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Jalapeno Popper & Sausage Dip

My workplace had an appetizer contest, and I won it with my jalapeno and cheese dip. Every time I take it anywhere, folks empty the slow cooker. —Bev Slabik, Dilworth, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    24 servings (1/4 cup each)


  • 1 pound bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed
  • 4 cups shredded Parmesan cheese (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced jalapeno peppers, undrained
  • Assorted fresh vegetables


  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles. Using a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  • Stir in cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, sour cream, chilies and peppers. Cook, covered, on low 3-3-1/2 hours or until heated through. Stir before serving. Serve with vegetables.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup (calculated without vegetables): 180 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 399mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Linda
    Oct 9, 2020

    OMG my family loved it !

  • sasha816
    Jul 8, 2019

    AWESOME! Took it to a picnic and it was gone quickly. Many requested the recipe!!

  • hbaseley
    Jul 11, 2017

    Great recipe I've made it several times and everyone is always happy. We like it best served with mini sweet bell peppers and I have had no trouble switching to reduced fat ingredients (reduced fat cream cheeese, light sour cream and hot turkey sausage).It does make a lot, so when we have leftovers, I use it as the filling for chicken rolls ups, dip in egg and top with panko. I bake at 375 for about 45 min. So good!

  • Rhoni347
    Aug 2, 2016

    Good enough to serve for dinner. I served it with sliced french bread instead of veggies.

  • sd20
    Mar 6, 2016

    Very good and easy to make! Just used some locally made hot Italian sausage and I too used reduced fat cream cheese and lite sour cream and it turned out great.

  • Chasexjackorg
    Feb 8, 2016

    Drool worthy is my rating! I like lower calories if possible, so i used chicken italian sausage, 1/3 the fat cream cheese, and light sour cream, and it was absolutely declicious! It has a kick to it but isnt overwhelmingly spicy.

  • DroBakes
    Feb 7, 2016

    I wasn't able to click 5 stars there is something wrong with the stars in the rating system, but this recipe is a 6. I took it to a family party and everyone loved it, they kept going to it throughout the day. Due to time constraints I wasn't able to cook the dip in the crock pot, instead I cooked it one minute at a time on high in a microwave safe glass bowl. When the dip got heated through I transferred it to a warm crockpot to keep it hot. The longer it cooked the better it got. I didn't use use spicy sausage I used regular Jimmy Dean's and I only added 2/3 of the 4oz. jalape?o can and after it cooked for a few hours it was very spicy, but I loved it that way and so did my family. I also served it with Fritos and Stacy's everything bagel bites. Yummy

  • lorrielu
    Feb 7, 2016

    This is an extra good recipe, you will like it a LOT!

  • amehart
    Dec 30, 2015

    Boy was this a hit over the holidays - everyone LOVED it! I made it just as is and it's perfect and so easy! Already planning to make it for the Superbowl party coming up! Thank you for a great recipe!!

  • AnnMarieC18
    Mar 19, 2015

    My new favorite dip recipe. Thank you B. Slabik for sharing. Used regular ground sausage that I had on hand (not the Hot). So easy to prepare. I served with Sea Salt Pita Chips. Just excellent!