With the Superbowl coming up, I wanted to create an easy, keto-friendly dip you can bring to a party without anyone suspecting it’s low carb, high fat. This kielbasa dip is wonderful with cucumbers, bell pepper slices and celery but you could also bring crackers or crostini slices for your non-low carb friends and it would be equally delicious. If you are like me and already waiting for next season to start, this dip will bring some comfort and satisfaction to your Superbowl celebration. The best part is that it takes about 5 minutes to put together and has minimal ingredients, making this a touchdown of a recipe.
I gathered my ingredients and pre-heated my oven to 375°F. It is important to purchase fully cooked smoked kielbasa for this recipe. Alternatively, you could use fully cooked Italian sausage links, too, but I prefer the flavor of Polish kielbasa in this recipe.
I started by dicing the kielbasa into bite-sized pieces. Easiest way to do this is to cut a few slices off the link, as shown on the right, stack them on top of each other, cut them in half, turn 90° and then cut them 2-3 more times.
Next I diced the fresh jalapeño. As previously mentioned, I enjoy spicy foods. I cut out the seeds from the first half of the jalapeño but left a few of the seeds when I diced the second half. It’s up to you how mild or spicy you want this dish – omit the seeds completely for barely any heat and throw them all in if you’re looking for a real zinger.
In a medium mixing bowl I first softened the cream cheese for about 30 seconds in the microwave before adding the kielbasa, jalapeño and green onions. To that I added the cheddar cheese and mayonnaise and mixed until thoroughly combined.
I spread the mixture evenly into this adorable Le Creuset stoneware baking dish and baked it for 20 minutes until lightly golden brown on top. It really could not be easier to prepare and party-goers will wish there was more. Before cooking you could let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to allow the flavors to mix; if it goes into the oven cold, I’d add an extra 5 minutes to your baking time. This is a pretty hearty dip because of the sausage and leftovers even taste great in scrambled eggs. It’s so good, in fact, you could honestly eat it straight with a spoon. What will you bring to your Superbowl party? Share with me below in the comments!