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Jalapeno Cheese Dip

This jalapeno cheese dip makes a great appetizer for game day or really any other day for that matter!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cheese, jalapeno
Servings: 12
Calories: 275kcal
Author: David Gafford


  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup pepper jack cheese shredded, divided
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded, divided
  • 2 jalapenos 1/2 sliced, 1/2 diced
  • 4 oz diced green chilies
  • ½ cup mayonaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tb butter
  • ½ pkg taco seasoning
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Reserving ¼ cup of pepper jack and sharp cheddar for later, gently combine the 3 types of shredded cheese in a bowl. We recommend wearing nitrile gloves and just using your hands.
  • Add the cream cheese, butter, mayonnaise, sour cream, green chilies, diced jalapenos, and dry seasonings. Work it all in together with your hands until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Use nonstick cooking spray to coat the cast iron pan.
  • Add a little salt and fresh ground pepper to taste before transferring the cheese mixture to the pan.
  • Sprinkle about ¼ cup of additional shredded sharp cheddar cheese and ¼ cup of pepper jack cheese to the top and decorate the top with jalapeno slices.
  • Transfer the pan to your smoker running at about 250 degrees.
  • Allow the dip to smoke for about 90 minutes before removing.



Serve with tortilla chips, soft flour tortillas, or crusty bread


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 792IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 1mg