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Keto Pizza Dip Spaghetti Squash

Keto Pizza Spaghetti Squash is a simple and easy keto dinner recipe idea
that is perfect for any meal prep lunch or dinner.

Keto Pizza Spaghetti Casserole

Keto Pizza Dip Spaghetti Squash is so so good, y’all!

It’s the warm and cheesy, slightly spicy pizza dip topped spaghetti squash low carb meal you need this winter. 

Low Carb Pizza Dip with Spaghetti Squash

Easy Cheesy Pizza Dip easily changes into a low carb and keto-friendly dinner idea when you top roasted spaghetti squash.

Chili Onion Crunch and cream cheese are layered with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and pepperonis to create an unbelievably addictive recipe. All this is scooped onto a great keto pasta substitute, the roasted spaghetti squash.

pizza dip appetizer recipe

What’s in Pizza Dip?

  • Cream cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Pepperoni

How Do You Make Pizza Dip?

cream cheese in a bowl

First, in a bowl, plop a brick of softened cream cheese.

Spread it around to get it all “out there.” 

chili onion crunch from trader joes

chili onion crunch with cream cheese in a bowlchili onion crunch with cream cheese in a bowl

Second, take a spoonful of  Trader Joe’s Chili Onions Crunch, like what we used in this roasted cauliflower recipe and plop it into the cream cheese

mixing cream cheese and chili onion crunch

Mix it around. This picture looks so so gross, and terrible lighting.

Now that it’s winter, I have a two-hour window to get recipes photographed, and these process shots are using my phone! Real-life, y’all! Real-life!

cheesy chili onion crunch

Third, mix it 1/3 of the grated mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.

grating parmesan cheese

using a microplane to grate cheese

I like to use a Microplane and make an absolute mountain of parmesan cheese! 

cream cheese chili onion crunch cheese in a baking dish

Fourth, mix all this together, and spread out into a baking dish

trader joe's marinara sauce

Fifth, get out your favorite marinara sauce – I had this one on hand from Trader Joe’s but, I actually prefer Rao’s Homemade.

And if you wanted this easy cheesy pizza dip to be low carb, use Raos!

marinara sauce in a baking dish

Sixth, cover all your cream cheese mixture with marinara sauce.

I did run my spoon around it so the sauce went to the edges. If you like the marinara sauce a lot, use a little more!

layered pizza dip

Now we’ll cover the top in cheese and pepperonis. 

pepperoni pizza dip in a baking dish

trader joe's pepperoni

These are the pepperonis I buy, and they’re from Trader Joes – super great to keep in the fridge for a low carb snack. Pair with cheese and veggies, and you have an adult Lunchable that’s perfect for eating at your desk while you work. 

As you can see from the picture above, I cut the pepperoni into quarters. I wanted to pepperoni to cover the top, but every bite has some in it. 

layered dip in a baking dish

Here’s a side view of the whole layered pizza dip. 

Finally, you’ll bake the whole thing!

You can add anything you want to your pizza dip.

Pizza Dip Topping Ideas

  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Olives
  • Feta Cheese

Now, we need to roast the spaghetti squash…

Here’s how to roast a spaghetti squash:

how to roast a spaghetti squash

First, on a sheet pan add the halved de-seeded spaghetti squash.

You’ll then prick holes on the outside of the squash. I prefer using a fork – it makes it so easy!

spaghetti squash on a sheet pan

If you have some ‘festive’ olive oil, drizzle it inside the spaghetti squash and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

trader joe's herbs de provence oil

Trader Joe’s has an olive oil that is infused with herbs de Provence and a bay leaf. It is so full of flavor!! If you can’t find this, you could make your own by adding herbs de Provence to olive oil + one bay leaf. Let it hang out for a few days, then drizzle on anything. 

Add a nice sprinkle of salt and pepper before you put this in the oven. 

roasting spaghetti squash

Flip them back over, so the skin is up. 

If you need some tips on roasting vegetables, follow the Roasting Rules.

After about 20 minutes, take them out of the oven and flip over to see how the squash is doing. If you can take a fork and scrape the strands, then it’s ready! If it doesn’t scrape into strands easily, flip it back over for another 10 minutes. 

Spaghetti Squash with Pizza Dip

Scoop the pizza dip over the spaghetti squash strands, and enjoy! It’s such a fantastic meal any night of the week. Best of all, you can make all these items ahead of time, then portion out into containers for lunch or dinner during a busy week.

What is Keto?

The ketogenic diet is a moderate protein, low carb, high-fat diet. Usually, keto dieters eat less than 20 grams of carbohydrates a day. When your body reaches ketosis, a metabolic state, it turns into a fat-burning machine, burning sugars and carbs first. 

Pizza Dip Spaghetti

Other Keto Recipes:

Another variation on this recipe is to stuff each roasted spaghetti squash with the pizza dip! You’ve seen the Low Carb Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats with Meat – use this for inspiration and stuff your spaghetti squash with lots of different things!

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Keto Pizza Spaghetti Squash

Keto Pizza Dip Spaghetti Squash

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: low carb
  • Method: oven baked
  • Cuisine: keto italian

Ingredients

Scale
  • Pizza Dip – see recipe
  • 1 cup spaghetti squash noodles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Split spaghetti squash in half and scoop out seeds.
  3. Drizzle of flavoried olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  4. Flip over so the flat side is face down, and prick holes on the skin side for steam to escape. 
  5. Roast at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, or until a fork inserts easily.
  6. Allow the squash to cool slightly, then scrape the ‘noodles’ out into a container.
  7. Either top with Pizza Dip right away, or save for later. 

Keywords: keto pizza dip spaghetti squash

In conclusion, what keto-friendly meals do you enjoy making in the new year, new you season??

I would love to know in the comments below!

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10 Comments

  1. So delicious, and especially when trying to eat better! We love this one.

    1. Yay, Katie!! Glad you enjoyed it. It feels a bit naughty to be eating that much cheese — but so so good!!

  2. I have added this to our menu! We love spaghetti squash and this is perfect time of year for it.

  3. This is a fantastic idea for a dip and for atop spaghetti squash. I love all the cheesy goodness!

    1. It’s like the best of both worlds – dip a little and then enjoy it for lunch the next day!

  4. So much cheesy goodness and a great idea for Keto eating – can’ t wait to give this a try this weekend! Great football afternoon snack!

    1. It’s definitely a great football watching snack!! I think this weekend I’ll try baking the spaghetti squash + pizza dip in muffins tins to get a “bite sized” version??

  5. Such a great recipe; served this for dinner and it has easily become a new family favorite! Looking forward to making this again later this week!

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