Hi everyone! Spring is all about BBQ’s and drinks on the patio. And, if there are drinks I have to have a few of my go-to appetizers. Up until a few weeks ago, I had a rotation of appetizers that included cream cheese, artichokes, avocados and queso. And, then I found a cheese and jalapeno appetizer that earned a coveted spot in my appetizer queue.
Recently I found this blogger who has, well, a great blog. When I read the short ingredient list for this cheese and jalapeno recipe I knew I found a great resource for new recipes (and design ideas).
I made this cheese and jalapeno appetizer for a Cinco de Mayo party and it was a hit. It’s the type of appetizer that requires a knife to scoop and a sturdy tortilla chip or Triscuit to handle the weight of the cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese
and the heat from the jalapeno peppers.
And as if it couldn’t get any better I found the cutest white ceramic dish at our neighborhood Bundt Shoppe. Every time I go in there to buy a dozen mini bundts I buy a little something from their expanding decor section. I bought the same dish a few weeks ago for a friend’s birthday (who shares my love of appetizers). And, then a few days ago I totally scored my own Mud Pie ceramic dish when I ran in to buy mini bundts. And, there was a Mother’s Day sale so I saved 25% off the cutest appetizer inspired dish.
I now have my own queso emergency dish and if it’s filled with jalapenos and cheese no one will know until they scrape the bottom of the dish. I think this dish is a sign to double the ingredients and host a girls night!
Cheese and Jalapeno Appetizer Recipe
- 2 packages of cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- An envelope of dry ranch dressing mix
- 1 large red pepper, finely diced
- 3-5 jalapeno peppers seeded and finely diced
- 1 bag of chips or Triscuits
- In a medium bowl mix together the cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, ranch dressing mix, red pepper and jalapeno peppers.
- Place dip in a dish. Serve with chips or Triscuits.