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      Baked Jalapeno Popper Dip

      Baked Jalapeno Popper Dip (WLUK)
      Baked Jalapeno Popper Dip (WLUK)

      6 jalapeños, divided

      8 ounces (about 1 cup) Wisconsin mascarpone cheese

      1 (8-ounce) package Wisconsin cream cheese

      2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin cheddar cheese, shredded

      1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

      1/2 cup (2 ounces) Wisconsin Parmesan cheese, grated

      1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

      1 tablespoon butter, melted


      Preheat oven to 375°F.

      Slice one jalapeño into thin rounds for garnish; set aside. Seed and finely dice remaining jalapenos.*

      In large bowl, combine Mascarpone, cream cheese, Cheddar, garlic powder and diced jalapenos. Spread mixture on bottom of 1-quart baking dish.

      In separate bowl, combine Parmesan, panko breadcrumbs and melted butter; mix to combine. Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over the dip. Top with reserved jalapeno slices.

      Bake 30 minutes, or until dip is bubbly. Allow to cool at least 5 minutes before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

      * Jalapenos are not as spicy once the inner ribs and seeds are removed. To retain some heat, leave the seeds in 2-3 jalapenos you are dicing.