This recipe for jalapeno popper dip is a combination of cheesy, savory and spicy! There’s always an occasion for spicy jalapeno cheese dip for game day or parties.

Baked Jalapeño Popper Dip in a ceramic baking dish

Low Carb Jalapeño Popper Dip

Love jalapeño poppers? Well, our baked jalapeno popper dip is the best of both worlds. We’ve created quite a few recipes for cheese dips but there always needs to be spicier versions! The balance between cheese and spice is a wonderful combination. Add a bag of crunchy chips and it’s party time! Our baked cheddar jalapeño dip has onions in it which gives makes the whole dip a triple threat! When the onions bake, they begin to caramelize. Add the flavors of cheddar and spicy jalapeño, what you end up with is a fantastic flavor trio that everyone will obsess over. Customize the level of jalapeño in your version of baked cheddar jalapeño dip. Add more for extra spice or a little less for a mild version.

Watch Delicious Video of the Baked Jalapeño Popper Dip being made:

Baked Jalapeño Popper Dip in a ceramic baking dish

What Peppers to use in Spicy Dip?

For this jalapeno cheese dip, Jalapenos are always the popular chili pepper to use for this dip.

  • But If you want extra spice, add a little bit of chopped habanero peppers. Wow! habanero peppers are truly spicy so be careful with how much you add. We suggest starting with about 1/2 a chili pepper. There’s some seriously spicy peppers out there that really hit the high scoville heat levels.
  • You can also use serrano peppers.
  • What about thai chili peppers? Sure you can use those too, but start with just about 1 thai chili pepper . Sometimes these chiles can be seriously spicy too.
  • What ever chili pepper you decide on, it’ll be a go-to and a party pleaser everyone will devour.
  • And oh don’t forget, this jalapeno cheese dip also goes great with some ice cold beer for the adults. If it’s too spicy, you might want to make a less spicy version for the kiddos. And make sure to have a nice cold pitcher of lemonade or fruit juice for the kids!


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Keto Baked Jalapeno Popper Dip 

Make sure to bake the crust until it’s dark brown on top. There’s more flavor when everything caramelizes in the center and on top. You can mix the dip ingredients several days ahead of time, and then bake it off when needed. It helps to let the cold unbaked dip come to room temperature before baking.
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  • 8 ounces (227 g) Cream Cheese , at room temperature (1 package)
  • 1 cup (224 g) Mayonnaise (preferably Best Foods/Hellmans brand)
  • 1 1/2 cups  (170 g) freshly grated Cheddar cheese , divided
  • 2-3 Jalapeños , diced (seeded if desired for less spicy)
  • 1 medium Onion , diced (try using sweet onion, it'll taste better!)
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) Black Pepper , freshly cracked if possible
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) Chili Powder


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    Preheat Oven
  • Mix together the cream cheese, mayo, 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, diced jalapeños, onion, black pepper, garlic  powder, cumin, and chili powder until everything is thoroughly combined.
    Transfer the mixture into a 6-inch (15-cm) baking dish or any oven-safe dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese on top.
  • Bake at 350° (175°C) for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until everything is melted together and the top crust is brown and almost burnt-looking. The darker brown the crust becomes, the better the flavors are.
    Serve with crunchy low carb vegetables such as radishes, cucumber and celery.


Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 498kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 45g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 725mg, Potassium: 149mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 748IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 293mg, Iron: 1mg

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