Low-Carb Ham and Cheese Calzones

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 6 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup unflavored whey protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 cups shredded cheese* (Swiss, cheddar, mozzarella or a combination)
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced ham**
  • 1 egg yolk

*Use low-fat cheese to reduce the fat content of this recipe.
**Use low-sodium ham to reduce the sodium content of the recipe.

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  2. Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, whey protein powder, baking powder, garlic powder and xanthan gum in a large bowl.
  3. Add the eggs and melted butter to the flour mixture, then mix until dough is formed. Divide the dough in half.
  4. Place one half onto a large piece of parchment paper. Shape the dough into a rough circle. Top it with another piece of parchment paper, then roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle. (It should be quite thin.) Remove the top piece of parchment paper.
  5. Sprinkle half of the cheese and half of the ham onto one half of the rolled out dough, leaving a 3/4-inch border.
  6. Using the parchment paper, lift and fold the other half of the dough over the cheese and ham. Seal the calzone by pinching the edges of the dough together with your fingers.
  7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 with the remaining dough, cheese and ham.
  8. Transfer the calzones (with the parchment paper) onto a baking sheet.
  9. In a small bowl, mix the egg yolk. Brush it over the calzones.
  10. Bake the calzones for 25 to 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Nutritional Information per Serving

Serving size = 1/4 of one calzone

  • 573 Calories
  • 46 g Fat
  • 159 mg Cholesterol
  • 877 mg Sodium
  • 15 g Carbohydrate
  • 8 g Fiber
  • 29 g Protein

Source: All Day I Dream About Food

Photo credit: Jackie Angelli on Flickr

Not every recipe on our site is appropriate for every person with diabetes. Please follow the recommendations of your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist.

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