Creamy Jalapeno Dip is a flavorful and zesty combination that offers a balance of creamy, spicy, and tangy flavors for a versatile and crowd-pleasing appetizer! It will be a hit at any get-together or gathering, and it’s easy to double the recipe if needed. I plan to add it to my Vegetable Tray at my New Year’s Eve party! My Dill Dip is another popular creamy, flavorful dip you may want to try.

Bowl of Creamy Jalapeno Dip on a table surrounded by chips from overhead.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Cream Cheese: Room-temperature cream cheese gives the dip a rich and creamy base.

Sour Cream: Sour cream is added to enhance the creaminess and tanginess. For an alternative, substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream.

Jalapeno Peppers: For a little kick to the dip, three jalapeno peppers are seeded and diced before being added to the dip. For even more of a kick, leave the seeds and membranes intact when dicing, or add more jalapeno peppers! For a little less spice, add just one or two peppers.

Cilantro: Fresh cilantro adds a distinctive and fresh flavor to the dip. If you are not of fan of it, you could substitute fresh parsley. However, I recommend trying the dip with cilantro before leaving it out or making substitutions.

Added Flavors: Garlic salt and onion powder are added to the dip for added flavor.

Lime Juice: A little bit of freshly squeezed lime juice adds a citrusy element to brighten the overall taste of the dip.

Raw ingredients for Creamy Jalapeno Dip in a food processor.

What To Serve With Jalapeno Dip

Jalapeno Dip is versatile enough that it can be used with a lot of different foods! Get creative and try some (or all) of these options:

Can I Make The Dip Without A Food Processor?

Sure, you can make jalapeno dip without a food processor. First, make sure the cream cheese is soft enough to mix by hand. Next, finely chop the jalapeno peppers and cilantro. Then, using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until well combined. If you prefer a smoother consistency, use a hand mixer to blend the ingredients more.

Dipping a chip into Creamy Jalapeno Dip.

How To Store Creamy Jalapeno Dip

To store creamy jalapeno dip, keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last up to a week. When ready to serve, gently mix the dip.

Bowl of Creamy Jalapeno Dip.
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Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Creamy Jalapeno Dip is a flavorful and zesty combination that offers a balance of creamy, spicy, and tangy flavors for a versatile and crowd-pleasing appetizer! It will definitely be a hit at any get-together or gathering, and it's easy to double the recipe if needed.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup (115 g) sour cream
  • 3 medium jalapeno peppers, seeded, diced
  • ½ cup (8 g) cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 medium lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • tortilla chips, crackers, and fresh vegetables, for serving


  • To the bowl of a food processor, add cream cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, cilantro, garlic salt, onion powder, and lime juice. Process until smooth.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or fresh veggies. If not serving immediately, store the dip, covered, in the refrigerator.

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This recipe is adapted from @freddsters Jalapeno Party Dip on TikTok.

What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:


This is a light and fresh dip! It whips up quickly in a food processor with just a few ingredients. This would be a great last-minute party appetizer!


I love the creaminess and flavor of this dip! It was hard to stop dipping the chips in for 'just one more'…


This dip is fantastic with tortilla chips. I love the cilantro, the spice from the jalapeño, and the lime juice. It makes the perfect creamy jalapeño dip that would be a hit at any gathering!


This dip tastes so fresh! It's creamy and has so much jalapeño flavor and a hint of lime. So delicious!


Delish! Every ingredient shines through perfectly! I love the freshness of the lime, jalapeño, and cilantro!


Super bright, fresh, and easy to make. Great with tortilla chips!

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  1. Just made this and we absolutely loved it! I added just a tad more onion powder and salt but I will definitely be making some more of this for game night! Thank you always looking forward to your recipes.

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