Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon Recipe


Ingredients

1 8 oz block cream cheese softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise or sour cream I'm more of a sour cream fan!
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced fresh jalapenos, seeds removed remove the ribs of the peppers if you prefer a mild dip
1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup melted butter
optional garnishes: crumbled cooked bacon, chopped cilantro, sliced jalapenos
cooking spray

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the cream cheese and mayonnaise or sour cream in a large bowl.
  3. Beat with a mixer until smooth.
  4. Add in the cheddar cheese, bacon and jalapenos.
  5. Beat with a mixer until thoroughly combined, about 1 minute.
  6. Coat a small baking dish with cooking spray. The baking dish should have a capacity of at least 3 cups.
  7. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the baking dish, smooth the top with a spoon.
  8. In a small bowl mix together the panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and butter until thoroughly combined.
  9. Sprinkle the panko mixture on top of the dip.
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  11. Garnish with bacon, sliced jalapenos and chopped cilantro if desired, and serve immediately.

Original recipe Nutrition Facts visit: Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon @ dinneratthezoo.com

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