Easy Keto Sandwich Bowl is a alternative to a sub sandwich for those following a low carb lifestyle. This keto recipe is super customizable to the lunch meats, vegetables, and dressing you prefer. Having little net carbs, this is a perfect lunch or dinner for you whether meal planning for the week or you need something quick and easy.
Ham & Cheese Keto Sandwich Bowl: Perfect Easy Lunch Solution
One day when I was out and about, I ran to pick up my big kids’ lunch at their favorite sub shop. Since I had not planned lunch that day, I thought a sandwich in a bowl would make a fantastic keto lunch. I’m pretty sure the young girl ringing me up that day thought I was crazy asking for no bread on my sandwich and for all the ingredients to be thrown in a bowl. I know that a lot of sub shops have salads, but I didn’t want a salad with deli meat and cheese added. I wanted everything that usually goes in a salad in a bowl with the same basic ratios. I guess I just didn’t want a salad that day. It was amazingly delicious. I thought that this would be a new perfect keto recipe to make at home. It was such a quick, satisfying lunch.
What is a Sandwich Bowl?
A keto bowl is your favorite sandwich toppings that have been chopped, placed in a bowl, and coated with a delicious high fat / low carb dressing. In comparison to a salad with the primary ingredient of lettuce and then toppings added. This is, in fact, a sandwich in a bowl.
Variations of Keto Sandwich Bowl:
This recipe is so amazing because it’s customizable to your favorite sandwich ingredients. If you don’t like deli ham, there are so many other options available. I’ve included several different ideas below to make this your own.
The toppings I used in this keto sandwich bowl are smoked deli ham, romaine hearts, provolone cheese, cucumbers, pickles, banana peppers, orange bell pepper, and cherry tomatoes. These ingredients are fresh, healthy, and so delicious.
Variations to This Recipe:
- You can use any type of cheese you prefer, such as gouda, mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, swiss cheese, etc.
- If you don’t like ham, use turkey, pepperoni, roast beef, salami or whichever is your favorite.
- Add different veggies like fresh mushrooms, green bell peppers, onions, zucchini, olives, or even avocados.
- Use your favorite dressing like ranch, or any other keto-friendly dressing.
This is such a fresh, fast meal when you’re on the go. It’s fantastic for summer picnics, days at the pool, even a school lunch for variety. The possibilities are endless.
We have a sandwich shop in my hometown that has the most amazing homemade vinegar and oil dressing. So, when I came up with this recipe, I made a dressing that tasted similar to add to my low carb sandwich bowl. It added so much flavor and was exactly what it needed.
This is the perfect lunch option because it’s easy to make and delicious. By topping my low carb sandwich bowl with parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning, I was able to add additional flavor without adding carbs.
Can I use Keto bread in this recipe?
Although there is no bread in a keto sandwich bowl, there are always low carb bread options available. Check out my 90-second bread recipe, and Low Carb Keto Bread Recipe, both types of bread keto-approved. Use these to mix it up a bit and change your low carb sandwich bowl into a keto sandwich. If you are gluten-free, most keto-friendly breads are gluten-free, but I would suggest checking every ingredient that you add from your kitchen to verify. Since I have a child with food allergies, I know that you can’t be too careful.
Most homemade low carb bread for sandwiches can taste eggy straight out of the oven. Make sure to throw it in a skillet with some butter to crisp it up first and you’ll be amazed just how good it is. I also love to fry the ham and cheese alongside the bread to make a delicious mouthwatering hot ham and cheese sandwich.
More Easy Keto Recipes:
- Hot Ham & Cheese Unwich Casserole
- Easy Hot Ham & Cheese Roll-Ups
- Taco Cups
- Chicken Philly Cheesesteak
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How to Make Keto Sandwich Bowl?
Easy Keto Sandwich Bowl
- 5 slices smoked deli ham
- 1 cup romaine hearts, chopped
- 3 slices provolone cheese
- 3 pickles
- 4 banana peppers
- ½ cucumber
- ⅓ orange bell pepper
- 3 cherry tomatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tsp red wine vinegar
- ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
- Chop ham, cheese, and veggies then put them in a bowl.
- Add olive oil, red wine vinegar, and Italian seasoning, and mix together.
- Dress the keto sandwich bowl.
- Enjoy! (This keto sandwich bowl tastes best after sitting for a few minutes so the oil/vinegar mixture can infuse all the other ingredients.