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TikTok Boat Dip

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Just mix and go! This TikTok Boat Dip is a tasty blend of cool sour cream, zesty taco seasoning, Rotel, and cheddar cheese. It’s keto-friendly too!

bowl of boat dip with pork rinds for dipping

Keto TikTok Boat Dip

Whether you need the perfect dip for dipping veggies, a spread for lettuce wraps, or something to munch on while you’re at the pool, this Keto-friendly poolside dip is the perfect option! This dip recipe comes together so fast (we’re talking minutes!) and is perfect to make ahead for meal prep too.

This “boat dip” recipe has been making the rounds on TikTok for a while so I had to give it a try! Usually TikTok recipes aren’t keto-friendly, but this one surprisingly is…without any modifications needed!

Even though it’s naturally low in carbs, this Boat Dip is packed with flavor! Cool, creamy, and zesty – it tastes like a 7-layer taco dip. However, it doesn’t require all the work and layering…and it’s much lower in carbohydrates than the original dip!

Why Is It Called Boat Dip?

There’s no big secret here…the name “boat dip” likely comes from the fact that this recipe is easy to make, easy to transport, and perfect for a boat party! It’s always a crowd-pleaser!

top down view of a bowl of TikTok boat dip


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Optional Garnish Ideas

  • Chopped green onions
  • Sliced jalapeño peppers
  • Extra Ro-Tel or salsa
  • Black olives

Kitchen Tools Used

"Boat Dip" ingredients, with text labels: sour cream, taco seasoning, rotel, shredded cheese


  1. Stir together the sour cream and contents of one packet taco seasoning in a large bowl until well combined and smooth.
  2. Add the drainer Rotel tomatoes and chilies and stir to mix.
  3. Add the shredded cheese a cup a handful at a time, stirring until everything is evenly distributed.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

4 step photo collage showing how to make TikTok boat dip

Prep Tips

  • While you can enjoy your freshly-mixed dip right away, I think it tastes fantastic when chilled. Be sure to keep any leftovers refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to serve.
  • We used cheddar cheese, but you’re welcome to substitute with your favorite type of cheese. Sharp cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese are also tasty options. I recommend shredding your own cheese, as packaged shredded cheese often contains added starches and carbs.
  • You can easily adjust the spice level of this dish by using “Mild” or “Hot” RO-TEL instead of original flavor.
  • Use full fat sour cream (avoid low-fat sour cream) for this keto-friendly option. Fat is our friend on keto! Also, “light” or “low fat” dairy products often contain more sugar and carbs. You can also add a kick of heat by adding in hot sauce or hot salsa.

dipping a pork rind in sour cream and Rotel dip

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can You Serve With Boat Dip?

Some of our favorite low carb dippers include:

  • Pork rinds or pork skins (pictured)
  • Keto Chicken Skin Crisps
  • Fresh Sliced Veggies, such as red bell peppers, celery sticks, cucumbers, or jicama
  • Low Carb Tortilla Chips
  • Keto-Friendly Crackers
  • Low Carb Pita Chips

If you’re not on a low carb diet, tortilla chips taste fantastic with this Mexican-inspired dip.

Can You Make Boat Dip Ahead Of Time?

Absolutely! This is a great recipe to prepare in advance because it keeps well in the fridge. You can mix everything together and keep covered in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. Leftover dip tastes just as good as when you just make it, or even better because everything has a chance to mingle. For best flavor, I recommend enjoying on day 1 or day 2.

close up of a Mexican flavored sour cream dip


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TikTok Boat Dip (Keto-Friendly)

Just mix and go! This TikTok Boat Dip is a tasty blend of cool sour cream, zesty taco seasoning, Rotel, and cheddar cheese. It's keto-friendly too!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Keto, Mexican
Keyword: Boat Dip, Keto TikTok Boat Dip, Tik Tok, TikTok
Servings: 8
Calories: 244kcal
Cost: $8


  • Mixing Bowl


  • 16 ounces Sour Cream
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies drained
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded


  • Stir together the sour cream and taco seasoning in a large bowl until well combined.
  • Drain the can of Rotel and add the tomatoes and chilies to the bowl. Stir to mix.
  • Add shredded cheese a handful at a time, stirring until everything is combined.
    4 step photo collage showing how to make "boat dip"
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Nutrition information is an estimate only.
Net Carbs: 7g per serving


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1107IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 1mg

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