APPETIZERS, SNACKS

Keto Havarti Cheese Dip (4 ingredients)

Keto Havarti Cheese Dip is creamy, delicious and a cinch to make with only 4 simple ingredients. It’s the perfect snack with less than 1 gram of carbs per serving!

Keto Havarti Cheese Dip is creamy, delicious and a cinch to make with only 4 simple ingredients. #Holisticyum

This amazing low-carb appetizer is a great addition to your food line-up for game day parties and social gatherings. It’s tastes just like the fancy cheese spreads found in the grocery store deli. The best part is it’s totally simple to make!

Looking for a perfect appetizer dip that keeps you true to your ketogenic diet and everyone will love too? This low-carb recipe is just what you need. Creamy cheese, amazing flavor and easy to make… this delicious recipe checks all the boxes!

Ingredients Needed For Havarti Cheese Dip

One of the things that makes this one of our best appetizer recipes is the simple ingredients. Just 4 ingredients makes the most tasty appetizer dip for a keto diet.

Havarti Cheese – it’s a mild, semi-hard cheese that’s smooth and buttery. Even though it’s a softer cheese, this creamy havarti cheese Is also super easy to shred and melt.

Mayonnaise – we love to make our keto dips with regular (full-fat) mayonnaise. It blends the dip recipe ingredients beautifully and has enough fat so keep the dip from separating.

Sour Cream – this adds the tang and makes the dip light and fluffy. We prefer full-fat sour cream but if you’re watching calories, the low fat variety can be substituted.

Red Onion – adds color with a sweet and subtle onion flavor that won’t overpower the mild flavor of the cheese.

Making The Keto Cheese Dip

  1. Start by grating the cheese. Shred your block of Havarti using the largest size shred of the box grater. A 7- ounce block will net approximately 2 cups of shredded cheese.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 2 cups Havarti cheese,1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/2 cup sour cream.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons red onion to the cheese mixture and gently stir with a spoon or rubber spatula to blend. Add some salt and black pepper to your taste.
  4. Cover the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap or a tight fitting lid and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors blend. Transfer the cheese mixture to a serving bowl. This creamy dip is best served cold or at room temperature.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Keto Havarti Cheese Dip is creamy, delicious and a cinch to make with only 4 simple ingredients. #holisticyum

What To Serve With Keto Dips

We love to serve our keto dips with a variety of crunchy snacks and low-carb vegetables so there’s something for everyone. Here’s some of our favorites.

Flavors: Add-ins and Substitutions

  • A handful of bacon crumbles is Amazing!
  • Bump up the tanginess with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese or small amount of goat cheese.
  • Add some real zing with blue cheese crumbles.
  • Looking for less of an onion flavor? Stir in only the green part of green onions instead.
  • Invade the spice rack and stir in a sprinkle of garlic powder, paprika or turmeric.
  • Turn up the heat with a dash of hot sauce, a pinch of cayenne or a few red pepper flakes.
Keto Havarti Cheese Dip is creamy, delicious and a cinch to make with only 4 simple ingredients. #holisticyum

Can I Use Other Types Of Cheese?

Sure you can. We based this Havarti recipe on our favorite Jarlsberg dip from the deli, but many other kinds of cheese are awesome substitutes. Really, any kind of mild hard cheese that shreds easily is a perfect alternative to Havarti. Mild cheddar cheese is an excellent choice if you can’t find Havarti.

We don’t recommend using some types of cheese for this recipe. While they’re totally delish, parmesan, romano and pecorino cheeses are very dry and don’t blend as well with the other dip ingredients. Very soft cheese like a cream cheese, goat cheese or some mozzarellas are delicious but tend to mix into the other ingredients rather than be complimented by them.

  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Colby Cheese
  • Gruyere Cheese
  • Edam Cheese

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Keto Havarti Cheese Dip

Keto Havarti Cheese Dip is creamy, delicious and a cinch to make with only 4 simple ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 217kcal

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 cups shredded Havarti cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Grate the cheese. Shred your block of Havarti using the largest size shred of the box grater. A 7- ounce block will net approximately 2 cups of shredded cheese.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together 2 cups Havarti cheese,1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/2 cup sour cream. Add 2 tablespoons red onion to the cheese mixture and gently stir with a spoon or rubber spatula to blend. Add some salt and black pepper to your taste.
  • Cover the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap or a tight fitting lid and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors blend. Transfer the cheese mixture to a serving bowl. This creamy dip is best served cold or at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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Measuring Cups

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Keto Havarti Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 365mg16%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 378IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 251mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Keto Havarti Cheese Dip is creamy, delicious and a cinch to make with only 4 simple ingredients. #holisticyum

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