The Best Easy Low Carb Keto Pesto

The Best Easy Low Carb Keto Pesto

Quick and easy keto pesto is bursting with flavor! Gluten-free pesto is perfect on your favorite low carb bread or in any recipe that calls for an Italian sauce. Packed with garlic and basil, it’s kid-approved and delicious!

When was the first time you tried pesto? To be honest I can’t actually remember as I was a picky child. However, I know I was in college when I truly fell in love with it.

Pasta with pesto became very popular around my shared house, and I was so excited to get my aunt’s old food processor she was about to sell at a garage sale. Can I tell you a secret? Those older machines are sometimes the best. That same food processor she used for many years is still in my cabinet and runs well!

I’m not going to tell you exactly how many years it’s been for me since I received it in college, but it’s been quite a few!

In spite of the fact my diet is primarily keto and low carb, I still adore pesto! The powerful strength of the garlic and basil is just as fabulous as it was back then. I just dropped the pasta and use it on different dishes.

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Simple and classic keto pesto is a delicious sauce for any low carb Italian dish. Gluten-free and packed with garlic and basil, every member of the family will love this fabulous dinner accompaniment. #lowcarbrecipes #ketopesto

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“Pesto madam.”
“Yes, Floote, that! Brilliant. Full of garlic.” To illustrate her point, she took another mouthful before continuing. “Seems they put garlic in positively everything here. Absolutely fantastic.”

Gail Carriger

Author, Blameless

Pesto origins

Imagine yourself in a terracotta roof-tiled house on the side of a hill in 16th century Genoa. It’s a summer sun-filled day in northern Italy, and the air is filled with the scent of basil. The garden is full, and the basil sways in the breeze filling the air with that magnificent aroma.

It’s time to make a new sauce. Pesto!

Pesto is said to originate in Genoa in the 16th century. It’s a simple sauce, but with a punch of flavors that blend together just right. Traditionally, it’s made with basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and olive oil.

Back then they wouldn’t have had a food processor but used the indispensable mortar and pestle. Like this one here:

Therefore, for a truly authentic pesto it’s nice to go back to original methods. It’s not that much more difficult to grind a pesto sauce in the mortar and pestle. There are chefs like Mario Batali who claim it’s the best or even the ONLY way to make a true pesto.

Don’t worry, if you use a food processor like I do most of the time, I won’t tell anyone.

A jar of keto pest with a white plate of garlic, peppers, and spinach #ketorecipes #pesto

To make easy keto pesto you’ll need : 

Quick and easy keto pesto is packed with flavor and the perfect sauce to spice up a low carb meal. Gluten-free and sugar-free but full of garlic and basil, this will become a summer staple in your house. #ketopesto #ketorecipes

How to make a quick keto pesto

This recipe is so simple and easy it hardly takes any time at all.

First, take out all the materials and ingredients. Plug in the food processor or brandish your pestle (the rounded stone tool to grind the pesto), and it’s time to begin.

Second, throw all the ingredients but the basil, salt, and pepper into a food processor. Process on high for 30-40 seconds or until everything is evenly combined.

Alternatively, grind it in the mortar with the pestle until combined.

Next, add in the basil, salt, and pepper and continue to pulse and process (or grind) until the mixture reaches the desired consistency. To be perfectly honest, it depends on the person. Do you like to have small chunks of nut or parmesan in your pesto or would you prefer it perfectly smooth?

I like it with very small pieces and not completely puréed. However, it’s your pesto! It’s completely up to you.

When the machine is off, use a spatula to push down any large pieces on the sides. Process it another 20 seconds or until you’ve reached the perfect pesto.

E ecco! Delizioso!

Spoon dips into a jar of basil keto pesto sauce. #ketorecipes #italianketo

The versatility of the keto pesto recipe

Do you know why I love pesto so much? Well, number one it’s flavor is out of this world! Yes, I have a thing for garlic and basil.

Secondly, the recipe is so incredibly versatile! It’s so easy to switch out certain ingredients based on what you have on hand or to make it fit with a certain diet. I even switch it up to avoid different allergens.

For example. The child has a nut allergy to pine nuts, cashews, and walnuts, but she’s okay with almonds. Instead of the traditional Italian pine nuts, I replace them with almonds.

Boom. Crisis averted, and we still get to enjoy those amazing flavors.

Another example: Eek! It’s spring, and I’m out of all my frozen pesto I stored up using all the basil from the garden last year! Basil is super expensive to buy in larger quantities or I only have a little on-hand. While the flavor will be slightly different you can always substitute in spinach for the missing basil.

Third example: I’m out of olive oil or prefer avocado oil on my keto diet. Simple. Substitute avocado oil.

Hint: Don’t avoid or skimp on the garlic. Its flavor is pretty awesome, and hey, you’ll ward off vampires.

Lovely silver spoon of green keto pesto #ketorecipes #lowcarbrecipes

Pesto is such a great standard. It’s so simple to make and always tastes good.

Tamra Davis

Director

Okay, you’ve sold me. But why call it KETO pesto?

There you’ve caught me. This is a pretty classic, traditional pesto recipe with optional changes here or there.

BUT it’s such a flavorful sauce, and it fits perfectly into the keto parameters. It’s low carb, high fat, and gluten-free. Did I mention it’s delicious?!

Therefore, to recognize the fact these traditional ingredients and sauce are an AMAZING addition to your keto library of recipes, I’ve titled this one Easy Keto Pesto. And it’s just that.

I hope you enjoy it on zoodles, your favorite keto bread, a white pesto zucchini lasagna (does that not sound like a fabulous summer garden recipe?!), or in my keto pesto pinwheels, a fabulous keto appetizer coming soon!

Buona fortuna, mangia, e sii felice!

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Delicious and super simple keto pesto adds a punch of flavor to any low carb meal. Garlic, basil, and parmesan, you can't go wrong! Use up the garden basil and keep the family happy all year. #ketorecipes #lowcarbsauce

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Printable Recipe

Keto Pesto

Easy bright and flavorful keto pesto will have your tastebuds singing of summer! The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic in the perfect low carb summer sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: Basil Pesto, Easy Pesto, Keto Pesto, Low Carb Pesto
Servings: 14
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (or pine nuts, walnuts, or preferred nut)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients but the basil, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Process on high for 30-40 seconds or until everything is evenly combined.
  • Add in the basil, salt, and pepper and continue to pulse and process until the mixture reaches the desired consistency. When the machine is off, use a spatula to push down any large pieces on the sides. Process another 20 seconds or until mixed well.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 14.0
Amount Per Serving: 2 tablespoons
Calories 134
 
Total Fat 14 g  
Saturated Fat 2 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg  
Sodium 146 mg  
Potassium 28 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 1 g  
Dietary Fiber 0 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 2 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls

Craving holiday chocolates? These delicious keto chocolate coconut balls have the perfect crack of sugar-free chocolate into super soft creamy coconut centers.

You know ALL the chocolate and eggs and sugar you get around Easter and really any other holiday in our modern-day system? Does anyone else have trouble avoiding it, or is it just me?

I absolutely love all things Cadbury and the crazy sweetness of their chocolate eggs. Coconut-filled eggs are another huge weakness of mine. Honestly, if I don’t have a good keto alternative at hand on holidays I simply can’t handle it and have to plan to wean myself off sugar after the holiday.

However! The ups and downs can all be avoided if you prepare. Fabulous keto chocolate coconut balls are a life-saver at times, and I definitely plan to have them on hand at Easter in the next few weeks.

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Keep these Keto chocolate coconut balls around during Easter and other candy-filled holiday. They're low carb, sugar-free, and will help keep you on the keto diet and say no to temptations. #ketocandy #lowcarbdesserts

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Low carb unsweetened coconut

One question I get asked quite often is where to find unsweetened shredded coconut. More and more lately I’ve seen it at everyday grocery stores. However, if yours doesn’t stock it, I would try a Whole Foods or Natural Grocers style store. Or you can always order online through Amazon with one of their options here.


“Will looked horrified. “What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?”

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Author

To make keto chocolate coconut balls you’ll need : 

Delicious keto chocolate coconut balls are the perfect gluten-free sugar-free holiday candy to keep around during Easter, Christmas, or whenever you need a low carb alternative to candy! #ketocandy #lowcarbdessert

How to make keto chocolate coconut balls

First of all, take out a small saucepan and heat the heavy cream to almost a simmer, but do not boil. Second, whisk in the powdered sweetener and then the coconut.

Then turn off the heat, stir in the extract and let it sit for 15 minutes so the coconut can absorb the liquid.

Now form the coconut mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place each one on a baking pan at least an inch apart. Put them in the freezer for 2 hours or overnight.

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls, coconut overhead

 

How to make the low carb chocolate coating

Next, it’s time to make the chocolate coating! First, put 5 oz of chopped unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, and powdered sweetener in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler you can always use a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.

Chocolate melting in a double boiler with Swerve and cocoa butter

Then stir it all constantly until everything is completely melted and mixed together.

Melted chocolate in glass bowl

Now, remember the coconut balls? Remove them from the freezer and get them ready to dip in the chocolate! (I love this part!)

Place one coconut ball on a fork, and dip it in the chocolate mixture to coat thoroughly. Then remember to shake the excess chocolate back in the bowl and place the coated coconut ball on the baking tray to set.

Dipped Keto Chocolate Coconut Ball

After that, continue to dip and repeat with all the coconut balls until they’re all delightfully chocolate coated. Yummy.

From there, return the newly dipped keto chocolate coconut balls to the freezer to set for 10 minutes. If you forget about them for a little while it won’t matter. The important thing is for them to be cold and set to pop them off the pan. If you fear them sticking use silicone baking liners or parchment paper to line the pan.

Take them off the pan and store them in an airtight container or even a zipper bag in the refrigerator for up to a week or about a month in the freezer.

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls on pan

 

The greatest tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare…neither knew chocolate.

Sandra Boynton

Author, Humorist

What’s your favorite Easter candy?

Yes, for me, any holiday involving food is the hardest to stay on a strict keto diet. I love keto and how it works; however, I also love holidays and family traditions.

It’s so difficult not to grab that English toffee at Christmas or the chocolate eggs at Easter! Because I know those are my weaknesses, I have an advantage!

When you recognize what could be a potential downfall to your low carb or keto plan you have power. It’s great because then it’s easier to plan and say, “Okay, this is what I struggle with. How can I find a healthier alternative I’ll want to reach for?”

Preparedness is key, and it can be done! With these delicious keto chocolate coconut balls around I breathe a sigh of relief when the chocolate eggs appear everywhere. I can make a good choice, stick to the keto diet, and still enjoy an Easter treat.

Happy holidays and enjoy the candy-making!

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Easter keto chocolate coconut balls are sugar-free, low carb, super-easy, and delicious. Gluten-free with coconut, chocolate, cream, and other goodness. A low carb treat for any holiday. #ketodessert #lowcarbcandy

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Chiles rellenos keto breakfast casserole is a delight to the tastebuds! Cheesy low carb, gluten-free stuffed green chiles in a breakfast egg custard. #ketobreakfast #ketorecipes

Printable Recipe

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls

Craving holiday candies? These keto chocolate coconut balls have the perfect crack of sugar-free chocolate into super soft creamy coconut centers. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: chocolate coconut fat bombs, keto chocolate coconut balls, low carb chocolate coconut balls
Servings: 20
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sweetener (such as Swerve Confectioners)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Chocolate Coating

  • 5 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tbsp powdered sweetener (such as Swerve Confectioners)
  • 1/2 oz cocoa butter

Instructions

  • Take a small saucepan and heat heavy cream to almost a simmer, but do not boil. Whisk in the powdered sweetener and then the coconut. Turn off the heat, stir in the extract, and let it sit for 15 minutes so the coconut can absorb the liquid.
  • Form coconut mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a baking pan. Place in freezer for 2 hours or overnight.

Chocolate Coating

  • To make the chocolate coating, put 5 oz of chopped unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, and powdered sweetener in a double boiler or bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Stir constantly until completely melted and mixed together.
  • Remove the coconut balls from the freezer. Place one on a fork and dip it in the chocolate mixture to coat thoroughly. Shake the excess chocolate back in the bowl and place the coated coconut ball on the baking tray to set. Repeat with all coconut balls.
  • Return to the freezer to set for 10 minutes then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or a month in the freezer.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 20.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 ball
Calories: 120
 
Total Fat 11 g  
Saturated Fat 5 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 16 mg  
Sodium 4 mg  
Potassium 0 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 3 g  
Dietary Fiber 2 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 1 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

 

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Low Carb Keto Thai Coconut Soup

Low Carb Keto Thai Coconut Soup

Creamy Keto Thai coconut soup is a delicate blend of amazing flavors: shrimp, ginger, lime, coconut milk, lemongrass, with the red curry spice on top. Delicious, dairy-free, gluten-free, and low carb, this refreshing recipe is perfect for a Lenten meal, spring, or anytime!

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of blog posts on Pinterest with gorgeous pictures and tales of experiences in Thailand. They all seem to scream, “Come! Come visit Thailand, Land of Smiles!”

So, of course, my heart says, “Yes, please let’s go! I want to see these fantastic places and experience the food and culture!”

My brain says, “Unfortunately, now is now a good time to take off to Thailand, but why not make some Thai food?”

Why not indeed?

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Keto low carb Thai coconut soup is a delicate blend of delicious flavors. This dairy-free, gluten-free, and delicious soup is perfectly refreshing for spring, lent, or any time! #ketosoup #lowcarbsoup

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Thai food ain’t about simplicity. It’s about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish. Like a complex musical chord it’s got to have a smooth surface but it doesn’t matter what’s happening underneath. Simplicity isn’t the dictum here, at all. Some westerners think it’s a jumble of flavors, but to a Thai that’s important, it’s the complexity they delight in.

David Thompson

Chef

Keto Thai coconut soup beginnings

With a few substitutions here and there, it’s very easy to eat delicious Thai food that’s low carb at the same time.

My first experiences with Thai food were definitely memorable. I was a sophomore or junior in college, and a group of friends decided to check out a fairly new local Thai restaurant. In the middle of Texas.

I loved and still love trying new flavors and experiencing other cultures and was super-excited to give Thai food a go. Unfortunately, my Texas Thai food experience was not a pleasant one. In fact, it made me sick for the next two days.

Regrettably, this disaster of a meal put my love of Thai food on hold for a number of years. Do you have a similar food memory you can’t shake? For years afterward, the smell of spicy coconut milk took me back to that experience, and not in a good way.

Creamy low carb Thai shrimp soup is dairy-free, gluten-free, keto, and an amazing blend of flavors with a punch of red curry. #ketosoup #lowcarbsoup

The beautiful flavors in Thai cooking

Today, I love Thai food! It is truly an art of flavor blending and layering and a delight to the senses. When prepared well.

Which is why I now do my research on any Thai restaurant I plan to visit and often make my own versions of my favorites. It is fairly easy to modify recipes slightly to make them Keto or low carb and still retain the fabulous flavors.

I was once told, in Thai cooking, there are four flavors: sour, sweet, creamy and salty. The spice, or heat, is over those four flavors. The secret and magic of the perfect dish is the correct balance of flavors where each sits just right to make it practically divine.

A westerner may see a list of the ingredients and skeptically think, “Wow! That’s certainly a melting pot of ingredients!”

When in fact, the lemongrass, ginger, lime, coconut milk, red curry, and all the others are precisely planned out. The balance must be there for a true Thai dish. It’s a different mix newer to my palate, and it’s very enjoyable!

Keto Thai coconut soup is art in color and flavor. The perfect blend of flavors in a delicious low carb meal. #ketosoup #lowcarbdinner

 

To make this low carb Thai coconut soup you’ll need : 

Keto Low Carb Thai Coconut Soup is full of flavors while still gluten-free and dairy-free. Shrimp, ginger, lime, red curry, perfectly refreshing for spring. #ketosoup #lowcarbdinner

How to make keto Thai coconut soup

First, take out a large soup pot or dutch oven and melt the coconut oil over medium-high heat. You can also use avocado oil instead if you don’t have coconut oil.

Second, add the shrimp and stir it occasionally for 2-3 minutes until it turns pink. Sprinkle on salt to taste and then remove it to a bowl. Set it aside for now.

Then, back to the pot, add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and zucchini. Stir it all occasionally until the vegetables become tender (4-5 minutes).

A note on the zucchini

I prefer to slice the zucchini and cut the rounds into fourths for my soup. However, you can cut them any size you want or even use a spiralizer to create noodles for your meal. I’ve done both and admit it’s just easier for me to slice instead of spiralize!

Next, add in the ginger and lemongrass and cook another minute. Instead of actual lemongrass I often use 5 drops of quality lemongrass essential oil. If you do choose to use lemongrass essential oil, add it at the end instead of at this point. It cuts down on the carbs and is easy to keep in the cabinet!

Now, whisk in the curry paste, coconut milk, stock, and pepper. Slowly, bring it all to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer until the soup thickens slightly. This can be for about 10 minutes or longer to allow the flavors to combine. I often like the soup the second day better because the flavors have more time to blend.

Lastly, stir in the shrimp, lime juice, and cilantro (and lemongrass oil if using). Season it with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve it up in bowls and to make it pretty, garnish with fresh lime wedges and cilantro.

A bite of low carb Thai soup with shrimp. #ketodinner #lowcarbsoup

 

I landed in 1980 in Bangkok, and I stopped to eat ten times between the airport and the hotel. It was all lemongrass and ginger and chilies.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Chef

What’s your favorite international cuisine?

Spices, flavors, herbs, textures. I love my food. It’s even better when you taste the fabulous dishes from around the world. Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Cajun, yum!

Wouldn’t it be fabulous to travel from country to country to try their regional specialties? Oh yes, that would be delightful! However, I’m going to whip up some in my own kitchen. Then the smells, tastes, and textures will transport me easily on a world tour from own home.

Currently, I’m off to eat a bowl of keto Thai coconut soup. For now at least. 🙂 Enjoy!

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Keto Thai Coconut Soup is a delicate low carb blend of shrimp, ginger, lime, coconut milk, red curry and more. It's the perfect Lenten, spring, or anytime meal as it's dairy-free and gluten-free too. #lowcarbdinner #ketosoup

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Need something sweet for dessert?

Try a Butter and Jam Keto Thumbprint Cookie!

Delicious, easy butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are the perfect low carb snack! Super kid-friendly and perfect for Easter, Christmas, Fourth of July, you name it! Gluten-free cookies with a strawberry tang. #ketorecipes #lowcarbcookies

More low carb soups:

  1. Keto Taco Soup
  2. Creamy Keto Italian Sausage Soup
  3. Low Carb Green Chili Chicken Chowder
  4. Keto Jambalaya (can be made as a soup)
  5. Low Carb Chicken Mushroom Soup


Printable Recipe

Keto Thai Coconut Soup

Fresh, spicy, and flavorful! Low carb Thai coconut soup is the perfect mix of coconut, lime, shrimp, cilantro, and red curry deliciousness! It's dairy-free, gluten-free and fabulous.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb, Thai
Keyword: Keto Thai soup, Low Carb Thai soup, Thai coconut soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1 lb peeled medium shrimp
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 chopped zucchini (small) (or make as zoodles)
  • 1 stalk lemongrass (finely chopped) (or 5 drops lemongrass essential oil)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste (or red curry powder)
  • 2 13 oz cans unsweetened coconut milk
  • 4 cups chicken bone broth (or vegetable stock)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (more to garnish)

Instructions

  • In a large soup pot or dutch oven, melt the coconut oil over a medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes until pink. Salt to taste then remove to a bowl.
  • To the pot, add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and zucchini. Stir occasionally until tender (4-5 minutes). Add in the ginger and lemongrass and cook another minute.
  • Whisk in the curry paste and then the coconut milk, stock, and pepper. Bring it all to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until the soup thickens slightly (about 10 minutes).
  • Stir in the shrimp, lime juice, and cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve in bowls and garnish with fresh lime wedges and cilantro.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359
 
Total Fat 26 g  
Saturated Fat 22 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 116 mg  
Sodium 474 mg  
Potassium 381 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 4 g  
Protein 26 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Butter and Jam Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Butter and Jam Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery, delicious, and easy low carb cookies. What could be better? Butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are melt in your mouth with a zing of strawberry in the middle.

What comes to mind when you think thumbprint cookies? For me, I have a flash of the bakery famous for them in my college town, a Mad-Hatter tea party, and a Christmas cookie exchange.

I do love the versatility of these cookies. The delicious almond flour buttery cookie can be filled with any number of things. I like to use a red jam such as strawberry or raspberry, but you could even use a sugar-free ganache. Get creative!

The other thing I love about thumbprint cookies is that they’re super kid-friendly. Actually, my six-year-old son loves to make them with me, put all the ingredients in, and then say, “Mommy! Can I make the thumbprints?!”

He thinks it’s so much fun to make the thumbprint wells in the cookies, and then he eats spoons of jam while they bake. I don’t mind too much all this jam eating as long as I know what’s gone into it!

We like to use my homemade easy keto strawberry jam recipe, and I can feel good about him eating organic strawberries, chia seeds, with a bit of Swerve sweetener.

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Delicious, easy butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are the perfect low carb snack! Super kid-friendly and perfect for Easter, Christmas, Fourth of July, you name it! Gluten-free cookies with a strawberry tang. #ketorecipes #lowcarbcookies

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Perhaps he’s in love with Agatha,” she said. “I hope not. I intend to marry Agatha myself. She may be a thousand years old, but she makes an incomparable jam tart. Beauty fades, but cooking is eternal.

Cassandra Clare

Author

Keto thumbprint cookies: a brief history

Did you know that in Sweden, thumbprint cookies are called “Hollongrotta”, which means raspberry cave? I love that! I don’t know about you, but I am definitely one of those people who gets excited about the etymology of words. Where do words come from? How are they similar/different in different languages? 

In Europe, it is argued whether thumbprint cookies originated in Poland, Sweden, or from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe. At least most agree they were first made in the 19th century. However, whether you call them Polish tea cakes, birds’ nests, or raspberry caves, I think we can all agree we like to eat them!

In the United States, thumbprint cookies have become a holiday staple for many families in various forms.

I used to love to help my mother make tons of cookies and go to the church cookie exchange! We would take one kind of cookie and return home with dozens of cookies of all sorts. Inevitably, the group would include jam thumbprints as well as the other popular peanut butter blossoms version (see my version of Keto Peanut Butter Blossoms here).

Traditional butter and jam thumbprint cookies are a low carb holiday staple! Christmas, Easter, or the Fourth of July, these kid-friendly gluten-free cookies will disappear fast. #ketocookies #lowcarbcookies

To make keto thumbprint cookies you’ll need : 

Butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are delicious, kid-friendly, and low carb! Buttery melt in your mouth gluten-free, sugar-free goodness. #ketocookies #lowcarbdesserts

How to make keto thumbprint cookies

To begin, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and take out two baking pans. I like to line them with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. 

Second, take out a large bowl and plop in the softened butter, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Mix that together well with a hand mixer or really strong arm and spatula. Then, once it’s completely combined with no lumps, continue to mix and add in the egg until it’s well-incorporated.

After that, measure in the almond flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until it all up until it forms the cookie dough. Super simple so far, right?

Low carb keto thumbprint cookies are absolutely melt-in-your mouth low carb delish. The perfect gluten-free, sugar-free kid-friendly cookie for all the holidays. #ketoholidays #lowcarbrecipes

How to prepare keto thumbprint cookies to bake

Next, roll the dough into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and set them on the baking tray about 2 inches apart. Now, wet your thumb slightly and push it in the center of each ball to make a little well for the jam. This is the part kids love to help with!

Now for the jam! Carefully put about half a teaspoon of jam in the well of each cookie. Try to keep it in the center of the cookie, but as my son says, “They don’t all have to be perfect! I’ll just eat that one.”

Lastly, bake them off for 12-14 minutes in the 325-degree oven. Be sure to let them cool for 10 minutes on the tray before removing to the cooling racks or they’re likely to fall apart.

The recipe makes about 30 delicious low carb cookies!

Low carb keto thumbprint cookies with sugar-free strawberry jam are the perfect gluten-free holiday cookie. Easy and kid-friendly, a great choice for picnics and parties. #ketorecipes #lowcarbcookies

I would love to go and live in the mountains… and make jam.

Eve Best

Actress

Low carb keto thumbprint cookies are a gluten-free sweet treat perfect for Christmas, Easter, and all holidays. Sugar-free and kid-approved, a delicious melt in your mouth treat. #ketocookies #lowcarbrecipes

Favorite low carb holiday cookies

What are your favorite low carb cookies around the holidays? My kids especially like to make spritz cookies and cut-out cookies in holiday shapes so we’re sure to include those. What’s your favorite cookie recipe for the holidays or a daily household staple?

What do you think? Could you add some strawberry caves to your list of favorites? Our family definitely loves these fruity keto thumbprint cookies.

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Butter and jam low carb keto thumbprint cookies are melt in your mouth gluten-free delicious. Sugar-free and kid-friendly, kids love to help make these holiday treats. #ketorecipes #lowcarbrecipes

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Do you like chocolate and peanut butter?

What about low carb peanut butter brownies?

Trust me, you want this recipe!

The best low carb peanut butter brownies with sugar-free chocolate chip and chewy goodness. Gluten-free and keto-friendly desserts you can enjoy without the guilt! #ketobrownies #lowcarbdessert

 

Printable Recipe

Butter and Jam Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are a sweet low carb, kid-friendly treat! Perfect for tea, picnics, or holidays! Easter, Christmas, Fourth of July, or afternoon tea, they're the perfect delicious gluten-free snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto cookies, keto thumbprint cookies, low carb thumbprint cookies
Servings: 30
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp softened butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered sweetener (such as Swerve Confectioner's)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups finely ground blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free jam

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking pans lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the softened butter, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Once completely combined with no lumps, continue to mix and add in the egg.
  • Measure in the almond flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until it forms the cookie dough.
  • Roll the dough into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and place on the baking tray. Get your thumb slightly wet and push it in the center of each ball to make a well for the jam.
  • Put about half a teaspoon of jam in the well of each cookie. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 325 degrees. Let cool for 10 minutes on the tray before removing to the cooling racks. Makes about 30 cookies.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 15.0
Amount Per Serving: 2 cookies
Calories 78
 
Total Fat 7 g  
Saturated Fat 3 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 25 mg  
Sodium 86 mg  
Potassium 29 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 2 g
**Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownies

Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownies

Chewy and delicious low carb peanut butter brownies marry our favorite flavors of chocolate and peanut butter in a gluten-free, keto brownie your taste buds will love!

Brownies are one of those ultimate comfort foods you can’t help but love. You may know I am a peanut butter fanatic so change that to peanut butter brownies with chocolate chips, and you’ve struck gold! I love these low carb peanut butter brownies, and it’s hard to believe they’re gluten-free and sugar-free.

Do you have childhood memories of ooey-gooey brownies topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce? Even now that’s a temptation I can rarely say no too. Therefore, why not make your own decadent brownie and stay low carb or keto diet-friendly?

Warm one of these up and top with a scoop of your favorite keto ice cream and mmmm! Heaven!

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Low carb peanut butter brownies are a cheery gluten-free snack or dessert perfect for a keto diet. Sugar-free and easy. What could be better than chocolate and peanut butter for Mother's Day, a birthday, or everyday? #ketobrownies #lowcarbrecipes

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You would be amazed by what you can give up, lose, or break, and yet still be a person who gets happy over brownies.

Augusten Burroughs

American writer

The history of brownies

There are all sorts of stories about where the brownie originated. Most will agree it’s an American concoction. I’ve read some stories that say they came from a baker forgetting to put the baking soda in a chocolate cake.

In the latter part of the 19th century, smaller portable cakes became the fashion for outdoor activities. Ladies requested desserts that could be eaten al fresco and packed easily.

One such recipe was on behest of Bertha Palmer of the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. It was 1893, and she wanted a small dessert, yet still cake-like. Why? Well, she wanted to provide a dessert for the ladies attending the World’s Fair.

The Palmer House Hotel is now a Hilton, and to this day you can order “Bertha’s Brownie”. Actually, some claim this to be the first brownie with walnuts and an apricot glaze. I wonder if the recipe has changed in the past couple hundred years!

The best low carb peanut butter brownies with sugar-free chocolate chip and chewy goodness. Gluten-free and keto-friendly desserts you can enjoy without the guilt! #ketobrownies #lowcarbdessert

To make low carb peanut butter brownies you’ll need : 

Delicious and soft low carb peanut butter brownies are the perfect gluten-free, keto dessert. Sugar-free and fabulous snacks for picnics, parties, or any occasion. #ketobrownies #lowcarbrecipes

How to make low carb peanut butter brownies

I most certainly do like a recipe that is super-simple and quick to throw together. In particular, I like a recipe where you can throw all the ingredients together in a bowl. Then mix them up, and say voílà!

Granted this recipe, is not quite that easy, but it’s pretty close. Shall we begin?

First, take out a large bowl. Second, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and grease the baking dish with butter or coconut oil.

I like a thicker brownie so I use and 8″ by 8″ glass baking dish. If you prefer a thinner brownie, you can shorten the baking time by 5 minutes and use a 7″ by 11″ pan.

Next, whisk together the melted coconut oil, peanut butter, vanilla, and powdered sweetener in the large bowl until smooth.

Then, add everything else but the chocolate chips and stir the mixture with a spoon or spatula until it’s all evenly combined and a dough-like consistency.

The best low carb peanut butter brownies. Gluten-free and keto-friendly delicious sugar-free dessert. #ketobrownies #lowcarbrecipes

Add the sugar-free chocolate chips

The last thing before you bake is to mix in the chocolate chips. Make sure to get them evenly spread throughout so you don’t have a big section of chocolate chips and then another part of just plain dough. Not that I’ve done that before or anything! 😉

Now, spread the mixture evenly along the bottom of the greased baking dish. Then put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden and beautifully baked.

Overhead low carb peanut butter brownies #ketodessert #lowcarbdessert

Tip: For the best results cool the uncut brownies on a cooling rack completely before cutting them up into bars.

Cut them up into 20 even pieces and serve. Also, they keep well in the freezer for up to a month for emergency afternoon snacks. I may even be known to warm one up every now and then for a quick breakfast!

Low carb peanut butter brownies are gluten-free, keto-friendly goodness. Top with a keto ice cream and enjoy a delicious sugar-free dessert. #ketobrownies #lowcarbrecipes

 

A basic rule of baking is that, in general, it’s almost impossible to make an inedible batch of brownies.

Linda Sunshine

Author

Keto brownies: Gooey vs. Cake-like

So let’s all weigh in. Without the scale. Ha!

Kidding, but what is your opinion? Should brownies be gooey or more cake-like? Do you have a preference or consider them two different kinds of dessert?

I’m definitely an ooey-gooey fudgy brownie fan. However, I know plenty of people who would demand, “How could you eat that underbaked dessert?!”

Consequently, I’m going to tell you this. If you prefer a gooey brownie, slightly shorten the bake time on these low carb peanut butter brownies.

On the other hand, if you prefer a more cake-like brownie bake these the full 25 minutes or even more. Of course, you will need to watch so they don’t burn, but add a couple of extra minutes. The top will be more golden, and the brownies more cake-like.

Thanks for reading and sharing peanut butter treat time today! I hope it becomes one of your easy go-to family favorites.

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Beautiful low carb peanut butter brownies are easy gluten-free snacks or can be dressed up with keto ice cream for an easy delicious keto dessert. Sugar-free and perfect for picnics and parties. #lowcarbdessert #ketobrownies

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Want another amazing low carb dessert recipe?

Low carb lemon blueberry cream cake is bursting with flavor and the perfect gluten-free, sugar-free, and keto cake for summer birthdays, Fourth of July, and summer picnics. #ketocake #lowcarbcake

More low carb peanut butter recipes:

  1. Low carb peanut butter muffins
  2. Keto peanut butter pie
  3. Thumbprint keto peanut butter cookies


Printable Recipe

Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownies

Chewy and delicious low carb peanut butter brownies marry our favorite flavors of chocolate and peanut butter in a gluten-free, keto brownie your taste buds will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto brownies, low carb brownies, low carb peanut butter brownies, peanut butter brownies
Servings: 16
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups finely ground blanched almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup powdered sweetener (I use Swerve Confectioner's)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips (Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips, or other)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish. A larger dish will make a thinner brownie.
  • Whisk together the melted coconut oil, peanut butter, vanilla, and powdered sweetener in a large bowl.
  • Add in all the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread the mixture evenly along the bottom of the greased baking dish and put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool on a cooling rack completely before cutting into bars for best results.

Notes

 

Tip: Almond flours and peanut butter brands may vary. If the dough is too crumbly add a tablespoon at a time of almond milk to bind it until it's a thick brownie batter consistency.

 

Nutrition Facts

Servings 16.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 bar
Calories 169
 
Total Fat 15 g  
Saturated Fat 8 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 23 mg  
Sodium 136 mg  
Potassium 9 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6 g  
Dietary Fiber 3 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 4 g
*3g Net Carbs each
**Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Chiles Rellenos Keto Breakfast Casserole

Chiles Rellenos Keto Breakfast Casserole

Chiles Rellenos keto breakfast casserole is a delight to the tastebuds! Cheesy low carb, gluten-free, stuffed green chiles in a breakfast egg custard. Perfect for brunches, Mother’s Day, any special occasion, or every day. Friends and family will be coming back for more!

The inspiration for this fabulous keto breakfast casserole came from a good friend of mine. Let me take you back more than several years (let’s not say exactly how many!). This was when I used to work/live in a cubicle with my computer for a large insurance company.

Yes, when you live in a cubicle it is like that classic old movie, Office Space, although maybe not quite to that extent! It’s the friends and neighbors around your cube who get you by and encourage your everyday. They become your second family.

Well, we often had food days to celebrate birthdays, holidays, Friday, etc. One day a brilliant lady on my team brought in this amazing breakfast casserole. It was filled with Monterey Jack cheese, eggs, and green chiles. I’m not sure exactly what was in it, but I do remember thinking about it all morning and wondering how soon I could go get another piece!

That awesome green chile breakfast casserole is the inspiration for today’s keto recipe! Thank you! You know who you are!

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Chiles rellenos keto breakfast casserole is a delight to the tastebuds! Cheesy low carb, gluten-free stuffed green chiles in a breakfast egg custard. #ketobreakfast #ketorecipes

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What are Hatch green chiles?

I’m so glad you asked! Although Hatch green chiles come from New Mexico, we here in Colorado seem to be crazy about them. Every fall, there are chiles roasting in front of local stores, pumpkin farms, and packaged roasted and peeled chiles appear in the grocery stores.

A true Hatch green chile is from the Hatch Valley in southern New Mexico. However, they’ve become so popular, they’re now shipped all over New Mexico, Texas, California, Colorado, and beyond. They’re similar to the Anaheim pepper, but the idea is sort of like a fine wine.

Hatch green chiles, true Hatch green chiles, are grown only in Hatch, New Mexico in the idyllic valley. It’s like true Champagne on the hillside in the Champagne region of France. The wine or chile connoisseur will know the difference!

Where can I buy Hatch green chiles for the keto breakfast casserole?

For my own purposes, I buy Hatch green chiles when I can. Ideally, we would all journey down to the yearly Hatch Valley Chile Festival and get fresh ones there. However, if that’s not an option, in the fall they’re sent up from New Mexico, and I can buy them at many a roadside shop. You can even order online or find them at a local grocery store!

When I have a craving for this amazing keto breakfast casserole out of season, like now, I compromise with a canned version. You can get canned whole green chiles at many grocery stores. Kroger has a canned store brand, and I’ve seen an Ortega brand can as well. Gasp in horror, but they will work in a pinch!

Chiles Rellenos Keto Breakfast Casserole, chiles stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese #ketorecipes #ketobreakfast

To make Chiles Rellenos Keto Breakfast Casserole you’ll need : 

Chiles Rellenos Keto Breakfast Casserole is the perfect low carb brunch dish! Gluten-free with the unmistakeable taste of hatch green chilies and Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese. #ketorecipes #ketobrunch

How to make green chiles rellenos keto breakfast casserole

One of the main things I love about this dish is that once you have the ingredients together, it’s so easy to make!

First, take out the 10 chiles you plan to use. If they’re fresh, they should be roasted and the skin peeled off. If they’re from a can, shake off the excess liquid. Second, spread the chiles out on a towel and pat them dry.

Third, is the fun part. Stuff a strip of Monterrey Jack cheese in each chile pepper and lay them side by side in a greased 9″ X 13″ inch baking dish. Trim the cheese into triangles so they fit into the chiles well. The more cheese the better in my opinion!

Next, sprinkle the stuffed chiles with the grated cheddar cheese.

Then, in a large bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk or mixer. Now, add the heavy cream, almond milk, salt, pepper, and pepper sauce.

You can vary the red pepper sauce depending on the amount of spice in the dish. I don’t want it overpowering but want to taste it a bit so use 2-3 good dashes. If you want more spice, add more of the sauce.

Now, whisk everything together until it’s completely combined, and then gently pour it over the chiles and cheese.

Lastly, all that’s left is to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until done. Serve it warm for the best flavor or refrigerate and reheat for up to a week. Enjoy!

What to serve for that Mother’s Day brunch or special occasion

Do you try to find recipes that work with your own keto or low carb diet but that also are so amazing others won’t know it falls into that category? This is one of those recipes! Let me tell you, this is one of those dishes they will be coming back for more.

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Chiles rellenos keto breakfast casserole is the perfect low carb brunch recipe or gluten-free breakfast. Full of flavor and cheesy goodness, you will want to eat this on your keto diet! #ketobreakfast #lowcarbrecipes

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Want more green chile recipes?

Green chili chicken chowder is the best low carb keto soup for cold days! #ketosoup #lowcarbrecipes

Printable Recipe

Keto Breakfast Casserole

Cheesy stuffed hatch green chile peppers in a decadent egg custard. Keto breakfast casserole is simple and delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb, Mexican
Keyword: hatch green chiles, keto breakfast casserole, low carb breakfast casserole
Servings: 8
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 10 whole hatch green chiles, roasted and peeled (or you can buy a 27 oz can)
  • 1/2 pound Monterrey Jack cheese, cut into 10 strips to fit in the chiles
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 dashes liquid hot pepper sauce

Instructions

  • Spread the chiles out on a towel and pat dry. Stuff a strip of Monterrey Jack cheese in each chile pepper and lay them side by side in a greased 9" X 13" inch baking dish. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk or mixer and add the heavy cream, almond milk, salt, pepper, and pepper sauce. Whisk it all together and then gently pour it over the chiles and cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until done.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 257
 
Total Fat 22 g  
Saturated Fat 12 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 151 mg  
Sodium 623 mg  
Potassium 81 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 14 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

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