Today is Super Bowl Sunday and I don’t care. Why, you ask? I hate football, I mean I really despise it… I just don’t get it and I will never get it. I guess this goes for all televised sports, minus women’s gymnastics. Anyway, even if I try to understand it or act like I am remotely enjoying myself while a football game is on TV, that means my husband wins and I will never give him that satisfaction. The day he watches a marathon of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, without snide comments, I may attempt to give it a try.
The good news is my husband is going out for a Super Bowl Party, which leaves me at home to bask in all the Real Housewives glory.
In return, he requested that I make this dip for the party. It is by no means very healthy, but it is super yummy and very addicting! I found this recipe on Brown Eyed Baker when I was looking for something to do with the massive amount of jalapenos we had in our garden. I like to substitute some greek yogurt in place of the full amount of mayonnaise. It makes me feel like I am making an unhealthy recipe a little bit healthier. It comes out the same and you cannot tell the difference.
Recipe: Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Dip
-adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
- For the Dip:
- 2 blocks (16oz) of cream cheese- Room Temperature
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 6 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 6 jalapenos, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- For the Topping:
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 4 tablespoons butter-room temperature
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
- In a large mixing bowl, combine together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, yogurt, bacon, garlic, cumin, oregano and cheddar cheese. Place into a baking dish.
- In another bowl, combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and butter. Place on top of the dip.
- I like to save a few slices of the jalapeno to lay on top- you know to make it fancy.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the topping is nice and brown and the dip is good and bubbly.
- Serve with your favorite dipping items and enjoy! Our favorite is a whole wheat baguette.
Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 30 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): about 6-8
What are you making yummy for Super Bowl Sunday??