Keto Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce Recipe
For the Pretzel Bites:
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Coarse sea salt, for topping
For the Cheese Sauce:
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ teaspoon mustard powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the shredded mozzarella and cream cheese. Microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted and combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the almond flour, baking powder, and garlic powder.
- Add the almond flour mixture and the egg to the melted cheese mixture. Mix until a dough forms.
- Divide the dough into small portions and roll each portion into a ball. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, beat an egg. Brush the egg wash over the pretzel bites.
- Sprinkle coarse sea salt over the pretzel bites.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until the pretzel bites are golden brown.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the heavy cream until it starts to steam. Do not boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and gradually stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until fully melted.
- Stir in the mustard powder, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook and stir until the sauce is smooth and well combined.
- Remove from heat and let it cool slightly before serving.
Serve the warm Keto Pretzel Bites with the luscious Cheese Sauce for dipping. Watch as these bites disappear before your eyes, and enjoy the satisfaction of a keto-friendly treat that doesn’t compromise on flavor.
Nutritional Information for Pretzel Bites (per serving, based on 20 pretzel bites):
- Calories: ~140 kcal
- Carbohydrates: ~3g net carbs
- Protein: ~6g
- Fat: ~11g
Nutritional Information for Cheese Sauce (per serving, based on the whole recipe being about 8 servings):
- Calories: ~150 kcal
- Carbohydrates: ~2g net carbs
- Protein: ~5g
- Fat: ~14g