Quick and Easy this Jalapeno Popper Dip packs a real flavor punch and it's very easy to adjust the heat level to suit everyone's tastes.
Preheat your oven to 375°F
Place 8 slices of bacon on a wire rack over a sheet pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is crispy, then set aside to cool for a few minutes and cut into small pieces.
Preheat your oven to 350°F
Set aside a little of the cooked bacon and diced Jalapenos, 1/4 cup parmesan, 1/4 cup sharp cheddar, and one sliced green onion for topping.
In a large bowl mix the bacon, softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, 1/2 cup sharp cheddar, seeded and diced Jalapeno peppers, 1/4 cup Parmesan, garlic powder, 2 green onions, until fully combined and then add the mixture to a 1.5 qt (1.5 litre) baking dish.
Sprinkle the top with the remaining cooked bacon, jalapenos, 1/4 cup parmesan, 1/4 cup sharp cheddar, and diced green onions.
Bake for 20-25 min or until the top is bubbly and golden brown.
Serve with low carb crackers, or celery sticks.
Nutrition - Serving size is 1/4 cup (60mls) and it makes about 16 servings.
Cheeses - you can substitute regular cheddar for sharp, but the latter has the very best flavor. For both cheese I recommend you grate you own. Pre-shredded cheese has added starch which means it does not always melt quite as well as if you do it yourself.
Add More Heat - I used four Jalapenos for this recipe but if you like it hotter you could add one or two more.
Storage - You can make this and keep it in the fridge and reheat if you need to, but I prefer it served fresh from the oven the first time around.
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