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Light Jalapeno Popper Dip - this lightened up version of a favorite dip is perfect for Game Day!

Light Jalapeño Popper Dip

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 cups 16 ounces low-fat cottage cheese, pureed in a food processor
  • 2 cups shredded light reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeño peppers chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted red bell peppers chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Breadcrumb topping

  • 1/4 cup panko crumbs for gluten-free version, process a few slices of gluten-free bread in food processor until crumbly
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, jalapeño peppers, roasted red bell peppers and scallions. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Transfer to a baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together panko crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper and olive oil. Sprinkle on top of dip. Bake for 20 minutes until bubbly and hot.
  4. Serve with assorted bell pepper strips or tortilla chips.