This is the ultimate spinach dip! I've eaten spinach dip so very many times in my life but this one beats them all. My keto spinach dip recipe is cheesy, creamy, garlicky, and perfect with fresh veggies or crackers. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
Oh, spinach dip. The quintessential party dip at any event or barbecue. There are so many varieties. Hot, cold, with artichokes, without artichokes, served in a bread bowl like my mom used to make. That was my very favorite and one of the first things I remember helping to make in the kitchen. Packets of vegetable soup mix, mayo, sour cream, and spinach.
Unfortunately, the edible bowl made of bread is not an option for a keto diet these days but this bacony keto spinach dip is a very worthy replacement!
Since this spinach dip is low carb and perfect for a ketogenic diet I have no guilt about eating this deliciousness at game day parties and barbecues. It is a crowd favorite. Each generous serving has just 3.9 net carbs. I've also been known to eat this just for lunch. I can't say the same about my mom's vegetable soup packet spinach dip in a pumpernickel bread bowl.
Bacon - Cooked until crisp and crumbled or sub in real bacon crumbles.
Cream cheese - Make sure it is at room temperature or microwave for 20-30 seconds.
Mayo - Any variety is fine.
Sour cream - I prefer full-fat sour cream.
Garlic powder - For a wonderful flavor try roasted garlic powder.
Grated parmesan cheese - Or any other firm cheese like asiago or romano.
Frozen spinach - Thawed and drained well. Squeeze to remove excess water. It helps to line a colander with a paper towel. If you prefer to use fresh spinach saute it first so it releases its liquid.
Shredded mozzarella cheese - Mild provolone or cheddar are great as well.
How to make this Keto Spinach Dip Recipe
This easy dip uses simple ingredients you may have at home already. The complete instructions and measurements are in the recipe card under the photos.
Step One: Cook up some bacon (or cheat like I normally do and use real bacon crumbles).
Step Two: Mix it into a creamy combo of softened cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream in a large bowl. Add the spinach and cheese to the mixing bowl.
Step Three: Spread the cream cheese mixture into a pie plate, baking dish, or small casserole dish.
Step Four: Top your keto spinach dip with more cheese and more bacon!
Step Five: Bake and serve.
Garlic - If you really want to kick up the flavor add some chopped smoked garlic. It is amazing in this dip!
Cheese - You can sub in any type of shredded cheese in this recipe.
Vegetables - You can also sub in broccoli or cauliflower for the spinach - both are delicious!
Protein - Add chicken to make a hearty main course.
Artichokes - If you are an artichoke hearts fan feel free to add some for a keto spinach artichoke dip.
Spicy - Add some red pepper flakes if you want some heat in your low carb spinach dip recipe. Or try this poblano artichoke dip.
What do I serve with Keto Spinach Dip?
There are so many choices for a great appetizer.
Raw Vegetables - Always a crowd pleaser. I love dipping mild flavored veggies in this like thinly sliced raw zucchini. By using more mild-flavored vegetables the flavor of the dip really stands out. Try celery sticks, bell pepper sliced, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, or cucumber slices.
Low Carb Chips - You can make your own keto tortilla chips with low carb tortillas or serve this with store-bought chips.
Keto Crackers - These cheese and almond flour low carb crackers pair well.
Pork Rinds - A great low carb choice for a crunchy dipper.
Can I microwave this dip instead of baking?
Yes, you can microwave the dip for about 5 minutes. The only downside to microwaving is the cheese doesn't get golden on top. But on a hot summer day that is a sacrifice, I am willing to make.
How do I store leftover dip?
You can store this in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days. Reheat leftovers in the microwave or oven.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cook bacon until crisp, drain, and crumbled or chop it into small pieces.
- In a large bowl mix the cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Mix in the spinach, half the bacon, and half the mozzarella.
- Spread in a deep dish pie plate. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and bacon on top.
- Bake at 350 until hot and bubbly. About 15 minutes.
Originally Published August 7, 2016. Revised and Republished August 17, 2023.