Stovetop Jalapeno Popper Dip

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Big things are happening in the Collier house right now… We’ve been traveling quite a bit. In between trips we’ve had nearly every relative we know (or have ever heard about) come visit us this fall. The kids are heavily involved in soccer, cross country, and middle school theater productions. Halloween plans are in the works, as well as a never-ending list of house projects.

Even so, we still make time to sit down to chat, cuddle, and enjoy meals together as a family.

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In all this chaos we have to set aside time for each other. I refuse to be one of those families that gets so lost in their business they forget to communicate.

One way we make family time a priority is to limit daily “screen time” and focus on evening meals the kids love.

Sometime these meals are nothing more than a few easy snacks like a great dip, slices of hard salami, and some fresh cut fruit and veggies. “Snack tray” night, as the kids call it, is fun and casual. The perfect setup to get them talking about their day.

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A recent addition to the Collier repertoire of snackies is Baked Tortilla Scoops.

Now I’ve made baked wheat tortilla chips plenty of times before. However, after discovering Old El Paso’s new Mini Tortilla Boats, I knew they would make amazing “scoops” for thick creamy dips and toppings.

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The shape of each little boat is long and round, great for stuffing mini tacos. If you cut them in half lengthwise, you end up with two tortilla spears with curved tips. Obviously, this is the absolute best shape for dipping.

You can even double-dip (one dip per end) without offending anyone!

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Baked Tortilla Scoops are easy to make, ultra crunchy, and much lighter than fried chips.

In fact, you simply spray the tortilla spears with a light coating of oil cooking spray, season them, and bake.

They are fabulous for dipping into all sorts of fall appetizers, but especially this hot creamy Stovetop Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe.

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I love my Stovetop Jalapeno Popper Dip, guys. So much. So so much.

If ever there was a party snack that embodied all that is good and comforting about family time (and game day) it would be this quick spicy cheese dip with bits of jalapeno and green chiles speckled throughout.

Because bake-time is not needed in this recipe, you can whip up a skillet of Jalapeno Popper Dip in just minutes.

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Simply shave (grate) jalapeños, garlic, and onion into a skillet and saute for a couple minutes to soften.

Then stir in and melt cream cheese, shredded monterey jack cheese, a bit of mayo, and a can of Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles.

Although the fresh jalapeños give this dip its heat and “Jalapeno Popper” flavor, the milder green chiles add sweetness and depth so the flavor is multifaceted, instead of flat.

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Another benefit of this versatile Stovetop Jalapeno Popper Dip is that is can easily be healthified by using lowfat cream cheese, mayo, and even monterey jack cheese.

So you can dip all you like without a stitch of guilt!

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This creamy dreamy Stovetop Jalapeno Popper Dip with Baked Tortilla Scoops is high on the priority list right now. It satisfies cravings without killing your diet, is a sure-thing to take to any party, and helps bring family together.


Stovetop Jalapeno Popper Dip

Yield: 10 servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes

5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
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Creamy Stovetop Jalapeno Popper Dip with homemade baked tortilla scoops. The perfect snack for game day or your next party.


For the Stovetop Jalapeno Popper Dip:

  • 3 fresh jalapeños
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (could be lowfat)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (could be lowfat)
  • 4.5 ounce can Old El Paso Chopped Mild Green Chiles
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

For the Baked Tortilla Scoops:

  • 2 packages Old El Paso Mini Tortilla Boats
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper


  1. For the Baked Tortilla Scoops: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Using kitchen sheers, cut the Old El Paso Mini Tortilla Boats down the middle into two long spears and lay them on the baking sheet. Spray the tortilla pieces with nonstick cooking spray on both sides and lay out in a single layer, with the points facing up. Sprinkle them lightly with smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Bake for 7-10 minutes, until golden around the edges. Then cool.
  2. Meanwhile, pour the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Use a grater to shave the jalapeños, garlic, and onion into small thin pieces. Place in the hot skillet and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Then add the cream cheese, mayonnaise and chiles to the skillet. Stir and let the cream cheese melt, until all ingredients are combined. Add the shredded cheese and paprika to the mixture and stir until the cheese has melted into the mixture. Salt and pepper to taste and serve warm with the baked tortilla scoops.

NOTE: Once combined, this recipe could be scooped into a baking dish and baked at 350 degrees for 15 minutes to create a crusty top, but this is totally unnecessary.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 10 servings, Serving Size: 1/10th recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 589 Calories
  • Total Fat: 39.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.7g
  • Cholesterol: 71mg
  • Sodium: 951mg
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Sugar: 3.7g
  • Protein: 12.8g
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Disclosure: This recipe is sponsored by Old El Paso. All opinions are my own.

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20 comments on “Stovetop Jalapeno Popper Dip

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  3. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchenposted October 26, 2015 at 2:48 pm Reply

    mmmm! I think I have all the fixin’s to make this tonight!

  4. Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalkerposted October 20, 2015 at 7:02 pm Reply

    Yesssss!!!! I love a dip that can be thrown together in mere minutes! These flavors are calling my name and I definitely have to try those scoopers with it! Pinned :) 

  5. birthday cupcakeposted October 20, 2015 at 4:37 pm Reply

    I love this recipe, I’m in love with green paper

    Rating: 5
  6. Lucyposted October 20, 2015 at 4:11 pm Reply

    What a great dip idea! And love the little snacking chips. Simple, no-fuss dinners are always the best :)

  7. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted October 19, 2015 at 4:29 pm Reply

    Great tip for cutting the boats in half for little dippers.  This is the perfect recipe for a game day this weekend.

  8. Marla Meridithposted October 19, 2015 at 3:54 pm Reply

    Fantastic recipe!!!!

    Rating: 5
  9. sue|theviewfromgreatislandposted October 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm Reply

    This is totally going to be dinner tonight!

  10. Gaby Dalkinposted October 19, 2015 at 12:54 pm Reply

    snack tray night sounds like my kind of night! love the idea to cut the boats in half for dipping! 

  11. Mariaposted October 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm Reply

    The tortilla scoops are genius!

  12. naomiposted October 19, 2015 at 12:24 pm Reply

    Such a fun dip. I bet this would also be great as a sandwich spread. 

  13. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted October 19, 2015 at 9:41 am Reply

    I am all over this!!!!!! Is it SATURDAY yet? Perfect for gameday! 

  14. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keepsposted October 19, 2015 at 9:33 am Reply

    It’s nice to hear that you don’t let work get in the way of family time, I hope I’m diligent about that when my house is full of kids and an endless amount of things going on! Love this dip, and I love that you grated the jalapeño into it, I do that with onion and garlic a lot, but haven’t ever done it with jalapeños. Noted! 

  15. birthday cupcakeposted October 19, 2015 at 9:30 am Reply

    This is lovely, I’m glad I’m fun of this blog, there is always nice recipes

  16. Aggie @ Aggie's Kitchenposted October 19, 2015 at 8:22 am Reply

    ohhhhh, I love that you grated that jalapeno – I’ve never tried that! love this dip, and the dippers. I’ll take a bowl :)

  17. Jenny Flakeposted October 19, 2015 at 8:18 am Reply

    Now that is a fun dip!!  Love how you made the boats into chips!!  

  18. Lizposted October 19, 2015 at 8:07 am Reply

    I want a snack tray night! Your dip looks irresistible—and those boat scoops are perfect!

  19. Betty Lynneposted October 19, 2015 at 7:22 am Reply

    In our house, we call it “nosh night” and it’s the kids’ favorite way to eat! This looks amazing and will definitely be added to my nosh night list of snacks. Would also be great for college game day! Thanks!

  20. Toriposted October 19, 2015 at 7:19 am Reply

    What is it about the holidays that makes dipping away at a bowl of creamy deliciousness even more fun? This looks so good!!!