Artichoke Jalapeno Dip

Cold and creamy with a kick, this Artichoke Jalapeno Dip packs a ton of flavor! Skip the store bought party dips and make your own in just minutes.

White bowl with artichoke dip topped with slices of fresh jalapenos and served with toasted baguette slices.

Anyone else do their regular grocery shopping at Costco? For those of us with teens who eat like bears about to go into hibernation (i.e. nonstop), getting our staples in bulk is vital.

Enter Costco. . . and my introduction to Artichoke Jalapeño Dip! 

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip is one of my favorite Costco splurges. I’m usually good at keeping to necessities (you know, like the family size packages of Oreos) but every now and then I need an indulgence.

A few years ago they were giving samples of their dip and, after tasting it, I dutifully bought the container. It became a favorite snack for the family so I wound up buying a tub of the stuff just about every month.

Until one day, it dawned on me. I can make Artichoke Dip with Jalapeno at home!

Okay fine, the only reason it dawned on me that day was because Costco as sold out, or moved it, or stopped carrying it (GASP!). Regardless, I went in with a taste for my monthly dip, and it was nowhere to be found.

Enter…Aimee’s kitchen. I think this version is pretty darn close to the real thing!

Cold Artichoke Dip

Usually, my preferred dips are the ones that are served warm: gooey melty cheese scooped with tortilla chips is a weakness of mine. This artichoke dip, however, is served cold. It might, in fact, be my all time favorite COLD Artichoke Dip. 

This is perfect on a cheese and crackers tray for a party or a dinner party appetizer! Since it’s served cold or room temperature, this Artichoke Jalapeno dip is a good choice for summer, too.

I love this just about every way imaginable: on crackers, sliced toasted baguette, scooped up with tortilla chips, or with veggie slices.

Pita chips and toasted bagels are other favorite vehicles for enjoying this creamy Artichoke spread. You could even use it as a spread for a sandwich or wrap!

It required no cooking or stove, just a few simple ingredients and a food processor.

Favortite Dip Recipes: Jalapeno Queso | Spinach Artichoke Dip

Top view of a bowl filled with artichoke jalapeno dip and surrounded with slices of french bread.

How Spicy is it?

Jarred artichoke hearts provide the primary flavor of this dip. They’re a bit tangy and salty and begging to be whipped up with some soft cream cheese, parmesan and mayo.

For a minute though, let’s talk about the jalapenos. Chopped peppers infuse the artichoke dip with a kick that makes you keep coming back for more.

I wouldn’t describe the dip as extremely spicy, despite the jalapeno kick. Even my friends who don’t enjoy as much heat in their food as me, enjoyed the balance of tastes in this appetizer!

I seeded the jalapenos first to imbibe the dip with flavor without overwhelming heat. That said, if you can’t get enough spice in your creamy dips, you could leave some of the seeds in for more kick.

How to Make Artichoke Jalapeno Dip

Chop the artichokes: 

Drain the jarred artichoke hearts, then add them to your food processor. Pulse a few times until chopped.

Add jalapenos: Slide sliced jalapenos into the food processor with the artichoke hearts and pulse until everything is finely chopped.

Make it creamy:

Now, add some cream cheese, mayo, grated Parmesan and seasonings and pulse until everything is well combined and creamy.

Transfer the artichoke dip to a bowl and serve with all your favorite dippers!

Slices of french baguette spread with artichoke jalapeno dip.

Storing Dip

This cheese based dip needs to be stored in the fridge when you’re not eating it. It’ll keep well in an airtight container for about one week.

After you try this dip once, I can all but guarantee you’re doing to want a tub of this in your fridge at all times! If you have a big family who likes this for a daily snack, feel free to double the recipe.

Serving Suggestions

As a party food or appetizer, here are a few ideas:

  • Entertaining crackers
  • Triscuits 
  • Pita chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Toast points
  • Sliced baguette 
  • Carrot and celery sticks
  • Sliced bell peppers 
  • Mini bagels 

A cold artichoke dip with the kick of jalapeno, this snack comes together with just a few minutes of effort. Be careful–Artichoke Jalapeno Dip can become addictive! 

Spicy artichoke jalapeno dip in a white bowl topped with three slices of fresh jalapenos.

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Yield: serves 6-8

Artichoke Jalapeno Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Cold and creamy with a kick, this Artichoke Jalapeno Dip packs a ton of flavor! Skip the store bought party dips and make your own in just minutes.


  • 1 can (14oz) artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic salt


  1. In a food processor, pulse artichoke hearts until chopped.
  2. Add jalapenos and pulse until desired consistency.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until fully blended. Spoon into a bowl and serve with pita chips, bagel bites, crackers or veggies!
  4. Store in refrigerator for up to one week. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 470mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on July 2, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. Wow, this looks fantastic. I am a total sucker for this dip at Costco. Now that I live over 8 hours away from the closest Costco, this is a gem! 🙂

  2. HA, just yesterday I posted about recreating a bean salad that we sampled at Costco! 🙂 They do have some yummy stuff…

  3. This dip sounds incredible!!! We don’t have a Costco close, but my MIL does all her shopping there. I’ll have to have her pick me up some the next time we visit. AND, I thought a three-year-old complaining every hour that his “tummy hurts” (his way of saying he’s hungry) along with the “tummy hurts” jabber of his younger monkey-see-monkey-do brother was bad, I can’t imagine when they become teenagers. I will be shopping in bulk for sure!

  4. I’m the same way in the summer – eat a meal then 45 minutes later I’m looking for snacks. 🙂 Artichoke dip would be awesome to have in the house in the summer with some tortilla chips! Never thought to make it myself – def. pinning this for later !

  5. I’m more of a BJ’s guy, but I’m always hearing the praises of costco so I’m curious.

    And the dip sounds awesome! My wife would love it, she’s a sucker for jalapenos.

  6. I’ve never even seen an artichoke jalapeno dip! I see spinach artichoke all the time, but I LOVE the addition of jalapenos!

  7. Um I am totally with you on this one. We buy that dip very regularly and it is CRAZY good. The boys love it on everything 🙂 Can’t wait to give this a try!

  8. When I first moved to CA about 10 years ago I used to get artichoke jalepeno dip at Vons grocery store and it was private labeled for them. I have never had the Costco one but based on what you wrote, and the pics of your dip, it’s probably the same dip. I had to stop buying it b/c I could inhale a little tub in a sitting. Seriously…I LOVE that dip. SO MUCH! I love spinach and artichoke dip but the artichoke/jalepeno combo trumps! Pinned!

    1. Thanks for pinning. I totally agree artichoke and jalapenos trump spinach artichoke!!!

  9. OMG I hate the snacking. ALL the time! And our school eats lunch at 11:!5, so at 11:13 every day Jordan will want lunch, then four snacks before dinner. If only she’d eat this…but I’ll save it all for me!

    1. I have a couple of spice loving kids who devour this with me. When I let them 😉
      My youngest ate lunch at 11:15 this year too, crazy early. Especially since on the weekends she doesn’t wake up until 10am.

  10. I swear this is crack in that dip because I could eat that entire BUCKET of dip in a weekend.

    I need to try this so I can make some self control portions. 🙂

    1. yeah, it’s so easy to eat. Don’t forget all the calories consumed from the dippers too (pita chips???)

  11. Well, look-y here! Another savory recipe from Shugarville! LOVE. IT. I love artichoke dips–especially with a little heat! I really need a dollop…now! Seriously…I am making this very, very soon. Can’t wait! Thank you muches for sharing, Aimee! xo

  12. Oh my goodness does that look like creamy-dreamy heaven in a dip! Lovely recipe, Aimee!

  13. I use Bj’s but there is a Costco in the area. Kids are so funny a out their snacking in the summer. It’s like I have nothing to do so let’s eat! I bet this dip is so good with the artichoke and the jalapeño giving it a little heat! Yum!

  14. Let’s face it: Anything Costco makes is going to be dangerously good. I thought I was safe, since I don’t go to costco very often, but here you go showing me how to make this at home 🙂 (I’m super excited to try making this for myself)

    1. Yep, make it at home!! DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. sorry, I wanted to be the voice inside your head for a second 🙂

      1. HAHA! Consider it done. How can I ignore such an adamant voice in my head? 🙂

  15. Sounds delicious! My son has been out of school since Friday and already I feel like the food is disappearing, and he’s only 5!

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