5-Ingredient Jalapeño Cheddar Dip Recipe

This 5-ingredient jalapeño cheddar dip recipe is a party appetizer favorite, a friends and family favorite, an all-around fave dip recipe because it is SO GOOD!

Jalapeno cheddar dip recipe from @sweetphi

This weeks’ 5-ingredient recipe for Five Ingredient Friday is one that I’ve been making for parties like crazy lately (along with this 5 ingredient beer bread recipe). I mean…little chunks of beer bread dipped into this jalapeño cheddar dip? Now that’s a party!

5-ingredient Jalapeno cheddar dip recipe from @sweetphi

To say this  jalapeno cheddar dip recipe is a long time in the making would be an understatement. I’ve been making it for years and would always bring it to parties where it would get devoured before I had the chance to take pictures! So I finally remade it to share it with you.

Jalapenos from @sweetphi 's garden

Two years ago, my jalapeño pants in my little raised garden were  in full production mode producing jalapeño after jalapeño! Last year, not so much. Rabbits would come and nibble little bites off. This year though, I’ve had another good year of jalapenos, thanks to moving and now having this raised garden bed with legs.

5-ingredient Jalapeno cheddar dip recipe from @sweetphi

Now that it’s football party season, dips are practically a requirement, so I thought it was high time I shared this recipe (recipe for the beer bread pictured above with dip)

A few notes:

  • I like to bring this dip in a throw-away pan (like these) so you won’t have to worry about getting your dish back or clean up – you can just toss it after the dip is gone
  • For extra spicy make it with pepper jack cheese and leave more jalapeños seeds in – I find that people at parties generally don’t like a super spicy dip
  • I use Italian seasoned panko bread cumbs for a flavorful crunchy topping, alternatively you could use crushed up Ritz crackers

5 ingredient jalapeno cheddar dip recipe from @sweetphi

The cheddar and jalapeño are combined to make this fantastic dip which is topped with a buttery bread crumb mixture that gives it a great crunch.  Your guests will love this dip, and the best part? It only takes mere minutes to prepare!

5-Ingredient Jalapeño Cheddar Dip
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Serves: 2 cups
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup Italian-style panko bread crumbs
  • 2 jalapeños, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Start by melting the butter: to melt the butter, place it in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds on HIGH. Then remove from the microwave and stir. If it is not melted, repeat, microwaving for 10 seconds and stirring, until the butter is completely melted. Add Italian-style panko bread crumbs to the butter and stir until combined, then set aside.
  3. In a medium-large bowl combine chopped jalapeños, cheddar cheese and sour cream and stir to combine. Spoon into a baking a dish and top with butter bread crumb mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then serve and enjoy.

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  • Reply

    Nothin’ better than cheddar and jalapenos!! This dip is perfect for any party, must make!! 🙂

    • Sweetphi

      I think you’d love it – this dip is sooooo great for parties, it’s totally my go-to for a quick and easy delicious dip recipe

  • Kay B

    I will have jalapeños coming out my ears in no time from out garden, will need to try this recipe.

    • Sweetphi

      My garden is already starting to produce them Kay, so I’m right there with you – they’ll be coming out of my ears too 😉 I think you’d love this dip, it’s a great way to use them!

  • Sarah

    This is genius! Now that Game of Thrones is over I need to find a new excuse for friend gatherings at our place. I already know what I’ll be serving at least 😉

    • Sweetphi

      Hahaha, you’re so funny! This dip should definitely have friends clamoring to come over 😉

  • shar y

    Could you possibly used canned jalapenos? In case you did not have any fresh available? Thanks! It looks so good!

    • Sweetphi

      Oh what a great substitution question – YES, i think canned jalapenos would work wonderfully in this recipe.


    I wasn’t sure what to do with all the garden fresh jalapenos I was just given. You’re awesome! This recipe is fabulous, thank you so much for sharing!

    • Sweetphi

      YAY, so glad you like this recipe. I just made a batch of dip for a party with all the jalapenos from my garden this past weekend 🙂

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