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Forget Delivery! This Keto Hot Pizza Dip is Ready in Minutes

Move over, delivery! This easy keto hot pizza dip is ready in just minutes and sure to satisfy. Loaded with melty mozzarella, spicy pepperoni, and all your favorite pizza toppings, this dip is the perfect low-carb appetizer or gameday snack.

Are you looking for a super simple recipe that’s sure to please everyone?

Go ahead and stop searching because this hot pizza dip is the bomb!

I’ve tried other versions made popular by a certain direct sales kitchen tool company, and they don’t come close to this one.

Why?

Simple: cream cheese just doesn’t go with pizza.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cream cheese recipe! But when it comes to Italian food, why mess with the perfection that is ricotta?!

There’s a reason ricotta is used to stuff shells, layer lasagna, and fill ravioli: it’s perfectly creamy and delicious.

So let’s whip up some hot pizza dip together and wow everyone’s tastebuds!

Italian pizza-themed board with assorted breads, meatballs, mozzarella sticks, and hot pizza dip.

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Ingredients Needed to Make Hot Pizza Dip

Flat lay of ingredients needed to make keto hot pizza dip.

Most of the ingredients are ones I keep on hand in my home all the time.

This is what you’ll need to make this delicious dip.

Part-skim Ricotta Cheese You can use full-fat ricotta cheese if you want, but I’ve made it both ways and can’t tell the difference. Save yourself a few grams of fat and use the part-skim.

Part-skim Mozzarella Cheese Like the ricotta cheese, use the full-fat, whole-milk mozzarella cheese if you want, but the part-skim works just as well and still gets nice and gooey when it melts.

Tomato Sauce I always look for tomato sauce with no added salt. I prefer having more control over how much salt I add to my recipes. If you use regular tomato sauce you can omit the salt from the added seasonings below.

Seasonings Typical Italian seasonings are added to both the cheese layer and the homemade pizza sauce. You can adjust them to your family’s preferences.

Toppings Get creative with the toppings on your pizza dip! Use any toppings you love when you order a regular pie.

Tips for Making Keto Pizza Dip

Glass mixing bowl of ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and seasonings.

This dip comes together so quickly! First, make the cheesy base.

In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, and seasonings.

Stir until the seasonings are evenly distributed through the cheese.

If your crew likes food with a little heat, you can increase the amount of crushed red pepper.

Glass mixing bowl with homemade pizza sauce.

Most pizza sauces are loaded with unnecessary sugar, making them not so keto-friendly.

It’s super easy to whip up some sugar-free pizza sauce!

Simply combine tomato sauce with some seasonings and you’re ready to go.

If you prefer a sweeter sauce, add a little sugar or low-carb sweetener to taste.

Two medium ramekins filled with seasoned ricotta cheese topped with homemade pizza sauce.

The recipe can be made in an 8-inch pie plate, or split into smaller baking dishes.

When I’m serving a crowd, I like to make two smaller dishes and set them out in different areas.

This is also a great opportunity for serving different toppings on the dips. Consider making one for the meat-lovers, and one that’s vegetarian-friendly.

Two medium ramekins filled with ricotta cheese mixture and homemade pizza sauce.

After you spread the cheese layer in the bottom of the pan(s), top with the homemade pizza sauce and spread it all the way to the edges.

Sprinkle it with cheese, and then it’s time for toppings!

Topping Ideas to Try

Get creative with the toppings you add to your dip! Any topping you love on pizza will taste amazing on this dip. The key is to chop the toppings small so they’re easy to scoop.

  • Extra cheese
  • Uncured pepperoni
  • Crumbled Italian sausage, cooked
  • Seasoned ground beef
  • Bell peppers
  • Onion
  • Olives
  • Pineapple tidbits
  • Cubed ham
  • Mushrooms
  • Roasted garlic
  • Caramelized onions
  • Jalapenos

Can Hot Pizza Dip Be Made In Advance?

Two medium ramekins filled with pizza dip before baking them.

Any time I entertain, one of the first things I look for is recipes I can make ahead of time.

I love to prep as much food as possible so that all I need to do at party time is pop things in the oven and serve them up!

Fortunately, this simple pizza dip is a great recipe to make in advance.

You can prep the entire pan (or pans), then cover them and keep them in the refrigerator for a day or two beforehand.

Two medium ramekins of keto hot pizza dip on a baking sheet.

If you’re using several smaller baking dishes to serve the dip, it’s easiest to put them on a baking sheet, just in case anything bubbles over the edges.

Using several smaller baking dishes also allows you to change up the toppings on each one!

Top one dish with meats and another with veggies to offer your guests a vegetarian option.

Amazing Dippers for Hot Pizza Dip

Dish of keto pizza dip on a serving board with assorted breads for dipping.

This dip is naturally gluten-free and keto-friendly, but the dippers you serve can change that…

Topping Ideas to Try

There are so many delicious options that work great for dipping hot pizza dip!

Dippers

  • Garlic Bread
  • Mini Naan
  • Sliced Baguettes
  • Toasted Baguette
  • Crackers

Keto or GF Dippers

  • Keto Garlic Bread
  • Bell Pepper Slices
  • Sliced Zucchini
  • Carrot Chips
  • Keto Bread or Crackers
  • GF Bread or Crackers

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Hot pizza dip surrounded by bread for dipping.

Keto Hot Pizza Dip

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This easy hot pizza dip is sure to please a crowd! Customize with your favorite pizza toppings and serve with a variety of dippers. Naturally keto-friendly and gluten-free.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Lightly spray 8-inch pie plate or equivalent size baking dish with olive oil
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, and seasonings. Spread in the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine tomato sauce and seasonings. Spread over top of the cheese mixture.
  5. Sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese over top. Add any other desired toppings. Bake for 15 minutes, until bubbly and the cheese is lightly browned.
  6. Serve with assorted dippers like sliced baguettes, crostini, mini naan, crackers, toasted keto bread, baked low-carb tortillas, cloud bread, bell peppers, carrots, or sliced zucchini.
  7. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

Other toppings to try:

  • 2-3 Tbsp diced green bell pepper
  • 2-3 Tbsp diced onion
  • 2 Tbsp diced olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped, cooked Italian sausage

Make ahead instructions:

You can make and assemble this dip a day in advance. Cover and refrigerate until 30 minutes before baking.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 99Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 18mgSodium 509mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 11g

Please note that we are not medical or nutritional professionals. We include nutrition information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. However, due to wide variations in brands, nutrition data is subject to change for every user. Nutrition data is calculated using My Fitness Pal Pro. All sugar alcohols are subtracted from the final carb count. Please refer to our complete Nutritional Disclosure for more details.

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Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Monday 18th of December 2023

I can't wait to try this! It looks amazing!

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Monday 18th of December 2023

Please let us know what you think! :)

Stacy Ling

Monday 18th of December 2023

Wow I'm obsessed with this recipe!

AnnMarie

Monday 18th of December 2023

It's so good. Can't wait to make it for my family now. Let us know if you make it!

Leslie Watkins

Sunday 17th of December 2023

Can’t wait to try this!

Anne

Monday 18th of December 2023

I think you're really going to enjoy it!

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