This will definitely be the biggest hit at the party! This is such an easy appetizer to make and it tastes just like the jalapeno poppers you wish you could make yourself! We use light mayonnaise and light cream cheese, less Parmesan, and added cilantro to make this recipe healthier. But remember, it's only healthier if you don't eat it all by yourself! Serve with sliced sourdough baguettes, tortilla chips or crackers.

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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir cream cheese and mayonnaise in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in green chilies, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro. Pour mixture into a microwave safe serving dish and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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  • Microwave on High until hot, about 3 minutes.

Editor's Notes:

Baked Variation: If you would like to brown the cheese, bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes.

Tips

This recipe is a healthier version of Jalapeno Popper Spread.

Nutrition Facts

64.3 calories; 2.1 g protein; 2 g carbohydrates; 11.7 mg cholesterol; 190.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2012
This is exactly how I make mine lighter only I double the amount of parmesan cheese. This is also dynamite if you omit the cilantro and use this as a base for spinach-artichoke dip. This is one of my favorite dip recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2012
This is exactly how I make mine lighter only I double the amount of parmesan cheese. This is also dynamite if you omit the cilantro and use this as a base for spinach-artichoke dip. This is one of my favorite dip recipes. Read More
(95)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2012
This is exactly how I make mine lighter only I double the amount of parmesan cheese. This is also dynamite if you omit the cilantro and use this as a base for spinach-artichoke dip. This is one of my favorite dip recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2012
Fabulous recipe that you don't have to feel guilty about! It really does taste just like a jalepeno popper! Even using used reduced fat cream cheese and reduced light mayo it was delicious! I also used light grated Parmesan cheese. I baked mine at 375 for 35 minutes and it went great with both reduced-fat triscuits and baked tortilla chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2012
I have found that the new BluePlate Light Mayo is very tasty and believe me I am VERY picky about mayo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2015
This was delicious. After mixing the ingredients I put it I'm my mini crockpot for about 1 and 1/2 hours. Everyone loved it! I served it with reduced fat crackers and cut up vegetables. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2014
I added about 1/4 cup of panko crumbs (to give it a little crunch) to the top before baking and right before removing it from the oven I added about 1/4 cup of shredded Mexican cheese blend. The jalapeno popper lovers in the family loved this the rest of us not so much. Very easy to throw together and easy to control the heat level with the type of peppers used. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2017
Great dip if you want something spicy instead of boring onion dip! Only change - I chopped two fresh jalapenos instead of canned. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2017
I omitted the canned chili's and went with fresh jalepeno's.. It was delicious with not too much heat. Took it to a corporate party and everyone loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2018
I made it twice. It was great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2013
Great in a wrap with turkey and broccoli slaw.. used ff ceam cheese and light mayo Read More