Light Jalapeno Popper Dip

Light Jalapeno Popper Dip - simplywhisked.com

This recipe is not dairy free. It was published before Simply Whisked went dairy free, but I have chosen not to remove it as a reference for incoming traffic. Feel free to swap dairy free substitutes for the ingredients to make it dairy free.

Who doesn’t love a good jalapeno popper? I know I do. They might be my favorite in the greasy bar food category – along with deep fried cheese curds – deliciously bad for you. When I first saw the idea of jalapeno popper dip, I just knew I would love it, but I didn’t love the idea of a baking dish full of calories and fat. So my simple fix was to make a light jalapeno popper dip using light mayonnaise, neufchâtel cheese (1/3 less fat cream cheese), and reduced fat cheddar cheese. But guess what. You can’t even tell. This dip tastes just like jalapeno poppers. Don’t get me wrong though – this is still not that healthy – its just healthier than the full fat option.

It only takes about 5 minutes of prep time before it goes into the oven. And my favorite part – you can even make it the night before and bake it when you’re ready to serve. Serve with Ritz crackers or tortilla chips.

Light Jalapeno Popper Dip - simplywhisked.com


Light Jalapeno Popper Dip

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 8-ounce packages 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 4-ounce can diced jalapeños, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 cup 2% milk shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients (except cheddar cheese).
  3. Spread mixture in a small baking dish and top with cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes.
  5. Serve with Ritz crackers or tortilla chips.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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