This jalapeno popper vegan dip is a quick and easy vegan dip that can be made and enjoyed within 30 minutes. Made with simple ingredients, such as smooth and creamy vegan cream cheese, zesty garlic, and topped crispy breadcrumb, this dip is perfect for any spice lover.
What is better than vegan jalapeno dip? I do not actually know. I love all dips, but jalapeno dip may take the cake. The creamy spiciness is unparalleled to anything else.
I made this dip after being envious of my friend’s jalapeno poppers.
Of course, they were not vegan, but they made me crave them. Then, I thought - well, why not take it one step further and make some dip. So, I did exactly that.
However, I did not want to create a dip that would take forever to prep and bake. I am all about lazy vegan recipes. Therefore, I tested numerous ways to make this a quick, simple, and easy vegan dip.
This jalapeno popper vegan dip is as easy can be. You only need one bowl to make it, and one casserole dish to bake it in. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and bake. Easy to prep, easy to bake, and more importantly, easy to clean up.
So, let’s make this dairy-free jalapeno popper dip.
Why We Love Vegan Jalapeno Dip
Flavor Packed- This dip is full of flavors. I mean, you have spicy jalapeno paired with flavorful garlic then smothered with cool vegan cream cheese and vegan cheddar cheese. Topped off with crispy bread crumbs then baked to perfection. What isn’t there to love?
I must warn you though, this dip is not for people who cannot handle spice. Read that again. Do not eat this if you cannot handle spice! Or, do eat it, but leave out some of the jalapenos.
Dairy-Free- Unlike most jalapeno popper dips, this vegan jalapeno dip is dairy-free. It replaced regular cream cheese and cheese with the vegan alternative. It also uses tangy vegan mayo.
Transportable- This dip is made to travel. It is incredibly sturdy and does not move around much after it is packed.
It is the perfect dip to transport to a picnic, gathering, or holiday.
Easy- Easy should be my middle name. I am lazy in the kitchen, and I do not want to spend hours in it. This is probably the easiest vegan dip on my blog. One bowl, one casserole dish, and you are done! Barely any prep time needed as well, as you only need to cut the jalapenos and measure out ingredients.
Ingredients You Will Need
To make this easy vegan dip, you will need the following: vegan cream cheese; vegan mayo; vegan parmesan; jalapenos; garlic; salt; pepper; and bread crumbs. Chives are optional.
Substitutions For This Easy Vegan Dip
Gluten-Free - Use gluten-free breadcrumbs to make this dip 100% gluten-free (just make sure to check your vegan cheeses)
Spicier - If you enjoy spice and want to make this dip even spicier then add in 1 tbsp of green chilis and mix them in before baking. This will really kick it up.
Less Spice - Remove the jalapenos by one half if you do not like spice.
Hardier - If you want to make this a little more hardier, add some vegan bacon.
Garlic Intolerant - If you cannot handle garlic, simply omit.
Non-Vegan Option - Of course, you may use regular mayo and cheese instead of vegan if you do not follow a vegan diet.
Tips For Making This Dairy-Free Jalapeno Dip
This tip is incredibly easy to make.
Combine your vegan mayo, vegan cheeses (cheddar, parmesan and cream cheese), vegan mayo, garlic, jalapeno and salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix is well until it is combined.
Place it into a casserole dish and top it with breadcrumbs and optional chives. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the breadcrumbs turn golden brown.
What To Pair This Dip With
Chips, Pita and Crackers- My favorite thing to pair dip with is a carb. I love eating this dip with tortilla chips, but I also will do so with plain pita chips, crackers, or pretzels.
Veggies- If you are not a carb monster like me, try this dip with celery or carrots. It is perfect to pair with both, and the veggies calm down the spiciness a little.
On top of tacos- Yes. This Vegan jalapeno popper dip is perfect on top of tacos. It will take the place of your regular vegan queso or cheese.
Storing This Vegan Jalapeno Dip
Store this dip in an airtight container in the fridge. Gently heat it up in the oven or the microwave. It should keep for three to four days.
Yes, it is very spicy, so if you do not like spice, be sure to use less jalapenos.
Yes, it requires approximately 30 minutes total and only one bowl and one oven safe dish to make.
Yes, it is so simple to transport! It is incredibly sturdy.
When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip
Loving more dips? Well, I have a collection for you!
Try out my buffalo cauliflower dip if you like a little spice.
Or perhaps you enjoy something more tradition. My vegan four layer dip is perfect for that.
Feeling cheesy? This cashew Queso dip sounds like a creamy dreamy time.
Vegan Jalapeno Popper Dip
- Casserole Dish (approx 5 inches)
- 2 tbsp garlic, minced (approx 2 cloves)
- ¼ cup jalapeno peppers, diced (approx 3-4 peppers)
- 8 oz vegan cream cheese
- ½ cup vegan mayonnaise
- ½ cup vegan parmesan
- ½ cup vegan cheddar cheese
- ½ cup panko bread crumbs
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp chives optional
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Add all ingredients, other than chives and breadcrumbs, into a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix until the ingredients are well combined.
- Pour into a casserole dish (approx. 5 inches).
- Top the entire top of the dip with the bread crumbs. Sprinkle chives throughout.
- Bake for 13-16 minutes, or until the bread crumbs are golden brown on top.
- Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 3 days.