Keto Spinach Dip
This creamy and smooth keto spinach dip is great for anyone on a low-carb diet. This light dip, paired with these crispy zucchini chips is a delicious way to get those much needed green vegetables and satisfy a snack craving.
Keto and Vegetables
It’s pretty common for the keto-haters to claim that the keto diet is unhealthy because we don’t get enough vegetables. While that can be true, if you’re properly doing keto, it shouldn’t be.
When properly done, the keto diet is full of delicious low-carb vegetable dishes like this one. Prove the keto-haters wrong and get all your green veggies in with recipes like this one and these great Keto Kale Crisps.
Low-Carb Keto Spinach Dip Ingredients
- Frozen Spinach
- Sour Cream (Full Fat)
- Cream Cheese (Full Fat)
- Parmesan Cheese
- All-Natural Ranch Seasoning Blend
Please use this simple all-natural ranch seasoning instead of the packet. It is simple to make and keep on hand, and much better for you than the packet with preservatives.
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Dairy Ingredients on Keto or LCHF Diets
It is always important to buy the most natural ingredients possible. In the case of dairy, that is usually organic-grass-fed.
Organic grass-fed beef has many advantages over traditionally raised beef. You can read more about that in this great article.
However, organic grass-fed
Don’t stress, if organic-grass-fed dairy isn’t
However, do make sure that you are getting full-fat versions of dairy. The “low-fat” or “less fat” versions are more processed and come with a higher carb count.
When they take the fat out of foods, they usually replace it with carbs which is fine for a high carb low-fat diet. This particular recipe is for a low-carb high-fat or keto diet, which won’t fit into a low-fat diet.
Step 1: Cook Spinach
Prepare the frozen spinach according to the instructions. I always cook it in the microwave. It seems to be the easiest and fastest way.
I usually go ahead and make the cream while the spinach is cooking.
Step 2: Make the “Cream”
In a large bowl, combine the room temperature cream cheese, sour cream, and natural ranch seasoning.
Step 3: Add Spinach
Next, I add the cooked and drained spinach to the cream mixture and put it in a small casserole dish.
You need to combine the ingredients, but it’s important not to “overmix” and create a mush. Just gently just the ingredients until combined.
Then, I top it with grated Parmesan cheese.
Step 4: Bake
Finally, I bake the dip for 15-20 minutes at 350.
It doesn’t need to bake too long, just long enough to ensure it’s heated all the way through and the cheese is on top melty and delicious.
All the ingredients should already be cooked to a safe temperature (including the spinach.) So this last bake is just to make everything warm, and melted together.
- 8-10 oz frozen spinach
- 8 oz cream cheese (full-fat)
- 8 oz sour cream (full-fat)
- 1 tbs Natural Ranch Seasoning Blend
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Prepare frozen spinach according to instructions and drain.
- Combine sour cream, cream cheese, and ranch seasoning.
- Add in spinach and stir gently until combined.
- Put in a small casserole dish, and top with Parmesan cheese.
- Bake about 15-20 minutes until Parmesan cheese melt and begins to toast.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 259.1Total Fat 23.4gCholesterol 68.1mgCarbohydrates 4.8gFiber 1.0gSugar 3.0gProtein 8.0g
Only 5 net carbs. Those macros are
*As always be sure to double-check your macros. Using different brands and different apps causes macros to vary.
**Remember to use Full-Fat Dairy!
This dip goes great with our fabulousZucchini Chips. Be sure and try them together.
Questions? Let me know in the comments below!