Jalapeño Popper Dip in white baking dish topped with melted cheese, jalapeño slices, and bacon pieces in a white baking dish.

Jalapeño Popper Dip with Bacon (Made with Yogurt)

A classic appetizer turned into a favorite dip made from simple, real-food ingredients. It’s easy and fun for holidays and gatherings of all types when served with a variety of dippers. 

Prep: 20 minutesCook: 25 minutesTotal: 45 minutes
Servings: 12-16 servings (4 cups) 1x


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 
  • 3/4 cup plain regular yogurt (may sub sour cream)
  • 6 strips thin bacon (6 oz), cooked to crisp and crumbled, divided
  • 23 medium jalapeños*, seeds and membranes removed, diced finely (~⅔ cup)
  • 4 green onions, ends trimmed and thinly sliced (~1/3 cup), divided
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (4.5 oz), divided
  • 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese (3 oz), shredded, divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • For topping: sliced jalapeño, reserved cheese, reserved bacon 
  • Garnish: sliced green onion


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray 1.5 quart casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a bowl combine the cream cheese and yogurt. With a handheld electric mixer mix until well combined. 
  3. Next add the bacon (reserving 2 tablespoons for topping), jalapenos, green onions (reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish), 1 cup cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup gruyere cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Overhead view clear glass mixing bowl with all ingredients for jalapeno popper dip.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Spread out into an even layer. Top with reserved bacon, sliced jalapeño, and reserved cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Remove the foil and if desired, turn the oven to broil and broil for 2-3 minutes until cheese starts to brown. Overhead view white casserole dish filled with jalapeño popper dip, shredded cheese and jalapeño slices on top
  5. Garnish with green onion and serve with mini sweet bell pepper halves, blue corn chips, crackers, and/or large corn chips. Serve hot.A blue tortilla chip scooping up jalapeño popper dip from white baking dish.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 165
  • Fat: 13 6
  • (Sat Fat: 6 g)
  • Sodium: 320 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 2 g
  • (Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugar: 1 g)
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 36 mg


© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Stacie Hassing