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Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli

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This crowd-pleasing, giant cheeseburger sub is made with the easiest keto-friendly dough and filled with cheeseburger meat, pickles and cheese. It's a delicious meal perfect for brunch, party or casual dinner!

I used my favourite simplified Fat Head dough. All you need for the dough is two ingredients — that's it. There are no eggs and no cream cheese, just shredded mozzarella and almond flour.

The dough is so versatile! Apart from savoury fillings, you can use it for sweet recipes such as my Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Breakfast Pockets and "Apple" Pie Keto Hot Pockets.

If you can't eat nuts, I created a nut-free alternative using flax meal. The only drawback about this simplified Fat Head dough is that it can get soggy on the bottom — make sure to use low moisture ingredients to prevent excess juices and soggy dough.

Hands-on Overall

Allergy information for Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs3.4 grams
Protein19.3 grams
Fat24.3 grams
Calories313 kcal
Calories from carbs 4%, protein 25%, fat 71%
Total carbs4.7 gramsFiber1.2 gramsSugars1.7 gramsSaturated fat10 gramsSodium564 mg(25% RDA)Magnesium44 mg(11% RDA)Potassium291 mg(15% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 8 servings)

Cheeseburger filling:
  • 1 tbsp ghee or duck fat (15 ml)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced (70 g/ 2.5 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 400 g ground beef (14.1 oz)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard (15 g/ 0.5 oz) you can make your own mustard
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free ketchup or tomato paste (30 g/ 1.1 oz) you can make your own ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup sliced sugar-free pickles (78 g/ 2.8 oz) you can make your own pickles
  • 4 slices provolone, Monterey Jack, or cheddar cheese (113 g/ 4. oz)
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella (170 g/ 6 oz) - use low-moisture, part-skim, shredded mozzarella cheese; not fresh mozzarella.
  • 2/3 cup almond flour (66 g/ 2.3 oz)


  1. Heat a skillet greased with ghee over a medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and cook for 3-5 minutes, until lightly browned and fragrant. Add minced garlic and cook for one more minute.
  2. Add ground beef and cook until browned and opaque. Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli
  3. Add mustard and tomato paste, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, and then take off the heat.
    Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 °C/ 360 °F (fan assisted). Place the shredded mozzarella in a bowl and microwave for about 2 minutes, checking once or twice, or melt on the stove over a low heat. Mix in the almond flour. Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli
  5. Using a fork, combine well until you create dough. Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli
  6. Roll the dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper until large enough to wrap around the filling (I used a silicon mat and silicon rolling pin). Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli
  7. Using a slotted spoon, add the cooked cheeseburger meat mixture in the centre of the dough (do not add any excess juices from the skillet). Add sliced pickles. Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli
  8. Top with cheese slices. Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, make cuts about 1 inch (2 cm) apart on the long sides of the dough. Do not cut all the way to the filling but just within about 1/2 inch (1 cm) of the filling.
  9. Fold all of the strips of dough diagonally over filling, alternating from side to side, and stretching the dough as needed. Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli
  11. Remove from the oven and let it cool down for 5 minutes before slicing. Eat immediately while still warm. Recipe makes 8 appetizers or 4 regular meals.
  12. To store, refrigerate for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving. Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
0 g0 g1.9 g17 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
0.6 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Beef, minced (ground), raw, grass-fed
0 g8.6 g10 g127 kcal
Dijon mustard
0 g0.1 g0.1 g1 kcal
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cucumbers, pickled
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cheese, provolone
0.3 g3.6 g3.7 g49 kcal
Mozzarella cheese (low moisture, for pizza)
1.2 g5 g4.2 g63 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
0.7 g1.8 g4.4 g49 kcal
Total per serving
3.4 g19.3 g24.3 g313 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (91)

Hi Martina. My fat head dough was not stretchy as I shaped it, so I think it may have gotten a little cold.
Could that have caused it? Also while the flavor was fantastic the cooked dough seemed greasy. Is that just the nature of fat head dough or could I do something to change that? It was a very yummy recipe, thanks!

Hi Annie, I think you may have gotten it too cold - if you pop it back in the microwave for 5-10 seconds it will be great again! The dough tends to get greasy because of the almonds rather than the cheese (part skim mozzarella) so you could reduce that by swapping with flax meal or coconut flour (see recipe intro for more info).

This was awesome!  I did add pepperoni replacement for the pickles (personal choice).  Paired with your marinara sauce yummy!!!

I'm glad you enjoyed!


Looks delicious...
Thank you for sharing

Just finished the leftovers of this and my hubs could NOT stop saying how DEEElicious it was! Such cohesive flavors! I chopped the pickles and put them on top of the cheese layer, and we decided that we would add some raw chopped onions next time. So good! Thanks!

Thank you so much, I'm glad you both enjoyed!

Thanks Martina - another of your delicious recipes!

Thank you Anne, I'm glad you enjoyed!

This is absolutely delicious. Doesn't make me miss regular dough at all! Really easy to make and a hit in our house!

Thank you Corrie, I'm glad you like it!

wow nice

This was really good, but SOOO high in calories. Would you consider doing a lower calorie version? Truing to get the weight off.... thanks in advance.

Hi Alison, I think the best way would be to use lower fat meat (ground chicken or turkey) and skip the ghee but instead cook all the filling together and use garlic powder and onion powder instead of fresh. I hope this helps! 😊

It does help. Thanks so much!

I am amazed and impressed that you were able to roll it into such a large rectangle. Mine was about a 6” round. It wouldn’t budge. But it was a nice change and felt more like pizza. Thanks for the recipe!

Hi Meg, that's interesting! Could it be the mozzarella? Was it sticky? Some types of "pizza" mozzarella are still too moist. The best one for this is the shredded type that is low moisture and part skim.

Love your recipes - simple, easy and delicious.... 😊

Thank you Shirin, I'm glad you enjoyed!

just made this Stromboli for dinner and it was AMAZING!!
everyone loved it and ask for more!!
I will for sure do it again

Thank you Clementine!

This may be my favorite Keto dough based recipe yet.  It really was as easy as it looks. I followed the recipe very closely and dough turned out perfect and yummy.  I added jalapenos with the pickles and absolutely love it.   No way this will last for 4 servings...just saying.

Thank you so much! The extra jalapeños sound like the perfect addition! You are right, this is 4 appetiser sized servings and 2 "regular" ones... Unless you serve it with something else.

Omg this was super easy and delicious!! It turned out perfectly 👍
Can I also use this dough for my pizza bases?
I like that it's only 2 ingredients. All the other fat head doughs have cream cheese and egg.

Absolutely! This dough will be great as a pizza base too! It will be thinner but you can also make it crispier. Just keep an eye on the temperature and time as it's easy to burn.

Thanks so much for your reply! I made a small batch of this today (1/4) and made myself a ham and cheese toasty in the sandwich press!
This is my new favourite.
I'm going to make some more dough and wrap some mini Frankfurt sausages in it ❤️❤️
Thanks again x

Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed!

Hi! Can I sub the almond meal with a mix of both golden flax meal/almond meal?

Yes you can do that! I've tried these alternatives:
Swap the 2/3 cups (66 g/ 2.3 oz) almond flour for ½ cup (75 g) packed flax meal, or 6 tablespoons (24 g/ 0.9 oz) coconut flour. If you use any of the nut-free alternatives, you will need to add 4 tablespoons (57 g/ 2 oz) cream cheese added to the mozzarella before microwaving.

Thanks so much!

Oh so good! Crisped up perfectly. I love the new easy version of dough. This is now on our lengthly (because of your blog) dinner rotation!

Thank you Heidi, I'm glad you enjoyed! I also find this version easier to roll out as it's less sticky than the version with egg.

My outside just melted 😕 how can I prevent this next time?

I'm sorry to hear that! That happened to me too. Is it possible that your dough was too thin? If it breaks on the sides it may leak.

what is the approximately roll out dough measurement as in long and wide?

It's about 30x20 cm (12x8 inch). I hope this helps!

thank you for the previous reply, i couldn't wait for the reply and made it. it was fantastic! Love it. love your website and bought two of your books yesterday. thank you for sharing. one additional question, your instructions normally gave two oven temperatures fan assisted and conventional. this one only fan assisted. i have a conventional. what is the temperature for it?

Thank you very much Austin! I have to go back to all of my older recipes and add this when I have a spare few days 😊 I started listing both just recently. The temperature for conventional oven will be 200 C (400 F). I hope this helps!

I just ordered your The Keto All Day Cookbook an hour ago. love your recipes

Thank you so much! If you make any recipes from it and share them, tag us in Instagram!

This is recipe brilliant. I will definitely try this.

I made this today for my daughter and myself as we’re  on a keto journey right now. It was wonderful. We used more  seasonings in the meat mixture because that’s how we roll 😂. The dough was so super easy! We let our spouses and grandson try a bite. Now I’m having to make more tomorrow for the whole family! The dough is so good! I plan to use it for many other things. Thanks for posting! ❤️

Thank you for your lovely feedback!

I shared this masterpiece with my family yesterday, it was a great hit.  Thank you for the inspiration.  Can't wait to see what I will make next.  Yeah!

Thank you Linda!

OMG This was absolutely amazing!!!
Thank you for sharing !!

Thank you!

I made this amazing dish last night for dinner after my sister-in -law and Mom raving over it.
All I can say is I am sorry I did not make more!
I followed it to the letter except that I went a little *EXTRA* and made it a bacon cheese burger stromboli - so yum!!! This recipe is definitely a keeper. I will make this again, soon.
Thank you for the delicious and inspired recipe Martina!

I love that! You can never go wrong with extra bacon! 😊

This was delicious! Couldn’t even tell the dough was low carb.

Thank you Alicia!

This was so delicious and so easy to make!!  Really impressed the family too !!

Thank you so much Kristen!

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