Keto Pizza Dip

Guys. I’m crazy about this Keto Pizza Dip. I’d been thinking about the dip John made for us when he lived here; it was the creamiest, best thing ever. I sorta still remembered the gist of what he did, but I knew he used the stove-top and the oven and ain’t nobody got time for dat!!

It was around 2:30pm when I got home and I was hungry. So I got to work!

This is a really forgiving recipe, as you’ll be able to tell from my ingredients 😆 . It’s very versatile and you can add/omit ingredients as you see fit.

You’ll Need:

A 2-cup microwave-safe dish (I have an awesome little Anchor Hocking one)
A microwave
Either 2 slices of cheese of your choice (I used gouda) or 1/4 cup of mozzarella
2 Tblsp. heavy whipping cream
A few dashes of: pepper or peppercorns, garlic powder, Italian Seasoning, and oregano
2 Tblsp. cream cheese, softened
1 Tblsp. sour cream
1 Tblsp. shredded or grated parmesan
A small stack of pepperonis, about 8-10 slices, cut into 4ths
A small bunch of green onions, snipped into thin rings
A good handful of fresh spinach, chopped
1-2 Tblsp. of nacho jalapenos
2 Tblsp. of bacon pieces or bits
2 Tblsp. Fransisco Rinaldi spaghetti sauce (has 3 net carbs and 2 g of sugar)
A handful of shredded cheese (mozzarella, or your choice) for the “topping”
3 additional pepperonis for the “topping”

Directions:

Place your slices of cheese or 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and heavy whipping cream into your 2-cup bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds.

Mix the cheese/heavy cream mixture and mix in your parmesan.

Then mix in your spices.

Next, stir in your softened cream cheese and sour cream.

Once everything is nice and incorporated, mix in your chopped meats and veggies, making sure to mix well and then “flatten” your mixture with a spoon.

Now, don’t dig in just yet!! Top the “flattened” mixture with a layer of sauce.

Then take your handful of shredded cheese and top the sauce with it (I only had a Mexican Blend on hand, but it worked!).

Top your cheese with the 3 pepperonis and microwave the mix for 1 1/2 minutes. Since microwave ovens vary, check for over-bubbling. You don’t want to burn your dip!

Grab some chicharrones, crispy pepperonis, celery, or even wings and gobble up this ridiculous dip!

Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

This is a Keto/Low-carb recipe I like to make frequently; mostly because it’s great for Jorge and I and the kids LOVE IT!! It’s really easy, too! I don’t have the step-by-step photos (I lost them somewhere while transferring photos from my phone to my harddrive 🙄 ), but you’ll get the gist of it–it’s that easy!

You’ll Need:
2 lbs. ground beef
1 tblsp. Pink Himalayan Salt or sea salt
1/2 tblsp. pepper (I prefer freshly cracked–just something about it!)
1/2 tblsp. lemon pepper
1 tblsp. minced garlic (or 1/2 tblsp. garlic powder)
1 tblsp. dried onion
McCormick Bacon and Chives seasoning (optional, but I really love this seasoning!)
1 baggie of bacon pieces (Great Value, HEB and Oscar Mayer carry these)
1 8oz bag of shredded sharp cheddar, split in half
(optional) 1 can of mushrooms (I don’t do this one since the kids won’t eat it!)

Toppings (optional):
Jalapeño (nacho) slices
Pickle Slices
Diced green onions
Avocado slices
A dollop of sour cream
A dollop of mayo

Directions:

Pre-heat your oven to 350. Brown ground beef and season with sea salt, pepper, lemon pepper, minced garlic (or powder), dried onion and McCormick seasoning. Once ground beef is cooked through, split your ground beef in half and in a 2qt. dish, make a layer of ground beef, (the layer of mushrooms would go next if you’re using them), followed by a layer of bacon pieces and a layer of sharp cheddar. Repeat your layers. Bake for 10 minutes until cheese has melted. Wait about 5 minutes for casserole to “set” and then serve and top with sour cream, jalapeños, green onions, avocado slices, etc. Easy peasy!!