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Low-Carb Cheesy Bacon Dip

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If you make my crispy keto crackers, you have to try them with this quick and easy cheese & bacon dip! I made mine with cheddar, caramelised onion, chili pepper and crisped-up bacon. Caramelised onion brings a sweet umami, while chili pepper adds extra heat and takes the traditional cheese dip to the next level. Apart from cheddar, you can try Swiss cheese or even mozzarella!

Looking for more? Check out these keto party recipes to find meatballs, crisps, dips and tasty ketogenic treats for those with a sweet tooth :-)

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Allergy information for Low-Carb Cheesy Bacon Dip

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs3.2 grams
Protein7.9 grams
Fat18.6 grams
Calories203 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 15%, fat 79%
Total carbs3.5 gramsFiber0.3 gramsSugars2 gramsSaturated fat11.1 gramsSodium338 mg(15% RDA)Magnesium11 mg(3% RDA)Potassium97 mg(5% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 12 servings)

  • 2 tbsp ghee or lard (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1 large white onion (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • 1 small chili pepper or jalapeño pepper (14 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 8 slices unsmoked bacon (240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 1 cup cream cheese (240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 1 cup sour cream or creme fraiche (230 g/ 8.1 oz)
  • 2 cups grated cheddar or Swiss cheese (225 g/ 8 oz)


  1. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F. Peel and slice the onion and chili pepper. Heat a large pan greased with ghee. Add the sliced onion and chili pepper. Low-Carb Cheesy Bacon Dip
  2. Cook over a low-medium heat for about 10 minutes or until fragrant and golden. Slice the bacon ... Low-Carb Cheesy Bacon Dip
  3. ... and add to the pan with onion and chili pepper. Cook for 5-8 minutes until lightly crisped up. When done, remove from the heat and set aside. Low-Carb Cheesy Bacon Dip
  4. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and sour cream. Add the grated cheese and mix well. Low-Carb Cheesy Bacon Dip
  5. Tilt the pan so that the bacon grease remains on one side. Transfer the bacon, caramelised onion and pepper (without the grease) to the bowl with cheese. Leave the bacon grease on the pan and discard or use in another recipe. Low-Carb Cheesy Bacon Dip
  6. Place the mixture in a small baking dish and use a spatula to spread it evenly. Transfer into the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes. Low-Carb Cheesy Bacon Dip
  7. Enjoy with some Cheesy Party Crackers, Cheesy Spinach Crackers or Keto Breadsticks! Low-Carb Cheesy Bacon Dip

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Onion, white, fresh
1 g0.1 g0 g5 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
0 g0 g2.5 g23 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
0.6 g1.4 g5.6 g49 kcal
Cream, sour
0.9 g0.5 g3.7 g38 kcal
Cheddar cheese
0.6 g4.3 g6.3 g76 kcal
Bacon, crispy (bacon grease removed)
0 g1.6 g0.5 g11 kcal
Total per serving
3.2 g7.9 g18.6 g203 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (8)

This recipe look amazing! Can wait to make it ! I will love to know where you got your white and blue container,love the size of it! Have a great day!

Thank you for your lovely feedback! 😊

Hi Martina,
I'm trying to get ahead with some Christmas treats. Do you think this would be ok to freeze before it's baked and then when we're ready, defrost and then bake it?

Hi Kellie, I'm sorry for the delayed response! I wouldn't freeze the cheese sauce as the liquids would separate and freeze and then the result would be curdled.

I think one could use leftover cooked ham too instead of the bacon. This sounds delish.

Thank you Karen!

Can we use chicken instead of Bacon

Yes, I think that will work too. Just make sure you cook it before mixing with the cheese.