If you are looking for a new Low Carb Stromboli Recipe to try you have to try this one. I took the best flavors of my Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole and made them into a delicious shareable hand-held chicken stromboli. This keto stromboli is a perfect main course or appetizer for parties and tailgating.
My family loves my Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole and we love pizza and stromboli so it was only natural to make a Chicken Cordon Bleu Stromboli! This is a great variation to use as an appetizer during parties.
With football season starting up we like to do appetizers for dinner nights so we can eat while watching the game. I'll make a variety of different apps, break out the paper plates, and we'll eat in front of the tv. Since we eat as a family nightly, in the dining room as a sit-down dinner this is an easy and fun way to change things up.
When I first tried stuffing this keto low carb stromboli I went a little overboard on the filling. I had to try again and half the amount of filling to get it to roll up.
I layered it so you can see the separate ingredients but while recipe testing I discovered it is better to mix the ingredients together before filling the stromboli. Just follow the instructions and you'll be good!
How to make mozzarella dough
Over the years I've developed a few tricks to making my version of mozzarella dough. I first saw this standard fathead dough over in the Cheese Danish at Up Late Anyway. I've adapted it to my own tastes as I went along making low carb recipes.
My tips are to get the cheese very hot and fondue-like and then to mix the dough in either a food processor or stand mixer. This ensures all the cheese gets mixed in and there aren't any strands of cheese in the dough. That matters less for savory recipes than sweet. No one wants a hunk of mozzarella in their cinnamon rolls!
For a nut-free mozzarella dough, try my Coconut Flour Pizza Crust. You can sub it in for the almond flour dough in this low carb recipe!
How to Make a Keto Stromboli
Once you make the mozzarella dough you are most of the way there!
Step One: Make the mozzarella dough in your food processor or stand mixer.
Step Two: Mix up or prepare the filling of your choice.
Step Three: After that just add the filling, roll it up, crimp the edges closed, and bake until golden brown!
Expert Tip: Line your pan with parchment paper for easy clean-up!
Stromboli vs Calzone
What is your favorite? I always have a hard time deciding. You can use this gluten free dough to make both! Make a double batch and taste test to see your favorite. A classic cheese calzone has ricotta and mozzarella. Strombolis normally have meat and cheese. But you can really make either with any ingredients you like. The shape of stromboli vs calzones is the other difference. Calzones are a circle folded half to make a half-moon shape. Strombolis are rolled up and long.
Filling Ideas for Low Carb Stromboli
Classic Italian - If you love a classic pepperoni and shredded mozzarella low carb pizza try those in a keto stromboli! Slices dipped in sugar free marinara sauce are amazing. Just use my dough as a base and go for it!
Greek - Are spinach and feta more your style? I use this same dough in my keto spanakopita recipe. You can totally use that filling in a stromboli shape instead for Greek-inspired keto stromboli.
Roasted Vegetables - I love adding leftover roasted vegetables anytime I make pizza or stromboli. They add a lot of flavor and nutrition.
Tips for Keto Stromboli
When you make this keto stromboli recipe you are looking for this rich golden brown. Since the meats in the filling are already cooked you don't have to worry and cooking the inside to a specific temperature. By the time the outside dough is golden brown the cheese inside will be hot and melted.
How Many Servings Does This Make?
I made 8 slices out of my chicken stromboli and each piece has 3 net carbs. Like all of my keto recipes you are welcome to change the serving size to fit your macros.
You can slice this thinner than I did to make more pieces. I think you could get up to 12 out of one stromboli. Feeding a crowd? Simply double this stromboli recipe! It only takes a couple of extra minutes to make twice as much.
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ⅔ cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Put mozzarella cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave one minute. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds. Stir. At this point, all the cheese should be melted. Microwave 30 more seconds until uniform and gloopy (it should look like cheese fondue at this point). Mix in the butter until it melts and then add the egg, flour, and baking powder. You will need to dump it onto wax paper and knead it by hand to thoroughly incorporate the ingredients or you can do this in a food processor with the dough blade.
- Press or roll into a large rectangle on a parchment lined baking sheet using wet hands. Mix together the cream cheese, butter, garlic powder, and mustard in a medium bowl until well combined. Stir in the chicken, ham, and cheese. Place spoonfuls down the center of the rectangle. Roll into a log.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.