Pepper-Pepper Cheese Dip


Meet your new favorite party appetizer.

Pepper-Pepper Cheese Dip Recipe
Photo: Coastal Living
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
28 mins
Total Time:
43 mins
10 to 12 servings

We couldn't stop going back for more of this creamy dip—a topping of bacon and pepper jelly is an unexpected twist on an old party favorite. It's delicious both bubbling-hot and at room temperature, so it's perfect to serve guests for a beachy brunch or screened-porch dinner.


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 to 3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced

  • 6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

  • 1/2 cup hot or mild pepper jelly, divided

  • Toasted baguette slices, tortilla chips, or crackers

  • Garnish: crumbled bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine first 4 ingredients and 1/4 cup pepper jelly in a medium bowl; stir until well blended. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 1-quart baking dish.

  2. Bake 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Top with remaining 1/4 cup pepper jelly and bacon. Serve immediately or at room temperature with baguette slices.

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