Keto Grilled Cheese

by KetoFocus.com

Easy grilled cheese sandwich made with gluten-free keto bread is ready in less than 10 minutes

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It's easy to enjoy a keto grilled cheese sandwich without having to use store-bought gluten filled keto bread. Bite down on crunchy grilled cooked keto bread with a melty cheese center and only 3 g net carbs per sandwich!

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A grilled cheese sandwich is a lunch-time classic, especially if served with a tomato soup or a tomato based soup like minestrone. It’s right there with other iconic deli sandwiches like the Reuben or a BLT.

This is the BEST keto grilled cheese around! Fluffy pieces of keto white bread are toasted on a griddle or non-stick skillet to create a golden crunchy crust with gooey, melty cheddar cheese sandwiched within.

The keto bread recipe is baked in the microwave at 90 seconds. It only takes a couple minutes to make 2 slices of bread. This bread looks and tastes like real bread. It doesn’t have that overwhelming eggy flavor that other keto recipes have.

How to make a keto grilled cheese sandwich

  1. Make low carb bread for the sandwich. The recipe used only takes 90 seconds to bake in the microwave; although, you can use the oven as well. It has special ingredients to make the bread fluffy and airy, all the while looking and tasting like real bread.
  2. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. This will help crisp and toast the outside of the sandwich.
  3. Grill each slice of bread on a non-stick skillet. Add the bread, butter side down to a hot skillet, top with cheese, cover and cook until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.

ingredients for keto grilled cheese with pictures of almond flour, protein powder, baking powder, allulose, butter, sour cream, egg white, sliced cheese, heavy cream

Key ingredients

  • Keto bread – When it comes to sandwich bread for your keto grilled cheese recipe, this recipe yields an easy bread that comes together in a few minutes. It uses almond flour, protein powder, baking powder, allulose, butter, egg white, sour cream and heavy cream. The combination of all these ingredients makes a soft, airy bread that doesn’t taste like an egg.
  • Butter – Necessary to spread on the outside of the bread so the bread will toast on the skillet to a crunchy, golden brown hot sandwich.
  • Cheese – Of course, you need cheese when you make a cheese sandwich. I use sharp cheddar cheese because it has a strong cheddar flavor and is zero net carbs per slice. Other options for cheese are, mild cheddar cheese, medium cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, swiss cheese, gouda cheese, and Havarti cheese. You could use American cheese, however American cheese does have carbs in it. Typically, a slice of American cheese has 1 g carb.

 

Equipment needed

  • Square baking dish – This will be the mold for making your keto sandwich bread. Make sure it is microwave and oven safe. Ideally, you want a square shape around 4″ x 4″. The baking dish I used  came in a meal prep set similar to this set. It holds 781 ml if that helps.
  • Parchment paper – To keep the bread from sticking to the sides of the baking dish and to make it easier to lift our your bread loaf out of the dish.

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Keto Sandwich Bread Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon low carb protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon allulose, optional
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons sour cream

Keto Grilled Cheese Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1-2 slices sharp cheddar cheese

Keto Grilled Cheese Directions

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Store bought keto bread

With the popularity of the keto diet, more and more brands are making keto products like breads. In most bigger grocery stores, you can find at least one brand of keto bread in store. You can use these breads to make grilled cheese. It would be a lot simpler than making your own bread; however, most of these breads do contain gluten so if you are looking for a gluten-free option, make my 90 second bread.

Here are some brands to look for in the store:

  • Franz Keto Bread
  • Sola
  • Kiss My Keto
  • Oroweat Keto Bread
  • Extraordinary Bites
  • Keto Culture
  • Base Culture (gluten free)

Additions

Besides swapping out with different cheeses, here are some tasty things to add to your grilled cheese to make it interesting.

  • Pepperoni
  • Salami
  • Pulled pork
  • Roasted peppers
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Pickles
  • Avocado
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Spinach
  • Dijon mustard
  • Red onion
  • Thinly sliced apple (higher in carbs)
  • Thinly sliced pear (higher in carbs)
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Storage instructions

A grilled cheese sandwich is always best eaten right away. The cheese is melty and bread is crispy. Letting it sit for too long can result in soggy bread and hardened cheese.

You could store your grilled cheese in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and reheat it in a skillet or air fryer.

Keto Grilled Cheese: FAQS

How many carbs are in a grilled cheese sandwich?

A traditional grilled cheese sandwich can have anywhere from 11-30 grams carbs, depending on the bread used. It's the bread that makes a regular grilled cheese not keto-friendly.

Can I make a grilled cheese with other keto bread?

Yes, besides using my 90 second bread recipe you can use these instructions for grilling your sandwich with any keto bread.

Can grilled cheese be reheated?

Yes! It's preferred to reheat your sandwich in a skillet or the air fryer. Using a microwave to reheat your cheese sandwich may make it soggy.

Can I use a whole egg instead of egg whites?

Yes, you can use a whole egg instead of egg white. You will need to omit the heavy cream to maintain consistency. The benefit of using egg whites over the whole egg is that the yolk can dye the bread a strange yellow color instead of that iconic white bread appearance.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Grilled Cheese

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 531
Fat 47.9g
Protein 18.8g
Total Carbs 3.8g
Net Carbs 3g

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2 Comments

  1. I made with 3 different cheeses which I know is overkill, but I have missed grilled cheese. I am good for a while now!

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