get it, though. Jalapeños are spicy. But here’s the thing…once you remove the seeds and ribs, jalapeños lose a lot of their kick. Take this Jalapeño Popper Dip for instance. There’s 4 jalapeños in there. You might think that it’d burn your face off, but nope. The flavor of the jalapeños is noticeable, but I didn’t find this dip to be too spicy at all. Of course, it helps that I removed all of the ribs and seeds from our jalapeños before freezing them. On a side note, don’t rub your eyes after cutting 45+ jalapeños. I washed my hands 3 times first, and my eyes still stung for a good hour. Oops.
Did you know that jalapeños turn red as they grow? Yup! We’re all used to seeing green jalapeños, and I didn’t realize they turn red until we started growing ’em in our backyard. Red jalapeños can actually be spicier than green ones, but they also bring a bit more sweetness as most peppers get sweeter the longer they stay on the plant. I still like to use my jalapeños when they’re green, but don’t afraid of a red jalapeño. It’s just the older, more mature (and theoretically wiser) sibling of the green jalapeño.
If you’re looking for a tasty dip for your Super Bowl snack table, give this creamy Jalapeño Popper Dip recipe a try! And if you need any jalapeños, let me know. I have a freezer bag full of ’em, and I’d love to be able to close my freezer door again. Enjoy this Jalapeño Popper Dip, my friends!
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