If you’ve ever tamed the heat of a spicy dish with cream — think yogurt on a curry or sour cream in a spicy burrito — then you probably understand the love of jalapeno poppers. Spicy peppers filled with cream cheese and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs? Sign me up.

Jalapeno poppers make a good appetizer for a party, until you have to make them. Then it just becomes a tedious chore. That’s where this recipe comes in. It’s got the same creamy, hot flavor, but comes together without having to stuff dozens of peppers with the filling.

There is something that sets this recipe apart, however. I hope you like it hot, hot, hot, because it gets additional flavor from Hot Roasted Garlic seasoning from Ava Jane’s Kitchen. This seasoning blend is one of my favorites. It packs heat from red pepper flakes, but has the smooth rounded flavor of roasted garlic. It’s truly amazing, and when paired with fresh jalapenos and two types of cheese, it takes a classic flavor combination up a notch.

Once you’ve mixed everything together and spread it in a casserole dish, you’ll sprinkle a mixture of Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil, breadcrumbs, and (surprise!) more Hot Roasted Garlic. You’ll bake until crunchy and golden brown, and the end result is a spicy, creamy, cheesy dip you won’t be able to stop eating. Dip whatever you want — crackers, tortilla chips, even carrots or celery will get eaten up when served with this flavorful dip.

Serves 4-6
Prep time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

Dip:

4 slices of bacon, diced and cooked

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

4 jalapeños, chopped and deseeded

1 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar)

1 teaspoon Hot Roasted Garlic 

 

Topping:

1 cup breadcrumbs

1 teaspoon Hot Roasted Garlic

3 tablespoons Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil

 

Directions:

Combine the bacon, cream cheese, peppers, cheese, and Hot Garlic Seasoning in bowl. Mix well.

Spread into casserole dish.

Mix breadcrumbs with the Hot Roasted Garlic and Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil and sprinkle evenly on top.

Bake at 350 F for 20-30 minutes until top is browned.

Serve warm.

Easy to download PDF: Roasted Garlic Jalapeno Popper Dip