Friday, September 10, 2010

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Stuff your face.

The recipe for a great tailgate is good friends, good food and beverage and hopegully a W up on the score board. This weekend I am headed to Manhattan, Kansas, for my first tailgate of the year. And to make it better the boy will be attending as well. It's a big weekend for football. His team Iowa (I am learning to like them only because they aren't in our conference) will be playing Iowa State, in Iowa City. Huge rivals. Huge game. And he is going to give up this game for a little Wildcat fun. It is kind of like giving up Christmas.

However, the football Gods have aligned and we'll watch the Iowa game in Aggieville during the afternoon and attend the K-State game that night. Perfect.

Now back to one of the other key ingredients the food. The boys mom gave me this awesome recipe for Jalapeno Popper Spread that will make a great addition to our tailgate.


2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 (4 oz.) can chopped chiles, drained
1 (2 oz.) canned diced jalapenos peppers, drained
1 cup Parmesan cheese


1. Stir cream cheese and mayo together in large, microwave safe bowl until smooth.

2. Mix in chiles and jalapenos. What I love about this recipe is that all the cheese balances out the heat from the chiles and jalapenos. It has just enough kick.

3. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. And then microwave on High until hot. Approximately three minutes.

4. Try not to eat the whole bowl in one setting.

Go State!


  1. Impressive that the boy is giving up his team for YOURS! :) If you're bored, come by Powercat GameDay's tailgate on the westside of the stadium and ask if "Monica" is around!

  2. I am a new your blog! This sounds delicious. We'll use it at the Virginia Tech game in November we are going to :)

  3. Here is an easy version of this as a chip/tortilla dip

    1 package philly cream cheese
    1 can stagg's chili

    mix both in a pot and warm until cream cheese is almost melted, but not quite. A few lumps add texture.
    Serve warm or at room temp. Delicious!


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