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

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)
Dough:
  • 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)

Note: Recipe makes 8 appetizers or 4 regular meals.

Instructions

  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. To store, refrigerate for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving. Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Ghee
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
Ketchup
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 (67)

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.
Thanks!
K

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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.

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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

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

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

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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.

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Thanks so much!

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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!

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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?
thanks

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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!

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

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

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This is recipe brilliant. I will definitely try this.

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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! ❤️

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Thank you for your lovely feedback!

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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!

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Thank you Linda!

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

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Thank you!

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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!

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

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

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Thank you Alicia!

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

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Thank you so much Kristen!

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OMG! This is delicious! I left out the mustard and included black olives and dried oregano. The cheesy dough is so good and sooooooooo easy to make. It rolled out perfectly and baked to a golden crisp... yum!

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

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I so wanted to love this recipe. But how did you manage to make the dough so smooth and long and wide enough? I had to make twice as much to cover the whole thing. Rolling it seemed impossible, had to use my fingers the second time to stretch it..

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Hi Tatiana, was the dough wet? It is possible that you may have used the wrong type of mozzarella. The best one to use is the part skim shredded mozzarella. I've tried other types and the dough was too wet and difficult to roll out. You can see one of the recipes using a slightly different mozzarella here (it is more sticky): Fat Head Pizza with Pepperoni & Jalapeños
This is the same dough as the Stromboli and it may help because there is a video recipe included: Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Breakfast Pockets

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Just started the Keto diet earlier this month ...
I am not much of a cook ...
The only think I did wrong the first time was not  stretching out the dough enough.
This is now a favorite of mime ... diet or not!
I will have to search out your other recipes.

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Thank you Rich, I happy recipe hunting! 😊

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Any tips on getting the pastry to roll out thinner?  I got to a point where it just wouldn’t roll out further but it wasn’t quite big enough and was still thick enough to roll further.
Am having to fight my son off from eating the whole lot!!

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Could it be that the mozzarella was not soft (melted) enough? I can get it really thin but noticed that once the dough cools down a little, it's harder to roll it out. I hope this helps!

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Excellent recipe! I am going to use this same dough to make low carb pizza, calzones, etc. Thank you for sharing!

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Thank you Tad!

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Can this be made with veggie ground soy meat replacement?

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I would personally avoid soy altogether (unless fermented) but you can try this: 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita

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Great recipe!  I just made it and it turned out great!!!  We found a new favorite😊

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Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed!

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Can this be frozen? Please

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Yes you can freeze it for later and then reheat in the oven 😊

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Made this last night my husband said “ You can make this again.” Translation mmmmm. Lol

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Thank you Carla, I'm glad you enjoyed!

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Absolutely delicious! The whole family loved it.

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Thank you Rachel!

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I am just starting into the Keto diet. 10 days today. No more pain in my arthritic knees (sports) and ankles. I have been looking for interesting recipes, to stimulate my palate. I have no appetite? I find this recipe very tasty, and the aroma appetite stimulating. I am looking forward to trying your other recipes. Thank you

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Thank you for sharing this Maggie! Keto on!

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I liked this recipe however I struggled to get 8 servings out of it! Actually the dough recipe once rolled out as thin as I could get it was big enough to make about 3 servings. Filled with just under 1/2 lb of beef and I mean I rolled it THIN... am I missing something. Did I do the dough incorrectly? Because this unfortunately more than doubles the carb count per serving. And makes things all out of whack now as far as percentages.

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The dough should roll out quite thin but it does depend on the mozzarella. Make sure to get the "part-skim" shredded mozzarella. Other mozzarella types would make the dough too sticky and hard to roll out.
It's 8 servings as appetizers or 4 "regular" meal. It's based on this recipe: Keto Morning Hot Pockets
The original recipe uses half of the ingredients (dough) to make 2 "regular" servings. I hope this helps!

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Can leftovers be frozen for a later date?

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Yes, you can freeze any leftovers but it's better if you slice the stromboli before freezing.

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