Cheesy, spicy and filled with bacon?! Yes, please! This Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon is the best appetizer recipe for any party or holiday! Pair with Ritz Crackers, tortilla chips or veggie sticks for the perfect finish!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, then in a large bowl combine cream cheese and mayonnaise. Use a hand mixer and beat on low for 30-60 seconds until well combined and smooth. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Add dip to a 9x9 or 7x11 inch baking dish and smooth into an even layer. Add additional cheese and cooked bacon to the top if desired.
Bake on the center rack for 20-25 minutes until hot and bubbling. Serve immediately with suggested dippers and enjoy!
Leftover Storage: Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Reheating Instructions: Microwave:Microwave on high for 30-60 seconds until dip is warmed through. Stir to distribute heat and enjoy immediately. Oven: Place dip in baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until warm. Crockpot: Place dip in a crockpot on LOW for 1 hour. After an hour switch to WARM and stir occasionally.
Crockpot Option: If wanting to keep dip warm for a long period of time place baked dip in a crockpot on WARM. Stir occasionally to avoid the bottom from burning.
Freezer Option: Store baked dip in a freezer safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Before reheating de-thaw in the fridge overnight.
Vegetarian/Vegan Option: Use vegan cheese, mayo and cream cheese alternatives and a "fake bacon" or eliminate the bacon all together.
Make Ahead Option: Mix and combine ingredients and store in the fridge. Bake up to 24 hours later.
Alternate Prep: Skip the hand or stand mixer and mixer to a fork instead. The dip will be a tad chunkier but taste all the same!