Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Recipes Snacks
Famous Dave’s Salmon Spread (Keto, GF)
March 22, 2019

We love BBQ and prior to my discovery that gluten is death, we used to hang out at Famous Dave’s BBQ. I can’t eat there any longer as they use wheat in their sauces and every dish seems to be contaminated, but we loved Famous Dave’s Salmon Spread, before I also found out that dairy is death for me!

I can’t even eat this version of Famous Dave’s Salmon Spread, but it’s a favorite with my other half so I reverse engineered it from the menu and I do make it for him on occasion.

This is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover salmon and for those of you who can eat dairy, it’s a real treat! Awesome snack to take to parties as well. Once people get past how it looks and give it a try it tends to go pretty quick.

Famous Dave's Salmon Spread in a bowl on the counter next to a whole jicama.

Famous Dave’s Salmon Spread

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


This salmon spread is a copy cat of the Famous Dave’s Salmon Spread recipe. So good. Great use for leftover salmon and really great for parties!



  • 8oz. Room temperature cream cheese
  • Two cups shredded salmon (1 large filet)
  • 2Tbs. Capers
  • Cheyenne pepper powder to taste
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil


  • Dress salmon filet with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper and bake salmon filet at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Let the salmon cool and flake with a fork.
  • Place the room temperature cream cheese in a bowl and mash it with a fork to soften it up.
  • Add in the flaked salmon and the capers and mix.
  • Add in the Cheyenne pepper to your desired spiciness…I make it pretty spicy, 3-4 good dashes usually do the trick.
  • Mix and serve with your desired scoop. Goes great with jicama chips or any veggie stick.


Serve with veggies like celery, carrot sticks, bell pepper strips, cucumber rounds, or jicama sticks.

  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: famous daves salmon spread, cream cheese salmon spread


About author


Heather is a cancer survivor, entrepreneur, and health & wellness educator. Advocating for ownership over your own health and medical treatment, Heather speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle interventions for healing chronic illness, managing stress, recovering from burnout, and living life on your terms.

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