Jalapeno Popper Dip (Keto + Low-Carb)


This jalapeno popper dip has a delectable creamy base mixed with spicy jalapeno peppers and crispy bacon topping. Every bite is nothing short of heavenly, filled with high-fat ingredients that are perfect for your keto diet!

overhead of baked jalapeno popper dip in a cast iron pan with bacon crumbles and chopped jalapenos on top.

Why you’ll love this jalapeno popper dip recipe

  • Tasty cheese blend: This keto dip includes a blend of sharp cheddar, parmesan, and cream cheese for a diverse, cheesy flavor. 
  • Spicy kick: Jalapeno peppers give this dip a subtle heat that I can’t get enough of! Not a spice fan? Simply reduce the amount of peppers you use. 
  • High-fat ingredients: Sour cream, mayonnaise, and cheese combine to make a high-fat dish that your keto macros will love. 
  • Great for sharing: I love serving this jalapeno popper dip as a shareable appetizer. It’s great for gameday, holiday parties, and casual gatherings. 
  • Jalapeno popper flavor: This dip tastes just like my popular bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers, now in dippable glory!

Ingredients needed

Here’s everything that goes into my spicy jalapeno pepper popper dip:

Sour cream and mayonnaise

The base of this creamy dip is equal parts sour cream and mayonnaise. Both offer a smooth, high-fat base with just the right amount of tang. 

If you prefer, you can also swap your sour cream for low-carb Greek yogurt! This swap would give your dip an extra boost of protein. 

Cheese blend

A dip this yummy deserves more than one cheese! I include a delicious combination of cream cheese, sharp cheddar, and freshly grated parmesan. 

This blend gives the dip a nice depth of flavor with creamy and sharp notes. 

Jalapeno peppers

I love cooking with jalapeno peppers because, when seeded, they offer a really subtle heat and a whole lot of tasty flavor!

Fresh garlic

Fresh garlic makes a huge difference in the flavor profile of this dish. I’m begging you – don’t swap for garlic powder!

Seasoning

This jalapeno popper dip doesn’t need much seasoning to bring everything together. I add a simple combination of onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. 

Bacon

Crispy bacon is the ultimate topping for this keto appetizer. The flavor really compliments the added smoked paprika. 

overhead shot of ingredients for keto jalapeno popper dip on a marble surface.

Cooking tips

  • If you’re not a big fan of spice but love the flavor of jalapenos, remove the seeds before adding the peppers to your dip. Spice lovers can add a few seeds for an extra kick.
  • Make sure to crisp your bacon well; crunchy bacon is best for topping this dip.
  • Serve this dish hot for the best flavor. Let it cool for just a few minutes, then dig in with your favorite dippables. 

How to make jalapeno popper dip 

Ready to make my jalapeno pepper popper dip? Anyone can make this simple recipe!

Step 1: Preheat the oven

First things first, preheat your oven to 375°F. 

Step 2: Mix the dip

While your oven heats, prepare your keto dip in a large mixing bowl. Add softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, shredded cheddar, parmesan cheese, sour cream, and chopped jalapeno peppers. 

Top your bowl with seasonings and fresh minced garlic. Then, mix well until all ingredients are combined. 

overhead shot of ingredients in a glass mixing bowl before combining.

Step 3: Bake

And just like that, you’re ready to bake!

Transfer your prepped dip into an oven-safe baking dish and bake in your preheated oven. You’ll know the dip is ready when it’s all bubbly and slightly golden on the surface. 

overhead shot of dip in a cast iron pan before baking.

Step 4: Crisp bacon

While you wait for your dip to finish baking, take this time to cook your bacon slices. The goal is to make them nice and crispy!

Once cooked, crumble your bacon into tiny pieces. 

Step 5: Top and serve baked dip

Top your baked dip with bacon crumbles, and dig in! 

close-up of baked dip in a cast iron pan with crumbled bacon and chopped jalapenos sprinkled on top.

How to serve jalapeno popper dip 

It’s time to chow down (finally!). 

This jalapeno popper dip makes an excellent shareable appetizer for any occasion. Because while it’s totally keto-friendly, anyone would enjoy it. 

I like serving this dip alongside fresh vegetables, such as carrot sticks, broccoli florets, celery sticks, and cauliflower florets. 

For a heartier option, jalapeno popper dip is extra yummy with toasted keto breadsticks, keto crackers, or air fryer tortilla chips.

Variations

  • Substitute sour cream for low-carb Greek yogurt. 
  • Add a dash of liquid smoke for an extra smokey flavor. 
  • Swap cheddar cheese for a fun variety like smoked havarti or aged gouda. 
hand holding a piece of celery with some dip on it over the rest of the baked dip in a cast iron pan.

FAQs

Have more questions about my keto jalapeno popper dip? I have answers! If you have any further questions, feel free to leave them for me in the comments below. 

Can I use different peppers in this jalapeno popper dip?

If you’d like to experiment with different peppers, you can absolutely swap jalapenos for the pepper of your choice! This creamy, tangy dip would suit just about any pepper.

Here are a few options:
Poblano peppers: Rich and smokey flavor, slightly less spicy 
Anaheim peppers: Mild and fresh, perfect for those with a low heat tolerance
Habanero peppers: For the most intense spice lovers, adjust quantities as needed
Chipotle peppers: Smoked and dried jalapeno peppers add incredible depth of flavor
Serrano peppers: Similar flavor to jalapenos with a bit more spice 

Is keto jalapeno popper dip spicy?

Jalapeno peppers give this dip a mild spice. Because the seeds are removed, however, the spice level is dramatically lessened. 

Additionally, the creamy base of sour cream, cream cheese, and mayonnaise gives the dip a cooling effect, cutting the heat from the peppers. 

I’d say that anyone who can handle mild heat would enjoy this appetizer as long as the peppers are seeded. 

close-up overhead of jalapeno popper dip after baking garnished with bacon pieces and chopped jalapenos.

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Recipe

This jalapeno popper dip has a delectable creamy base mixed with spicy jalapeno peppers and crispy bacon topping. It's heaven in every bite!

Keto Jalapeño Popper Dip

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:20 minutes

Course: Appetizer, Dip

Cuisine: American

Diet: Gluten Free

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Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, shredded cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, chopped jalapenos, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.

  • Transfer the mixture to a baking dish, preferably an oven-safe skillet or a small casserole dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the dip is bubbly and slightly golden on top.

  • While the dip is baking, cook the bacon slices until they are crispy. Once cooked, crumble the bacon into small pieces.

  • When the dip is done baking, remove it from the oven and sprinkle the crumbled bacon on top.

  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Serving size is ⅓ cup of dip per person. 
  • Serve the keto jalapeño popper dip hot with fresh vegetables like carrot sticks, celery, broccoli florets, and cauliflower florets.
  • You can also serve it with toasted keto bread slices.

Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart

Nutrition

Calories: 221 | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 539IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Additional Info


Net Carbs:
2.8
g

|

% Carbs:
5
%

|

% Protein:
10.7
%

|

% Fat:
84.3
%

|

SmartPoints:
9

Values

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    [potassium] => 73
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