Cooktop Cove: 7 recipes that are made with cream cheese, low-carb, and totally delicious
Cream cheese is the perfect ingredient when you want to add moisture, fat and amazing flavor to any dish. It works well in low-carb diets because it's so thick and holds up with other ingredients well (often reducing or eliminating the need for flour).
If you're watching your carb intake, but you want to enjoy some delicious flavors, check out these yummy recipes.
1. Cream cheese cookies (h/t Divalicious Recipes)
Not only are these cookies low-carb, but they're also gluten free too! Swap out regular flour for coconut flour to reduce sugar and carbs and increase healthy fats. You'll want to let the batter chill well before you try cutting out the cookies.
2. Cream cheese peanut butter fudge (h/t Low Carb Yum)
This fudge may be low-carb, but that doesn't make it any less dangerous to your holiday diet. The yummy goodness is going to be hard to put down. You might want to gift some of this if you don't want to eat it all in one sitting.
3. Cream cheese pancakes (All Recipes)
You don't have to give up pancakes just because you're cutting back on carbs. These no-flour pancakes let you enjoy breakfast with the family without the guilt.
4. Keto cream cheese brownies (h/t Domestically Creative)
Thank heavens someone finally created a homemade brownie recipe that's diet friendly! The cream cheese helps keep this sweet treat super moist and gooey (requirements for the perfect brownie) and the stevia adds sweetness without extra carbs.
5. Low carb cheesecake
Cheesecake. Nom. Nom. This version is low-carb, sugar free, and almost shamefully delicious. If you want to add a little more flavor, try topping with raspberries or strawberries. Get the full recipe here
6. Cream cheese stuffed meatballs (h/t Ditch the Carbs)
The cream cheese meatball is a fun recipe that's easy to play with if you feel like getting creative. Try swapping out your bacon and tomatoes for ham and onion. This is a great main dish or as an appetizer at a get-together.
7. Low carb cream cheese kolaches (h/t Lowcarb-ology)
This cheesy pastry is an Eastern-European favorite. This version has less sugar (and carbs) thanks to the substitution of stevia. Use almond flour instead of white to add an extra nutty flavor. The cookie-like treat tastes best fresh out of the oven, but they hold up well in the freezer too.
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