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Keto Soft Pretzels w/ Cheese

Bread-ish products are one of the big things you miss out on with a Keto diet, but there are enough fakeable recipes to trick your brain into thinking your eating bread. One of my favorite foods is soft pretzels, so making this recipe was a blast for me. Cheese sauce is also our Keto Cheese Fondue

INGREDIENTS

CHEESE SAUCE

  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 clove garlic

PRETZEL STICKS

  • 3/4 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Swerve (optional)
  • 6oz Parmesan, Romano and Asiago Blend
  • 3oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable stock

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS

  • mustard garnish
  • sour cream garnish
  • cholula hot sauce garnish
 

INSTRUCTIONS

CHEESE SAUCE
  1. In a sauce pan, mix together cream cheese and shredded cheese on medium high. 
  2. Stir constantly
  3. Once the cheese starts to melt on its own add in the chicken stock and Worcestershire.
  4. Once it is a fluid sauce add in the garlic and continue to stir. 
  5. Once it is looking a little bit thicker than runny, take it off the stove and allow it to set. 
PRETZEL STICKS
  1. Preheat oven to 365º
  2. Mix cream cheese and shredded cheese mix in a sauce pan on medium heat. 
  3. Add in vegetable stock once it starts to melt.
  4. Once it has melted into a thick-chessy texture, add in the egg and whisk very quickly on medium low heat.
  5. Next slowly blend in the almond flower, baking powder, and swerve (optional).
  6. You’re ready when its a doughy looking ball of cheese.
  7. I used an 8″ pie pan (because thats what I had) and plopped the doughy mixture into the middle and spread it outwards. 
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes, and then take it out.
  9. Optional… switch the oven to broil and take a few minutes to let it set.
  10. Then rub butter (or substitute) across the top and place it back in the oven to get that golden brown look for about 3-4 minutes. 
  11. Take out of the oven and slice into quadrants (for easy portioning) and then strips. 
  12. Let cool.
  13. Drizzle, Serve and Enjoy!  

Cheese Sauce

Pretzel Sticks