Last Updated on August 19, 2023
If you’re a fan of Little Caesars’ famous jalapeno cheese sauce, now you can make it yourself at home with this easy guide! This creamy, cheesy sauce is packed with flavor from jalapenos and green chiles for a delicious dip or topping that the whole family will enjoy.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a flavorful sauce perfect for whatever your heart desires. Read on to learn how to make Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce!
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What is Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce?
Little Caesars’ Jalapeno Cheese Sauce is a creamy, cheesy sauce with jalapenos and green chiles for added flavor. This sauce is a staple in Little Caesars locations.
It’s a delicious way to add extra flavor and spice to your favorite dishes. Best of all, it only takes minutes to make! With just a few ingredients and simple instructions, you can whip up this delicious sauce in no time.
What does it taste like?
Little Caesars’ Jalapeno Cheese Sauce is a delicious combination of creamy, cheesy goodness with just the right amount of heat from jalapenos and green chiles.
The combination of cream cheese, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, and freshly chopped jalapenos creates a rich sauce that’s perfect for dunking or slathering over any dish.
The ranch dressing mix adds a subtle tang, while the cilantro brings a light herbal flavor that balances out all of the flavors perfectly. The result is a creamy, flavorful sauce that’s sure to be a hit with everyone!
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How did I first get introduced to the Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce?
I first discovered Little Caesars’ famous Jalapeno Cheese Sauce a few years ago when I was visiting my friend in Michigan. We had gone to the local Little Caesars restaurant for dinner and, as usual, I got their classic pepperoni pizza. When it came time to order our side dishes, my friend suggested getting the Jalapeno Cheese Sauce.
At first, I was hesitant, not sure if it would be too spicy for me. But when it arrived at the table, I could immediately smell the delicious cheesy aroma and see flecks of jalapeno peppers throughout the sauce. It looked so inviting that I couldn’t resist trying a bit on my pizza slice!
One bite and I was hooked. The combination of creamy cheese and jalapeno peppers was so flavorful that it instantly became my favorite side dish to get from Little Caesars. It was actually more mild than expected but still had just enough kick to make it interesting.
So I decided to try making the sauce at home. I searched online for a recipe and, luckily, was able to find one that matched Little Caesars’ version perfectly! After a few tries, I finally perfected it and now have my own version of the Jalapeno Cheese Sauce.
Now I am sharing my recipe so that everyone can enjoy the same flavorful sauce I tasted at Little Caesars in Michigan. With just a few ingredients and simple instructions, you too can make this delicious jalapeno cheese sauce! So if you’re looking for a quick and easy dip or topping to spice up your favorite dishes, try out this Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce recipe!
How to make Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce?
Making Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce at home is easy and takes just minutes to prepare. Here are the ingredients & steps to make this delicious sauce:
- Cream Cheese: Cream cheese is a soft, spreadable cheese that is perfect for making rich and creamy sauces.
- Sour Cream: Sour cream adds an extra layer of flavor and texture to the sauce. It helps balance out the jalapenos for a delicious taste.
- Parmesan Cheese: Parmesan cheese adds a nutty, salty flavor to the sauce that can’t be beat.
- Cheddar Cheese: Cheddar cheese is essential for creating the perfect texture and flavor profile for Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce.
- Jalapeno Peppers With Juice: The jalapenos add a nice heat to the sauce that pairs perfectly with the other ingredients for a flavorful finish.
- Chopped Green Chiles: Chopped green chiles provide an earthy, smoky flavor to the sauce.
- Jalapeno Pepper: For a little extra kick, add in a jalapeno pepper for that classic Little Caesars taste.
- Cilantro: Cilantro adds a bright, herbal note to the sauce and helps balance out all of the flavors.
- Ranch Dressing Mix: Ranch dressing mix helps to bring everything together for a rich, flavorful sauce.
Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, half of the parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeno peppers with juice, green chiles, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and ranch dressing mix.
Mix the ingredients until everything is well combined and then transfer to the prepared baking dish.
Top with remaining parmesan cheese and bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.
Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before serving.
– For a spicier sauce, add extra jalapeno peppers.
– For a milder flavor, reduce the amount of jalapenos or substitute with green bell peppers.
– For an extra creamy texture, add ½ cup of half and half or heavy cream to the sauce before baking.
– The sauce can be served hot or cold. It’s delicious either way!
Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce
- baking dish
- 2 packages of Cream Cheese
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- ½ cup Divided Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 8 ounces Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 can Jalapeno Peppers With Juice
- 1 can of Chopped Green Chiles
- 1 Jalapeno Pepper
- ¼ cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
- 1 ounce Ranch Dressing Mix
- Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, half of the parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeno peppers with juice, green chiles, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and ranch dressing mix.
- Mix the ingredients until everything is well combined and then transfer to the prepared baking dish.
- Top with remaining parmesan cheese and bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before serving.
Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 520mg
What to serve with Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce?
Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce is the perfect dip or topping to add a flavorful kick to any dish. It pairs exceptionally well with nachos, tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. You can also use it as a dip for chips and veggies or as a sauce for steak, chicken, or fish.
It’s also delicious when used as a spread on sandwiches, wraps, and burgers. This sauce is so versatile you can even use it to top your favorite baked potatoes or macaroni and cheese!
How to store leftover Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce?
It can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days when refrigerated. If you want to store it longer, you can freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to 1 month. Just thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before using it.
Can pregnant women eat this?
Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce is made with pasteurized dairy products and pre-cooked ingredients that are safe for pregnant women to consume.
However, pregnant women should always check with their doctor before eating any foods during pregnancy.
Is Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce gluten-free?
Yes, this sauce is naturally gluten-free.
Can I make it ahead of time?
Yes! This sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 1 month.
What can I use instead of jalapeno peppers?
If you don’t like the heat from jalapenos, you can substitute with green bell peppers for a milder flavor. You can also add in extra cilantro or parsley to give the sauce an herbal note.
Is Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce vegetarian?
Yes, this sauce is vegetarian-friendly.
Thank you for following my recipe for Little Caesars Jalapeno Cheese Sauce. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
With just a few ingredients and simple instructions, you can make this delicious sauce at home in no time. So give it a try and share the flavor with your friends and family!
Feel free to share this article and the recipe with anyone who loves Little Caesars as much as you do! If you have any questions or comments, please let me know in the comments section below.
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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.