5 Favorite Recipes Using Cream Cheese

I love it when I find cream cheese on sale! I buy extra so I can make these recipes for my weekend meal prep!

Low carb living is easiest when we have something ready to go during the busy weekdays!

So here you have 5 of my favorite recipes using cream cheese!

Did you forget to set out the cream cheese to soften?

Just visit here for a trick I learned!

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For breakfast:

Blender Pancakes

Or a

Dutch Skillet Pancake

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For lunch:

Garlic Shrimp

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For dinner:

Low Carb Chicken Casserole

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For dessert:

No Bake Cheesecake

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Do you meal prep?

Let me know in the comments!


Low Carb Chicken Chile Casserole

When I make broth from leftover bones I save the bits of meat off of them!

Around here, no one “eats” chicken off the bone, it is cut off before served, cause you know, kids…..so it all works out to save it!

Save the broth for other recipes like my Keto Skillet Pot Pie! You can also get a whole rotisserie chicken and use half the meat for this casserole and the other half for the pot pie!

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Low Carb Chicken Chili Casserole

1 (8oz) block of cream cheese, cubed, softened

3/4 cup sour cream

7 oz green chiles (2 small cans)

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp seasoning salt

3 cups cooked, cubed or shredded, chicken

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded

Preheat oven to 350F

Mix all except cheese and chicken very well with a fork, or hand mixer.

Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella plus chicken.

Spread into a greased 8×8 pan.

Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.

Bake 35 to 40 min until golden.

Serve with a side salad.

This reminds me so much of white sauce enchiladas, minus the tortilla!

Reheat leftovers in a 350F oven for 8 to 10 minutes!


Low Carb Biscuits & Gravy

If you are from the Midwest, or the South, you grew up with biscuits and gravy!

Now the gravy that I prefer is a sausage gravy, even though you CAN use ground beef, I don’t like it that way.

Make the biscuits 1st, then start the gravy once you get them in the oven.

This recipe is for 1 to 2 servings and can easily be doubled with successful results.

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Low Carb Biscuits & Gravy

1 batch 5 Ingredient Keto Biscuits

1/2 lb breakfast sausage

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 c water

1/4 tsp xanthan gum

Brown and crumble meat in a skillet.

Whisk in heavy cream and water.

Bring to a simmer.

Whisk in xanthan gum.

Simmer until thickened.

Serve over my 5 ingredient low carb biscuits!


Best Keto Pork Ribs

I never used to be a fan of pork

ribs because the strings would get in my teeth and I hate that!

Every birthday for my daughter and husband we would grill 2 racks. I just HAD to find a way to make them more tender!!

So to add in moisture and break down the fibers I slow cook it for 3 hours before grilling it for 20 to 30 minutes.

It literally falls off the bone😋

You will want to make these no fuss ribs for yuppie next barbeque😍

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Best Keto Pork Ribs

2 racks of baby back ribs

1 bottle sugar free bbq sauce

1 stick butter

2 tsp garlic powder

Salt and pepper

Favorite all purpose seasoning (I love Tastefully Simple Steak Seasoning)

Cut ribs in half so that 1 rack will fit in one 9″ x 13″ glass pan.

Preheat oven to 250F.

Melt butter and whisk in garlic powder. Pour half over each rack.

Sprinkle with salt n pepper and all purpose seasoning.

Pour 3 cups of water in the bottom of each pan of ribs.

Cover with foil tightly.

Bake at 250F for 3 hours.

Remove from pan and place on preheated grill.

Brush with sugar free bbq sauce.

Grill for 20 to 30 minutes rotating once or twice during cooking.

Enjoy!


Low Carb Baking Mix

I have posted a picture of my container of Low Carb baking mix before, but since I have used it in quite a few of my recipes, I wanted to dedicate a post to it!

I did a video on my facebook page about the specifics on where to find each ingredient. Check it out here!

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I have used a recycled coconut oil container for mine and wrote the recipe on top!

Low Carb Baking Mix

1 cup Oat Fiber

1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour

1/3 cup flaxseed meal

3 Tbsp Bob’s Red Mill Fine Ground Almond Flour

3 Tbsp Great Lakes Collagen (green can)

3 tsp. Glucomannon

Whisk all well.

1 recipe yields : 2 cups

These are the nutritional facts for 1 recipe.

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Now here are some recipes you can go try now that you have your Low Carb Baking Mix done!

All 5 are at this link!


Sweden Celebrates Waffle Day! VĂ„ffeldagen!

Waffles are eaten all the year round in Sweden but they are particularly popular on 25 March when we celebrate VĂ„ffeldagen (Waffle Day). Swedish waffles are flatter then the more well known Belgian waffle and are normally made in a special waffle maker that is in the shape of hearts!

So today I took my Keto Pancake recipe and added 1 Tbsp melted butter and 2 Tbsp almond flour to thicken it up!

I also made a new batch of my Keto Mock Maple Syrup to go with it!

I am in waffle heaven😍😇

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What are your favorite types of waffles?

How do you top your waffle?

Leave a comment below and share!


Easy Keto Pizza

The dough is simple. The sauce is simple. This can easily be made WITHOUT a microwave! Shocker huh?

We haven’t had a microwave for almost 9 years. We get along great without it and this recipe works just fine on the stovetop!

The crust recipe is the usual fathead dough.

3 cups shredded mozzarella

2oz cream cheese

2 eggs, room temperature

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cup almond flour

Mix mozzarella and cream cheese in medium saucepan until it is melted and the cream cheese incorporates into it.

Remove from heat and using a wooden spoon work in the 2 eggs. Room temperature is needed so they do not cool down the cheeses.

Then add in the almond flour and baking powder. It will take some elbow power, but keep pressing and stirring until it is uniform.

Press out into a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake at 425F for 8 to 10 min until it has a light brown coloring.

Whack on the counter to break the bubble that forms in the middle.

Here is info for crust only, cut into 8 slices.

Top with your sauce!

I chose to make my own, of course!!

You’ll need:

  • 1 (6 oz) Can Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning/or basil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tiny spoon of powdered stevia (1/32) or 2 pkts
  • 1 cup+ 2Tbsp water

Put all in a bowl. Whisk well. Use to sauce up your pizza crust after the 1st crust baking.

It makes enough for 3 medium sized, 8 sliced pizzas. It keeps well in the refrigerator. I would also recommend using it in my Chicken Caccitore recipe!

This nutritional breakdown is considering you are going to be using 1/3 of the recipe.

I recommend this way of layering your pizza.

Sauce, cheese, toppings, cheese!

Don’t be afraid to mix a little cheddar in with your mozzerella for variety!

Bake for 10 min after you top your pizza.

Put under broiler for 1 to 2 min.

You have to watch it at this point because it can burn easy under the broiler.

Keto Pizza!!

So as far as carbs go, I am figuring that MY particular one with uncured pepperoni is approximately 3.5g net carbs per slice.

It helps to let the pizza cool 10 minutes on the pan before cutting!

Go make some pizza and be merry!!


Keto Skillet Pot Pie

Make this to fit what kind of meat you want!

Use matching broths for best flavor. Chicken with chicken. Beef with beef. I used chicken when I used ham.

Change up the veggies to fit your budget and carbs you want to use!

My recipe uses chicken. My favorite💕

Keto Skillet Pot Pie (chicken)

FOR THE FILLING:

2 Tbsp butter

1/2 cup blanched mixed veggies (carrots,celery)

1/2 sm. Onion chopped

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

3/4 cup heavy cream

1 c. Chicken broth

1/2 tsp. each: dried,ground sage, dried parsley, marjoram

2 1/2 c cooked chicken;diced

1/4 tsp xantan gum

Saute onion, veggies, garlic, salt and pepper in 2 Tbsp butter in 10-12″ cast iron skillet until tender. Add in cream, broth and herbs. Sprinkle with xanthan gum. Simmer covered for 5 minutes. Fold in chicken.

Prepare biscuit topping.

FOR THE BISCUIT TOPPING:

4 1/2 Tbsp butter; melted&cooled

1/3 cup coconut flour

2 Tbsp sour cream

4 eggs

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Combine cooled butter with eggs, salt and sour cream in a small bowl with a whisk. Add coconut flour & baking powder. Stir till combined. Stir in cheese. Drop batter by tablespoons in small cobble pattern.

DO NOT SPREAD AROUND!!

Bake at 400F for 20 min.

Broil for 5 minutes.

IMPORTANT: let sit 10 minutes before serving!

Leftovers are so good!

Reheat in 350 oven for 8 minutes.

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Serves 4.

Approx. 4g carb/1g fiber

per serving when using veggies listed and chicken.


Keto Orange Chicken

I like chinese food every now and then! I used to make homemade sweet n sour chicken a lot!! Pineapple and rice flour are not keto……so……I found a way to make Orange chicken without the food coloring, without rice starch and amazingly without orange juice!

I recommend getting everything prepped up ahead of time so it will go quickly!

Premix the batter ingredients. Precut the chicken. And you can even get the sauce ingredients together EXCEPT for the glucommannon if you wish!

Here is the baking mix recipe! Visit here for the recipe to make it!

Now you can top cauliflower rice or stir fried cabbage with it. I chose cabbage!

Put cabbage or rice in bowl. Put chicken on top then spoon on sauce. I sprinkled mine with 2 pinches of sesame seeds.

Keto Orange Chicken

1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped

3/4 cup baking mix(visit here for instructions)

1 tsp Tastefully Simple Seasoning Salt, or regular sea salt plus pinch paprika

1/4 tsp ground pepper

3 pkts stevia

1 tsp erithrytol

Sauce:

1/2 c water

3 Tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp Wholesome brand stevia/erithrytol mix

3 tsp monkfruit

3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil

1/2 tsp onion powder

2 tsp orange extract

After simmering whisk in vigorously….

1/2 tsp glucomannon

Add up to 1/4 c water to thin if too thick

Optional:

1/2 head cabbage, shredded or cauliflower rice

Whisk baking mix, salt, pepper, stevia and erithrytol in a small bowl.

Spread chicke pieces in a 9×13 pan.

Sprinkle the dry ingredients over all of the chicken and toss to coat.

Fry chicken, laying each piece uncrowded in melted coconut oil that has been preheated.

Test readiness with tip of wooden spoon. If bubbles appear, its ready to go!.

Cook 10 to 12 min until done.

Set aside on paper lined plate to drain.

Stir fry cabbage till cooked al dente.

Mix all sauce ingredients EXCEPT for glucomannon in a medium saucepan.

Bring sauce to simmer/low boil then sprinkle in glucomannon while whisking vigorously. Whisk well. Simmer to thicken . Add up to 1/4 cup water to thin.

In a bowl put cabbage, then chicken, then top with sauce.

Optional, Sprinkle with a couple pinches of sesame seeds.

Serves 4

5.75g carbs per serving.


Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

When you have kids, there will be leftovers because they are most likely going to fall asleep during dinner.

If not, you are lucky! Well we recently had cheeseburgers and I saved my sons portion that he didn’t touch.

I then made this pizza crust and used part cheddar cheese in the recipe of the crust and topping!

I crumbled up the burger, abou 1/4 cup cooked, cut up some cooked bacon, 1/4 cup, into little bits.

Baked the 2nd time at 400°F for 6 min after topping the crust and then 5 min on broil.

Yum!!