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Mouthwatering Crustless Pizza Recipe (Quick & Easy)

Crustless pizza offers a delicious and creative twist on the beloved classic without compromising flavor. It’s an ideal choice for those seeking a low-carb, gluten-free option that satisfies cravings guilt-free. Indulge in the mouthwatering combination of saucy marinara/pizza sauce, melty mozzarella cheese, savory browned sausage/ground beef, and flavorful toppings like chopped green peppers, pepperonis, and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning.

What is Crustless Pizza?

It is like a regular pizza but without the crust. Instead of the doughy base, the yummy toppings are placed directly on a layer of cheese, veggies, or meat. It’s a great option if you’re watching your carbs or looking for a option.

Is Crustless Pizza Low-Carb?

If you are following a low-carb or gluten-free diet, it is a fantastic alternative to satisfy your pizza cravings. By removing the traditional dough crust, you significantly reduce the carbohydrate content, making it an excellent choice for a low-carb or keto diet.

Ingredients for Crustless Homemade Pizza:

  • Marinara or pizza sauce: Provides a flavorful base for the pizza.
  • Mozzarella cheese: Melts and adds a gooey, cheesy texture.
  • Browned sausage or ground beef: Adds a savory and meaty flavor.
  • Green bell pepper: Provides a fresh and crunchy element.
  • Pepperonis: Adds a salty and savory taste.
  • Italian seasoning: Enhances the overall flavor profile with a blend of herbs and spices.
  • What keto-friendly pizza sauce should I use?

For a keto-friendly pizza sauce, I recommend using a low-carb marinara sauce. If you’re unsure which sauce to choose at the grocery store, I’ve listed some of our favorite options below, along with their net carb counts. Be sure to select a sugar-free sauce, meaning no added sugar in the ingredients.

Low Carb Marinara Sauce Options that are sugar-free:

  • Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce – 4g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Rao’s Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Lucini Italia Organic Tuscan Marinara Sauce – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Lucini Italia Organic Rustic Tomato Basil – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade Sauce Marinara – 6g net carbs per ½ cup

How to Make Crustless Pizza Bake in the Oven

Step 1: Preheat your oven: Set your range to around 350°F. Spread a thin, even layer of low-carb tomato sauce. If using a skillet, warm the sauce on the stove. For baking dishes, heat the sauce in the microwave or the oven.

Step 2: Layer mozzarella cheese on top of the pizza sauce.

Tip: I used a 10.25 cast iron skillet, but it isn’t necessary. Feel free to use any skillet or baking dish.

**If you had rather skip preheating the sauce, add all the ingredients to the baking dish and bake for approx 20 minutes on the middle rack of the oven.

Step 3: It’s time for your favorite toppings! I used pepperoni slices, green peppers, onions, and ground beef.

Step 4: Spread the remaining mozzarella cheese evenly on top of the toppings, then sprinkle with Italian seasoning.

Step 5: Pop it in the oven and let it bake for about 5-10 minutes, or until the toppings are perfectly cooked, and the mozzarella cheese gets that irresistible golden brown color and starts bubbling.

Tips for The Best No-Crust Pizza

  • Use a combination of cheeses like mozzarella, cheddar, or Parmesan to add richness to your pizza.
  • Don’t overload the toppings to prevent the pizza from becoming too heavy and soggy.
  • Experiment with different spices and herbs to customize the flavor to your liking.


  • Customize with your favorite pizza toppings like onions, mushrooms, black olives, bacon, ham, bell peppers, Italian sausage, pepperoni, jalapenos, fresh basil, and more.
  • Elevate the flavor by adding garlic powder and red pepper flakes.
  • Not a fan of pizza sauce? No problem; substitute it with a deliciously creamy cheese sauce.

More Crustless Pizza Ideas

  1. Meat Lover’s – Load it up with cooked bacon, sausage, pepperoni, and any other meats of your choice for a protein-packed meal.
  2. Vegetable – Add your favorite fresh vegetables like sliced bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach, and cherry tomatoes.
  3. BBQ Chicken Lover’s – Pile it high with my homemade sugar-free bbq sauce, chicken, and mozzarella cheese for a tangy twist.

Can I make individual-sized crustless pizzas?

Yes, absolutely! You can use small baking dishes, ramekins, disposable baking pans, or muffin tins to create individual portions. Divide the toppings and cheese among the individual containers, and bake them until the cheese is melted and the toppings are cooked to your liking.

What do I serve with this recipe?

Keep it simple, serve it as is, or pair it with a refreshing leafy green garden salad. For more options, try serving it alongside steamed broccoli or indulge in some keto cheesy garlic bread chaffles.

How Many Carbs in Keto Pizza?

There are 2g of net carbs per serving, based on dividing the recipe into three equal serving sizes. Please note that the nutritional information in the recipe card is specific to this pizza. Modifying the toppings or using a different pizza sauce may vary the net carb content.

How to Store and Reheat Crustless Pizza?

Let it cool, then store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. When reheating your crustless pizza, you have a couple of options. If using the oven, preheat to 350°F and bake for 10-15 minutes until heated through. For a single serving, you can use the microwave, starting with 45 seconds and checking for doneness. If it needs more heating, continue in 30-second increments until warmed to your liking. Please note that microwave times may vary depending on the portion size.

Where to Buy Crustless Pizza?

  • Papa Murphy
  • Papa Johns
  • Lou Malnati’s
  • Marco’s Pizza Bowls
  • Mazzios
  • CiCi’s Pizza may not be an official menu item, but you can ask the cooks to make a bowl with your favorite toppings.

More Delicious Keto Pizza Recipes:

Quick & Easy Keto Crustless Pizza

Packed with flavorful toppings and gooey melted cheese, this Low-Carb Crustless Pizza is a guilt-free twist on a classic favorite that satisfies your cravings without the need for a traditional crust.

Prep Time5 minutes

Cook Time12 minutes

Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Snack

Cuisine: American, casual, Italian

Servings: 3

Calories: 339kcal

  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce or pizza sauce See low carb marinara sauce suggestions in the post.
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup browned sausage (or ground beef)
  • 1 tbsp green pepper, chopped
  • 16 pepperonis
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) to ensure it’s nice.

  • Grab a cast-iron or regular skillet. Pour 1/2 cup of marinara or pizza sauce into the skillet and heat it on the stove until the sauce starts to bubble. This step will help reduce the overall baking time later on.

  • Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the bubbling sauce, reserving about 1/4 cup for later. We want that ooey-gooey cheese goodness in every bite!

  • It’s time to add your favorite toppings. Whether you prefer browned sausage, ground beef, veggies, or a combination, layer them on top of the cheese.

  • Once your toppings are in place, sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese over the top. This will help hold everything together and create a delicious cheesy finish.

  • To add flavor, sprinkle some Italian seasoning evenly across the pizza.

  • Place your skillet or baking dish on the top rack of the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 5 to 10 minutes, keeping an eye on it as it cooks. The mozzarella cheese should begin to bubble and turn golden brown. The exact baking time may vary depending on your oven.

  • Once the top is golden and bubbly, carefully remove it from the oven using oven mitts or potholders. Allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutritional Info Note: The nutritional information is based on using a low-carb marinara sauce with 3 net carbs per 1/2 cup serving. The toppings included in the nutritional information are listed in the ingredients above. I used ground beef instead of sausage. 
Low-Carb Marinara Sauce Options 
  • Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce – 4g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Rao’s Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Lucini Italia Organic Tuscan Marinara Sauce – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Lucini Italia Organic Rustic Tomato Basil – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade Sauce Marinara – 6g net carbs per ½ cup

Tips for The Best No-Crust Pizza

  • Use a combination of cheeses like mozzarella, cheddar, or parmesan to add richness to your pizza.
  • Don’t overload the toppings to prevent the pizza from becoming too heavy and soggy.
  • Experiment with different spices and herbs to customize the flavor to your liking.

Variations for Crustless Pizza Bake Recipe

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 27g | Fiber: 1g

Easy Everything Bagel Dip Recipe with Cream Cheese

Are your taste buds craving a new favorite go-to? Say hello to EASY EVERYTHING BAGEL DIP RECIPE! This creamy dip is packed with flavor, thanks to sour cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, and onion powder. It’s garnished with fresh chives and the famous Everything But the Bagel Seasoning for a final burst of flavor. Here’s the best part: it’s low-carb too! Everyone will love this easy appetizer dip, whether you’re getting ready for a party or simply craving a tasty snack.



The super-popular everything bagel seasoning inspires this everything bagel dip recipe. The delicious dip captures the amazing flavors of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, onion, and more. Whether you are a fan of everything bagel seasoning or just curious about this trendy seasoning blend, this mouthwatering recipe will have you hooked. Let’sLet’sstarted!


It’s a creamy and savory dip with a flavor combination of an everything bagel with a tangy and nutty twist. Trader Joe’s version is almost famous. Be warned…once you try it, you’ll be hooked!


The dip is low-carb, with only 3g of carbs per serving. Make sure to choose low-carb dippers as well. You’ll find several suggestions in this post. 


  1. Sour Cream – adds a smooth, creamy texture and a bit of tang.
  2. Full Fat Cream Cheese – gives a rich texture and adds a creamy and slightly tangy flavor.
  3. Garlic Powder – adds a distinct garlic flavor and a savory kick.
  4. Onion Powder – has a mild and sort of sweet onion flavor.
  5. Chopped Fresh Chives – adds a touch of bright color and freshness while enhancing all the savory flavors.
  6. Everything Bagel Seasoning – combines ingredients like sesame, poppy, garlic, onion, and salt.


STEP 1: Blend the sour cream, room temperature cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and chives in a mixing bowl until creamy and fluffy.

TIP: A blender or hand mixer isn’t a must for this recipe, but it is super handy. My favorite blender is the Vitamix; if it’s a budget buster, Ninja is also a fantastic option.

STEP 2: Layer the mixture into a serving bowl or dish and top with additional fresh chives and the Everything Bagel seasoning before serving.

TIP: Don’t be afraid of the fresh chives or the bagel seasoning blend. The chives add a crisp fresh taste and texture, and the seasoning…well, it is a massive hit for a reason!


  1. Greek Yogurt: Use full-fat Greek yogurt instead of regular sour cream. Make sure to check the carbs in the full-fat Greek yogurt substitution.
  2. Add Keto-Friendly Herbs and Spices: Step up the flavor of the Everything dip with keto-friendly herbs and spices such as red pepper flakes, dried thyme, or smoked paprika.
  3. Optional Protein Boost:  Add cooked and crumbled bacon, diced chicken, or chopped smoked salmon to increase the amount of protein.


Low-Carb fresh vegetables are the way to go for dipping options. Here are a few of my favorites.

  • Cucumber Slices are a fantastic healthy, a great low-carb crunchy option.
  • Celery Sticks have a satisfying crunch and are perfect for dipping. They are like mini vegetable spoons!
  • Bell Pepper Strips are colorful and crunchy and add a nice texture.
  • Radish Slices have a bit of a peppery taste and a satisfying crunch
  • Zucchini Rounds can be a low-carb alternative to traditional crackers or chips for scooping the dip.
  • Keto Cheese Cracker – this easy-to-make low-carb cracker is my favorite for dipping!
  • Pork Rinds are always a safe low-carb choice for dipping.
  • Broccoli florets have a mild taste and are extra crunchy!
  • Carrot Sticks or Baby Carrots, while not considered keto-friendly, are a great option if you lean more towards low-carb.

***If you aren’t following a low-carb lifestyle, bagel chips, pita chips, pretzels, or bread are all fantastic dipping options,


Absolutely! Got a big party you’re invited to? Make the dip and store it in the fridge in an airtight container. Wait until you are ready to serve before garnishing with the extra chives and everything bagel seasoning to keep it fresh.


Heck yeah! Making it homemade is super easy; here are the basic ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt (sea salt or kosher salt)

Make sure to run the ingredients through a nutritional app if you’re counting macros.


  • Soften the cream cheese: Before mixing it into the dip, ensure it is at room temperature. This will help it blend smoothly and evenly with the other ingredients, avoiding lumps or clumps. You can leave the cream cheese on the counter for about 30 minutes to soften or microwave it for a few seconds at a low power setting, checking frequently to avoid melting.
  • Allow time for flavors to meld: After preparing the dip, refrigerate it for a few hours or overnight. This will allow the flavors to blend and develop a richer taste.
  • Is there a vegan or dairy-free version of Everything Bagel Dip? Yes! You can make a vegan or dairy-free version by using a dairy-free cream cheese alternative and sour cream made from plant-based ingredients. Make sure that the seasoning used is also vegan-friendly.
  • Are the flavors in the Bagel Dip customizable? Absolutely! Experiment with extra ingredients to customize the dip to your taste. Add fresh herbs like dill or parsley, finely chopped green onions, or even grated cheese for extra flavor variations.


If you have leftovers, transfer the leftovers to an airtight container or cover them with plastic wrap. The dip will remain suitable for 4-5 days in the refrigerator. Make sure to stir before serving.


Technically the dip can be frozen; However, I do not suggest freezing it. The cream cheese and sour cream can separate upon thawing causing the texture to become watery or grainy. As a general guideline, dairy products don’t freeze well.

Creamy Everything Bagel Dip

Creamy Everything Bagel Dip is a flavorful blend of sour cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and fresh chives, topped with Everything Bagel Seasoning. Perfect for parties or snacking. Enjoy with your favorite dippers!

Prep Time10 minutes

Total Time10 minutes

Course: Appetizer, Snack

Cuisine: American, casual

Keyword: Everything bagel dip

Servings: 10 Servings

Calories: 109kcal

  • 1 C. Sour cream
  • 6 oz. Cream cheese (softened at room temperature)
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. Onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tsp. Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, softened cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and chives. Mix until creamy and fluffy.

  • Put the dip in a serving bowl or dish, making sure to spread it evenly.

  • Sprinkle some extra fresh chives and the Everything Bagel seasoning on top of the dip.

  • Enjoy with your fresh veggie dippers or low-carb crackers.

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Smoked Sausage in Air Fryer: Quick & Easy

Get ready to sink your teeth into Smoked Sausage in the Air Fryer that’s crispy on the outside and irresistibly juicy on the inside. Whether you prefer Polish, kielbasa, or other varieties, the air fryer works its magic in minutes, creating a mouthwatering, caramelized outside that is full of flavor. Perfect for a quick meal or appetizer, it’s a healthy, low-carb option that will satisfy your cravings guilt-free!

Why You’ll Love This Smoked Sausage In Air Fryer Recipe?

  • It’s quick and easy; in less than 10 min, you’ll have perfect smoked sausage.
  • The air fryer cooks it evenly and crisps the outside to a golden brown without drying it out.
  • It can make a simple and easy weeknight meal; you only need to add your favorite veggie to your protein, like sautéeed zucchini and squash.
  • You can customize the recipe with your favorite seasonings and sauces.
  • You can make a complete meal by adding a low-carb veggie and a garden salad.
  • Less clean up than pan frying as your stovetop doesn’t get splattered oil all over it.

Benefits of Cooking Smoked Sausage in an Air Fryer

Air fryers are a game changer! They are a healthier alternative to deep frying and so convenient! You can cook just about anything in them, and they’re great for reheating leftovers. Plus, they cook food quickly and require minimal clean-up.


All you need is a 12-14 oz package of your favorite brand of smoked sausages.

What are the best types of smoked sausage to use in an air fryer?

  • Polish
  • Andouille
  • Kielbasa
  • Chorizo
  • Beef, turkey, or chicken sausage

There are many different varieties and brands of sausages. I would suggest a fully-cooked sausage since you just need to heat it up. To prevent the sausage from splitting open when air-fried, look for sausages with natural casing.

How to Cook Smoked Sausage in the Air Fryer

Step 1: Preheat your air fryer to 350° Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Preparing the smoked sausage for your air fryer couldn’t be more straightforward! Just open up the package and place the sausage on your cutting board. With a serrated knife, slice the sausage into equal-sized coins, anywhere from ½ inch to 1 inch thick.

Step 2: Arrange the sausage slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket or tray. Cook the sausage for 8-10 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking. If your air fryer has a basket, shake the basket to flip them over.

Tip: Cooking times can vary. Make sure to keep an eye on it to make any necessary adjustments.

FAQs & Tips

  • Make sure your sausage is fresh.
  • Since all air fryers cook differently, the first time you make them keep an eye on the cooking time as it may require less than the recommended time.
  • Creating steam can help prevent drying out. Add a few drops of water to the air fryer basket.
  • You can lightly brush olive oil on each slice if it looks like it is starting to dry out.

What Air-Fryer Do You Use?

I have the Cuisinart 8-in-1. Not only is it an air fryer, but it is also a convection and toaster oven with bake, grill, and warm options. If you are looking for a standard air fryer that is more budget-friendly, the Instant Pot Air Fryer is a great choice.

What are Some Common Mistakes to Avoid?

  • An air fryer is like an oven when it comes to pre-heating. Don’t skip this step.
  • One of the number one rules of air-frying is don’t crowd the basket.
  • Cooking for too long on too high of heat.
  • Flipping the sausage halfway through cooking for juicy, even cooked bites.

Can I cook frozen smoked sausage in an air fryer, ormust Io thaw it first?

You can! You’ll need to adjust the cooking time accordingly. Unless it was sliced in equal pieces before freezing, you’d need to thaw it enough to cut it into coins.

Dipping Sauce Ideas

There are many different options for dipping sauces that add delicious flavor! I’ll share a few of our family’s favorites below.
BBQ Sauce:BBQ sauce’se sweet, tangy tasteis myl favorite. Check out my family’s homemade recipe for the best BBQ you’ll ever put in your mouth. Sugar-free BBQ Sauce or Regular BBQ Sauce
Ranch Dressing: One of our little girls thinks ranch goes on everything!
Buffalo Sauce: I’m the biggest wimp ever, but my husband, oldest daughter, and son are huge fans!
Ketchup: If you are eating low-carb, there are several great sugar-free options.
Cheese Sauce: Melt your favorite freshly grated cheese with whipping cream.
Mustard: Adds a tangy and slightly spicy kick that complements the savory flavors


Spice & Sauce Variations Looking to spice things up a bit? Try adding different seasonings before cooking it in the air fryer!

  1. BBQ: Brush with your favorite BBQ sauce before air frying for a sweet and tangy twist.
  2. Cajun: Coat coins in Cajun seasoning like Old Bay for a spicy and flavorful kick.
  3. Mexican: Add heat by seasoning it with chili powder, cumin, and paprika. You could also toss it in my homemade taco seasoning.
  4. Heat it up: Sprinkle a little cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes to hype it up!

Make it a Meal or an Appetizer – You can make a complete meal by throwing a few veggies in the air fryer with the air fryer sausage or make a fantastic appetizer platter in minutes.

– Serve a Smoked Sausage and Cheese Platter with your favorite cube cheese, chopped pickles, and Old Bay seasoning for a simple and satisfying appetizer.
– Add sliced bell peppers and onions to the air fryer basket, and season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes for a delicious and easy meal.
– Cut broccoli into small florets and add them to the air fryer basket with the smoked sausage—season with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder for a healthy and tasty meal.

Tip: If you aren’t eating, low-carb potatoes are a tasty addition.

How do I clean my air fryer after cooking smoked sausage in it?

  • Air fryers are simple to keep clean with regular cleanings. Always use a gentle cleaner and avoid any abrasive or harsh cleaners.
  • Make sure the air fryer has completely cooled down.
  • Remove the basket or tray and wash with warm soapy water (Dawn is my favorite). You can also wash them in the dishwasher if they are dishwasher-safe.
  • With a soft cloth, wipe out the inside of the air fryer. Look for areas where there might be grease build-up.
  • Wipe off the exterior, then assemble everything once it’s dry.

How do you store and reheat?

Once completely cooled, the leftovers will stay good for 3-4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

It will stay fresh in the freezer for 2-3 months in a freezer-safe container or zippered bag.

Air-fried smoked sausage reheats wonderfully! You can pop it back in the air-fryer for 3-5 min at 350 degrees. Don’t forget to flip halfway through.

To reheat in the microwave, place the sausage on a microwave-safe plate and cover it with a damp paper towel. Heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until heated through.

What to Serve With Air Fryer Smoked Sausage?

I love simple meals for lunch or busy weeknights. Here are a few veggies that pair perfectly!
Loaded Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Southern Green Beans

More Smoked Sausage Recipes

Keto Smoked Sausage with Peppers and Onions
Keto Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies
Easy Low-Carb Smoked Sausage & Cabbage

Smoked Sausage in the Air Fryer

This delicious smoked sausage in the air fryer recipe delivers crispy and juicy sausages bursting with flavor, making it a perfect low-carb and easy-to-make meal option.

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time10 minutes

Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Main Course, Snack

Cuisine: American, casual

Servings: 4

Calories: 255kcal

  • 12-14oz Fully Cooked Smoked Sausage
  • Preheat your air fryer by setting the temperature to 375°F (190°C) and allowing it to preheat for a few minutes.

  • While the air fryer is preheating, take your smoked sausage and slice it into ½-inch to 1-inch thick pieces using a serrated knife. Make sure the pieces are similar in size for even cooking.

  • Open the air fryer basket or tray and place the sliced sausage in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the basket to allow hot air to circulate around the sausage.

  • If desired, you can lightly brush or spray the sausage with a little oil to enhance browning and crispiness, but it’s not necessary.

  • Carefully place the basket or tray back into the air fryer and set the timer for 8-10 minutes.

  • Halfway through the cooking time, flip the sausage slices using tongs or a spatula. This will ensure that both sides cook evenly.

  • After the cooking time is up, check the sausage for doneness. The sausage should be nicely browned and cooked through, with an internal temperature of at least 160°F (71°C).

  • Once cooked, carefully remove the sausage from the air fryer and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

  • Enjoy your perfectly cooked smoked sausage from the air fryer!

FAQs & Tips

  • Make sure your sausage is fresh.
  • Since all air fryers cook differently, the first time you make them keep an eye on the cooking time as it may require less than the recommended time.
  • Creating steam can help prevent drying out. Add a few drops of water to the air fryer basket.
  • You can lightly brush olive oil on each slice if it looks like it is starting to dry out.


Dipping Sauce Ideas

There are many different options for dipping sauces that add delicious flavor! I’ll share a few of our family’s favorites below.

  1. BBQ: Brush with your favorite BBQ sauce before air frying for a sweet and tangy twist.
  2. Cajun: Coat coins in Cajun seasoning like Old Bay for a spicy and flavorful kick.
  3. Mexican: Add heat by seasoning it with chili powder, cumin, and paprika. You could also toss it in my homemade taco seasoning.
  4. Heat it up: Sprinkle a little cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes to hype it up!

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 870mg | Sugar: 5g


Keto Popsicles: Low-Carb Treats for Summer

Looking for a fun and delicious way to enjoy a sweet treat while sticking to your low-carb lifestyle? Look no further than Low-Carb keto popsicles! These homemade popsicles are the perfect way to beat the heat while staying on track with your diet. Whether following a ketogenic or low-carb lifestyle or simply trying to reduce your sugar and carb intake, these DIY popsicles are a delicious and guilt-free option. Pass on the ice cream bars and try this frozen treat.

What is a Keto Popsicle?

They are sugar-free frozen treats ideal for those eating low-carb. Made with sugar-free sweetener, sugar-free honey, heavy cream, and fruit, you can whip them up in minutes.

If you’re eating low-carb, you might miss out on some of your favorite desserts, like ice cream or frozen treats. BUT WAIT!! That doesn’t mean you have to give up on sweets altogether! Low-carb desserts, like sugar-free popsicles, are simple to make and refreshing on a hot summer day.

There are numerous benefits to making keto popsicles homemade

  • Control over ingredients and nutritional values
  • Customizable flavors and combinations
  • No added sugars or preservatives
  • Cost-effective compared to store-bought options
  • Fun and easy to make with family and friends
  • Perfect for those on a low-carb or ketogenic diet
  • A healthy alternative to high-sugar treats

Ingredients for Low-Carb Popsicles

Small 3 oz. Plastic cups: These cups are the perfect size for making popsicles. They’re small enough to fit in your freezer, and they make it easy to portion out your ingredients.

Popsicle sticks: They provide a handle to hold onto while you enjoy your frozen treat.

Almond milk: Almond milk has a slightly nutty flavor that complements the berries in this recipe.

Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract adds a sweet and fragrant flavor to the popsicles.

Wholesome Yum Besti Monk Fruit Sweetener W/ Allulose: A sugar-free sweetener that adds sweetness to popsicles without any of the negative effects of sugar.

Sugar-free honey: Sugar-free honey is an excellent alternative to traditional honey. It adds a touch of sweetness to the popsicles without any added sugars.

Fresh raspberries: Adds a tart and sweet flavor to the popsicles.

Fresh blueberries: Adds a sweet and slightly tangy flavor to the popsicles.

Instructions for How to Make the Best Keto-Popsicles

Step 1. Mix or blend the almond milk, vanilla, Wholesome Yum Besti Monk Fruit Sweetener W/ Allulose, and sugar-free honey.

Tip: A blender is not necessary for this recipe, but super handy. My favorite blender is a Vitamix. It is so powerful I wouldn’t be surprised if it could crush rocks. (I’m not recommending trying that.) If it is outside your budget, Ninja is also a fantastic option.

Step 2. Place some raspberries and blueberries into each cup.

Tip: You can include raspberries and blueberries or one or the other. Raspberries are not my favorite, so blueberries are for me!

Step 3. Pour the almond milk mixture into the cups, filling them almost all the way. Make sure to leave a little room for the stick to be inserted.

Tip: Try these popsicle molds if you would rather not use the small plastic cups.

Step 4. Place a popsicle stick in the center of each cup. You can use scotch tape to help temporarily hold the stick in place.

Tip: For those that have small kids that use all of the scotch tape for art projects, lol, you can use a small piece of plastic wrap.

Step 5. Chill the popsicles in the freezer overnight. I like leaving them in the freezer overnight, but if you can’t wait, check them after 4 hours and see if the texture is right.

Step 6. When ready to serve, cut the cups off the popsicles with scissors and remove the tape, if used, before serving. You can also run the cup with the ice pops cup under warm water for a few seconds to release the frozen treat.

How to Store Keto Popsicles

Store the popsicles in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag. Label them with the date you made them to keep track of freshness.

Different Variations of Low-Carb Popsicles

  • Creamy keto popsicles use heavy cream or coconut cream and are flavored with vanilla, cocoa powder, or fruit puree.
  • Chocolate low-carb popsicles can be made with unsweetened cocoa powder and low-carb sweetener and optionally mixed with nut butter or coconut cream for extra richness.
  • Coffee keto popsicles are made with cold-brew coffee, heavy cream, and a low-carb sweetener for a refreshing and energizing treat.
  • Nut-based keto popsicles combine almond or coconut milk and are blended with nuts or nut butter for a creamy and protein-rich snack.
  • Green keto popsicles made with spinach, kale, or other leafy greens, mixed with low-carb fruits like berries or avocado and sweetened with a low-carb sweetener for a healthy and refreshing treat.

Tips and FAQs

Can I use regular sugar instead of a sugar substitute?

Swapping regular sugar for sugar substitutes is not recommended if you eat a low-carb or ketogenic diet. If you aren’t, regular sugar and honey can be substituted in the exact amounts.

Can I substitute heavy whipping cream for almond milk?

Heavy whipping cream is a great alternative to almond milk. It is naturally low in carbs and has a high-fat content which is suitable for those on keto. Remember that heavy cream has a richer and creamier texture than almond milk. This may affect the overall texture and flavor of your popsicles. So, you may need to adjust the amount of cream you use in the keto popsicle recipe for the desired consistency and taste. Think creamy popsicles.

Can I use frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit?

Absolutely. The benefit of using frozen fruit over fresh fruit can be the cheaper cost and longer shelf life.

Best Sweetener Options

There are several excellent options for homemade keto popsicles. Remember that the sugar substitutes must be in granulated form to work with this recipe.

Additional Fruit Options for Homemade Popsicles

  • Strawberries and blackberries
  • Unsweetened Coconut
  • Avocado

How many net carbs are in sugar-free popsicles?

The complete nutrition information is listed at the bottom of the recipe card; However, there are 3 net carbs per serving. Changing the ingredients in the popsicles may change the net carbs.

How to Kick up the Flavor

Add lemon or lime juice to add a splash of tartness to your popsicles.

How long do popsicles last in the freezer?

These low-carb fruit popsicles can last 2-3 months in the freezer if stored in a freezer-safe container. If eaten within the first month, they are the freshest. Don’t forget to label the date to keep track of freshness.

Homemade Keto Popsicles with Berries

Cool off with these refreshing berry keto popsicles! Made with almond milk, fresh raspberries and blueberries, and a touch of sugar-free sweetness, they’re the perfect guilt-free treat for a hot summer day.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American, casual

Servings: 8

Calories: 29kcal

  • First, grab a mixing bowl and whisk together some unsweetened almond milk, vanilla extract, Wholesome Yum Besti Monk Fruit Sweetener W/ Allulose, and sugar-free honey until everything is well combined.
  • Now, it’s time to prepare our cups. Add a handful of raspberries and blueberries to each cup. Depending on your preference, you can be generous or conservative with the number of berries you add.

  • Next, pour the almond milk mixture into each cup, almost to the brim. Leave a bit of space at the top to allow the popsicles to expand as they freeze.

  • Time to add the popsicle sticks! Insert one into the center of each cup. If the sticks don’t stay in place, a tiny piece of scotch tape can help hold them upright. Make sure the tape is at the top of the stick, away from the liquid.

  • Pop those cups into the freezer and let them chill overnight. This will give them plenty of time to freeze solid.

  • When you’re ready to enjoy your berry popsicles, remove the cups from the freezer and run them under warm water for a few seconds. This will help release the popsicles from the cups.

  • Grab a pair of scissors and carefully cut the cups off the popsicles. If you used tape to hold the sticks in place, remove it before serving.

  • Now you’re ready to savor your delicious and refreshing berry popsicles! Enjoy!

Note: The carbs from the keto-friendly sweeteners in both the sugar-free honey and Besti Monkfruit with Allullose do not include the carbs as most subtract to calculate net carbs. 

Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Chicken Philly Cheesesteak: Low Carb and Delicious

Are you craving a meal that is both satisfying and delicious? Then try this amazing recipe for Low-Carb chicken Philly Cheesesteak. The classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich dates back to the 1930s in Philadelphia and features thinly sliced beef, peppers & onions, and melted cheese. This recipe swaps out the beef for chicken and uses low-carb options for the bun (or no bun at all). My healthy and tasty version of the classic sandwich is easy to make and great for meal prep.

What is a Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

A chicken Philly cheesesteak is a mouthwatering sandwich that has the perfect blend of flavors. It’s made with quality ingredients like boneless, skinless chicken breast, onions, bell peppers, and provolone cheese. What makes the best chicken Philly cheesesteak? Cooking it just right. From searing the chicken to sautéing the veggies, each step creates the perfect combination of flavors and textures.

If you prefer a more traditional beef cheesesteak, check out my Keto Philly Cheesesteak Casserole with a sliced rib-eye steak.

How to make Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Low-Carb?

In order to make the chicken Philly sandwich low-carb, the carbs have to be drastically reduced. This is done mostly by removing or replacing the traditional hoagie roll with a low-carb option.

Following a low-carb lifestyle may lead to numerous health benefits in addition to weight loss, like possibly reducing inflammation and brain fog, as well as improving blood sugar levels. If you would like to read more about the benefits of a low-carb lifestyle, click on my post Five Benefits of a Low-Carb or Keto Diet.

A low-carb chicken Philly cheesesteak can provide a good amount of protein, healthy fats, and essential nutrients. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals and is low in carbohydrates and calories.

Ingredients for Cheesesteak without a bun

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken – I use boneless skinless chicken breasts in this recipe, but you could sub chicken thighs instead. 
  • Green Bell Peppers – Add a slightly sweet and crisp texture to the recipe.
  • White Onions – Adds sweet and savory flavor and a soft texture to compliment the crisp green peppers.
  • Garlic – Adds bold flavor. 
  • Provolone Cheese – Gives it a perfectly mild and slightly nutty flavor and a creamy, indulgent texture. 
  • Butter – Healthy fat that adds richness. 
  • Italian Seasoning, Parsley, and Salt & Pepper – complement the other flavors in the recipe and enhances the overall taste.

Steps to make Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

Step 1: Step 1: In a hot cast-iron skillet, melt one tablespoon of butter and add green bell peppers, white onions, and garlic. Sauté until the onions and peppers are translucent, then remove veggies from the skillet and set aside.

Tip: Make sure to preheat your cast-iron skillet before using it. You’ll get better heat distribution, and it prevents sticking and enhances browning, which adds a deeper flavor to the dish.

**This 2-pan preseasoned set with a 10-inch and 12-inch skillet is a fantastic and affordable addition to your kitchen.

Step 2: Melt the remaining butter in the cast iron skillet, then add chicken, Italian seasoning, and salt/pepper. Allow to sear on each side, then cover and cook on medium-low until the chicken is cooked all the way through.

I use this meat thermometer to test doneness; otherwise, I overcook chicken every single time. Chicken is safe to eat when the internal temperature reaches 165° Fahrenheit. 

Step 3: Once the chicken is done, add the peppers, onions, and garlic back to the skillet. Cook on low for 2 minutes to disperse the heat and allow the flavors to merge. 

Step 4: Place provolone cheese slices on top of the chicken and veggie mixture to cover, and then place the skillet in the oven on broil until the cheese is melted thoroughly.

Heads up – keep a close eye on your dish as it broils because it can burn really fast! 

Do you know what’s so good about this dish? When you take it out of the oven, it’s piping hot and bubbling with cheesy goodness.

Preparing Chicken for Philly Cheesesteak

Picking the right chicken is important to creating a tasty and juicy dish. Choose high-quality chicken breasts that aren’t too lean or fatty.  Too lean and the chicken will dry out and be super tough, while too fatty will result in too much grease in your dish. Also, make sure to properly season your chicken to ensure a great flavor.

To get the maximum flavor, it’s important to thinly slice the chicken against the grain to make sure it’s tender. It’s easiest to do this if the chicken is partially frozen, so you may want to put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Once it’s partially frozen, use a sharp knife to slice the chicken into strips that are roughly 1/4 inch thick.

Can I Cook My Chicken a Different Method besides Pan Searing?

Sure, there are many other different options. If you use one of the cooking methods listed below, you’ll add your cooked chicken to the skillet with the sauteed vegetables.


If you really want to step up the flavor, here are low-carb sauce options that will satisfy your craving. Just remember that any sauce you choose may add to the carb count.

  • Mayo-based sauces like low-carb aioli or chipotle mayo
  • Hot sauce like Frank’s Red Hot or Tabasco
  • Creamy sauces like ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • Sugar-free BBQ sauce – this homemade recipe is the BEST EVER!!
  • A melted cheese sauce for a classic Philly cheesesteak flavor

Can I use frozen chicken for Philly cheesesteak?

YI would not suggest using chicken straight from the freezer as it won’t cook evenly, and the texture will be off.  It’s hard to get a good sear on chicken when it is put in a skillet frozen.

How many calories and net carbs?

Each serving of this recipe contains 325 calories, 36 grams of protein, 18 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of fiber. The net carbs per serving is 3 grams when the recipe is divided by 5.

Tips & FAQs

  • For the best texture, slice the chicken against the grain. This will ensure that the chicken is tender, juicy, and easy to chew.
  • Slice vegetables into thin, similar-sized strips for great texture and even cooking.
  • Allow the cheesesteak to rest for a few minutes after cooking. This will help the cheese finish melting and the flavors to come together.
  • Toasting the bread can add crunch and enhance the texture of the sandwich. (If you choose a low-carb bread option)

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can. For the freshest experience, cook the ingredients and store the chicken and veggies in separate airtight containers. Reheat ingredients together in a large skillet and top with cheese.

Can I substitute chicken with another type of meat?

Of course. You could use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast. Of course, there is always the traditional beef or steak, pork, lamb, or tofu if you are looking for a vegetarian option.

Low Carb Bread options for Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

  • Lettuce wraps: Swap out the bread entirely and use large lettuce leaves.
  • Low-carb tortillas: Look for low-carb tortillas or tortillas made from coconut or almond flour.
  • Portobello mushrooms: For a unique twist, roast large portobello mushroom caps instead of hoagie buns.
  • Low-carb bread: If you can’t live without bread, look for low-carb bread.

Variations to Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

Swap out the traditional veggies or add more veggies to the recipe. Here are a few ideas.

  • Mushrooms: For an earthy and flavorful twist.
  • Jalapeños: For a bit of heat.
  • Zucchini: Add to your peppers and onions for a nutritious and delicious addition.
  • Broccoli: Add some extra crunch and nutrients.
  • Spinach: For some added greens and flavor.

Don’t be afraid to try different seasonings; here are a few ideas.

  • Paprika: A dash of paprika adds a smoky and slightly sweet flavor.
  • Garlic powder: For more garlic flavor, add some garlic powder while cooking.
  • Onion powder: Add a savory and slightly sweet flavor to your dish.
  • Red pepper flakes: Turn up the heat by adding red pepper flakes to the chicken and veggies.

The Best Cheese for Chicken Philly Cheesesteak is the classic provolone. But, you swap out different varieties to change up the flavor. 

  • Swiss: This cheese has a nutty and slightly sweet flavor that goes well with chicken and veggies.
  • Pepper Jack: It has a spicy kick from the spicy peppers mixed in with the cheese.
  • Mozzarella: This cheese has a mild, slightly sweet flavor.
  • Cheddar: For a sharp flavor that can add a bold punch.
  • White American: White American cheese has a mild, creamy, and slightly tangy flavor.

Best Sides for Healthy Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

Easy Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe – Perfectly roasted and topped with shredded Parmesan cheese.

Best Southern Green Beans Recipe – Minimal ingredients and lots of amazing flavors.

Garlic Mushrooms in the Air Fryer – Crispy air-fried mushrooms that everyone will love.

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon – Everything is better with bacon, right?!

How to store and reheat leftovers

Refrigerator: To store in the fridge, make sure it cools to room temperature first. Then place it in an airtight container or aluminum foil. It should stay fresh for 3-4 days.

Freezer: Once it cools to room temperature, place it in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag. It will keep for up to 3 months.

Reheating Instructions: 

  • Oven or Air Fryer: Remove from the freezer and sit out at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, then wrap it in aluminum foil. Preheat the oven or air-fryer to 350°F. Bake or air-fry until heated all the way through. You’ll need to keep an eye on it, as cooking times will vary depending on how much you are warming up. 
  • Stovetop: Heat the cheesesteak over low heat until it is ready. Stir occasionally so that it cooks evenly. 
  • Microwave: Place in a microwave-safe dish and cover with a damp paper towel. I always start at 1 minute, then check and microwave again if needed.

If you love our simple chicken Philly cheesesteak, then I know you will enjoy checking out all of my family’s favorite recipes in my Keto Recipes Index.  With tons of delicious sweet and savory options perfect for the keto diet, you will love this tool. I’ve shared a few more favorites below for a quick start to your menu!

    • Chicken Philly Cheesesteak (Low-Carb Version)

      This recipe for Chicken Philly Cheesesteak is a delicious and easy-to-make twist on the classic sandwich, with tender strips of chicken, sautéed peppers and onions, and melted provolone cheese.

      Prep Time15 mins

      Cook Time20 mins

      Total Time35 mins

      Course: Main Course

      Cuisine: American

      Keyword: chicken Philly cheesesteak

      Servings: 5

      Calories: 325kcal

      • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into thin strips against the grain
      • 1 green bell pepper sliced
      • 1 large onion sliced
      • 2 garlic cloves minced
      • 3 tablespoons butter
      • 7 slices provolone cheese
      • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
      • 1/4 teaspoon parsley
      • 1/2 tsp salt
      • 1/4 tsp pepper
      • First, heat up a cast iron skillet and melt a tablespoon of butter in it. Add the chopped peppers, onions, and garlic, and sauté them until they become translucent. Once they’re done, remove the veggies from the skillet and put them aside.

      • Next, melt two more tablespoons of butter in the same skillet, and add the chicken along with some Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Allow the chicken to sear on both sides, and then cover the skillet and let it cook on medium-low heat until the chicken is fully cooked. You can check if the chicken is cooked by using a meat thermometer.

      • Once the chicken is done, add the peppers, onions, and garlic back into the skillet and cook them on low heat for about 2 minutes. Then, add some slices of provolone cheese on top of the chicken and veggies to cover everything, and put the skillet into the oven on broil for 1-3 minutes until the cheese is melted perfectly.

      • Finally, take the skillet out of the oven and serve it hot and fresh!

      Tips & FAQs
      • For the best texture, slice the chicken against the grain. This will ensure that the chicken is tender, juicy, and easy to chew.
      • Slice vegetables into thin, similar-sized strips for great texture and even cooking.
      • Allow the cheesesteak to rest for a few minutes after cooking. This will help the cheese finish melting and the flavors to come together.
      • Toasting the bread can add crunch and enhance the texture of the sandwich. (If you choose a low-carb bread option)

      Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 581IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 1mg

Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe: Quick & Easy

Are you looking for a hearty and satisfying low-carb breakfast that’s easy to make? Look no further than this delicious and Easy Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe! Made with creamy ingredients like heavy whipping cream and cream cheese, then flavored with savory breakfast sausage, this gravy is the perfect way to start your day!


BEST Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe

After receiving numerous requests for a keto-friendly sausage gravy recipe, I finally gave in and decided to whip up a batch. I knew I wanted to create a low-carb gravy that was both creamy and delicious, that would make a quick and filling breakfast. It took some trial and error to perfect, but I’m thrilled with how this keto sausage gravy turned out with just a few simple ingredients. And for those missing a traditional Southern breakfast, fear not – this gravy can also be served over keto biscuits.

I’ve got you covered for those who might miss their favorite biscuits and gravy recipe. Make my delicious low-carb biscuits for mouthwatering Keto Biscuits and Sausage.

Is Gravy High in Carbs?

Traditional gravy is higher in carbs since it uses white flour as a thickening agent, but this recipe for Easy Chaffles and Keto Sausage Gravy has no flour in it, so the carb count is minimal.

What is Keto Sausage Gravy?

It’s simply a low-carb version of a Southern classic. This delicious gravy is made with breakfast sausage, chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, pepper, and onion powder (optional).

How many net carbs in Keto Sausage Breakfast Gravy?

This recipe makes two servings. There is 1 gram of net carbs in each serving.

Ingredients for Keto Sausage Gravy:

Breakfast Sausage – This provides the primary source of protein for the gravy and adds a delicious, savory flavor.

Chicken Broth adds moisture to the gravy and helps to thin it out to a desirable consistency.

Heavy Whipping Cream – This provides a rich, creamy base for the gravy and helps to thicken it up.

Cream Cheese – This adds tanginess and creaminess to the gravy.

Garlic Powder adds a subtle garlic flavor to the gravy, enhancing the overall taste.

Pepper – This adds flavor and enhances the other ingredients.

Onion Powder (Optional) – This can add a subtle onion flavor to the gravy.

Is it Gluten-Free?

Since this recipe doesn’t use traditional flour, it’s an excellent option for those who eat gluten-free. However, it’s always important to double-check the ingredients’ labels just to be safe.

As a mom with a child with severe food allergies, I know the importance of carefully reading labels. Sometimes, even foods we think are safe can have hidden sources of gluten, so check the labels of each ingredient you use, as brands may vary.

How to Make Keto Sausage Gravy

Scroll to the bottom of this post for the complete list of ingredients, detailed instructions, and printable recipe card.

Step 1: In a large skillet, brown and drain 1/4 lb of pork sausage. I made sausage patties out of the rest of the sausage to enjoy later.

Step 2: Add chicken broth, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, and spices to the skillet with the breakfast sausage and bring it to a boil.

Step 3: To thicken that delicious gravy, reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer away.

Pro-tip: don’t cover it up, as uncovered simmering helps to reduce the liquid faster. Keep an eye on it, as the gravy slowly thickens to perfection. Before you know it, you’ll enjoy a low-carb, keto-friendly sausage gravy perfect for pouring over your chaffles.

How to Thicken Keto Sausage Gravy

This keto sausage gravy recipe uses cream cheese and heavy cream to thicken the gravy instead of coconut flour or almond flour, which can make it grainy. I’ve included two different options below to reduce the gravy.

On the stove: The key to thickening is to simmer on the stove until it reduces. If the gravy is too thin, keep simmering. As the gravy cools, it will naturally continue to thicken even more.

Xanthan Gum: If you like your gravy extra thick, or don’t want to wait for it to reduce on the stove, a small amount of xanthan gum can also be added. Start by sprinkling 1/4 tsp, the gravy will begin to thicken. If it doesn’t thicken right away be patient, as adding too much xanthan gum will make it slimey. With this recipe, you can enjoy a delicious and satisfying gravy without compromising your low-carb lifestyle.

What about Keto friendly Biscuits & Gravy?

You can enjoy delicious biscuits and gravy while eating low-carb. This gravy recipe pairs perfectiy with my southern keto biscuit recipe.

Recipe Tips

  1. Use high-quality sausage – I prefer spicy breakfast sausage to add extra flavor to the gravy.
  2. Don’t overcook the sausage – It’s essential to cook it until it’s browned so it doesn’t become dry and tough.
  3. Room Temperature – Let the cream cheese and heavy cream come to room temperature before adding them to the skillet. This will help them mix smoothly and prevent lumps in the gravy.
  4. Use a whisk to stir the gravy – Whisking the gravy helps break up any lumps and creates a smooth and creamy texture.
  5. Simmer Until: The gravy doesn’t reduce and thicken right away. It takes some patience, and it might feel like you’ve been watching grass grow, but it will thicken.
  6. Adjust the seasoning to taste – You can adjust the salt and pepper to your liking and even add some herbs like thyme or rosemary for extra flavor.

Variations for this low-Carb breakfast Gravy Recipe

Looking to mix things up with this keto sausage gravy recipe? Here are a few ideas:

  • Spicy sausage gravy: Swap out the mild breakfast sausage for spicy sausage to add some heat to your gravy.
  • Bacon gravy: Use crumbled bacon instead of sausage for a delicious bacon gravy.

Hype up the Seasonings: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes for a kick. This is my husband’s favorite way to enjoy this recipe.

How Can I Make It Dairy-Free?

You can make a dairy-free keto sausage gravy with two easy swaps. Use coconut cream instead of heavy whipping cream and dairy-free cream cheese.

What to Serve with Keto Sausage Gravy?

While I feel like either of the above options is a meal, a few fresh berries, scrambled eggs, sliced avocados, and bacon are great delicious low-carb sides.

How to Store, Freeze, and Reheat Keto Gravy

When storing this keto sausage gravy, I recommend transferring it to an airtight container and storing it in the refrigerator. It should last for up to 3-4 days.

If you want to freeze it, let it cool down completely and transfer it to a freezer-safe container. It will last in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

When you’re ready to reheat the gravy, you can do so in the microwave or stovetop. If using the microwave, heat it in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until it’s heated through. If using the stovetop, heat the gravy in a saucepan over low-medium heat, occasionally stirring until it’s heated through. If the gravy is too thick after reheating, add a splash of heavy cream or water to thin it out to your desired consistency.

Quick & Easy Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe

This low-carb keto sausage gravy is the perfect addition to your breakfast or brunch menu. Made with cream cheese and heavy cream, it’s thick, flavorful, and perfect for drizzling over chaffles or biscuits.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time10 mins

Course: bread, Breakfast

Cuisine: American, casual

Keyword: Keto Sausage Gravy, Low Carb Sausage Gravy

Servings: 2

Calories: 155kcal

  • 1/4 cup breakfast sausage, browned
  • 3 tbsp chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp cream cheese, softened
  • a dash of garlic powder
  • pepper to taste
  • a dash of onion powder (optional)
  • First, plug in your Dash Mini Waffle Maker and let it heat up while you gather your ingredients. Once ready, lightly grease the grates or use cooking spray to prevent sticking.

  • In a small bowl, mix an egg, grated mozzarella cheese, coconut flour, water, baking powder, and a pinch of salt until well combined. This will be the base for your chaffles.

  • Pour half of the batter onto the waffle maker, close the lid, and cook for about 4 minutes until the chaffle is crispy and golden brown. Repeat the same process to make the second chaffle, and set both aside to crisp up.

  • Now, let’s move on to the keto sausage gravy! First, brown some breakfast sausage and set aside 1/4 cup for this recipe. You can use the rest to make sausage patties for later.

  • Add the browned sausage, chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, pepper, and onion powder (optional), in the same skillet and stir continuously until it boils. Then, reduce the heat to medium and let it cook down with the lid off for about 5-7 minutes. If you like your gravy super thick, add a bit of Xanthan Gum, but be patient, as the gravy will thicken naturally over time.

  • Add salt and pepper to taste and spoon the keto sausage gravy over the chaffles. Now, it’s time to enjoy this delicious and satisfying breakfast!

Serving: 1g | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 95mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.4mg


Easy Creamy Garlic Parmesan Keto Pork Chops

This easy Creamy Garlic Parmesan Keto Pork Chops Recipe is a delicious and healthy dinner option that is low-carb and keto-friendly. Juicy center-cut boneless pork chops are pan-seared to perfection, then smothered in a creamy garlic parmesan sauce made with heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, chicken broth, and a blend of cheddar and parmesan cheese. This recipe is quick and easy to make, making it perfect for busy weeknights.

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Keto Pork Chops

As much as I love experimenting with different meals and meats each week, it’s quite easy to fall into a rut and repeatedly cook the same things. Although I enjoy pork chops, they usually aren’t my top pick. But everything changed when I tried this Creamy Garlic Parmesan Keto Pork Chop recipe. This delectable and straightforward low-carb dish will have your taste buds singing, and you can have it on the table in 30 minutes or less! 

Can I Eat Pork Chops on a Keto Diet?

Yes! Pork Chops are keto-friendly and can be prepared in many different ways, such as in a slow cooker, Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker), air fryer, cast-iron skillet, baked in the oven, or on the grill. For most, fatty meats are a staple of the keto diet, so pork chops are an excellent choice.

Ingredients for Keto Pork Chops Recipes:

Center-cut boneless pork chops – The primary protein source in the recipe. The pork chops are seasoned with salt and pepper and cooked until browned on both sides.

Onion – Adds flavor and aroma to the dish. The onion is sliced and sautéed with minced garlic in olive oil until softened.

Garlic – Adds a rich and pungent flavor to the dish. The garlic is minced and sautéed with the onion in olive oil. You can also use garlic powder if you don’t have fresh garlic.

Olive oil – Used to cook the pork chops and sauté the onion and garlic.

Heavy whipping cream – Used to make the creamy sauce for the pork chops. It gives the sauce its creamy texture and rich flavor.

Cream cheese – Adds richness and creaminess to the sauce.

Chicken broth – Adds a savory depth of flavor to the sauce and thins it out.

Parmesan cheese – Gives the sauce a nutty and salty flavor.

Cheddar cheese – Adds even more creaminess and flavor to the sauce.

Italian seasoning – Adds an herbal flavor and aroma to the dish.

Salt/Pepper –Enhances the flavors of the dish.

How to Make Keto/Low-Carb Smothered Pork Chops

This skillet pork chop is easy to prepare. Follow the added tips in this picture tutorial, and you’ll master this recipe quickly. For the complete list of ingredients and detailed instructions, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step 1: Begin this recipe by heating the cast iron skillet on medium-high heat, then add the olive oil and allow it to get nice and hot before adding the pork chops, garlic, and chopped onions.

Next, sear the pork chops for a few minutes on each side. Although I generally use boneless thin-cut pork chops in this recipe, bone-in pork chops or thick-cut boneless are also options. In either case, the cooking time may need to be adjusted.

Tip: Getting a good sear to seal in the juices and for added flavor is essential. If they feel like they are sticking to the pan, it’s a sign they aren’t ready to turn. Leave them a bit longer, and they will turn over easily.

Step 2: Once they are nice and browned on the top, bottom, and sides of the pork chops, set them aside. Leave as much of the onions and garlic as you can in the skillet as they add flavor to the delicious creamy garlic parmesan low-carb sauce.

Step 3: Combine all of the ingredients of the creamy parmesan sauce in a bowl and pour into the cast iron skillet with the sauteed onions and garlic.

Tip: Make sure to scrape the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon to get all the brown bits from searing the pork chops. They are full of flavor.

Step 4: You can’t get much more straightforward than dumping all the ingredients into the skillet and then allowing them to boil and thicken for this Pork Chop keto recipe. In this recipe, the whipping cream, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese all complement each other to form a creamy sauce.

Once the sauce thickens, add the pork chops back to the skillet and simmer for a few minutes before serving. You aren’t going to believe just how decadent these Easy Keto Pork Chops taste.

Tip: The sauce mixes so quickly, and it has incredible flavor. Don’t be afraid of spices, as they give so much depth to this recipe. You could also substitute onion powder and thyme for the Italian seasoning if you prefer. r.

Garnish with fresh parsley for a restaurant-quality look.

Yum! These mouthwatering pork chops turned out better than I imagined. The sauce is rich, creamy, and full of robust flavor. If you don’t love pork chops, this recipe can be altered to use chicken thighs or chicken breasts instead.

What Type of Pork Chops to Use

While center-cut boneless pork chops are recommended for this recipe, you could also use bone-in pork chops or thick-cut pork chops. Just note that cooking times may need to be adjusted accordingly.

Boneless vs. Bone-In Pork Chops

I used Boneless pork chops for this recipe because they are leaner and cook more evenly, making them easier to work with. This allows you to achieve the perfect level of doneness without overcooking the meat. Additionally, the leaner meat of the boneless pork chops pairs well with the rich and creamy garlic parmesan sauce.

On the other hand, bone-in pork chops have a richer flavor and can be more tender due to the presence of the bone. Ultimately, the decision of which type of pork chops to use comes down to personal preference.

The secret to juicy pork chops

The secret to juicy pork chops in this recipe is not to overcook them, which is always a challenge for me unless I use a meat thermometer. It’s important to sear the pork chops on both sides until they are browned and caramelized, but then to remove them from the pan to prevent them from drying out. When you add the pork chops back to the pan to simmer in the sauce, make sure to keep the heat low and monitor the temperature carefully. This will help to ensure that the pork chops stay moist and tender.

Tips to make the best Keto Pork Chops

  • Use a meat thermometer: To ensure that your pork chops are cooked perfectly, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F.
  • Grate your cheese: Pre-shredded cheese often contains anti-caking agents and fillers, which can affect the texture and taste of the dish. To get the best flavor and texture, grate your cheese from a block.
  • Add vegetables: This recipe pairs well with various vegetables, such as asparagus, chopped cauliflower, cauliflower rice, broccoli, or green beans. To add extra nutrition to the dish, sauté the vegetables in the same skillet before making the sauce.
  • Adjust the seasoning to your taste: The seasoning measurements in the recipe are just a guideline. Feel free to adjust the amounts of Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to your liking.

Variations to the easy creamy garlic parmesan pork chops recipe:

  1. Swapping out the boneless pork chops for bone-in or boneless chicken breasts or thighs would work, too, for a delicious and equally low-carb alternative.
  2. Add vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, or mushrooms to the skillet to boost fiber and nutrients.
  3. For a more tangy flavor, substitute the chicken broth with white wine.
  4. Experiment with different types of cheese, like asiago or gouda, in place of cheddar cheese. Mix up the seasonings by adding some smoked paprika, cumin, or red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.

Can You Make Keto Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker?

Yes! You can make this Pork Chop keto recipe in the slow cooker. The last time I made this family favorite dish, I cooked the pork chops on low, covered with vegetable broth and salt and pepper in my slow cooker for 5-6 hours. Right before dinner, I made the sauce in my skillet and then nestled the pork chops in the creamy parmesan garlic sauce. They turned out so tender and flavorful, making cooking dinner a breeze.

Storing, freezing, and reheating instructions.

If you have any leftover creamy garlic parmesan keto pork chops, don’t worry, they can be stored and reheated easily. Here are some step-by-step instructions to help you store and reheat them like a pro:

How to Store in the Fridge:

  • Transfer the pork chops to an airtight container or a resealable storage bag. If using a resealable storage bag, remove as much air as possible to prevent the meat from drying out.
  • Place the container or bag in the refrigerator and store for up to 3-4 days.

How to Reheat:

  • Heat the pork chops in the microwave on a microwave-safe plate for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, you can reheat them on the stovetop in a skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
  • If the sauce has thickened while in the fridge; you can add a splash of chicken broth or heavy cream to loosen it up. Pour the liquid into the skillet with the pork chops and stir until the sauce is heated through and smooth.

I do not recommend freezing these pork chops due to the dairy content, as it would comprise the taste and texture.

Is this dish gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe is gluten-free, as none of the ingredients contain gluten. However, if you are sensitive to gluten or have celiac disease, ensure that all of your ingredients are certified gluten-free, especially the chicken broth and Italian seasoning, as some brands may contain gluten.

How to Make Keto Pork Chops with Parmesan Cheese Sauce Dairy Free

To make this recipe dairy-free, you can make some substitutions. Instead of heavy whipping cream, you can use coconut cream, almond milk, or any other plant-based milk of your choice. Instead of cream cheese, you can use dairy-free cream cheese or silken tofu. For the cheese, you can use a vegan cheese substitute made from soy, nuts, or vegetables.

** I am not dairy free these are only suggestions. Be sure to check the labels to make sure they are free from any animal-derived ingredients.

What to serve with this Keto Pork Chops Recipe:

Many keto side dishes pair perfectly with this recipe. You can keep it simple and make a simple garden salad or one of the recipes below.

How Many Carbs in this Pork Chop Keto Recipe?

The nutritional information is provided for this recipe below in the recipe card. To calculate net carbs, subtract the fiber from the total carbs. Each serving is 2.7 g carbs minus .2 g of fiber, making it 2.5 g per serving. This information is only an estimate as it will depend on the size and kind of pork chops you use.

Easy Creamy Garlic Parmesan Keto Pork Chops

These creamy garlic parmesan keto pork chops are a flavorful and healthy dinner option that is low-carb and keto-friendly. Pan-seared pork chops are smothered in a creamy garlic parmesan sauce made with heavy cream, cream cheese, and cheddar and parmesan cheese. 

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time15 mins

Total Time20 mins

Course: Dinner, Main Course

Cuisine: American

Servings: 6

Calories: 438kcal

  • 1.5 lb center cut boneless pork chops
  • 1/2 medium onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • salt to taste
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and let it heat up for a minute.

  • Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides.

  • Add the seasoned pork chops, onions, and garlic to the skillet and cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Make sure not to overcrowd the skillet. If needed, cook the pork chops in batches to ensure they are cooked evenly.

  • Remove the cooked pork chops from the skillet and place them on a plate. Set aside.

  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, chicken broth, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, Italian seasoning, pepper, and salt to the skillet. Use a whisk to combine the ingredients until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth.

  • Continue to stir the sauce continuously over medium heat until it thickens. This should take about 8-10 minutes.

  • Once the sauce has thickened, add the pork chops back to the skillet, making sure they are coated with the sauce.

  • Reduce the heat to low and let the pork chops simmer in the sauce for about 5 minutes or until the pork chops are cooked through and the sauce has thickened even further.

  • Once done, serve the pork chops hot with the creamy garlic parmesan sauce drizzled over them.

Tips to make the best Keto Pork Chops
  • Use a meat thermometer: To ensure that your pork chops are cooked to perfection, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F.
  • Grate your cheese: Pre-shredded cheese often contains anti-caking agents and fillers, which can affect the texture and taste of the dish. To get the best flavor and texture, grate your cheese from a block
  • Add vegetables: This recipe pairs well with a variety of vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli, or green beans. To add some extra nutrition to the dish, sauté the vegetables in the same skillet before making the sauce.
  • Adjust the seasoning to your taste: The seasoning measurements in the recipe are just a guideline. Feel free to adjust the amounts of Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to your taste.

How to Store in the Fridge:

  • Transfer the pork chops to an airtight container or a resealable storage bag. If using a resealable storage bag, make sure to remove as much air as possible to prevent the meat from drying out.
  • Place the container or bag in the refrigerator and store for up to 3-4 days.

How to Reheat:

  • Heat the pork chops in the microwave on a microwave-safe plate for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, you can reheat them on the stovetop in a skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
  • the sauce has thickened while in the fridge; you can add a splash of chicken broth or heavy cream to loosen it up. Simply pour the liquid into the skillet with the pork chops and stir until the sauce is heated through and smooth.

I do not recommend freezing these pork chops due to the dairy content, as it would comprise the taste and texture.

Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.7g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 1mg

More Keto Pork Chops Recipes:

Can You Freeze Chicken Salad? Yes or No

If you’re wondering can you freeze chicken salad without sacrificing its taste and texture, you’re not alone. Freezing chicken salad is a great way to meal prep and save time, but it’s important to do it right. Learn tips for freezing, thawing, and storing your chicken salad to keep it at its best in this ultimate guide on freezing chicken salad! With these tips on meal prepping and freezing chicken salad, you can easily have a delicious and healthy meal ready in no time!

Is it safe to freeze homemade chicken salad?

Freezing chicken salad is generally safe and won’t compromise its taste and nutritional value. However, it’s important to note that some ingredients, like fresh vegetables and dairy-based dressings, may change in texture and taste upon thawing.

To ensure the best quality, it’s recommended to consider the ingredients and their freezing properties before preparing and freezing your chicken salad. And in some cases, you might want to skip the freezing altogether. Finish it in one sitting, refrigerate for a few days, or bin it. These are the instances in which you’d want to chuck the chicken salad:

  • If it has been sitting in warm temperatures for more than 1.5 hours.
  • If it’s a packed chicken salad bought from a store that’s been opened, and you are unsure when it was opened.
  • If the salad tastes or smells sour or nasty
  • If the expiration date of the salad is looming
  • If any perishable ingredients (some of which will be discussed) have been added to the mix.
  • If it has mayonnaise in it, the mayo will curdle and separate when it’s frozen.

How to freeze chicken salad without altering texture and flavor

There are several ways that you can freeze chicken salad. Dividing it into individual servings works best for our family. Place each serving into an airtight plastic freezer-safe container and place it into the freezer. Plastic containers come in all shapes and sizes, so you can personalize whatever portion size you want! Pull a container out and let it defrost in the refrigerator as needed. I use this method for lunches. The only downfall is that plastic containers take up a bit of freezer space.

Another option is to freeze a large batch of chicken salad. Either put the salad into an airtight container or a large freezer-safe bag. If you put it in a ziplock bag, distribute the salad evenly in the bag and press the contents flat. Freeze on a cookie sheet or freezer shelf. Once it has frozen, you can rearrange it as you’d like. This method doesn’t take up a lot of space.  

Consider vacuum-sealing your chicken salad before placing it in the freezer. Place it in a freezer bag and remove as much air as possible before sealing it. Then, place the bag in the fridge or freezer.

When you’re ready to eat the chicken salad, thaw and enjoy!

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The dos and don’ts of freezing chicken salad

There are so many different types of chicken salad. With many different variations and ingredients of chicken salad recipes, we’ve included a few tips below for specific kinds of chicken salad.

How do I freeze chicken salad for meal prep?

You can make a large batch of shredded chicken with salt and pepper on the stovetop, in the instant pot, or the crockpot, and then freeze it for later. This is one of my most used meal prep hacks. Always have shredded, cooked chicken on hand! Once it defrosts, you can use it for chicken salad or any other recipe that calls for shredded chicken.

Check out how I make shredded chicken using my crock pot.

Freeze the chicken in quantities that work for your family (I usually freeze in 1.5lb portions). It can also be frozen into portions (4-6oz). By freezing the chicken plain, you will never have to worry about which chicken salad ingredients don’t freeze well. Let the chicken defrost and stir in your preferred salad fixings. The flavor and texture will never be compromised!

Tip: Not all crockpots are the same; this Ninja Multi Cooker is my absolute favorite!

Can You Freeze Chicken Salad Sandwiches?

Since chicken salad is moist, I don’t recommend freezing the chicken salad on bread, croissants, or chaffles. The bread will get soggy. It is best to freeze the chicken salad on its own and add it to bread if desired after it has defrosted.

Can I freeze chicken salad with mayonnaise?

Freezing chicken salad with mayonnaise is generally ill-advised as the emulsion contains fat and liquid ingredients such as oil, egg yolk, and vinegar. When frozen and thawed, the mayonnaise separates, becomes lumpy, and cannot be re-emulsified.

To avoid this problem, you can freeze the chicken salad’s ingredients separately, combine them, and add the mayo when it’s time to serve.

You could freeze it with the mayo and then add in more mayo after it thaws, making it *better*, but not nearly as good as when it was fresh.

If you anticipate freezing leftover chicken salad, it’s recommended to avoid ingredients like mayo and look for a recipe that freezes well. Ingredients such as cooked chicken, hard-boiled egg yolks, and dressings like vinaigrettes and oil-based dressings tend to freeze better.

Can I freeze chicken salad with grapes?

No. Grapes are a high-water content fruit. The water in the grapes freezes, leaving the defrosted grapes limp and deflated. Nobody likes soggy grapes. Plan to consume chicken salad with grapes immediately upon making it.

Can I freeze chicken salad with nuts or seeds?

Chicken salad with nuts can be frozen. Freeze in an airtight container with a layer of wax paper between the salad and the lid. This will prevent the nuts from coming into contact with oxygen, which can cause them to go rancid.

Can you freeze chicken salad with Miracle Whip?

You’re in luck. This particular whipped salad dressing can be frozen. Miracle whip, which contains artificial stabilizers and preservatives, serves as a mayo substitute and has the advantage of freezing better than traditional mayonnaise.

Can You Freeze Chicken Salad With Vegetables?

Some raw vegetables freeze well; however, many vegetables typically found in chicken salad don’t. The moisture in celery, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and pickles will freeze. When they defrost, it results in limp, soggy, flavorless mush. Freezing these vegetables will not result in the crisp satisfaction you’ll be looking for in a refreshing salad. Really crunchy vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower, work well to freeze in a chicken salad.

To help vegetables freeze better, you can blanch them by bringing a pot of water to a boil and adding the vegetable to the boiling water for 1-2 minutes. Remove from the boiling water and immediately plunge it into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. This will help a vegetable maintain crunchiness and flavor when frozen and thawed.

Can you freeze chicken salad with eggs?

It is important to note that their two distinct parts have differing freeze-thaw properties when it comes to freezing eggs. While hard-boiled egg yolks freeze and thaw well, egg whites tend to become tough and rubbery upon thawing.

If your chicken salad recipe only contains egg yolks, it is more suitable for freezing. However, if it also has egg whites, its quality may not be as satisfactory as when freshly made.

Can you freeze chicken salad with Greek yogurt?

Yogurt is a dairy product that can be frozen. Thawing frozen yogurt will leave it with a little more water and a grainy texture. The good news is that you can stir a little more yogurt into the salad to help cover the texture and freshen it up.

Can You Freeze Chicken Salad with Sour Cream?

Freezing chicken salad with sour cream is not recommended as the resulting thawed salad may appear unappetizing, retain excess moisture, and have an altered taste. Sour cream is known to be one of the least freezer-friendly ingredients as it tends to separate into liquid and solids upon thawing.

Can You Freeze Chicken Salad with Celery?

Freezing chicken salad with celery is not recommended, as celery tends to become soft and loses its crisp texture upon thawing. To prevent this, it is advised to slice fresh celery and add it to the chicken salad after it has been defrosted.

Can I Freeze Rotisserie Chicken Salad?

There is no difference between freezing home-cooked chicken salad and a rotisserie chicken salad. The one thing you’ll want to pay close attention to is how fresh the chicken is. When was it cooked? Did you make the chicken salad with fresh rotisserie chicken, or was it from the refrigerator? And, of course, check the other ingredients.

Can You Freeze Costco Chicken Salad?

I know, I know, the portions at Costco are big, and if you buy the chicken salad, you’ll likely have too much chicken salad to eat at one time. I suggest finding a friend to share it with or keeping it in the fridge for 3-5 days. If you choose to freeze it, remember that it has mayonnaise and will separate after being frozen. It can’t be re-emulsified. The taste and texture will be compromised.

Can Chicken Salad Chick be frozen?

All of the chicken salad options at Chicken Salad Chick have mayonnaise in them. Mayo separates when frozen, and the ingredients cannot be re-emulsified. You also don’t know exactly when the store-bought chicken salad was made. I’d recommend storing the leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

How long can chicken salad be left out of the refrigerator?

The FDA guidelines state that chicken salad should sit at room temperature for no longer than two hours. In case the temperature exceeds 90°F (32°C), it is advised to refrigerate the chicken salad within an hour. Follow these guidelines to minimize dangerous bacteria growth.

How long can I freeze chicken salad?

The general rule of thumb is approximately three months. Just make sure that your freezer setting is correct – the best would be around -18–20 Celsius. Above all – freeze it on the day it is made! Don’t risk having bacterial contamination or, worse, food poisoning.

How do I thaw frozen chicken salad?

Remove it from the freezer and immediately place the chicken salad in the fridge to thaw overnight or for a few hours, depending on the portion size. If you are in a bit of a hurry, just put the freezer bag with the salad inside under tap water.

How do I prevent chicken salad from becoming watery after freezing?

After it is completely thawed, remove the bag from the fridge and drain all the excess moisture and liquids. Be sure not to let the chicken salad thaw at room temperature, as this allows for bacterial growth.

Serving suggestions for chicken salad

Low Carb Options:

  • Rolled into a lettuce wrap
  • Rolled into a variety of wraps (almond flour, low-carb, etc.)
  • With low-carb cracker crisps
  • On a bed of lettuce with avocado
  • On a chaffle for a low-carb sandwich
  • Stuffed in baby sweet peppers

Non Low-Carb Options:

  • Stuffed into a baked sweet potato
  • On a toasted croissant
  • Rolled into a variety of wraps

 Delicious Chicken Salad Recipes:

Healthy Cauliflower Salad Recipe – Kasey Trenum

Looking for a tasty and healthy cauliflower salad recipe? Look no further than our Creamy Cauliflower Salad Recipe! Made with fresh cauliflower, boiled eggs, sun-dried tomatoes, crunchy celery, and zesty shallots, this salad is packed with flavor and low-carb. Top it off with a tangy mayonnaise dijon dressing for an extra burst of flavor. Enjoy this refreshing dish as a light side dish or quick lunch idea any time of year!

Did you know comfort food doesn’t have to be hot? Give me a bowl full of scrumptious flavors, and I am all warm and cozy on the inside! And with this low-carb, healthy cauliflower salad, you’ll feel totally satisfied without the guilt. Try it as a side dish, as part of a salad spread, or as a complete meal – this is the best cold cauliflower salad recipe you’ll ever taste!

Ingredients for Cauliflower Salad

Eggs – Boiled eggs are an easy and delicious protein with many added nutrients.

Fresh cauliflower – This acts as the foundation of this meal. Cauliflower is nutrient dense and so filling. 

Celery – There are so many health benefits to eating celery, which adds the perfect crunch to this dish.

Shallots – Shallots offer a subtle and sweeter onion flavor that is perfect for this salad.

Mayonnaise brings the dish together, adding flavor and a sensory appeal.

Dijon mustard – This salad is incomplete without a hint of this sharp and spicy ingredient.

Sundried tomatoes bring added layers, texture, complexity, and acidity! Not to mention they are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Salt & pepper – Salt enhances flavor, while pepper adds a pop of its own.

Parsley for garnish – You may think this is only for its leafy visual interest, but it also enhances the other flavors in the dish!

How to make cauliflower salad recipe

Scroll to the bottom of this post for the printable recipe with detailed ingredients and instructions.

This salad is easy peasy:

STEP 1: Boil the eggs, peel and cut them into quarter pieces, then set them aside.

TIP: Once fully cooked, drain the hot water and run cold water over the hot eggs. Drain the pot and dry the eggs. You can gently roll them against your cutting board to break the shell. All of this will help the peeling process tremendously!

STEP 2: Chop cauliflower into florets. Steam the florets in boiling water or a steamer. Steam until tender but not soft. Otherwise, it will end up mashed. Drain the pot and place the cauliflower florets in a large bowl.

STEP 3: Chop celery, shallots, and sundried tomatoes on your cutting board.

STEP 4: Add eggs, vegetables (celery, shallots, and sundried tomatoes), mayonnaise, and dijon mustard to the large salad bowl with the small florets.

STEP 5: Toss with mayonnaise and dijon mustard. Alternatively, you can stir the mayo and mustard in a small bowl separately first, then pour the mixture over the salad before tossing all of the ingredients of this yummy cauliflower salad. Adjust the salt and black pepper to taste. Combine well.

STEP 8: Generously sprinkle chopped, fresh parsley leaves over the dish. And perhaps a bit more salt and pepper. Chill in the refrigerator for one hour before serving, or eat right away, but I think it’s best served chilled!

Is cauliflower salad keto?

Yes! I can be, and I am telling you, this is the best keto cauliflower salad! All of the ingredients are low in net carbs but very nutrient dense.

How to choose and buy cauliflower

Cauliflower heads should be very pale, firm, and tightly closed. Avoid spots or cauliflower that is softening. That means it is beginning to spoil.

How to chop fresh cauliflower for Salad

First, cut the head of the cauliflower in half. Then, cut it into quarters. Cut the core out on the diagonal. You should be able to break apart the florets with your hands easily! You can cut long stems into smaller pieces if you want to include them in the salad.

Different ways to steam cauliflower

You can steam cauliflower in a pan, a steaming basket, or in the microwave.

Cover with 1/4 inch of water in a pan and sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil. Cover the pan for 3-8 minutes, until desired firmness, then drain excess water.

In a steamer, you will need 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil and cover. Steam for 3-8 minutes.

In the microwave, place 1 tbsp of water with florets in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook on high for 1 minute. Repeat in 15-second intervals until the florets are tender but firm.

Is cauliflower salad like potato salad?

Cauliflower is a great potato substitute if you are eating keto! So absolutely, while it will have a different flavor and texture, it is most definitely like a potato salad! It is a lower-starch and much more nutrient-dense option.

Tips for making fresh cauliflower salad

Well, if it’s not obvious, make sure all of your ingredients are fresh! You don’t want to use vegetables that are beginning to spoil. And using fresh herbs are preferred over dried ones. Wash and dry all produce well before you start combining ingredients in the dish. Make sure you chop and mix everything in a way that allows you to get even flavors in one bite!

Recipe variations

Salads like these are my favorite! There are endless variations.

  • You can make a raw cauliflower salad instead of steaming it.
  • Turn the entire dish into a broccoli salad simply by following the recipe but substituting broccoli for the cauliflower.
  • Instead of mayonnaise, you could use olive oil, sour cream, or greek yogurt, and instead of or in addition to dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and a bit of lemon juice or zest would add a delicious zing!
  • Red or green onions would also be great substitutes for the shallots, although this will offer a sharper flavor.
  • Walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, sunflowers, or sliced almonds could also add a nutty crunch to this dish!

How to make the cauliflower salad ahead

Cauliflower salad can be made beforehand, which can be convenient for meal prep or entertaining. Here are a few quick tips that yield the freshest results.

  1. Prepare the ingredients: Wash and chop the cauliflower, hard-boiled eggs, sun-dried tomatoes, celery, and shallots as needed. Keep them separate in airtight containers or resealable bags.
  2. Make the dressing: Mix the mayonnaise and dijon mustard ahead of time and store it in a separate container. This will help prevent the salad from becoming soggy.
  3. Assemble the salad: When ready to serve the salad, combine the ingredients in a bowl. Then drizzle the dressing on top and lightly toss to ensure the ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. Pop it in the fridge: After you’ve assembled the cauliflower salad and dressing, cover it with plastic wrap or a lid and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it. Chilling the salad will help the flavors meld together and ensure that it’s refreshing and crisp.

By following these steps, you can make a delicious and refreshing cauliflower salad ahead of time, saving you time and stress when it comes to meal prep.

How to store the low-carb cauliflower salad

Store in a glass bowl with a sealed lid or even mason jars for an easy grab-and-go lunch! The salad can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

What to serve this healthy cauliflower salad with?

Here are a few ideas:

  • Serve with steak, burger, chicken, or another protein of choice.
  • Add a serving of cauliflower salad as a side to a sandwich or wrap for a tasty and healthy lunch option.
  • Pair with soup for a comforting and satisfying meal.
  • This would also be tasty plated with various other low-carb, high-protein salads!
  • You can get creative and pair it with your favorite dishes for a healthy and delicious meal.

Easy Healthy Cauliflower Salad Recipe

This easy Healthy Cauliflower Salad Recipe is a refreshing and flavorful dish made with fresh cauliflower, hard-boiled eggs, sun-dried tomatoes, celery, and shallots, all topped with a tangy mayonnaise dijon dressing. This low-carb salad is perfect as a side dish or a light lunch idea and can be made quickly and easily.

Prep Time25 mins

Cook Time10 mins

Course: Appetizer, Salad

Cuisine: American, casual

Servings: 4

Calories: 291kcal

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 shallots
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes
  • salt & pepper
  • parsley for garnish
  • Place the eggs in a pot of boiling water for 9-11 minutes until fully cooked. Then, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to cool for a few minutes before peeling the shells. Once peeled, cut the eggs into bite-sized pieces and set aside to add to the salad later.

  • Remove the leaves from the cauliflower and chop the head into small florets. Place the florets in a steamer basket and steam for 5-7 minutes or until the cauliflower is just tender. You don’t want it soft. Remove the cauliflower from the steamer basket and drain thoroughly. Place the cauliflower in a large bowl to cool before adding the other ingredients.

  • Clean, pat dry, and chop celery, shallot, and sundried tomatoes into small pieces.

  • Add the vegetables and eggs to the bowl with the cauliflower.

  • Add mayonnaise and dijon mustard to the salad. Toss and mix completely.

  • Add salt and black pepper to taste.

  • Garnish the dish with finely chopped fresh parsley.

  • Chill in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes or up to 24 hours. Serve and Enjoy!

Make sure all of your ingredients are fresh. You don’t want to use vegetables that are beginning to spoil. And use fresh parsley, not dried. Wash and dry all produce well before you begin combining ingredients in the dish. Make sure you chop and mix everything well, so you will get even flavors in each bite! 

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

Keto Eggnog Cookies – Keto Keuhn Nutrition

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These soft keto eggnog cookies will become a new holiday staple in your house.  They are soft, tender, and cake-like in texture but with just the right amount of eggnog flavor. 

Don’t forget to get some extra recipe tips in my post below, before the recipe.

What You Need to Make Keto Eggnog Cookies

  • 1 Egg
  • Coconut Oil (unflavored)
  • Almond Flour
  • Sweetener
  • Nutmeg Spice
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salt

Almond Flour v.s. Coconut Flour

Truth be told I wanted to create a cookie with both almond and coconut four. Yet, every time I tried different ratios of the two, the cookie batches kept being too dry for my liking.

Therefore, these keto eggnog cookies only use almond flour.

Do You Have to Use Coconut Oil?

No, you don’t. In fact, my friend, Karen, used avocado oil instead when she made these cookies. She even made caramel sauce for us to drizzle on these keto cookies! Her cookies made with avocado oil can be seen below.

What Sweetener is Best?

When I started baking keto recipes, I purely used erythritol. Over time I graduated to a mix of erythritol and monk fruit. Now, in my recipes, I mostly use pure monk fruit extract.

I use this keto sweetener because it does not spike your blood sugar and it provides zero carbs.

Erythritol does not spike your blood sugar, but it still counts towards total carbs.

So, to keep the total carbs down to less than 10 total in all of my recipes, I use pure monk fruit. I sometimes use the monk fruit liquid drops as well.

Cookies can be tricky though with what sugar substitutes you use. I tested this recipe with 1 T of erythritol and the pure monk fruit extract. Both turned out great. I also don’t see a problem with using more erythritol if needed.

How to Make Eggnog Cookies

1. For the almond flour, I used my food scale to get the correct amounts. Measuring these items with just a tablespoon or measuring cups, are not always very accurate. So, to be on the safe side, I weighed out the almond flour.

2. You will want the coconut oil soft enough to blend. If it’s hard, go ahead and microwave it for 10 seconds or so. The photo here can give you an idea of the softness I’m talking about.

3. Beat the coconut oil with a large egg. 

4. Add in the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Blend/beat together.

5. I like using a cookie scope when portioning my cookies. Once the scopes are on your baking sheet, I like to tap the bottom on the sheet to spread the batter out. You can see how much I allow to spread out in the photo.

6. Bake. Cool. Enjoy.

The Eggnog Flavor

Nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. These 3 flavors make up the eggnog flavor we all have learned to love. I use Madagascar vanilla extract and dry spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. The real secret lies in making sure your spices are fresh. 

After 2 to 3 years of opening the dry spice, it sadly loses its strength and flavor. I’ve never really cared up until having this blog, where flavor really counts in my opinion. So, the choice is up to you.

Another flavor idea is to add rum! Alright, maybe not actual rum, but rum extract.

Caramel Sauce Topping

Make these cookies extra special with caramel sauce!

Karen over at Brilliantly Keto created this 4 ingredient caramel sauce. It uses a newer keto sweetener that creates a very creamy and smooth sauce.

When the sauce is warm is the perfect time to drizzle on these keto eggnog cookies. When the caramel is cooled, it’s thicker but still easily spoon-able.

Keto Eggnog Drink

With all this eggnog talk, are you starting to crave the drink? The actual eggnog drink? If so, you are in luck! I created an extremely easy recipe and perfected it to get the right mouthfeel.

Not too thin and not too thick. Make these cookies and enjoy my eggnog drink at the same time. Feel free to add some rum to your eggnog. Just watch your carbs, if you wish. 🙂

Other Keto Cookies


Keto Eggnog Cookies

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: keto, low carb, cookies, eggnog

Servings: 12 cookies

Calories: 53.3kcal


  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour I use a scale to weigh this out according to the package.
  • 2 tbsp Room Temp Coconut Oil non flavored
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Pure Monk Fruit Extract or your choice of sweetner. Adjust to your level of need.


  • Measure out the almond flour. Weighing it out will be best. Add all other try ingredients to your almond flour.

  • Beat for a few seconds of the room temp coconut oil with the vanilla extract.

  • Beat the egg into the coconut mixture.

  • Add the almond flour mixture to your wet egg mixture. Beat and blend together. The batter will be sticky.

  • Once combined, scope out the cookie dough an place onto your cookie sheet.

  • Once the dough is on the sheet, tap the bottom of the pan to help spread out the batter some.

  • Cook on 350 degrees fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes. Or until slight golden brown on edges. Allow to cool.

  • Once cooled, this is when you would drizzle that caramel sauce on these cookies. (see post above to get this recipe)


For additional recipe notes, see post above the recipe.


Serving: 1cookie | Fiber: 0.3g | Calories: 53.3kcal | Fat: 4.4g | Protein: 1.8g | Carbohydrates: 1.6g

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