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.
Think you could use non fat Greek yogurt?
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
Yes Jack, you can sub Greek yogurt for the plain yogurt!
Anyone tried this as a hot dip instead of cold?
Hi ET, I haven't tried to hot yet, but you could try baking it at 325F or 350F until warmed through. Let me know how it turns out if you try it!
What is the TJ serving size? Left off the nutrition label.
Hi Dwight, the nutritional label wasn't showing up correctly, but it is now. The serving size is a little less than 3 ounces.
thank you for the recipe- i love this dip from trader joe's, but not the price. i made it as written, then tasted it along side the original. although they were not exactly the same, they were both good. i then added about 1 tbsp vinegar for some more tang, 1/2 tsp of dill, 1/2 tsp sugar, some freshly ground pepper, tony chachere's cajun salt, tbsp extra minced jalapenos and a large serving spoon of jalapeno juice and mixed it all up. with the additions, the dip had a little more zip and was more to my taste. i will be making it for a tail-gating party this weekend.
Thanks so much Tina! You totally increased the flavor profile of the dip and I'll have to try your version next time I make it
Loving the combination of flavors here, my friend! That kick from the jalapenos takes it over the top!!
This looks so good! I can't wait to try this. I love a good spicy ? dip!!! Xoxo
Beeta @ Mon Petit Four
Yeahyeahyeahyeah!! I just want to dance around this dip while eating it! It looks incredible!! And all those wonderful, spicy flavors - YES! Karrie, please move next door!
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!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
This dip looks amazing! I love artichoke dip and add a little heat from the jalapenos and you've got amazing!
TJ's for the win! Never had their dip, cause sadly, I cannot eat it... But TJ's rarely disappoints. However, their wild frozen salmon = NASTYYYY! hahahaha!!!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
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
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
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!
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.
Never tried the original dip, but I would so love to have your version! I'm craving more spicy foods lately, it must be this endless cold wave we've been having here. It looks so yummy, I can see Loreto and I dipping chips and crostini on a movie night, nice and cozy at home
Karen (Back Road Journal)
Don't have a TJ within an hours drive of us so I'd happily try your spicier version. Having lived almost 20 years in New England, you know who my husband and I are going to be rooting for today. Go PATS.
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!