I was hesitant to try a new dip for our holiday party this year because hot artichoke dip has always been my favorite and a hit with guests. However, I was reading all the rave reviews about this dip over at Tasty Kitchen and felt the urge to try something new! TC even turned his nose up when I said I wasn't making hot artichoke dip and he ended up loving it! This dip really does have the flavor of jalapeño peppers. I was a little worried about it being too spicy hot with the addition of 5 jalapeños, but it was just right. You could certainly add more or less seeds from the jalapeños to adjust the heat. I only added 4 or 5 seeds. This dip would also be perfect for football game days in the Fall or for the upcoming football bowl games or Superbowl parties you will all be having! I'll definitely be making this delicious dip again!
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
5 whole jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced (leave in a few of the seeds if you want some extra heat)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Stir together softened cream cheese, sour cream and mayo in a large bowl until smooth. (I used all light ingredients and it still tasted great) Stir in green chiles and jalapeños. Tip #1: Use latex gloves when dicing the jalapeño peppers especially when working with larger quantities. I did not do this and ended up having hands that were on fire for about a day. I think the heat plus my dry wintry skin did not agree with each other. I've also accidentally touched my eye after handling jalapeños and trust me, it stings!
Pour mixture into an oven safe serving dish (approximately a 9x9 dish). In a small bowl, combine the parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs. Then sprinkle on top of the cream cheese mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Then put it under the broiler for 1-3 minutes to lightly brown the top. Tip #2: Keep the oven door slightly open when using the broiler. Let's just say I was in a hurry while preparing for our holiday party and ended up setting the smoke alarm off! Also, keep a close watch so you don't burn the topping. The broiler works quickly.
Serve warm with tortilla chips, crackers, crusty bread or veggies.
*** Cut recipe in half for 6 or fewer people.
*** Recipe from babskitchen at Tasty Kitchen