My fabulous Keto BLT Dip has the flavors of a BLT sandwich in dip form. It can be served warm or cold and is perfect for a summer bbq or party. Or any other time of the year. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
I was browsing Pinterest the other day and saw a photo for a BLT Dip. What the?? Oh yes. I clicked on it and skimmed the ingredients but it was a hot baked dip and this time of year I prefer dips cool or room temp. It gets too hot to eat hot food in the summer. I thought about that dip for the last couple days and knew I had to make one.
Bacon Crumbles vs Fresh Cooked Bacon
I bought a pound of bacon this morning and cooked it in the oven until crisp. And just because I was curious I weighed it after cooking.
One pound of fresh bacon cooked down to weigh 5.2 oz. I knew bacon cooked down a lot but that was ridiculous. It was only slight cheaper per pound than buying real bacon crumbles and so much more work. This was the cheapest bacon found at Walmart (Jonestown brand for $2.50 a lb) and Walmart also sells real crumbled bacon for $8 a lb., a 9 oz bag is $4.99. When using a premium brand of bacon you will yield more bacon after cooking.
When using bacon crumbles make sure they are real bacon and not the fake ones made from soy.
Seasonings in BLT Dip
I use onion, garlic, salt, and smoked paprika in the base of my BLT Dip. The smoked paprika is really the secret ingredient. It gives the dip a smoky, bacony flavor throughout. I highly recommend investing in some smoked paprika. It is one of my favorite spices and we use it on chicken and pork all the time. My favorite dry rub, Smoked Paprika Pork Tenderloin Rub, is based on this spice.
What to dip into Keto BLT Dip
My favorite dippers for BLT Dip are mildly flavored vegetables such as cucumbers and thinly sliced raw zucchini. You can use fathead pita dippers or your favorite low carb chips.
Raw peppers, celery, broccoli, and cauliflower work well with this dip too.
Love BLTs? You need to try these Keto BLT bites.
- 1 lb bacon (cooked until crisp and chopped or 5 oz of bacon crumbles)
- 8 oz cream cheese
- ¼ cup mayo
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup shredded cheddar
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried minced garlic
- ½ tsp smoked paprika (or regular, but the smoked compliments the bacon nicely)
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup chopped lettuce
- 1 cup chopped tomato (squeeze out the juice after chopping)
- fresh veggies to dip
- Combine ⅓ of the bacon with the cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, cheddar, and seasonings. Mix in a deep dish pie plate. Sprinkle on the lettuce, tomato, and the rest of the bacon. Serve with fresh veggies to dip.
Originally Published on May 23, 2016. Revised and Republished on May 13, 2019.