Little Caesar’s Cheesy Jalapeno Dip Recipe

Little Caesars has plenty of dip options, which go amazingly well with their pizzas. But there is something about their cheesy jalapeno dip. 

It is one of the most comforting and gooey dips the chain offers. With the perfect flavor of gooey cheese and hot jalapenos, this dip goes with just about anything, from pizza to chips, crackers, wings, and so much more. 

What makes it unique for anyone who hasn’t had this dip before? Well, where do I begin? It is that well-balanced savory and hot flavor paired with gooey cheese. It is also the gooey and creamy consistency of this dip that makes it a standout. 

The jalapenos add sourness and a kick of heat, followed by green chilis, which enhance the flavor. This homemade dip is also baked with a lot of cheese on top, which makes it perfectly gooey when hot.

Don’t bother driving to the chain if you only crave this amazing dip from Little Caesars and nothing else. Instead, indulge in this Little Caesar Cheesy Jalapeno Dip recipe that will guide you to make this delicious dip right at home, with absolutely no hassle! 

Equipment Needed To Make Little Caesars Cheesy Jalapeno Dip At Home

I always like having my set of equipment ready for any recipe before I start making it. If you are like me, this equipment list will guide you through everything you need beforehand. 

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons: This recipe requires a perfect balance of flavors, so I highly recommend measuring the ingredients precisely. 
  • Large Bowl: Choose a large enough bowl to easily accommodate all the ingredients for this recipe without any spillage. 
  • Whisk: A large whisk will help create a smooth and airy texture for the dip. 
  • Baking Dish: A glass baking dish is the best choice, but a ceramic one will do just fine. 
  • Silicone Spatula: This is optional, but a silicone spatula will help you achieve the perfect smoothness on top before baking the dip. 
  • Aluminum Foil: Just a little strip of the same to cover the baking dish. 

Little Caesars Cheesy Jalapeno Dip Ingredients And Substitution

Note: This recipe is enough for four standard servings. You must adjust the recipe accordingly if you want to make more or less of the dip. 

If you need help finding the ingredients, I have mentioned all the ingredients you will need to make this recipe, along with substitutes for some. 

  • 16 Ounces of Cream Cheese: A standard way to measure this would be to use two regular packets of Philadelphia cream cheese. If you would like a low-fat option, I recommend using cottage cheese, as it is packed with protein, too. 
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream: You can use any brand of sour cream, or you can be extra creative and make some of your own at home! If you want something with a slightly lower fat content but the same consistency, use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. 
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese: If you can, go for freshly grated cheese and divide it into two parts. You can also use low-fat parmesan cheese. 
  • 8 Ounces Cheddar Cheese: Sharp Cheddar is the best option. But if you prefer a milder flavor, like me, you can choose mild cheddar cheese. If you want your dip to have a lower fat content, go for reduced-fat cheddar cheese. 
  • 1 Can Jalapeno Peppers: Canned ones will be needed as the brine they are dipped in will add a lot of flavor. 
  • 3 Fresh Jalapeno Peppers: These will add freshness to the dip. 
  • 1 Can Green Chilis
  • 1 Tablespoon Mixed Seasoning
  • ¼ Cup Freshly Chopped Cilantro

Little Caesars Cheesy Jalapeno Dip Preparation & Cooking Time

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
15 Minutes25 Minutes40 Minutes

How To Make Little Caesars Cheesy Jalapeno Dip Recipe 

  1. Add sour cream to a large bowl and pour the measured cream cheese. 
  2. Follow that by adding canned jalapeno peppers along with some brine to the bowl. 
  3. Now, add slit and chopped green chili. 
  4. You can now add chopped fresh jalapenos to the mix without their seeds. 
  5. It is time to mix in the all-purpose seasoning. 
  6. Chopped cilantro can be added at this stage, then mix the sauce thoroughly with a whisk until everything is properly mixed.
  7. Now, transfer the sauce mixture to a baking dish and top it with grated parmesan and cheddar cheese. 
  8. Now, top the sauce with a few slices of fresh jalapenos.
  9. Cover the baking dish with a piece of aluminum foil.
  10. Bake the sauce in an oven preheated to 350 degrees and bake for 25 minutes. Your sauce is ready!

Little Caesars Cheesy Jalapeno Dip Recipe Video

Frequently Asked Questions About Little Caesars Cheesy Jalapeno Dip Recipe (FAQs)

Some Tips And Tricks To Make This Recipe Better

I wanted to share some tips and tricks that I always follow, which will guarantee you the best results. Have a look here! 

  1. Remember to add some of the jalapeno brine, as it packs a lot of flavor. 
  2. Use a whisk during the mixing process. This will also aerate the cheese and sour cream, giving the overall dip a lighter texture. 
  3. Your cream cheese must be at room temperature before you whip it; otherwise, you will be left with too many lumps. 
  4. Layering different kinds of cheese will add more depth and flavor to the recipe.

Little Caesars Cheesy Jalapeno Dip Nutritional Information

Little Caesars’ cheesy jalapeno dip is not one of the healthiest options. It is high in calories and contains high amounts of fat and sodium, both of which are not good for health. 

The health information about this cheesy dip and the nutritional values in the table below support this. 

Calories210 kcal
Carbohydrates3 g
Protein1 g 
Fat22 g
Cholesterol20 mg
Sodium520 mg

Another thing to note about this recipe is that it is not suitable for vegans or those on a dairy-free diet. However, if you are on a keto diet or have a gluten intolerance, you can easily enjoy it without any worries. 

Recipe Variations Of Little Caesars Cheesy Jalapeno Dip That You Can Try

Are you vegan or lactose intolerant? Don’t worry! By making minor changes to the ingredients, you can still enjoy this dip. 

I have mentioned variations that people on a vegan and dairy-free diet can try. 

  1. Vegan Diet: If you are a vegan, I suggest using cashew cream instead of cream cheese as it has a similar creamy finish. A good substitute option for sour cream is coconut cream; however, do know that the dip’s flavor will be altered. Lastly, vegan substitutes for mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese, made with nutritional yeast, are usually available on the market. If you can’t find one of them, you can also make them at home or skip adding them. 
  2. Dairy-Free Diet: For a dairy-free diet, switch all dairy products with non-dairy-based ingredients, like cashew cream, coconut cream, and dairy-free cheese. Although the flavor will differ slightly, the end product will still be pretty delicious. 

How To Store And Reheat This Cheesy Jalapeno Dip

This can easily be stored and reheated to get the best flavor. Have a look at the methods to do the same in this section.

Storing The Dip: 

  1. Baking Tray And Aluminum Foil: If you only have some leftover dip that you plan on finishing the same day, more precisely in a few hours, you can put it in the same tray that you baked the dip in. Cover it with aluminum foil, and you can let it be on the kitchen counter for up to two hours, after which you will have to transfer it to your refrigerator. 
  2. In The Refrigerator: I also recommend storing this dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make sure you transfer the dip so that the cheesy layer on top stays separate and does not get mixed up with the rest of the sauce. Store it this way for up to two days for the best flavor. 

Reheating The Dip: 

  1. Oven: The best way to reheat this dip is in an oven, in a baking dish similar to the one you used to make it. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, then cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and place it in the oven. Let it heat for 8 minutes, and your dip will be bubbly, hot, and ready to serve in no time. 
  2. Microwave: The other best way to reheat this dip is in a microwave, especially if you are short on time. Transfer the dip to a microwave-safe bowl, making sure the baked cheese is on top. Now, reheat the cheese for 2-3 rounds of 30 seconds each. Depending on the quantity of leftovers, your dip will not take more than 1 minute and 30 seconds to be piping hot. 

Serving Suggestions With Little Caesars Cheesy Jalapeno Dip

Although this dip is a Little Caesars classic, there are many other ways to serve the same, rather than just dipping your pizza in it. One of my favorite ways to enjoy this delicious dip is with garlic breadsticks; the butter, garlic, and cheese create a wonderful symphony. You can also instead pair them with simple soft breadsticks

This dip is also the perfect accompaniment to some delicious baked chicken wings, or you can even go for a hearty portion of crispy chicken tenders. Lastly, try making yummy nachos at home, as this cheesy goodness makes for the perfect dip. 

Printable Version Of Little Caesars Cheesy Jalapeno Dip

Little Caesars Cheesy Jalapeno Dip Recipe

Little Caesars' cheesy jalapeno dip perfectly combines cheesy, hot, and gooey, baked goodness. Made with simple ingredients, this recipe will be your new favorite homemade dip with a piping hot pizza!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 210 kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Large Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Baking Dish
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Aluminum Foil

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 8 ounces Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 can Jalapeno Peppers
  • 3 nos. Fresh Jalapeno Peppers
  • 1 can Green Chilis
  • 1 tablespoon Mixed Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Freshly Chopped Cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Add sour cream to a large bowl and pour the measured cream cheese.
  • Follow that by adding canned jalapeno peppers along with some brine to the bowl.
  • Now, add slit and chopped green chili.
  • You can now add chopped fresh jalapenos to the mix without their seeds.
  • It is time to mix in the all-purpose seasoning.
  • Chopped cilantro can be added at this stage, then mix the sauce thoroughly with a whisk until everything is properly mixed.
  • Now, transfer the sauce mixture to a baking dish and top it with grated parmesan and cheddar cheese.
  • Now, top the sauce with a few slices of fresh jalapenos.
  • Cover the baking dish with a piece of aluminum foil.
  • Bake the sauce in an oven preheated to 350 degrees and bake for 25 minutes. Your sauce is ready!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Portion | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 520mg
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More Dips And Sauces Recipes That You Can Try

The dips and sauces below are perfect for dipping any of the sides mentioned above. So, don’t wait to try these fantastic recipes with your cheesy jalapeno dip, especially if you love delicious dips! 

  1. Little Caesars Garlic Dipping Sauce: Starting with a classic from Little Caesars, this garlic dipping sauce from the pizza joint is an epic combination of flavors, perfect for dipping your garlic bread and pizzas! 
  2. McDonald’s Cajun Sauce Recipe: This cajun sauce from McDonald’s is one of the best dipping sauces you may ever try. Perfectly seasoned with cajun spice, it is a beautiful sauce to serve on the side. 
  3. Chili’s Honey Chipotle Sauce: This honey chipotle sauce is a fantastic dipping sauce with a well-balanced sweet and spicy flavor. It is excellent with an array of amazing recipes. 
  4. Gordon Ramsay’s Barbeque Sauce: Delicious barbecue sauce is the ultimate choice for many people. This recipe for a classic barbecue sauce is made by Gordon Ramsay, so you know it will be good! 
  5. Domino’s Pizza Sauce Recipe: Lastly, since we discussed pizza dipping sauces earlier, how can I leave out a delicious pizza sauce from this list? Try this recipe to make authentic Domino-style pizza sauce at home. 

Conclusion

Now that we have come to the end of this article, I hope you have enjoyed reading about how to make this simple dip. The best part about this recipe is that it uses some of the simplest ingredients and is extremely easy to make. 

Moreover, you can make variations to this recipe based on your personal flavor preferences or dietary restrictions. All in all, I can guarantee that you will enjoy making this recipe from start to finish! Now, once you do make this recipe, do make sure to let us know in the comments how it turned out for you! Until then, I wish you a happy time in the kitchen! 

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