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Keto Grilled Cheese cut in half, halves slightly pulled apart to show the melty gooey cheese.

10 Minute Keto Grilled Cheese

Ready in minutes, this easy Keto Grilled Cheese makes a quick and satisfying meal!

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Yummm toasty cheesy goodness!!

There aren’t many things better for lunch than a classic grilled cheese sandwich.

I like my Keto Grilled Cheese with Hamburger or Chicken Soup but is super filling, so this sandwich is also excellent all by itself, especially for a quick lunch on the go.

You can keep it simple with just cheddar, or spruce up this Keto Grilled Cheese with meat, veggies and/or different types of cheese.

Either way, I hope you love this delicious and easy Keto Grilled Cheese!

Keto Grilled Cheese, hot from the skillet, ready to be sliced in half and devoured.

What you’ll need

To make a basic Keto Grilled Cheese, you’ll need the cheese and the ingredients for the bread.

I use my 90 Second Keto Bread recipe and cook it in a square container to form a sandwich shape.

There is almond flour, parmesan cheese, baking powder, onion powder, salt, cheddar cheese, olive oil and an egg.

How to make a Keto Grilled Cheese

Start by heating a skillet on medium high heat, then slice up the cheese for the sandwich.

Grab a square microwave safe dish and add the almond flour, parmesan, baking powder, onion powder and salt. Give it a whisk then mix in the shredded cheddar cheese.

Crack in and egg, add the olive oil and whisk until fully combined.

Bread batter all mixed up, ready to be cooked.

Microwave for 90 seconds then let the bread rest for a few moments to cool.

Bread freshly cooked, still in the square glass container, ready to be flipped out.

Flip the container over so that the bread pops out. You may need to run a knife along the side of it to make sure the edges haven’t stuck to the sides of the container.

Allow the bread to cool for a minute or two.

Using some accuracy, slice the bread in half, through the middle, so that you have two thin square slices of bread.

Cooked bread, sliced in half, both slices laying on a cutting board, ready to be fried.

Add 1/2 tbsp butter to the hot skillet, stir it around, then place both slices of bread onto the hot butter.

Cook for a couple of minutes until the bread is toasty, then flip them both over.

Cover both breads in mayo then lay the cheese on one side.

Two slices of bread on a skillet, both slices covered in mayo and one slice topped with cheddar cheese.

Flip the other bread over top of the cheese so that the mayo side is laying on top of the cheese.

Keto Grilled Cheese, toasting in a hot skillet.

Fry for another minute or so until the bottom of the sandwich is toasty, flip the sandwich over and cook for another minute or two until the bottom bread is toasty and the cheese is melty.

Keto Grilled Cheese, bread is toasty and cheese is melty, ready to be removed from the skillet and devoured!

Serve hot.

What the whole thing go down:

Keto Grilled Cheese additions

There are some drool worthy ingredients you can add to your Keto Grilled Cheese to give it a flavour boost. Here are some ideas:

Cheese

There are so many different types of cheese out there that would be an excellent option for this grilled cheese. Besides cheddar, I highly recommend you try mozzarella, swiss gruyère, brie, aged cheddar or gouda!

For more cheese ideas, check out The 10 Best Cheeses for Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by the Food Network.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Meat

Try some slices of deli ham for a classic option, pepperoni or salami for something different or Pulled Pork for an extra delicious version of a grilled cheese.

Veggies

Want to add a little extra to your grilled cheese? Roasted peppers, sliced tomatoes, artichokes, grilled eggplant, avocado, shredded cabbage and spinach all make excellent additions to this Keto Grilled Cheese.

Combos

Give these epic combos a try:

  • Ham, dijon and swiss cheese.
  • Turkey, spinach and brie.
  • Pulled Pork, shredded cabbage and Monterey jack cheese.
  • Avocado and aged cheddar cheese.
Keto Grilled Cheese with Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork and Monterey jack cheese.
Keto Grilled Cheese with Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork and Monterey jack cheese.

What to pair with Keto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Soup!

My absolute favourite dish to pair with grilled cheeses sandwiches is definitely soup. Here are my favourites:

Single bowl of ranch cauliflower broccoli salad with bacon and cheese.
Ranch Cauliflower Broccoli Salad

Don’t feel like soup? How about a crisp Kale Caesar, loaded with parmesan and cheese crisps? Or a Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Cheddar and Kale? This Ranch Cauliflower Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheddar is also an excellent choice.

Half of the keto grilled cheese pulled apart to show the ooey gooey cheesiness.

Tips and tricks

After many Keto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, here is a list of tips and tricks I’ve come up with along the way to help you get the most out of yours the very first time.

  • Do you like extra melty cheese? I do! It helps to leave your cheese at room temperature for an hour or two so that it is warm. This makes the cheese super melty when you go to make your grilled cheese.
  • If the bread seems wet after the 90 seconds in the microwave, add an additional 15 seconds to ensure it is cooked all the way through.
  • Make sure your skillet is nice and hot before adding the butter then the bread. If it is not hot enough, the bread won’t toast properly, making it soggy and sad. You want the bread to end up with that beautiful deep golden colour.

Don’t have a microwave?

No problem!

Well, unless you are hangry, then there could be a problem.

You can absolutely make this in the oven, however, your Keto Grilled Cheese won’t be ready in 10 minutes.

Here is how to make it in the oven:

Heat the oven to 350° and spray a square glass (oven safe) container with olive or avocado spray oil.

In a bowl whisk the almond flour, parmesan cheese, baking powder, onion powder and salt until combined, then mix in the cheddar cheese.

Whisk in the egg and olive oil until fully mixed then pour into the prepared dish.

Bake for 15 minutes, until the egg is cooked all the way through.

Continue on with the remaining instructions from the recipe card.

Love this recipe? Try these next:

Keto Calzone

Stack of keto calzones with a half calzone cut in half to show the meat and cheese inside.

Keto Butter Chicken

Two plates of keto butter chicken with cauliflower rice and garnished with fresh cilantro.

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Keto Grilled Cheese cut in half, halves slightly pulled apart to show the melty gooey cheese.
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Keto Grilled Cheese

Cheesy toasty goodness!! This Keto Grilled Cheese is ready in 10 minutes for a quick and easy lunch. Try it with pulled pork for an extra delicious spin!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword keto grilled cheese, low carb grilled cheese
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 665
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 50-75 grams cheddar cheese sliced
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise

Bread

  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch onion powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 tbsp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp butter

Instructions

Equipment Needed

  • Sandwich sized square microwave safe dish
  • Whisk
  • Bread knife
  • Skillet

Directions

  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat.
  • Slice the cheese for the sandwich and set aside.
  • Combine almond flour, parmesan, baking powder, onion powder and sea salt in the square microwave safe dish and whisk to combine then mix in the shredded cheddar.
  • Crack in and egg, add the olive oil and whisk until fully combined.
  • Microwave for 90 seconds.
  • Flip the container over so that the bread pops out, then let it cool for a minute or two.
  • Slice the bread in half, through the middle, so that you have two thin square slices of bread.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp butter to the hot skillet, stir it around, then place both slices of bread onto the hot butter.
  • Cook for a couple of minutes until the bread is toasty, then flip them both over.
  • Cover both breads in mayo then lay the cheese on one side. Flip the other bread over top of the cheese so that the mayo side is laying on top of the cheese.
  • Fry for another minute or so until the bottom of the sandwich is toasty, flip the sandwich over and cook for another minute or two until the bottom bread is toasty and the cheese is melty.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

See post above for: 
  • Other ingredient addition ideas
  • Oven instructions
  • Process photos
 
Tips and tricks
  • Do you like extra melty cheese? I do! It helps to leave your cheese at room temperature for an hour or two so that it is warm. This makes the cheese super melty when you go to make your grilled cheese.
  • If the bread seems wet after the 90 seconds in the microwave, add an additional 15 seconds to ensure it is cooked all the way through.
  • Make sure your skillet is nice and hot before adding the butter then the bread. If it is not hot enough, the bread won’t toast properly, making it soggy and sad. You want the bread to end up with that beautiful deep golden colour.
 
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct fibre from total carbs to get 1.9 g net carbs for 1 Keto Grilled Cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.2g | Protein: 25.3g | Fat: 60.1g | Sodium: 797mg | Fiber: 2.3g

13 Comments


  1. This sounds like an interesting twist on the favourite classic. Love all kinds of cheese. This just might be dinner tonight!!

  2. Cheese bread… topped with more cheese? I am so into this! I mean, let’s be honest – the bread is the most boring part of grilled cheese. I love a lower carb way to get more melty cheese into my life!


  3. I was getting excited with the grilled cheese and boom! there you add that image with the pulled pork! Love these recipes. The bread you use is fantastic!


  4. Cheese bread filled with cheese… I’m in! As much as I love traditional bread, I would love this one even more in a dish like this. It’s like double cheese, grilled. Heaven!


  5. That keto bread sounds pretty delicious and so easy to make. And that grilled cheese with pulled prok – yes please! I like mine with soup on the side for a hearty lunch.


  6. That cheesy bread stuffed with more cheese! Sign me up please. Looks very tempting. Who can say no to cheese sandwich!

  7. Wow! The grilled cheese and instant pot pulled pork would be SO good! I love how easy this recipe seems, and have so many friends that are keto – will be sure to pass this along!


  8. The keto bread sounds so tasty ! I have never heard of anything like this before , Extra cheesy for me though 🙂

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