One of the easiest appetizers you could ever make and it's so good! Pineapple habanero dip!

Every time we post a dip recipe Cade and I end up singing, “When I dip, you dip, we dip…” That’s the only part of the song we remember, so it gets old pretty fast. We are both big suckers for dip recipes, especially during football or basketball season, but this pineapple habanero dip is perfect for year round.

One of the easiest appetizers you could ever make and it's so good! Pineapple habanero dip!

It’s a little different than your normal cream cheese and cranberry dip, and it’s just as delicious as a gooey chorizo queso dip, but it totally has its own thing going on. We start by beating cream cheese until smooth then fold in queso fresco or if I’m craving something more salty we do cotija cheese. Then, pour a little of your favorite pineapple habanero salsa over the top (we buy ours from costco and make this amazing pork too) and serve with pita chips or crackers!

Can Habanero Peppers Burn Your Skin?

Habanero Peppers can burn your skin.

If you get the habanero pepper oil on your skin, it is important to remove it as soon as possible, otherwise the burning could continue for hours.

Use milk, yogurt,  lemon or lime juice to neutralize the burn.

If chili peppers make your mouth or throat burn, don’t drink water!

Drink milk or eat yogurt to help with the burning.

Are Habanero Peppers Hotter Than Jalapenos?

Habanero peppers are among the hottest of hot peppers.

The hottest habanero would be 140 times hotter than the mildest jalapeño.

Is Pineapple Good for You?

Pineapples contain high amounts of vitamin C and manganese.

They are also high in dietary fiber.

Pineapple Habanero Dip

We absolutely love this pineapple habanero dip and it's only 3 ingredients!

Pineapple Habanero Dip

4.41 from 15 votes
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes


  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/3-1/2 Cup Queso Fresco or Cotija is fine
  • Pineapple Habanero Salsa from the store* or any flavor pineapple salsa
  • Pita Chips for serving


  • In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the cheese and spread into a mound on a platter.
  • Pour the salsa evenly over the top and sprinkle with a little extra cheese as garnish.
  • Serve immediately or wrap in saran wrap and place in the fridge to be served within an hour.


Store covered in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1gCalories: 97kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 39mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 381IUCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 200+ Easy Appetizers Recipes

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