Copycat Trader Joe’s Artichoke and Jalapeño Dip

This Copycat Trader Joe’s Artichoke and Jalapeño Dip recipe is an all-natural amped-up version of the creamy original.  Loaded with artichokes, Pepper Jack cheese, and spicy pickled jalapeños, this dip is sure to become your family’s  favorite!

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Copycat Trader Joe's Artichoke and Jalapeño DipWOOOHOOO!!  The Pats are in the Super Bowl (again) this year!!!  That means love ’em or hate ’em, at least most of the country has a real rooting interest in the big game.  Whether you’re a fan of football or just a fan of all the new multi-million dollar commercials, Super Bowl Sunday is the time to bring out all the treats and sweets and totally pig out during the last football game of the year (and calories don’t count all day).

Copycat Trader Joe’s Artichoke and Jalapeño Dip is one of the easiest and tastiest dips I’ve ever made.  I’m one of those people who adore the original TJ’s chilled, creamy, kind of spicy, kind of mild, “wish there were more artichokes and jalapeños in it” cheese dip.  What I don’t adore are some of it’s additives so I made decided to make my own.

Copycat Trader Joe's Artichoke and Jalapeño DipWhen I made this copycat Trader Joe’s Artichoke and Jalapeño Dip, I didn’t use any of those unnecessary funky-ass ingredients.  I bought all-natural and organic ingredients and it turned out way tastier than the store bought dip.  AND it makes a shite-ton!

Copycat Trader Joe's Artichoke and Jalapeño DipThe package’s ingredient lists contains Monterey jack cheese but I substituted pepper jack (Monterey with hot chili peppers) in my version (I also switched out a few other ingredients too).  The pepper jack cheese definitely adds a slight one-up on flavor and an extra level of spiciness.  Since my motto is “the spicier…the better”, I added an extra tablespoon of diced jalapeños to my bowl.

Copycat Trader Joe's Artichoke and Jalapeño DipThis flavor of this copycat Trader Joe’s Artichoke and Jalapeño Dip gets even better the longer it sits around.  I’ve had some in my refrigerator going on 5 days now and the flavor continues to develop.   Any dip that can be made several days ahead of party time is a friend of mine indeed.  Yay!!!

Apparently, I’m on some sort of an artichoke recipe spree.  In less than 2 weeks, I’ve posted 2 artichoke recipes here and here, and I’ve been making steamed fresh artichokes in my Instant Pot at home almost every night too.  I might need an artichoke intervention soon.

Copycat Trader Joe's Artichoke and Jalapeño DipTruth:  I don’t think I’m ever going to buy TJ’s version of this dip again.  Not when it only takes 10 minutes to make this recipe, has natural ingredients, tastes better, and makes 4 cups for a fraction of the cost of the store bought stuff!

Copycat Trader Joe’s Artichoke and Jalapeño Dip is the perfect Super Bowl LI game day eats or make it any time you want an easy appetizer…and GO PATS!!!!

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Copycat Trader Joe's Artichoke and Jalapeño Dip
 
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An all-natural, better version of the creamy original. Loaded with artichokes, Pepper Jack cheese, and spicy diced jalapeños, this dip is sure to become your family's favorite!
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Serves: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts (not marinated), roughly chopped
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapeño, diced (can add more for a spicier dip)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • serve with: corn chips or assorted fresh vegetables
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Using a hand blender, mix at high speed for 1-2 minutes, or until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  2. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow flavors to meld together. Serve chilled with corn chips or assorted veggies. Enjoy!

Copycat Trader Joe's Artichoke and Jalapeño Dip

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  1. says

    I’ve never had Trader Joes Artichoke and Jalapeno Dip ’cause we don’t have Trader Joe’s here, buuuuuuut I know this would be a million times better and I don’t want any funky ass additives anyway 😀 I’m with you ‘the spicier the better’….something that’s almost too hot, but you just can’t stop eating it, ya know?. Extra jalapeno for me! You know that I particularly don’t understand a lot of the football rules, but I’m totally watching and totally eating and totally going to have a wicked time and this dip will totally be on the table 😉 And I’m still rooting for those Pats – GO PATS!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  2. Ben Maclain says

    Honestly, I don’t care about Super Bowl and other bowls Karrie! There are only 2 major exceptions: a) beautiful bowls – props b) bowls full of something delicious like a dip!:) This one sounds amazing to me – I would just grab less jalapeno. Well done.

  3. says

    Two hands raised to being a Brady and Pats hater! That was one crazy game! I don’t think I’ve ever had the TJ’s dip, but I’m 100% positive that yours is way better with all those natural ingredients and no weird stuff! I’m happy to come up there and execute an artichoke intervention if you are going to keep making all these delicious dishes!
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  4. says

    I may be one of the last Americans on earth who has never been to a Trader Joes. BUT it’s not really my fault. We got one near us in Orlando and then we moved before I could get my butt there, and we definitely don’t have one out here in the sticks. 😉 Anyways, I don’t need to visit a TJ’s to know your version is better! Gimme all the natural ingredients AND all the spice! This looks fab, K! Cheers!
    P.s. congrats to your stinky pats. Lol xoxo
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  5. says

    We don;t have trader joe’s over here in the land of Oz so i wouldn’t have apoint of comparison but this looks waaaay better than any dip you buy at a store! Yum – not waiting for a super bowl for a chance to dig into this!
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