Copycat Trader Joe's Jalapeno Artichoke Dip is an all-natural amped-up version of the creamy original. Loaded with artichokes, Pepper Jack cheese, and spicy pickled jalapeños, it's sure to become your family's favorite!
Here ye, here ye, all lovers of Trader Joe's Chunky Artichoke & Jalapeño dip raise your hand...
Now all lovers of the New England Patriots raise your hand...
Now all haters of the New England Patriots raise your hand... (just kiddin', put your hands down!!)
WOOOHOOO!! 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 game day food and sweets!
And a perfectly good excuse to totally pig out during the last football game of the year. Plus, calories don't count all day.
How to make a copycat jalapeno artichoke dip
This dip is hands down one of the easiest and tastiest dips I've ever made in my life. It also has way more artichokes and jalapeños in it than Trader Joe's dip.
Which is good if you're like me I love those kind of things. #iloveartichokesandjalapenos
I love spicy so much that I substituted Pepper Jack for the Monterey Jack cheese and added extra jalapeños to mine.
My motto is "the spicier, the better...and always extra artichokes."
This flavor of this copycat Trader Joe's jalapeno artichoke 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.
Since we are talking about artichokes, I seem to be on some sort of an artichoke recipe spree.
In less than 2 weeks, I've posted 2 artichoke recipes. This spinach artichoke risotto and spinach artichoke risotto bites from the leftovers!
I've also been making steamed fresh artichokes in my Instant Pot at home almost every night too. Thinking I might need an artichoke intervention soon.
Truth: I don't think I'm ever going to buy Trader Joe's version of this dip again.
Not when this recipe only takes 10 minutes of my time, has natural ingredients, tastes better, and makes 4 cups for a fraction of the cost of the store bought stuff!
AND I don't have to drive 20 minutes (40 minutes there & back!) to the store. HECK YEAH!!! And sorry TJ.
Copycat Trader Joe's jalapeno artichoke dip is the perfect Super Bowl LI game day eats or make it any time you want an easy appetizer. And GO PATS!!!!
Jalapeno Artichoke Dip (Trader Joe's Inspired)
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
- 1 cup pepper jack cheese, finely shredded
- 1 (14 ounce) can of 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
- 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.
- 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.
Recipe Notes & Tips:
- Store leftovers in a tightly covered container for up to one week.
- Serving size is a little less than 3 ounces or a ⅓ cup.