Sometimes you just want pizza. For a quick snack, nothing could be easier than these Zucchini Mini Pizzas. Sprinkled with mozarella cheese and topped with pepperoni, these tasty treats will have you thinking about making another batch before you're even done with the first.
If you are a yogurt lover, fear not: Yogurt is a treat that can be had on keto every once in a while, but only in its full-fat form. Creamy yogurt pairs well with the crunch of chia seeds and sliced almonds in this parfait recipe. Add fresh berries or a dash of cocoa powder for a real sweet treat.
A favorite of many, spinach and artichoke dip is the perfect thing to scoop up with some pork rinds for a tasty snack. Although this dip is traditionally made with mozzarella and Parmesan, this recipe includes the rich, nutty flavor of Gruyere for added cheesiness.
Pork rinds have this amazing ability to take on the flavor of whatever you spice them with, making these a crave-worthy sour cream and onion “chip.” You can usually get pork skin from a butcher or at your local international market; otherwise you can purchase “pork rind pellets” online.
Full of fresh rosemary flavor, this simple snack is a personal and party favorite at my home. Fresh rosemary is key here, so save this recipe for another time if you only have dried rosemary on hand. I fell so in love with the flavor of these that I now keep a small rosemary bush on the back porch. Enjoy these nuts with a cup of tea or alongside cured meats and cheeses.
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Juicy tomatoes, sweet and spicy whiskey-caramelized onions, and refreshing goat cheese combine for this delectable dish. Enjoy on a summer evening with fresh-picked tomatoes from your garden or your local farmers’ market.
These oven-roasted pesto poppers caramelize in the oven as they bake, bringing out the natural sweetness of the peppers, balanced with a savory goat cheese and herb blend.
Perfect for a party appetizer or an afternoon snack, these stuffed mushrooms roasted with cream cheese and prosciutto are a lovely treat. Prosciutto comes in a variety of thicknesses; for this recipe, the thinner the better. When prosciutto is cooked it can become tough if it's too thick, so ask your butcher for the thinnest cut available.
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Nachos, my first love, my last love. While a pork rind can never truly replace a tortilla chip, the more toppings you add, the less you’ll care which vehicle is driving all that delicious cheese into your mouth.
Consider your pizza cravings gone, with this fat-centric pizza where the mozzarella crisps on the bottom and can be cut (and held) like a real pizza. Plus, you’ll still get all that classic pizza flavor you crave.
Genoa salami slices, smaller than bologna slices but larger than pepperoni, make great low-carb “crusts” for easy mini pizzas you can make in the oven, microwave, or toaster oven. Even your non-keto pals will enjoy these.
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There’s nothing like a crispy, salty, ooey-gooey mozzarella stick. The secret to making them is that you absolutely must make and freeze them in advance; or they’ll end up a hot, ooey-gooey mess all over the baking sheet instead of in your mouth.
When you crave something spicy, these stuffed jalapeño poppers are a great go-to snack. Depending on the time of year, jalapeños can carry a mild or medium level of heat. Paired with cream cheese, the heat is tempered but still comes through in a pleasant, tasty way.
Treat yourself to a tapas classic with these goat cheese stuffed peppers, roasted to perfection. The rich, creamy flavor of the goat cheese cuts through the light spice of the pepper and is complemented by the fresh basil. If you are unable to find fresh basil, make this recipe when you have it, as dried basil does not produce the same flavors when used as a substitute.
These fried avocado wedges are an absolute delight. Crispy and crunchy on the outside, and soft and creamy on the inside, they're always a hit and can be seasoned in a variety of ways. Dip them in Ranch Dressing for some added flavor.
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While you may buy French onion dip at the store, this recipe will make you quickly reconsider that decision. Caramelizing onions does bring out the sugars more but this dip can be enjoyed in moderation on the keto diet. Paired with pork rinds or raw vegetables, this dip can be enjoyed right after you make it or after resting in the refrigerator overnight for enhanced flavor.
One thing I’ve learned for sure is that keto cakes can be made from eggs and keto breads can be made from cheese. There’s really nothing you can’t do with eggs or cheese plus a little almond or coconut flour if you’re craving a bread-like treat. Huge props to UpLateAnyway.com, who inspired the dough for this recipe with her famous low-carb stromboli recipe, which, to me, makes her a ketogenic hero.
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This recipe is delicious as well as nutritious. Enjoy these chips with a quick dip in some Ranch Dressing or on their own as a filling snack. Keep an eye on these while they're baking-they can burn very quickly.
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Deviled eggs are my favorite keto snack at any time of day, especially when I’ve made a big batch ahead of time. Dill works well with mayonnaise to create an aromatic twist on the classic deviled egg.
This rich, creamy dip is an homage to the first crab dip I ever had. I snagged every keto-friendly veggie stick and cheese slice to consume scoop after scoop of dip. Ever since, crab dip has been a favorite. This dip goes great with Baked Parmesan Chips.
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When my legendary chocolate cravings hit, I reach for these peanut buttery cups of high-fat bliss. This recipe seamlessly blends coconut oil with peanut butter powder to create a smooth texture. If I only have regular peanut butter on hand, I just decrease the amount of coconut oil by about 1 tablespoon. My favorite way to eat these is to take small bites and let them slowly melt. De-li-cious.
In college, I was not just a ramen girl—I was the ramen girl. I ran a column of ramen recipes on my dorm website and ate ramen just about every day. When a ramen cookbook came out, three people gave it to me for Christmas. I know ramen. I love ramen. I still buy spicy ramen, toss the noodles, and use the seasoning packet to make broth. When I first made this dip, I thought I was just being crazy and projecting like a true ramen addict. But ramen is back and can be enjoyed with fresh veggies or pork rinds. You’ll be amazed by how much flavor is packed into each bite.
Though tortilla chips are nowhere to be found on the keto diet, you can still enjoy nachos with the crunchy, salty flavor of pork rinds. Serving as the base for just about any type of nacho you can think of, this basic cheese recipe can be built on with your keto favorites. For a spicy kick, try pickled jalapeños.
A healthy, quick, and easy way to start your day, baked eggs in avocado halves offer endless ways to experiment. Try them with a variety of cheeses, toppings, and seasoning like chopped onion and chives, or cayenne pepper and hot sauce.
When you're craving a crunchy snack, these cheese crackers will surprise you with their crisp texture and rich flavor. While Cheddar is used in this recipe, other semi-hard cheeses, like Parmesan, work equally well. Enjoy these with a light dip or your favorite toppings.
Perfect for a party or a quick midday snack, these Caprese Salad Bites are full of flavor and simple to make. The bright burst of flavor from the tomato pairs perfectly with the creamy mozzarella and fresh basil. Drizzled with olive oil, these little skewers get a zing from balsamic vinegar and a simple seasoning of salt and pepper for a well-rounded bite.
This is the perfect snack when you are craving the flavor of buffalo wings but don't want to deal with the hassle of making them. Cauliflower is an amazing, incredibly versatile vegetable that is able to take on many flavors. Try this recipe with other marinades and sauces, like fajita mix and sour cream.
If Sundays at your house are reserved for football like they are at mine, this dip is sure to be a touchdown hit for the whole crowd. Packed with cheesy goodness and spicy chicken, this recipe will have you scraping the edges to get every last bite. I like to tone the heat up with some heavy-handed shakes of hot sauce-my favorite is Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce for a light smoky flavor.
Buffalo wings are the love of my life, but I’ll take a time-out from our one-way relationship and indulge in a more snackable dish like these spicy, buttery cauliflower bites, which can be shared (unlike me with my wings).
For a quick snack or a party dish you can serve with fancy little toothpicks, these slightly spicy buffalo balls, packed with rich blue cheese, are just the ticket.
Bacon can be its own meal when sprinkled with this savory and spicy dust before baking in the oven. It’s also the perfect snack when you’re on the go.
These Parmesan chips complement the flavors of just about anything savory you want to put on them or dip them in. They go especially well with the Creamy Crab Dip.
These Cheddar chips will satisfy any chip cravings you have, but they work especially well with Mexican dips like salsa and guacamole.
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Gooey mozzarella cheese is encased in bacon, a keto staple, in this favorite snack recipe. In Sneaky Keto Classics, you'll find a recipe for a more traditional style of mozzarella sticks, but since everything is better with bacon, why not give these a try? Crunchy on the outside but melty on the inside, these are a crowd pleaser as well as an indulgent late-night snack.
My mom, who hates onions but loves onion dip made from the blue box, would take the packet of dried onions and crush it through a strainer until there wasn’t a lick of onion string left in the dip. In her honor, I’ve created the exact opposite kind of dip, deeply flavored by sweet caramelized onions.
Watch out: This guacamole packs a punch, and not just because of the bacon. The subtle but spicy flavor from the serrano peppers is sure to tickle taste buds and delight spice lovers. If you don't want a spicy guacamole, simply omit the serrano and enjoy it without.