Keto Ham and Cheese Stromboli is a savory and satisfying dish that captures all the flavors you love while keeping the carb count low. This keto-friendly version features a tender, cheesy filling wrapped in a golden, almond flour-based dough. It’s perfect for those following a ketogenic diet or anyone who wants a delicious, low-carb alternative to traditional stromboli. Let’s dive into the recipe:
Recipe: Keto Ham and Cheese Stromboli
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the Filling:
- 8-10 slices of ham
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or your preferred keto-friendly cheese)
- 1/4 cup diced bell peppers (optional)
- 1/4 cup diced onions (optional)
- 1/4 cup diced black olives (optional)
- 1/4 cup diced tomatoes (optional)
For the Egg Wash:
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
1. Prepare the Dough:
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until both cheeses are melted and well combined. This should take about 2 minutes.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
- Add the egg to the dry ingredients and mix until it forms a crumbly dough.
- Pour the melted cheese mixture into the dough and knead it together until you have a smooth, cohesive dough. You might find it easier to use your hands for this step.
2. Roll Out the Dough:
- Place the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll it out into a rectangle that’s approximately 10×12 inches.
3. Assemble the Stromboli:
- Layer the slices of ham over the dough, leaving a border around the edges.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese and your choice of optional fillings (bell peppers, onions, olives, tomatoes) evenly over the ham.
4. Roll and Seal:
- Carefully lift one edge of the parchment paper to help you roll the dough into a log shape, starting from one of the long sides.
- Once rolled, pinch the edges to seal the stromboli.
5. Egg Wash and Bake:
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Transfer the stromboli, still on the parchment paper, to a baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg with 1 tablespoon of water to create an egg wash. Brush this wash over the stromboli’s surface.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the stromboli is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
6. Cool and Serve:
- Allow the Keto Ham and Cheese Stromboli to cool for a few minutes before slicing it into portions.
- Calories: 555
- Total Fat: 44g
- Saturated Fat: 17g
- Sodium: 960mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 10g
- Dietary Fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 2g
- Protein: 30g