What Are Some Recipes That Use Cream Cheese and Jalapeños?

What Are Some Recipes That Use Cream Cheese and Jalapeños?

Recipes that use cream cheese and jalapeños include jalapeño popper spread, jalapeño cream cheese dip and cranberry-jalapeño cream cheese dip. The jalapeño popper spread is baked, the jalapeño cream cheese dip is microwaved and the cranberry-jalapeño cream cheese dip is uncooked.

To make a jalapeño popper spread, beat 16 ounces of cream cheese with 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese, 1/4 cup of canned chopped green chiles and 1/4 cup of canned diced jalapeños. Spread the mixture into a pie plate and sprinkle with 1 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese. Top with 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes.

To make a jalapeño cream cheese dip, microwave 2 packages of cream cheese with 1/2 cup of chopped jarred jalapeños and 2 tablespoons of jalapeño brine for one minute. Add more brine as needed to make the dip smooth. Stir in 1/3 cup of chopped cilantro.

To make a cranberry-jalapeño cream cheese dip, pulse 12 ounces of fresh cranberries in a blender and add 4 to 5 chopped green onions, 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro, 1 seeded and diced jalapeño pepper, 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, as well as 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Refrigerate for four hours. Before serving, spread 16 ounces of cream cheese on a serving plate and top with the cranberry-jalapeño mixture.