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Low Carb Cheese Straws with Bacon

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These low carb cheese straws are extra delicious due to the addition of bacon! Keto, LCHF, and gluten free recipe. 

Low Carb Cheese Straws with Bacon - a delicious snack recipe! Keto, gluten free and LCHF.

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OK. I admit it, I'm rather obsessed with FatHead dough. I may be late to the game, but I'm making up for it with a huge variety of ideas and ways to use this low carb high fat dough. You can read all about it in my Ultimate Guide!

The Ultimate Guide to FatHead Dough

 

So here's my next creation – low carb cheese straws! FatHead dough is quite cheesy to start with, so it's a great starting point. But then when I decided to add bacon to them – things got even better!
Here's my video on how to make Fathead dough!

 


 

How to Make Low Carb Cheese Straws with Bacon

Once you've made the dough (see the recipe card for details), place it on a large silicone mat. You need to roll it flat and you could probably do this with parchment paper and a rolling pin – but I confess that I just use my fingers to smoosh it into a rectangle!

Place eight slices of COOKED bacon side-by-side on the dough. I haven't tried it with raw bacon but I think that FatHead dough cooks too quickly and will burn before the bacon is cooked through for this particular recipe. I'm currently buying huge packs of cooked bacon from Costco – if you have one near you check it out – which means I always have bacon ready to go!

Low Carb Cheese Straws with Bacon - a delicious snack recipe! Keto, gluten free and LCHF.

Use a palette knife (or something similar) to score lines between the bacon. Then pick up each strip of dough and bacon, and twist them around into the classic cheese straw shape. Place them on a baking sheet lined with (another) silicone mat.

By the way – I happened to have unblanched almond flour in stock when I made these, which is why the dough looks kind of speckly. But it's not necessary for the recipe – any fine almond flour will work OK!

Low Carb Cheese Straws with Bacon - a delicious snack recipe! Keto, gluten free and LCHF.

Brush the low carb cheese straws with a little melted butter, then bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes, turning half way through the cooking time. 

Let cool for five minutes, (you might like to place them on a piece of paper towel if they look too greasy – it depends on your bacon!), then serve warm, garnished with fresh parsley.

Low Carb Cheese Straws with Bacon - a delicious snack recipe! Keto, gluten free and LCHF.

These are great to serve at parties for a tasty snack – and they're actually quite filling!

Low Carb Cheese Straws with Bacon - a delicious snack recipe! Keto, gluten free and LCHF.

Low Carb Cheese Straws with Bacon

Low Carb Cheese Straws with Bacon

Yield: 8 Cheese Straws
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These low carb cheese straws are extra delicious due to the addition of bacon! Keto, LCHF, and gluten free recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tbs cream cheese
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • 2 tbs melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Place the mozzarella and cream cheese in a medium size microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir and then another cook for another 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in the beaten egg and almond flour, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Let the dough cool slightly, then knead until smooth. Add a little extra almond flour if the dough is too sticky, then knead again.
  5. Place the dough on a large silicone mat. You need to roll it into a flat rectangle (use a rolling pin and parchment paper or just use your hands)
  6. Place the bacon side-by-side on the dough. Use a palette knife (or something similar) to score lines between the bacon.
  7. Pick up each strip of dough and bacon, and twist them around into the classic cheese straw shape, and place them on a baking sheet lined with (another) silicone mat.
  8. Brush the low carb cheese straws with a little melted butter, then bake in for 15 minutes, turning half way through the cooking time.
  9. Let cool for five minutes, (you might like to place them on a piece of paper towel if they look too greasy - it depends on your bacon!), then serve warm, garnished with fresh parsley.

Notes

4g net carbs per serving (two cheese straws)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 2 Cheese Straws
Amount Per Serving Calories 519Total Fat 46gSaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 126mgSodium 644mgCarbohydrates 6gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 21g

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Sharon Philips

Sunday 16th of May 2021

Can these bacon and cheese straw be frozen and then reheated for party use?

Georgina

Sunday 16th of May 2021

I haven't tried it but I think it should be OK. The uncooked fathead dough can definitely be made in advance and frozen.

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