Spicy Kielbasa Dip

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I also diced the tops of some fresh green onions to add some bite and flavor to the dip.

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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.

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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!

Spicy Kielbasa Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1

Spicy Kielbasa Dip

Ingredients

  • 8oz smoked kielbasa, chopped
  • 1 large jalapeño, diced
  • 1/3c green onion, diced
  • 3/4c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1c mayo

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Chop the kielbasa into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Dice the jalapeño and green onions. Add as many or as few seeds as you like to control the heat in the dish.
  4. Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  5. Add chopped kielbasa and diced jalapeño and green onions to the cream cheese.
  6. Add shredded cheddar cheese and mayo; stir until combined.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes until bubbling slightly at the edges and lightly golden brown on top.

Nutrtional Information

Per serving: 250 calories, 2g total carbs, 2g net carbs, 23g fat, 8g protein (Note: Please remember these numbers are based on the brands I used and may vary slightly with other brands.)

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13 Comments

  1. GJ

    I just made this now! It’s lovely. I actually totally forgot to put the mayonnaise in but it ‘s still nice!
    I’d only ask one massive favour – could you possibly give non “cup” measurements as they are really hard to follow – e.g. what is a quarter of a cup of spring onions? In the UK we use grams etc – but if you even gave it in ounces I could at least convert it!
    If you’d like a picture of how it turned out I could email you – thanks again.

    • Hi there! Thanks so much for trying the recipe and letting me know you enjoyed it! I will try to give different measurements of foods in the future, thanks for the suggestion!

  2. I have this baby in the oven right now for game day and it smells divine. I doubled it and added a TBSP of fennel seed. I’m also going to sprinkle some chopped celery leaves on top from the celery I cut up to dip with it. The jalapeño bacon cheddar muffins are going in next! Thanks Alison!!

    • Awesome Jenn! Unfortunately Packers and Steelers are my two least favorite teams, but I’ll let that slide. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the dip and the biscuits – the biscuits are one of my favorite recipes!

  3. OH! cooked bratwurst would be great for those of us that are Packers fans! 😉

    I’m working on a cheesesteak casserole for my husband who is a Steelers fan!

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