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Jalapeno Popper Casserole!!!

A casserole that combines the fiery kick of jalapeño poppers with the creamy comfort of a baked dish. Our Jalapeño Popper Casserole is a spicy and satisfying masterpiece that brings together the bold flavors of jalapeños, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. Whether you’re serving it as a side dish or enjoying it as a hearty appetizer, this recipe is sure to please your taste buds.

Creamy Heat in Every Bite

The star of this dish is the creamy filling, where cream cheese and cheddar cheese meld together with the spicy heat of fresh jalapeños. It’s a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that will keep you coming back for more. Each spoonful is a delicious adventure in spice and creaminess.

Perfect for Any Occasion

This Jalapeño Popper Casserole is versatile and perfect for a variety of occasions. Whether you’re entertaining guests, celebrating a special event, or simply indulging in comfort food, this casserole is bound to be a crowd-pleaser.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Jalapeño Popper Casserole with these variations:

  1. Bacon Bliss: Add crispy bacon bits to the filling for an extra layer of smokiness and flavor.
  2. Protein Power: Incorporate cooked and diced chicken or ground beef to turn it into a heartier main dish.
  3. Tortilla Chip Topping: Crush tortilla chips and sprinkle them over the casserole before baking for a crunchy topping.

Closing

Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to this Jalapeño Popper Casserole, it’s time to savor the creamy and spicy delight. Share it with friends and family, make it the star of your next gathering, or simply enjoy it as a spicy treat just for yourself. Don’t forget to leave a review and tell us how this cheesy and spicy adventure turned out. Happy baking!

Tips or Notes:

  • When handling jalapeños, wear gloves or wash your hands thoroughly afterward, especially if you’re sensitive to the heat.
  • To reduce the spiciness, you can remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapeños before chopping them.
  • Serve the casserole hot for the best taste and texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use canned jalapeños instead of fresh?

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While fresh jalapeños provide a more intense and vibrant flavor, canned jalapeños can be used as a milder alternative.

Can I make this casserole in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the casserole up to a day in advance and refrigerate it. When ready to bake, simply follow the baking instructions, allowing for a few extra minutes of baking time if it’s chilled.

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Jalapeno Popper Casserole!!!

Jalapeno Popper Casserole!!!

Recipe by Alexandra
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

0

minutes
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Ingredients

  • For the Casserole:
  • 12 ounces 12 (about 340g) cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) sour cream

  • 1 cup 1 (100g) shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup 1 (100g) shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 cup 1 (100g) grated Parmesan cheese

  • 6 6 fresh jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon 1 garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 black pepper

  • For the Topping:
  • 1 cup 1 (100g) crushed crackers (such as Ritz or saltine crackers)

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (56g) unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (25g) grated Parmesan cheese

  • Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • For the Casserole:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped jalapeños, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a greased 9×13-inch (23x33cm) baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  • For the Topping:
  • In a separate bowl, combine the crushed crackers, melted butter, and grated Parmesan cheese. Mix until the crumbs are coated with butter.
  • To Assemble:
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the casserole mixture.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the topping is golden brown.
  • If desired, garnish with chopped fresh parsley or cilantro.
  • Serve your Jalapeño Popper Casserole hot and enjoy the creamy and spicy delight!

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