This keto pizza dip makes a perfect low-carb and gluten-free appetizer! It's filled with creamy cheese, pepperoni, tomato sauce, and veggies. You can mix and match your favorite pizza toppings into this recipe to make this pizza dip just as you like it.
If your guests are already on their way and you still don't have anything ready, this keto pizza dip recipe will be your lifesaver. It takes only 10 minutes to prep this dish and 20 minutes to bake in the oven.
And you can serve almost anything with this dip. For those who are living a low-carb life, you must try eating it with pork rinds (there's nothing better than this). Or just serve it with some tortilla chips, low-carb garlic bread, chips, etc.
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Best Low-Carb Pizza Alternative
The struggle is real when you start craving pizza on keto, am I right?
Luckily, there are a few delicious low-carb pizza alternatives that you simply must try. One of my favorites is, of course, the LCHF flourless pizza. But if you're not in the mood to do much cooking, then you must try this keto pizza dip instead.
This keto pizza dip has only 5 grams of carbs per serving! So you'll be able to enjoy it with practically anything - pork rinds, keto garlic bread, crackers, low-carb tortilla chips, or just eat it with a fork.
And, you can change the ingredients of this recipe to get a low-carb pizza dip that you will enjoy the most. Trust me. If you make it my way, it will be delicious. But the good thing about this recipe is that you can adjust anything you want.
How to Make a Keto Pizza Dip
There's nothing easier than making this pizza dip. All you need to do is gather the ingredients, assemble everything into a baking dish, and bake it in the oven.
Here are the ingredients that you should prepare for this recipe:
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Italian sausage
- Garlic powder
- No-salt herb seasoning
- Pizza sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- Black olives
You'll need the cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, and herb seasoning for the bottom layer of the dish. And, of course, pepperoni is a must here.
Then you should add tomato sauce. I've tried many brands, but Rao's homemade roasted garlic sauce seems like the best option here.
You can use any type of shredded cheese - mozzarella, cheddar, provolone, etc. And the rest of the ingredients are optional.
It's totally up to you to decide how to assemble this keto pizza dip. However, I like to make this dip in layers, which is why I assemble it this way:
- Place the creamy sauce on the bottom of the baking pan.
- Then layer the pepperoni.
- Pour the tomato sauce on top.
- Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Top off with veggies and additional meat.
You should bake this keto pizza dip in your oven, but if you have an air fryer, you can definitely use it instead. Just preheat it to 400 degrees F and cook it for about 20-25 minutes (until the cheese completely melts and starts to brown a bit).
If you want to make some changes to this keto pizza dip recipe but don't know yet what to change, here are some ingredient ideas that you can definitely add to this recipe:
- Grated parmesan cheese
- Fresh basil
- Green olives
- Chili pepper
- Shredded chicken
- Chopped green onions
- Crumbled feta cheese
Actually, you can add almost anything into it as long as it's a low-carb and keto-friendly ingredient. But keep in mind that any changes that you make may influence the nutritional value of the ready dish.
And if you want, you can spice up this keto pizza dip. Here's what you can add either into the creamy sauce or the marinara: dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, chili, red pepper flakes, dried basil, etc.
As I already mentioned, even if you're on a keto diet, there are lots of options for serving this low-carb pizza dip. Here are some of my favorite ones:
- Keto tortilla chips
- Pork rinds
- Cauliflower crackers
- Cheese crisps
- Keto bread
- Low-carb chips
- Almond flour crackers
You can store the keto pizza dip leftovers in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just cover the baking dish with some food wrap and place it in your fridge. If you have to prep this pizza dip ahead and freeze it, you definitely can do that. To do this, prepare everything, assemble the pizza dip, and place it in the freezer without baking it. This way, you'll be able to store the dip for up to 2-3 months.
Keto Pizza Dip
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 3 tbsp sour cream
- 2 oz pepperoni
- 2 oz Italian sausage cooked
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp no salt herb seasoning
- 12 oz Rao's homemade roasted garlic sauce
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- 2 mini bella (baby bella) mushrooms chopped and sautéed
- 10 black olives halved
- 1 mini bell pepper diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 385 degrees F.
- In a bowl, combine together the cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, and herb seasoning.
- Choose a round baking dish and spread the creamy layer on the bottom of it.
- Layer the pepperoni on top of the creamy layer followed by the Rao's sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and topped off with the chopped pepper, olives, mushrooms, and Italian sausage.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes. Serve hot.