When it comes to dips, a little spice is nice! But what if we could add a high-protein twist to it? Well, this high protein jalapeno popper dip recipe combines the zesty heat of jalapenos with the rich, creamy textures of cheese, all while keeping the protein content high. So, are you ready to dive into this perfect balance of flavor and health?Jump to Recipe
If you’re looking for more high protein, low carb dips, you have to see our 5-ingredient smoked salmon dip. And like our slow cooker caramelized onion bacon dip and roasted jalapeno cheese dip, it makes for a delicious game-day appetizer.
With simple ingredients like jalapenos, cheddar cheese, and cottage cheese, this jalapeno dip is almost too easy to make. Read on to find out how to make it.
- Pickled Jalapenos – They are briny, vinegary, less spicy, and more flavorful than their fresh counterpart.
- Cottage Cheese – Lumpy in texture with mild flavor, cottage cheese is what makes this dip so high in protein. It’s a popular choice for those looking to maintain a healthy diet. Its creamy texture makes it an excellent ingredient for dips.
- Bacon – Mmm! It’s salty and smokey and adds texture.
- Cream Cheese – This cheese adds a nice smoothness, lusciousness, and firm texture to the dip.
- Cheddar Cheese – ’nuff said.
See the recipe card for quantities.
There are only a handful of steps involved in making this super easy high protein jalapeno popper dip.
Combine all spices into a large bowl and mix thoroughly into lean ground beef
Form into ball shape with your hands
Press into patties on the tray
Place into oven at 350 fahrenheit
Hint: Make sure to let the cream cheese come to room temperature before mixing it.
Dips like this one are so fun because they are easy to change. So below, we listed a few ways you can switch things up and put your own signature on it.
- Bake – add the dip to an oven-safe dish, top with cheddar cheese, and bake it at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and warmed through.
- Turkey Bacon – Want to make it healthier? Use lower-fat turkey bacon.
- Greek Yogurt – Don’t have cottage cheese on hand? Use Greek yogurt instead for probiotic benefits.
- Cheesy Overload – Add mozzarella or pepperjack to this dish for some cheese pull action.
- Herby Twist – Add some cilantro or green onions for a bright and fresh zesty twist.
- Smoked Paprika or Smoked Cheddar Cheese – Want a smokier flavor? How about adding a bit of smoked paprika or using smoked cheddar cheese? Just remember, a little goes a long way.
If you’re left with more dip than you can eat in one sitting, you’re in luck. You can refrigerate this dip for up to four days. All you need is an airtight container.
For ease, we made this dip cold. But it tastes much better warm. Follow the instructions in the variations section above.
Simply reduce the amount of jalapenos that you add to the dip.
Although I don’t recommend it, you can freeze it for up to 90 days. However, the quality will be compromised. And it’s important to know that the higher the fat content, the better it will freeze.
Certainly! This dip is high in both protein and fats, so it is conducive to a low-carb and ketogenic diet. Just make sure to keep it low-carb dippers like celery.
Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe
- 1 Food Processor
- 16 Oz Cottage Cheese
- 4 Oz Cream Cheese Room temp
- 3 Slices of Bacon
- 1/4 Cup Pickled Jalapenos Drained
- 6 Oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded
- Chop the bacon and cook until crispy. Set aside.
- Add the cottage cheese and cream cheese to a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Then add the jalapenos, bacon, and cheddar cheese and mix until completely combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
- Highly recommend you drain the jalapenos before mixing them in. Or it will make the dip too wet.
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days
- This recipe is great to make ahead.