Before jumping to the recipe, don't miss the HELPFUL RECIPE TIPS in the post! I hope you'll find them useful and will love this fantastic recipe.
Bacon, cheddar and black pepper make these rolls a hit no matter what you are serving them with.
Everyone in my family loved these and I think you will too.
Plus, they are super easy to make.
Easy Keto Dinner Rolls Make a Quick Weeknight Dinner Special
I think they're great, Brenna thinks they're one of the best Keto bread that I have made, and Ada was sad that I didn't make more.
I took one to my Mom - she loved it - and she gave a taste to my brother who wants the recipe.
I am pretty sure that I will be making a batch of these for Thanksgiving dinner.
So when I say I think you're going love our Bacon Cheddar Black Pepper Keto Dinner Rolls, I think I can say it with a fair degree of certainty.
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Bread Recipes with Cheese
We have a lot of great Keto Bread Recipes and they are our most popular posts.
I don't know what it is about human nature, but as soon as you think you shouldn't have bread, the first thing you want is bread.
Most of our first recipes on CastleintheMountains.com were bread.
My own cravings and all the requests lead me to learn tons about how to make bread without carbs.
Bread needs something to hold it together.
In regular, non-keto wheat bread it is the gluten that holds it together.
You can make Keto bread by adding gluten to almond flour.
Or you can add a bunch of eggs, some people don't like their bread to taste so eggy.
At the Castle in the Mountains test kitchen we found that the easiest way to get bready bread is to hold it together with cheese.
And that is how to make these Black Pepper Bacon Cheddar Keto Dinner rolls.
Recipe Tip: The Lunch-Lady Ice Cream Scoop
You remember the Lunch-Lady scooping mashed potatoes into those little round perfectly measured servings?
Not really a great culinary memory, but if you want perfectly measured dinner rolls or cookies or lots of other things that you might be cooking, this is a great way to accomplish it.
It is the little wire with the rack & pinion release that does it.
For this recipe, it made 7 perfectly formed rolls with no leftover.
Ours - the one in the picture - is an antique, in fact I think we got it at an antique store, but here is one just like it on Amazon.
Recipe Tip: Use an Iron Frying Pan
As you can see 7 of the dinner rolls fit perfectly in a 10" pan, and when they puff-up and cook together it makes for a very nice presentation.
The real reason I baked them in a heavy iron pan is that it makes for nice even cooking and they don't stick to it.
You can either serve it in the iron pan, or it will just slide out for a beautiful pull-apart bread.
Serving Suggestions: Storing & Reheating
When I am baking I always have to have one of whatever it is as soon as it cool enough that it won't burn my mouth, and I will recommend that approach with these.
They are really good right out of the oven.
But alas I could not eat them all and Ada & Brenna were unavailable to join me.
So I cooled them on a rack and then put them in an airtight Tupperware and stored them in the fridge.
These have cheese and eggs, so they need to be refrigerated.
Later I ate one of them cold - that was pretty good.
Ada microwaved hers for 30 seconds, and I have to say that is the best way to eat them later. I only know this because she reluctantly shared a bite.
Black Pepper Bacon Cheddar Keto Dinner Rolls Recipe
- Fry six slices of bacon until they are extra crispy. I do this by putting them is the oven at 350°F for 35 minutes. but you can fry them on the stove or use the microwave if you like.
- Pre heat oven to 400°F.
- Soften cream cheese and mozzarella by putting them together in a microwave safe bowl and microwaving on high for 1 minute. Mix until combined.
- Put almond flour in a mixing bowl and use a fork to smash all of the clumps.
- Add the rest of the dry ingredient to the almond flour and mix thoroughly.
- Add the cheddar, softened cheeses and eggs to the mixture and mix until combined. Save a little bit of the cheddar to sprinkle on top before baking to make them look gorgeous.
- Use an ice cream scoop to make round rolls in a cast iron pan. You can use a regular cookie sheet if you don't have one.
- Bake at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes. Until golden brown.
- Remove and enjoy hot or cool on a baking rack for later.
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The nutrition/macros is nearly perfect for Keto, 5% carbs 21% protein and 74% fat. I try to make these very accurate and I am pretty sure we got it right, but feel free to check my work if you like.
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