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A bowl of cranberry jalapeño dip.
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Cranberry Jalapeño Dip

Cranberry Jalapeño Dip has it all: it’s sweet, spicy, tart, and creamy. If you love buying this dip from Costco during the holidays, you’ll want to save this copycat recipe so you can make it year-round!
Prep Time20 minutes
Resting Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry jalapeno dip, dip recipe
Servings: 8 - 10 servings
Calories: 261kcal


  • food processor
  • bowl
  • Mesh Strainer
  • Serving Platter


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced, seeds removed
  • 1 lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chives chopped
  • 1 pound cream cheese softened


  • Add the cranberries, sugar and jalapeño to a food processor and pulse until everything is coarsely chopped and well combined. Add the lime juice, salt, cilantro and chives, then pulse again just until mixed together. Remove to a bowl and set aside for at least 15 minutes for the flavors to meld together.
    2 cups fresh cranberries, ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 jalapeno pepper, 1 lime, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, 2 Tablespoons fresh chives
  • Spread the cream cheese evenly along the bottom of a pie plate or other serving dish. Refrigerate until ready to assemble.
    1 pound cream cheese
  • When ready to serve, strain the excess juice from the cranberry mixture with a mesh strainer. Top the cream cheese with the cranberry mixture and serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 842IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 0.2mg