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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Nutritional values (per serving)

2.5 grams 0.3 grams 8.3 grams 18.7 grams 11.8 grams 201 calories
Total Carbs2.8grams
Net Carbs2.5grams
of which Saturated11.8grams
Energy (calories)201kcal
Magnesium11mg (3% RDA)
Potassium103mg (5% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (5%), protein (15%), fat (80%).

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.
  2. Cook over a low-medium heat for about 10 minutes or until fragrant and golden. Slice the bacon ...
  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.
  4. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and sour cream. Add the grated cheese and mix well.
  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.
  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.
  7. Enjoy with some Cheesy Party Crackers, Cheesy Spinach Crackers or Keto Breadsticks!

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By Martina Slajerova
Creator of KetoDietApp.com

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 (4)

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.


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