This jalapeno popper dip recipe is a first-round pick for game day

/ Source: TODAY

If you love jalapeno poppers but wouldn't dream of making them yourself, you're in luck! This spicy, creamy and oh-so-cheesy warm dip has all the flavors of your favorite bar snack without the time-consuming process of actually assembling and frying homemade poppers. While you might be tempted to eat the dip straight from the bowl as you mix it together, take that extra step and warm it up before serving.

Another game-day fave: Slow-Cooker Queso Dip

Casey Barber

Having a big group over for a game watch? Divide the dip into two smaller casserole dishes and save one to warm up at halftime. Your guests will appreciate you calling in the second string in this case. You can also take the dip to a tailgate party (just tightly cover the warm casserole dish with foil).

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Casey Barber is a freelance food writer, photographer, and recipe developer, the editor of the online magazine Good. Food. Stories, and the author of Pierogi Love: New Takes on an Old-World Comfort Food and Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand Name Treats.