Although I typically plan our meals so that we have leftovers and I often make soup to help take care of our lunches throughout the week there are times I need a quick meal or snack solution. Earlier this week, I had seen one of those recipe videos on Facebook for a sub-type sandwich made with crescent rolls cooked on a big sheet pan. It immediately got my attention because I knew I could tweak it to make it keto/low-carb friendly by getting rid of the bread and turning it into an “unwich.” Although it is easy to grab deli meat and cheese for a quick snack, I like to change it up so that I don’t get bored. Sometimes I make Hot Ham & Cheese Rollups and now I have a new option. Even though the pictures do not do it justice, Hot Ham & Cheese “Unwich” Casserole is delicious. It reminded me so much of my favorite sub without all the bread. I prepared it in a 9X9 pan, just in case we didn’t love it, but we devoured all but one piece. You can change this up to best suit your tastes by switching up the deli meat, cheese, and toppings. It would also be fabulous served on top of a bed of lettuce. I threw everything together so there won’t be exact measurements or macros as the nutritional info will depend on what and how much of the ingredients you use. If you are just getting started following a keto diet and would like more information, there are tons of fantastic resources. Amazon has several great books you may want to check out here. Here are the ingredients I used:
- Approx 1/2 lb Smoked Deli Ham
- 8 Slices of Swiss Cheese
- Dill Pickle Chips
- Italian Dressing
- Italian Seasoning
First, layer the deli ham in the bottom of a 9 X 9 pan.
Next, layer swiss cheese on top of the ham.
I added dill pickles, a little Italian dressing, and then sprinkled Italian seasoning on top before adding a second layer of ham. Finally, top with another layer of swiss cheese and the rest of the Italian seasoning.
Pop the Hot Ham & Cheese “Unwich” Casserole in a 375-degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and all the ingredients are cooked through. This was just as delicious warmed up the next day. I wish I would have made a bigger casserole so I would have had more than one serving left over. Check out all of my keto/low carb recipes in my Keto/Low Carb Recipe Index.