What a lovely little (fire cracker) pepper.
Garden peppers are coming on full force right now, and the jalapeno is one of my favorites.
I just wish I could have the jalapeno flavor without the heat. That would be perfect, huh?
If you are brave, you can put more.
When I attempted to create this dip, I thought, "I'm only using one pepper, so I can get away with not wearing gloves. One little pepper isn't going to hurt anything."
But yes it did.....
I washed my hands right away, like 50 million times.....
Thought I was safe, touched my face, and the misery began. Every place I touched turned to fire, even after washing my (50 million times) hands.
This dip is fantastic. I didn't want it fire hot, so I used one pepper. The one fresh jalapeno pepper is perfect (I think).
The flavor is there, and the heat is tolerable.
I even took this to a church luncheon.
Jalapeno Popper Dip
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, soft
1 c. mayonnaise
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 c. Kraft shredded Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago cheese
1/2 c. Hormel crumbled bacon
1 TBS dry ranch salad dressing mix
Stir together cream cheese and mayo in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in jalapeno, cheese, bacon, and salad dressing mix. Store in refrigerator, but let it come to room temperature before serving. Serve with corn chips or pretzels.
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