These low carb crispy cheese balls are made from three types of cheese! Gluten free, LCHF, and keto recipe. Watch the video tutorial!
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These keto cheese balls can be made in about fifteen minutes, so are great for a low carb snack, side dish, or a last minute party offering – although you might want to double the recipe for a party as they'll get eaten fast! This basic recipe is also a wonderful vehicle for all kinds of other flavors – these cheese balls are quite similar to biscuits you might find at restaurants like Red Lobster, so keep reading for some variation ideas!
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Please watch the video tutorial or scroll down for full instructions and a printable recipe card!
How to Make Low Carb Crispy Cheese Balls
Put two eggs into a bowl and whisk until lightly beaten. Add shredded cheddar, mozzarella, Parmesan, baking powder, almond flour and black pepper. Cheese and almond may seem like an odd flavor combination but you really don't taste the almond at all – it is just there to help everything stick together. You could also add some low carb Old Bay seasoning at this point!
Mix everything together until it forms one large ball. Divide it into 8 sections, and roll each section into a ball. Place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Place in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and delicious!
Serve these keto cheese balls on skewers, toothpicks, or in a bowl – you could even add a dip for them!
As mentioned earlier – this recipe is just a starting point. Consider adding any of these ingredients to the mixture (just make sure anything you add is chopped into small pieces!):
- Fresh herbs
- Finely chopped sun dried tomatoes
- Cooked and crumbled bacon
- Diced jalapeños
- Onion powder
- Minced garlic
- Old Bay seasoning
- Cooked and crumbled sausage
Remember to adjust the nutritional data for any added ingredients!
Low Carb Crispy Cheese Balls
These low carb crispy cheese balls are made from three types of cheese! Gluten free, LCHF, and keto recipe.
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup shredded mozzarella
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Add the eggs to a large bowl and whisk until lightly beaten.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 8 sections, roll each section into a ball and place it on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment or a silicone mat.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
2g net carbs per serving of two balls. This recipe makes eight crispy cheese balls.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size Two balls
Amount Per Serving Calories 213Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 106mgSodium 263mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 1gProtein 13g
Tuesday 15th of November 2022
I was craving a snack and came across this recipe. When I took them out of the oven, they were still very soft inside (didn't take away from the taste), so I put back in the oven for another 8 minutes. It was my fault because I used a silicon 6 muffin tray so only made 6 not 8. They are beautiful. I will definitely make again and add some of the suggestions.
Thanks for the recipe
Monday 22nd of August 2022
i absolutely love these. so yummy. sometimes i add garlic and butter etc to make them like red lobsters.... i cut them in half and use them as a bun.... generally i just use one cheese like cheddar/
Wednesday 23rd of March 2022
I just made these, and like some of the other commenters noted, they came out flat like pancakes. I followed the recipe as written. They tasted delicious, but they weren’t balls.
Saturday 25th of September 2021
I added 1/2 tsp each of Parsley, Oregano, Onion Powder, and Garlic Powder
Sunday 25th of April 2021
Not sure if you'd be abke tonrespond but i hope you do.
Will this work deep fried instead of baked? Have you tried it that way?
Sunday 25th of April 2021
I'm afraid I hate deep frying - so I haven't tried it. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!