Jalapeno Artichoke Dip Recipe

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This Jalapeño Artichoke Dip Recipe is just what you need to spice up your game day or your summer potluck, and you don’t even have to make a trip to Costco. This unique appetizer is SO easy to make and pairs perfectly with tortilla chips, crackers or pita chips! Need more appetizer ideas? Check out my archive of favorite appetizers!

jalapeno artichoke dip in a serving bowl with sliced jalapeños on top

Why You’ll Love this Jalapeño Artichoke Dip Recipe

If you’re like me, you love having a quick appetizer option in your back pocket! One that has minimal prep time and leaves room for getting other things on your to-do list done before your guests arrive. This easy party dip fits the bill! This creamy artichoke dip is bursting of flavors of cream cheese, tangy artichokes, and spicy jalapeños that creates a dip that’s rich, tangy, and slightly spicy! This dip is served cold, so no need to bake anything. Just ready to eat right away! Score!

It can be served as an appetizer at parties along side fresh vegetables, tortilla chips or pita chips. Also as a snack while watching sports, or even as a topping for baked potatoes, grilled meats or as a creamy sandwich spread.

jalapeno artichoke dip ingredients on a marble counter top

Ingredients Needed for Jalapeño Artichoke Dip

Are you ready to make this easy creamy dip? Just a handful of simple ingredients are needed:

  • Marinated artichoke hearts: Drained and chopped artichokes for a chunky texture.
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese: Grated to add a cheesy kick. Regular grated parmesan cheese works fine here too. Love cheddar cheese? Swap out the parm cheese and add cheddar!
  • Cream cheese: For creaminess and richness. Bring cream cheese to room temperature for easier mixing.
  • Mayonnaise: Adds tanginess. Use a good full fat mayo (like Duke’s).
  • Jalapeño Peppers: Finely diced for a hint of spice. Remove all of the seeds before dicing if you don’t want the dip as spicy. Leave a few in if you like. I prefer the taste of fresh jalapeños, but canned jalapeños will work too.
  • Pantry Staples: Salt, black pepper and a splash of water.


  • Swap cream cheese for sour cream for a tangier flavor.
  • Mix in chopped cooked chicken for a protein packed dip option.
  • Try Monterey Jack cheese, Pepper Jack cheese or mozzarella cheese for a different cheesy twist.
  • Use plain Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a healthier option.
  • Add red pepper flakes for an extra kick.
jalapeno dip in a dish on a plate with carrot and celery sticks

How to Make Jalapeño Artichoke Dip

For full recipe details including ingredient measurements, see the recipe card down below. Here are step-by-step instructions for making this easy Artichoke Jalapeño Dip:

Combine Ingredients

Pulse well drained artichoke hearts in a food processor or electric mixer until coarsely chopped.

Next, add Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt, and black pepper. Pulse until blended.

Pro Tip: You may need to add in a splash of water to get things going at first. Make sure to leave the dip slightly chunky, so it has a good texture.

Stir in diced jalapeño by hand for extra heat. Garnish with black pepper and jalapeño slices on top.

Serve with your favorite dippers like tortilla chips, pita chips or fresh veggies like cucumber slices, celery and carrot sticks.

person spreading dip on a pita chip

Storage + Make Ahead Directions for Jalapeño Artichoke Dip

Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. I don’t recommend freezing this dip. The texture changes and separates, and no amount of remixing can get it back to what it was fresh.

To Make Ahead: Prepare the dip a day in advance and store in the fridge.

More Artichoke Appetizer Dips to Love!

Spice up your snacks with this creamy, cheesy jalapeño artichoke dip recipe that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

If you make this recipe, I would really appreciate it if you would give it a star rating and leave your review in the comments! If you have a picture of your finished dish, post it on Instagram using the hashtag #laurenslatest and tagging me @laurens_latest.

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5 from 12 votes

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip Recipe

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip is creamy, tangy, zingy, spicy, salty, addictive. Basically, world peace in an appetizer. Enjoy with friends or alone!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts drained
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese grated
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste + more for garnish
  • splash of water
  • 2 tbsp jalapenos finely diced + slices for garnish


  • Place artichokes into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped.
    artichoke hearts in a food processor
  • Add in parmesan cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt, and black pepper. Pulse in short bursts or until everything starts to blend.
    cheese added to chopped artichoke hearts in a food processor
  • You may need to add in a splash of water to get things going at first. Make sure to leave the dip slightly chunky, so it has a good texture.
    artichoke dip in a food processor
  • Spoon dip into a bowl and stir in diced jalapenos by hand. Garnish with more black pepper and a couple sliced jalapenos, if desired.
    diced jalapeños added on top of bowl of dip
  • Serve with pita, crackers, tortilla chips, veggies, etc.
    jalapeno dip in a dish on a plate with carrot and celery sticks



Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1068IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: jalapeno artichoke

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  2. Lisa

    5 stars
    I made this for a football crowd this past weekend … everyone loved it! It was absolutely delicious! I will be making this again and again! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  8. Banksy

    Love the dip from Costco, but will try your recipe so I can tweak a bit. I’m going to put some jalapenos in my smoker and smoke them before using them… to soften them up a bit.

  9. Karly

    I tried watching Dawnson’s Creek one day last week. I couldn’t take it though. It was so much better when I was in high school. 🙁

    Then again, I didn’t have this dip to keep me company while I watched. I should probably try again.

  10. Rachel

    *raising hand* I too get sucked into shows that are soo bad they are good. Case in point-Pretty Little Liars. Luckily for me my husband works nights so I can watch multiple episodes without any complaint from the male department.

    If you haven’t already, you must watch Weeds and Friday Night Lights (the series, not the movie). Both my husband and I were obsessed with those shows until the end.

  11. Dianna

    Girl, you are hilarious! I had to laugh when you mentioned crack as a possible ingredient…lol! I don’t eat cheese…do you think it would be good without the cheese in the recipe? I think I’d have to add a little fresh minced garlic to the mix since that is my “crack” of choice.

  12. Sarah

    5 stars
    LOVE this dip. Made a double batch for a party last night and served with both veggies and pita chips… Huge hit. Craving it already so may have to whip up another batch. Obsessed with your website! Keep it up:)

  13. Carla @ Carlas Confections

    Are you sure crack isnt one of the ingredients?!? This looks like it must have crack in it! And I want some 😉 It looks heavenly!

  14. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    I need to get in on some netflix action…I feel like I’m missing out! This dip looks great. What size is your food processor?

  15. Jen @ Savory Simple

    This looks incredible! Pinned for my next party.

    (now I have to start watching Dawson on Netflix for nostalgia. Joshua Jackson is now on Fringe and he’s aged REALLY well.)

  16. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Dude, I was always kind of a Joey and Dawson gal! Although I loved Pacey too!

    And oh man, this dip is absolutely sinful! I love the jalapeños in this!

  17. Adrian

    Oh this is very dangerous! This dip at Costco gets me every time…especially when paired with Naked Pita Chips. Can’t wait to try it!

  18. Tiffany

    5 stars
    I have been making this dip for years, after having spent far too many dollars on it at Costco. However, I use sour cream rather than cream cheese, which I am far more likely to have on hand. And in a pinch you can use canned, diced jalepeno. 🙂 Sometimes, I bake it in a gratin topped with more parmesan. I can eat this with a spoon (and believe me I sometimes do!), but it is also excellent if you throw a dollop on top of a rib steak during the last few minutes of grilling. Perfection!

  19. Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    Ahhh I love looking at all the different artichoke dips in the ‘dip’ section of the grocery store. This sounds amaazing. I love some heat, so I’d probably add the peps in the food processor 😀

  20. Jimi

    I’m ashamed to admit that we have the whole series of Dawson’s Creek on DVD.

    Just recently found your blog…and immediately made the tex mex chicken & white cheddar spaghetti, which was absolutely delicious. This dip looks tasty too! I probably should wait until I have a party to take it too, though. I would likely eat the whole bowl…while watching yet another episode of Dawson’s Creek.

  21. Amy

    I have never watched Dawsons Creek but maybe I will make some of this delicious dip and make myself a date with the couch 🙂

  22. Joanna

    I am currently on season 5 of Dawson’s Creek. I may or may not watch an episode or two every night before bed. I’m either becoming immune to bad TV, or the show really steps it up between season 3 and 4. I am totally obsessed with the wardrobe. I swear I had 80 percent of Joey Potter’s clothes. Love guilty pleasures. I have similar feelings for Dance Academy. Look it up on Neflix. It’s gold.

    Oh, and this dip looks awesome.

  23. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    I got a little confused … Is this a replica of the one at Costco? Or a different recipe that your sister gave you? (or both?)

    Either way, it looks and sounds awesome, and dips are totally my favourite food 🙂

  24. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes

    Oh how I love this dip. I kinda want to bathe in it. Sorry – overshare.

    But you’ve also now validated my Dawson’s Creek curiosity. I’ve always wanted to try it, so now I’m going to be hitting up Netflix. Guess I’ll be busy up a creek the next few weeks… (ew. sorry.)

  25. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    OMGosh. I could eat this entire recipe without a blink of an eye. It looks SO SO good. I like my dips spicy, cheesy, chunky, and thick! You’ve covered it all.

  26. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    OMG!! I am a dip fiend. Like, surrriously, don’t bring dip around me unless your intentions from the get-go were me, sitting alone at the food table, hoarding the dip (uh, hello, Easter? I’m talking to you). This dip looks awesome! I love the spicy addition of the jalapeno. I want this, some rockin’ tortilla chips, and some Netflix (PLL, anyone??) right now!

  27. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I love love artichoke dip – in any form. Ive made dips, artichoke bars, spreads, you name it and love that you added jalepenos. I used to buy this artichoke dip with a kick – now I can just make it!

  28. Kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    I love Netflix!! I haven’t seen Dawson’s creek so maybe I need to put it on the list. I love finding old series and watching them in their entirety. I did it with Friday Night Lights and Mad Men. It pretty much took over any free time I had for like a year! A little dip to go with tv is always a good idea! Nice 🙂

  29. shelly (cookies and cups)

    The Creek will suck you in. Pacey all. the. way.
    And jalapeno dip needs to happen in my kitchen. for breakfast. this morning.