Easy peasy low carb ham and cheese roll-ups

Oh, man….these ham and cheese roll-ups were good.  AND, they were super easy.  AND, my daughter loved them.  Sugar-free, grain-free, low carb winning for the whole fam – perfect for lunch, brunch or an appetizer tray.

I don’t know about you, but something magical happens when I can get the flavors of an entire sandwich in one bite (without losing half the ingredients out the bottom and sides).

Easy peasy low carb ham and cheese roll-ups

Brunchy foods like this are my fave to create – when we were eating grains I used to make a super yummy ham and cheese crescent roll hot-pockety-thing.  That’s what inspired these low carb, roll-ups!

ROLL EM’ UP

I created this pizza roll-up not too long ago and decided to use it as the base for this recipe.  I make an almond flour and cheese based dough, add some nitrate free black forest ham and shredded cheddar cheese, roll it up and bake it until everything is melty on the inside – crispy on the outside.

HAM AND CHEESE HAS MY HEART

Ham and cheese is the best isn’t it? Whoever decided to put the two together and call their job done is my hero. You can use whatever kind of ham you like – I had some left over black forest deli-style ham left over from when we had houseguests, so I used that (6 pieces total).

Easy peasy low carb ham and cheese roll-ups Easy peasy low carb ham and cheese roll-ups

Any ol’ cheese will do too!  I used cheddar to keep it classic for my 5 yo, but I bet swiss would be SO. GOOD or feta?  Stay tuned.  I’ll try it and let you know if it’s good or not.

THE DOUGH IS FOOLPROOF

While many fathead style doughs call for eggs, I completely omit them for this recipe. When I first came up with the pizza rolls I wanted to see if removing the eggs helped the dough get a bit more “crispy” around the edges when baked.

Easy peasy low carb ham and cheese roll-ups

And, to my delight – it totally works.  The other trick for this particular recipe is melting about a tablespoon of butter and brushing it on the dough before you layer on the ham and cheese.  When it bakes, it creates the most delicious flavor and texture.

Easy peasy low carb ham and cheese roll-ups

THEY ARE SUPER FILLING

These roll-ups may look small, but they are SUPER filling.  You could totally get away with eating just 3 of them and feel full (pair it with a yummy veggie to make it a meal!).

Easy peasy low carb ham and cheese roll-ups Easy peasy low carb ham and cheese roll-ups

They are just 2.5 net carbs per roll, so if you are eating strict keto, plan accordingly (around 7.5 net carbs for three of them – add a super low carb veggie and you’re golden).

SNAG THE RECIPE HERE!

We’ve enjoyed these for lunch, brunch, and dinner.  They take less than 30 minutes to make and taste incredible when dipped in sugar free ketchup with a little bit of Everything But the Bagel Seasoning.  Enjoy!

Easy peasy low carb ham and cheese roll-ups

Print Recipe
Low Carb Ham and Cheese Roll Ups
If you love grilled ham and cheese, you're gonna LOVE these hame and cheese roll-ups. They're low carb, grain-free, sugar-free and super easy to make!
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place almond flour, Mozzarella Cheese and the cream cheese in a large bowl.
  3. Place mixture in microwave for 60 seconds. Remove, stir and microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Mix well to combine ingredients as soon as dough comes out of the microwave. WORK QUICKLY! If you don't get everything mixed well, pop it in the microwave for another 15-30 seconds and repeat until everything is well combined to make a sticky, but firm dough.
  5. Place dough between two sheets of parchment paper and use your hands or a rolling pin to create a thin, rectangular shape. This process works best when the dough is still "hot".
  6. Melt 1 tbsp of butter and brush onto the dough from edge to edge.
  7. Create one layer of ham, covering as much of the dough as possible (you can leave about a 1/2 of dough around the edges.
  8. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of ham and slowly roll the dough (loosely) from one side until there is no more dough to roll. Slowly slice into 12 rolls and place each on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until desired crispness. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

SERVING SIZE: 1 roll (recipe makes 12)

MACROS:  182 calories | 15 g fat | 10 g protein | 2.5 g net carbs

Nutritional Info Disclaimer:  I am not a medical or nutritional professional.  I provide nutritional information for my recipes as a courtesy based upon the ingredients I'm using.  I encourage you to find a nutritional calculator you like best and calculate individual nutrition info based upon the ingredients you are using.  All carb counts are based upon total carbs unless otherwise noted.

Easy peasy low carb ham and cheese roll-ups

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