Not hosting Thanksgiving this year and also not expected to bring a dish for dinner? Well, lucky you! Though, you probably shouldn’t show up empty handed. Don’t worry – I got ya covered. Even though you don’t have to bring a side dish, you could definitely still bring an appetizer to hold everyone over until dinner, right?
I made this dip for Marc to bring to a guys night (it’s manly to show up with a casserole dish, yes?!) and from what I heard, it was a big hit. As in five guys finished this entire dish minus the scoop that I had which you see in the picture above and below. Pretty impressive if you ask me. Also pretty telling of how yummy this dip is.
Marc and I first tried jalapeno popper dip this fall at his aunts tailgate for the Minnesota vs. Iowa football game. Her tailgates are always filled with fabulous food and this was no exception. We ate the dip at the tailgate with tortilla chips and Ritz crackers, but I also really loved it on warm slices of french bread, just like I’d eat Spinach and Artichoke Dip. Any way you eat it, this is definitely a crowd pleaser of an appetizer and would be a hit to any Thanksgiving dinner or holiday party you bring it to.
I realize this dip is more on the ‘sinful indulgence’ side of greens & chocolate, but what are the holidays without a little, okay a LOT, of indulgence? And I’m pretty sure this dip is completely worth it. Smooth tangy cream cheese filled with chopped bacon, diced jalapenos, and cheddar cheese. Topped with a crispy bread crumb topping and baked until gooey and warm…you will absolutely love it. Just balance it out with an extra serving of brussels sprouts at dinner.