This Pimento Cheese Dip is the perfect low carb appetizer to share with friends and family, or enjoy on your own. Cheesy, flavorful, slightly spicy, and naturally keto!
‘Tis the season for low carb dips and keto appetizers
If you’ve never had pimento cheese, let me be the first to welcome you to the creamy, savory, cheesy, flavor-packed deliciousness that is the southern cousin of pub cheese. Cream cheese, shredded cheddar AND sharp cheddar, mayo, pimento peppers, Dijon, sweet paprika, cayenne, garlic, and onion powder — pimento cheese dip is the ultimate keto dip.
You can serve it hot or cold, as a dip, a spread, or even sandwiched between two slices of toasted low carb bread. Pimento cheese is delicious, any time of year, and it comes together so quickly for an easy crowd pleaser.
Low carb cheese and crackers?!
What’s a deliciously cheesy keto dip without low carb crackers? And not just any crackers, either. I’ve got 2 gluten free cracker recipes for you that take this dip to the next level. Choose from Rosemary and Thyme Keto Crackers or Parmesan Chive and Garlic Keto Crackers.
Want more options? While these flavor combinations are absolutely delicious, you could also try using these keto cracker recipes as a base for a custom cracker creation. Double or triple the recipe and try dipping the different flavor combos below as a compliment to this pimento cheese dip recipe:
- Sea salt and black pepper
- Ginger and turmeric
- Chili lime and cumin
- Pepper and Parmesan
- Garlic and rosemary
What else goes great with keto cheese dip and crackers? A keto charcuterie board!
The best part of pimento cheese is that it works with so many different dippers. I could see this pimento cheese dip recipe as the center of an epic keto charcuterie board. Low carb crackers, pimento cheese dip, nuts, berries, olives, pickled veggies, prosciutto, salami … the possibilities are endless.
If you want more low carb charcuterie board inspiration, check out this post: How to Build an Epic Keto Charcuterie Board. Charcuterie is the perfect holiday party appetizer, or any day of the week meal. It’s like adult Lunchables … remember those?
And if this post has you feeling extra snacky, I’ve got a list of 50 Low Carb and Gluten Free Snack Ideas that you can add to the board. Dill pickles, crispy bacon, pork rinds, antipasto kebabs, sunflower seeds — can you ever really have too many keto snack options?
In addition to this pimento cheese dip recipe, check out some of my other favorite low carb party food recipes:
- Keto Sausage Balls
- Cream Cheese Stuffed Everything Bagel Bites
- Keto Thai Shrimp Cakes
- Fathead Pepperoni Waffle Pizza Dippers
- Keto Asian Chicken Meatballs
- Buffalo Chicken Wedge Salad
- Keto Popcorn Chicken
- Reuben Stuffed Mushrooms
- Keto Chicken Parmesan Dip
- Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
- Keto Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Pimento Cheese Dip
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I like to make my own)
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
- 1 cup shredded cheddar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup chopped pimento peppers
- 3 fresh chives, chopped (extra for garnish)
- Place softened cream cheese in a bowl and beat it well until smooth.
- Add the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard, stirring to combine.
- Next, add the shredded cheeses and seasonings to the bowl, stirring so that everything is evenly distributed throughout the dip.
- Lastly, gently fold in the pimentos and chives.
- Serve with crackers, fresh vegetable sticks, or any of the low carb snack options listed above.
net carbs per serving: 2.4g
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 258 calories
- Fat: 24.9g
- Carbohydrates: 3.1g
- Fiber: 0.7g
- Protein: 8g
Keywords: Low carb dip, Keto appetizers, Low carb cheese and crackers, Gluten free crackers and cheese, Low carb party food
We took a traditional and delicious dish and amped it up a couple notches to create this flavorful Keto Shepherds Pie. In this comfort food that is great for meal prep all week long you can still indulge with some swaps that are simple. Feel free to have fun with it and change the meat up […]
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1. [1:43] Lake vs Chlorinated Pool?
Heading towards summer- I'm wondering what your view is on lake vs typical chlorinated pool for summer fun? Our family opted for the lake last summer, and it was beautiful but involving the dead fish and the posted high fecal count, I had been more than a bit grossed out. There is a lot of talk about children growing up healthier when they are subjected to more germs and dirt, but what about things that can mess you over like parasites and giardia?
Hey Nicki and Robb,
Thank you for the Q&A episodes - they have been fun. I'm writing to ask you a question about running when I am on Keto. I am 45 y/o, man, 6'0", 235lbs, approximately 30% BF. I'm trying to lose some weight as the main goal, but I really like running too. I have never been fast, but I've got pretty decent endurance.
Keto seems to be the absolute best way to lose weight, but I find that my runs really tank. The longest I've been able to maintain keto is about 5 weeks, and the primary reason I fall off the wagon is this. While I'm not weighing and measuring, I am more or less following the suggestions from the Masterclass and Ketogains, and I'm focusing on getting enough electrolytes.
So what do you think is happening? Do I just need to keep plugging? Is it possible I am not meant to run while keto? How can adaptation speed? Lots of short slow runs? Fast runs? Slog out it for slow and long? Any advice you have would be fantastic.
3. [8:26] Carbs for Endurance After Fat Adapted?
I presume my body has undergone a metabolic shift in fuel supply, its working for me! My question is should us endurance guys still carb load to have glucose present in long events or should calorie consumption before long events stay parallel to our every day eating regimnet? In others words after this metabolic shift occurs from the macro perspective of ones nutrition is it supposed that the best fuel choice during ultra events ought to be the same? Would re-introducing glucose be a safety net or waste of calories in your opinion?
4. [14:01] High Fasting Blood Glucose on Low Carb/Keto Diet
I'm a massive fan and appreciate all the knowledge and insight you share on the podcast and everywhere else you show up. :-RRB- I have eaten low-carb/keto/paleo-ish for many decades now, and have done really well. I get less than 100g carbs/day (more like 50g), and consume an average of 100g protein/day (grassfed meat, bone broth protein, whey protein smoothies, nuts/seeds, pastured eggs, mackerel/sardines, and sometimes chicken). My fat intake is probably 90-100g/day. I am 43 yrs old, 5'4 in 118lbs with less than 20% body fat. I go on long walks daily, weight train 3/week, and throw some HITT training together with boxing in the mix. I used to be a turning teacher and spent hours and hours on the bike each week, but have not taught in 4 yrs and only power walk for"cardio" outside of interval training at the gym. I have two kids, ages 4 & 8, so that they keep me busy as well!
I recently (as in two weeks ago) purchased a blood sugar meter after giving in to my curiosity as to just what my fasting BG is, together with post-prandial, post exercise, etc.. I was shocked and so upset when I took my first reading one morning and it was 106!!! Since that time I've been rather obsessed and am pricking my finger all day long! LOL! But no matter if I am fasted, just went on a long walk or weight training session, or even 2 hrs after a meal, my blood sugar is always somewhere btwn 90-110--I never get a big swing up following a meal, even after I indulged in gf German Chocolate cake the other night! :-RRB- It has only gone as low as 83 or 87 on 2, random occasions, which is making me wonder,"What the hell?!"
Could it be cortisol? Could that be my norm? I was anticipating my FBG to be about 70-80 based on my diet and activity level. Please advise! I am so confused!! Thank you SO MUCH for all you do!!!!! :-RRB- :-RRB- :)
5. [18:21] Reliability of Glucose Meters
My name is Pedro Escudeiro and I'm portuguese. I have been following your work through interviews and your online books and publications. However, a few issues have arised especially concerning the use of glucometers to measure blood sugar, for metabolic control (fortunately I have no diseases). I want to ask you a few questions.
For a year now that I use regularly a Freestyle Precision Neo device and the readings aren't reliable at all. I've made many experiments, like attempting to prick my fingers 5 times in a row to observe the results. I have done the carb test as well, reproducing the same conditions and the readings also change if I examine a few times and in different days. I have tried different devices too. I contacted the company to expose this issue and they told me that it's acceptable a variation of 20 points. Being so, it essentially means we can not rely on this method to inform us on how the body is responding to foods or to check glucose equilibrium, by way of example, because it is always changing within the exact conditions. I wonder if you have noticed this same issue and if you discovered a method to overcome this unreliability.
I have used also a Freestyle Libre device, which measures continually the sugar (interstitial fluid) I know there's a delay between the readings and the actual glucose level and there's less accuracy than a blood glucometer. However, the same issue of unreliability is occurring. The profile of this Libre doesn't have any match with all the blood glucometer or even any correlation, an individual might be going up and down the other and after one changes and another does not.
Since glucose levels are so essential for health and performance, if the best method to test it is not reliable and trustworthy in any respect, it makes all of the assumptions and decisions regarding our health, not just worthless but somehow dangerous. I wonder if you have any thoughts on this.
I hope I am not taking too much of your time and I thank you in advance.
Hey fellow keto men and women!
Since today is Amazon Prime Day I'm interested if anybody has come across some keto friendly bargains they believe the rest of us ought to take advantage of.
I haven't had a chance to begin browsing myself but will definitely comment and share if I find anything good!
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