When you need an easy and delicious appetizer, these Keto ham and cheese bites are a breeze to whip up and always a crowd-pleaser!
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Keto Ham and Cheese Bites
I just love a good appetizer. Sometimes, I think sampling a few is more fun than eating one full meal. You get so much variety!
But if you ask me, a great appetizer recipe needs to be easy to make and involve minimal ingredients. Oh, and taste delicious, of course.
These Keto ham and cheese bites check all the boxes! You only need 5 main ingredients plus spices, and the recipe could not be more simple. Just mix, scoop, and bake.
And once you taste the combination of savory ham and cheddar cheese in one convenient little ball, you’ll want to come back to this recipe again and again. Trust me.
The trick to low carb ham and cheese bites is to use egg and the almond flour to bind everything together. This ensures that you won’t have a soggy mess on your hands. I mean that literally.
Instead, you get a batch of tasty little oven-baked treats that you can bring to a party or gathering, share with your family, or enjoy all to yourself.
Is Ham Good For Keto?
You bet! And combined with lots of melty cheese, it gets even better.
Ham, like other meats, is naturally low in carbs. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that it wasn’t cooked with any kind of sugary glaze that would increase the carb count.
Personally, I like to make my Keto glazed ham, then dice up any leftovers to use in this ham and cheese bites recipe. That’s my go-to move when I have guests staying with me — it takes care of a big dinner AND tasty snacking for days afterwards!
How Many Carbs In Ham And Cheese Keto Bites
The ingredients in this recipe are all very low carb. Lucky for us, that means that the final result is also very low in carbs!
In fact, one Keto ham and cheese bite is only 1 net carb. The recipe makes 24 total, so you can enjoy a few as a great snack or as part of your appetizer spread.
For comparison, the ham, cheddar, and peppers sous vide egg bites from Starbucks contain 11 grams of carbohydrates and 0 grams of fiber. So you’re much better off sticking with this low-carb recipe.
Can You Use Other Types Of Cheese?
I don’t see why not.
Cheddar and ham is a classic combination, which is why I like to use it in this recipe. But if you want to mix things up, or you have another cheese on hand, give it a try.
Sharp white cheddar, pepper jack, or even provolone would all be great options. You could also use a blend of a few shredded cheeses.
Just make sure the cheese you use isn’t too soft. Otherwise, your ham and cheese bites could turn out too mushy. I would stay away from goat cheese, ricotta, or brie.
Can You Store Ham And Cheese Bites?
Simply place the leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for about 3-4 days. And they make for delicious snacking right out of the fridge.
However, if your family is anything like mine, you may want to hide them near the back… otherwise, you could wake up to find only an empty container waiting for you. Yes, I speak from experience!
How To Make Keto Ham And Cheese Bites
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir until completely combined.
Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to form 24 evenly-sized balls of the mixture, then place them on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.
Other Keto Appetizer Recipes From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- 8 ounces diced ham
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 5 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoons parsley flakes
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir until completely combined.
- Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to form 24 evenly sized balls of the mixture, then place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.