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Gluten Free and Keto Cheese Bread Made Without Cream Cheese

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A lot of Keto Gluten-Free cheese bread calls for the use of cream cheese, but that’s not the only way to make cheese bread. 

One night, I was sitting at home and had a craving for cheese bread but when I looked in my cabinet, realized I was limited to the ingredients I had on hand. That wasn’t much! I only had eggs, cheese, and some spices to work with. I managed to come up with a recipe that has become one of my favorites and I can’t wait for you to try my happy accident for yourself. 

This recipe doubles as a pizza dough base so get your favorite toppings ready. 

 

Anything that your diet allows is a game for this one. Doesn’t matter if you’re in the mood for sweet, savory, or satisfying, there are no rules to what you can put on this bread. 

Full-bodied cheeses are best for this recipe. My personal preference is a Mexican three-cheese blend. If you would rather use something else, mozzarella combined with cheddar or parmesan will also work.IMG_0306.jpg

Tips To Make The Best GF Keto Cheese Bread

There are a few things that you should know before getting started. 

The first is if you are using a stand mixer, the paddle attachment and not the dough hook is best for this recipe. You will also want to work with a low mixing speed. 

When you are mixing the dough, do not over mix. You want the consistency to be just right but not deflated. 

Second, when it comes to your pan choice, use one that has sidewalls as the bread will rise.

Finally, the best temp for a finished cheese bread is 210 degrees or greater at the center. If you see that your dough is nice and brown on top but still not cooked in the center, cover with foil and continue to bake to prevent further browning. 

Now, let’s get cooking! 

Recipe GF and Keto Cheese Bread

First, gather your ingredients. 

You will need:

  • 2 cups of three Mexican cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 garlic gloves diced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 Tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 Tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 Tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. cilantro
  • 1/2 cup sautéed mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sautéed bell peppers or you can use roasted bell peppers from the can or bottle (I prefer fresh one)
  • Fresh or dried parsley

How to prepare this delicious and easy cheese bread:

Pre-heat your oven at 350°. In a bowl add cheese, beaten eggs then transfer the mixture to a parchment lined up pizza pan and set it aside.

Using the same bowl add diced garlic, olive oil, cilantro and spices. Mix all and spread on the cheese pizza dough.

At this point either sprinkle some fresh or dried parsley and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or add the sautéed mushrooms and roasted bell peppers or any toppings of your choice and bake it for the same time.

To transform this from Cheese Bread to Pizza, add the toppings of your choice before the dried parsley. Try it a number of different ways until you find your perfect combination. Sometimes I’ll add mushrooms and roasted peppers.

Pizza, Sandwiches, and Dipping Sauces

This bread is really versatile. 

It is a great pizza base. Grab your favorite pizza toppings and have some fun experimenting with the flavors of the bread combined with your toppings of choice. 

If you’re looking for advice on what toppings taste best, cheese bread tastes wonderful with any ingredient you might also add to grilled cheese. 

Pair it with turkey, ham, or other deli meat. If you want something sweeter, pair it with your favorite jelly, jam, or honey. 

I like turning it into a turkey sandwich. It pairs well with a bowl of tomato soup. Of course, it’s also great all by itself (the soup and the bread).

If you are a fan of garlic, try making your own garlic butter. Simply melt the butter and mix in Italian seasoning and garlic powder. You can brush this over the bread before or after baking. Or if you really love your butter, it’s also fun as a dip. 

Speaking of dips. Want to know what makes the perfect dip for cheese bread? My very own go-to pizza sauce recipe. It’s super easy to make, and it starts with a store-bought jar of pizza sauce. 

You’ll need:

  • 1 jar of pizza sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. of cilantro
  • ⅛ tsp of cumin
  • ¼ tsp of paprika
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Use a small sauté pan to heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the garlic until golden brown and tender. Next, add the diced tomato and all of the spices. Cook until the sauce is thick. When done there will be no water left in the pan. 

How to store your bread

It’s best to refrigerate your cheese bread if you are not going to use it right away. It will keep in the fridge for two to three days (but honestly, it’s so good you won’t have to worry about it being around that long). Just put it in an airtight container or plastic bag to keep it fresh between meals.

Of course, this isn’t the only way to make a gluten-free pizza crust. I bet you’ve tried a cauliflower crust by now, but have you tried my Keto Cabbage Pizza yet? 

 

 

 

 

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