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10-Minute Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

This 10-minute cranberry jalapeno dip is made with simple ingredients and is bursting with flavor. A creamy, spicy dairy free cream cheese mixture topped with sweet and tangy cranberry sauce. Delicious seasonal flavors make this throw-together appetizer perfect for any occasion. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Keyword: cranberry jalapeno dip, dairy free dip
Servings: 6
Author: Ashley McCrary


  • 2 8 oz containers dairy-free cream cheese I used Kite Hill or regular cream cheese if not DF
  • 2 fresh jalapeños seeds removed and finely diced
  • 2-3 Tbsp finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions plus more for garnish
  • 1 14 oz can cranberry sauce with whole berries


  • Bring the cream cheese to room temperature then whip using a handheld mixer, getting a nice whipped cream cheese texture. Next, add the garlic powder, salt, pepper, lime juice, diced jalapeños, and diced green and red onions. Mix until combined.
  • Add the cream cheese mixture to a serving platter of choice. Spread it out into an even layer.
  • Pour the cranberry sauce over the top of the cream cheese mixture and spread out using a spoon. This will be the top layer.
  • Garnish with green onions and serve with the crackers of your choice.


Serving: Serve this dairy free dip with your favorite crackers, pretzels, pita chips, potato chips, baguette, and more. 
Storage: Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. 
Dairy: You can also use regular cream cheese if you are not dairy free.
Gluten-Free: To keep this gluten-free, I love using Simple Mills rosemary or regular sea salt crackers for dipping.
Food Processor: You can use a food processor instead of a hand mixer if preferred.
Make Ahead: This cranberry jalapeño dip will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator, making it the perfect make-ahead appetizer. Prep the cream cheese mixture a few days before your gathering and store in the fridge. Do not add the cranberry sauce over the top of the cream cheese until you’re ready to serve it.