Appetizer/ Recipe

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

June 23, 2020 (Last Updated: August 4, 2020)

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Creamy jalapeno artichoke dip is a perfect dip to serve at a party or potluck. This recipe can be whipped up in just 10 minutes and makes enough for a crowd and is great served with crackers, pita chips, veggies or toasted french bread.

Artichoke dip topped with sliced jalapenos in a colorful bowl.

This is one of those dips that everyone seems to love. It’s creamy, full of flavor and has a touch of heat from the jalapenos. It’s perfect served cold or hot. 

A flat pretzel with a scoop of artichoke dip on top.

My daughter had been after me for a while to make this appetizer dip. We would buy artichoke dip from the store from time to time and always loved it. I finally decided it was time to make it ourselves and I’m so glad I did. Not only is this dip really delicious, it’s so much cheaper than the small container we would purchase at the store. 

Artichoke dip spread on a multigrain cracker.

To make the dip

  1. Drain a jar of marinated artichoke hearts 
  2. Add to a food processor and pules 3-4 times, until just slightly chopped
  3. Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, jalapenos and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Pulse 5 times. Scrap down sides and pulse an additional 5 times until mixture is well mixed.
  4. Remove mixture from food processor and stir in grated parmesan cheese
  5. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve
Artichoke hearts in a metal sieve.1
Chopped artichoke hearts in a food processor.2
Ingredients for making artichoke dip in a food processor bowl.3
Artichoke dip with jalapenos in a food processor bowl.4

Tips for making the dip

  • Make certain cream cheese is at room temperature. If it’s cold, it will not blend well
  • Start with finely chopped jalapenos and minced garlic. Big pieces will not break down small enough
  • Fully drain your artichoke hearts. You do not need to rinse the marinade off the artichokes, just drain off all the excess liquid

Finely chopped jalapenos and minced garlic on a wooden cutting board.

To serve cold

To serve this dip cold, simply place in a serving dish and garnish with grated parmesan cheese and a few slices of jalapenos. Serve with crackers, baked pita chips or toasted french bread.

To serve hot

Place dip in a lightly greased baking dish and top with additional parmesan cheese. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes until mixture is heated through and brown on the top. Serve with crackers or toasted french bread.

Frequently asked questions

  • Is this dip spicy? 
    • Surprisingly this dip is not spicy, even with two jalapenos added to the dip. You can always reduce the amount of jalapenos if you are worried about the spice.
  • How long will this dip last?
    • This artichoke dip can last 7- 10 days if covered and refrigerated.
  • Can I freeze jalapeno artichoke dip?
    • Yes, this dip can be frozen! Just place in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to two months. To use, simply remove from freezer and let thaw at room temperature for up to 3 hours or thaw in the refrigerator.

A colorful bowl filled with artichoke dip and topped with sliced jalapenos.

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Artichoke dip topped with sliced jalapenos in a colorful bowl.

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

Kathy
Quick and tasty artichoke dip with zesty jalapenos. Serve this dip hot or cold with crackers, toasted french bread or fresh cut veggies.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 3 cups
Calories 146 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 12 oz jar marinated artichoke hearts
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 jalapenos (seeded, cored and finely diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)

Instructions
 

  • Drain artichokes and add to a food processor. Pulse 3-4 times to chop up artichokes
  • Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, finely diced jalapenos, minced garlic and lemon juice
  • Pulse 5 times. Scrap down sides with a spatula and pulse 5 additional times
  • Remove mixture from food processor and place in a bowl. Stir in shredded parmesan cheese
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use
  • Garnish with additional parmesan cheese and sliced jalapeno peppers

To Serve Hot (optional)

  • Place dip in a greased casserole dish. Top with additional parmesan cheese and bake uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.

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Notes

Tips for making the dip

  • Make certain cream cheese is at room temperature. If it's cold, it will not blend well
  • Start with finely chopped jalapenos and minced garlic. Big pieces will not break down small enough
  • Fully drain your artichoke hearts. You do not need to rinse the marinade off the artichokes, just drain off all the excess liquid

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 187mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 318IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 1mg
Keyword aritichoke dip, jalapeno artichoke dip, Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Dip
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

 

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    June 25, 2020 at 5:47 am

    5 stars
    Need to add this to my arsenal of appetizers for summer guests Kathy! Looks delicious! And easy!

  • Reply
    Valentina
    June 24, 2020 at 9:59 am

    5 stars
    Artichoke dips are my favorite and I love how you added heat to this one with the jalapeรฑo peppers. I could make a meal of it ๐Ÿ™‚ ~Valentina

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    June 24, 2020 at 6:49 am

    5 stars
    There is seriously nothing that I don’t like about this dip! With a big bowl of chips, I could easily make an entire meal out of it. Great for this upcoming weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinned!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 24, 2020 at 9:37 am

      I’m with ya! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    June 24, 2020 at 3:43 am

    5 stars
    This sounds amazing, Kathy! I’m not one bit surprised that the homemade version tasted so much better, too – it usually does! I could see making an entire meal out of this dip. I love pita chips, and I love dips…so I know I’m gonna be hooked on this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 24, 2020 at 5:06 am

      This is an easy one to get hooked on! Luckily it’s so simple to make so you can make it again and again!

  • Reply
    Alex
    June 23, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    5 stars
    Love how simple this is to prepare! So full of flavour – what a great combination. Look forward to trying very soon!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 24, 2020 at 5:06 am

      Thanks, Ales! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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