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Easy Sausage Jalapeno Popper Dip

This quick and easy sausage jalapeno popper dip is a tasty appetizer topped with Panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.

This delicious dip has the flavors of Jalapeno Poppers but is served with chips or crackers!

Jalapeño Popper Dip in cast iron skillet and garnished with parsley.
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Quick and Easy Jalapeno Popper Dip

Whipping up this tasty appetizer takes just a few minutes and the remainder of the time spent on this this dip is getting it warmed in the oven.

It has all of the traditional flavors of jalapeno poppers but instead of stuffing the peppers, the peppers are chopped and added in with the cream cheese, sausage, and Monterey Jack Cheeses.

Top view of jalapeño popper dip in cast iron skillet.

Ingredients in Sausage Jalapeno Popper Dip

  • Jalapenos - fresh diced, or canned
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Garlic Powder
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Mild Sausage - or hot sausage
  • Panko - for topping
  • Butter - to bind topping
  • Parsley - for garnish
Tortilla chip with sausage jalapeno popper dip.

How to Make Jalapeno Popper Dip

The steps to making this dip is easy and it doesn't take very long to put the ingredients together.

The first step in making this dip is to brown the mild sausage. Once the sausage is browned, drain any remaining grease from the skillet and add the cream cheese.

The next step is to lower the heat to a medium-low.

Stir the cream cheese to allow it to melt and sprinkle in the garlic powder and stir in the fresh diced jalapenos or the can of jalapenos with the juices.

The canned jalapenos will bring more flavor so that's up to you for which one you use!

The cheese is added in next and stirred until well combined and melted.

At this time, the topping for the dip is then added to the cast iron skillet. If using a baking dish, transfer the dip mixture to the dish and then continue with the panko topping.

To make the topping for this sausage jalapeno popper dip, simply melt the butter and mix with the Panko crumbs.

Evenly layer the mixture on top of the dip, followed by the Parmesan cheese.

Place the cast iron skillet or the baking dish in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from the heat, garnish with parsley and serve.

Sausage Jalapeno Popper Dip Appetizer

You can use either when making this popper dip. If using a baking dish, use an 8x8 baking dish and if using a cast-iron skillet, use an 8" skillet.

This popper dip tastes delicious served with tortilla chips, pretzels, or even bread pieces.

The crumbly popping of this popper dip gives each bite a crunch. It can be made ahead of time and warmed up more than once.

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Cast iron skillet popper dip with tortilla rounds.

Spicy Jalapeno Popper Dip

To add extra heat to your popper dip, use canned diced jalapenos and use hot sausage instead of a mild sausage. That will ramp up the heat in the dip.

The cream cheese in this dip will bring the addition of the sausage spices and the jalapenos to a more mild flavor so adding a hot variety of sausage will make a difference.

The same can be said for the canned jalapenos. The canned variety has spices and a liquid that will increase the jalapeno flavors.

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Sausage Jalapeño Dip served with panko and parsley.

Appetizer Party Dips

Every gathering deserves a delicious dip and here are a few in addition to this Sausage Jalapeno Popper Dip.

Black Bean & Cojita Cheese Dip has 6 flavorful layers including black beans, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, and two layers of cheese. This is a no bake appetizer dip and it's so easy to put together!

Mexican Sour Cream Dip is another yummy dip made with simple ingredients but big on flavor. Not just great for parties, this dip is great for Taco Tuesdays!

If you enjoy a cheesy dip, this Black Bean Corn Con Queso Dip is one to try. Just 7 ingredients create this cheesy and addicting dip.

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Yield: 12 servings

Sausage Jalapeno Popper Dip

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This quick and easy sausage jalapeno popper dip is a tasty appetizer topped with Panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. This delicious dip has the flavors of Jalapeno Poppers but is served with chips or crackers!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 lb mild sausage, use hot for spicy
  • 4 oz diced jalapenos, or canned jalapenos
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Panko Topping

  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • 4 tablespoon butter, melted
  • ¼ up Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. In a skillet, brown and crumble the sausage, draining any excess fat.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the cream cheese and the sour cream.
  4. Allow the cream cheese to melt and stir in the garlic powder.
  5. Stir in the diced jalapenos or the canned jalapenos if using.
  6. Stir in the Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses and combine well.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish or keep the dip mixture in the cast-iron skillet if using.
  8. Combine the melted butter and the Panko.
  9. Spread evenly on top of the dip.
  10. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on to of the crumbs.
  11. Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven and garnish with parsley. Serve.


For extra heat, use hot sausage instead of mild and use canned jalapenos.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 705mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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Saturday 13th of November 2021

I don’t see where you add in the sour cream


Saturday 13th of November 2021

It is fixed now. It stirs in with the cream cheese. :)

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