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Awesome Keto Grilled Cheese with Ham & Bacon

These keto grilled cheese with ham and bacon “sandwiches” are easy to make and taste amazing. Are you following a low-carb diet but miss grilled cheese sandwiches?

These are keto grilled cheese “sandwiches” without bread. Deli ham takes the place of the bread.

The results are delicious melted cheese and browned ham.

Adding bacon to the sandwich is always a good idea.

Keto Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Ham

Equipment Need to Make Keto Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Ham

Ingredients to Make Keto Grilled Cheese

  • Deli sliced ham – I used three pieces of thinly sliced ham per side.
  • Deli sliced cheese – Use your favorite, I used swiss cheese. You could also use your favorite shreaded cheese but using shredded cheese could make the sandwiches hard to flip unless you make sure the cheese is melted before flipping.
  • Perfectly cooked bacon. I cooked the bacon in oven at 375 for about 17 minutes.

Mix It Up – Keto Grilled Cheese Options

Make this keto grilled cheese sandwich your own way! The possibilities are endless! Pick one or more items from each column.

Cheese OptionsDeli Meat
Optional Addins
Swiss CheeseHamSliced Tomatoes
Cheddar CheeseTurkeyRoasted Peppers
American CheesePastramiBacon
Pepper Jack CheeseRoast ChickenTurkey Bacon
Havarti CheeseRoast BeefBaby Spinach Leaves
Mozzarella SlicesFried Egg

What To Serve With Grilled Cheese Without Bread

How to Make Keto Grilled Cheese With Bacon and Ham

For the best results, deli meats should be sliced thin.

Keto Ham Grilled Cheese

Lay three slices of thinly sliced deli ham in a non stick skillet over medium-high heat.

Low Carb Grilled Cheese Ham Sandwich

Top ham slices with a slice of your favorite sliced cheese.

Keto Grilled Cheese with Bacon

Top the cheese with a layer of perfectly cooked bacon.

Low Carb Grilled Cheese with Bacon

Top cooked bacon with another layer of cheese. I like to break this cheese up so it melts quicker and locks the bacon in place.

Breadless Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Top the cheese with another three slices of thinly sliced ham.

Low Carb Grilled Cheese with Bacon

In the photo above, you can see I made two keto grilled cheese sandwiches.

I made a whole one for my husband and half a grilled cheese for myself.

Melted Cheese Keto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Before flipping, make sure the cheese has melted a little, this locks the bacon in.

If you are worried about flipping the grilled cheese over and dropping the bacon then make half sandwiches. Halves are a little easier to handle.

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Flip Keto Grilled Cheese with Ham and Bacon

Flip the keto sandwiches over and continue to cook until the cheese has melted and the ham is nice and browned.

You will need to flip them a few times to get the level of browned ham just perfect.

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What Should You Do If You Still Want A Keto Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Bread? Make Chaffles

You’ll need a Dash mini or family-sized dash waffle maker to make this recipe.

  • Make a white bread bread chaffle – In a small mixing bowl combine the following. Mix until blended.
    • 1 egg (or two egg whites for a less “eggy” taste
    • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese + additional cheese
    • 1 tablespoon almond flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Heat a Dash Mini waffle maker. When the light indicated the waffle maker is ready, spray the top and bottom cooking heating plates of the waffle maker with non stick spray.
  • Add a thin layer of shredded cheese to the waffle maker. This is what makes the chaffle crispy.
  • Add HALF the batter and top with a little more shredded cheese.
  • Close the waffle maker and let it do it’s thing.
  • When the waffle maker light showes the chaffle is done, cook an additional minute.
  • Remove the chaffle from the waffle maker and repeat with the remaining batter until you have two chaffles.
  • Use these chaffles as bread when making your keto grilled cheese sandwich.

How to Make Grilled Cheese Without Bread?

To make a grilled cheese without bread, use lunch meat for the bread. Put down a few slices of lunch meat in a nonstick skillet. Add cheese and then more slices of lunch meat. Cook until cheese is melted and meat has browned.

What’s a Keto Alternative to Grilled Cheese?

Use lunch meat in place of bread. In a skillet layer, lunch meat, sliced cheese and then top lunch meat. Cook over medium-high until cheese has melted and lunch meat has browned. Enjoy!


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