See the FAQs section below the recipe for tips on how to freeze the keto roll ups and more.
Savory dinner rolls swirling with tomatoes, basil, and cream cheese. Sounds good right? Does it sound like something that you’ll have to say no to at dinnertime? Well, guess what, my friends! Say no, no more! These keto tomato basil roll ups are a perfect “bread” addition to your keto dinner and you are going to be glad you tried them!
These keto tomato basil rolls are perfect for those times when you just want to add that special touch to your lunch or dinner. They take less than an hour to make (start to finish) and they get rave reviews from even non-keto eaters!
Keto Tomato Basil Roll Ups
It’s easy to eat the same thing over and over when you are on a keto diet, but the reality is that you don’t have to! Having great recipes like this on hand can really help to beat the boredom that many of us deal with when trying to stick to an eating plan.
What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Keto Tomato Basil Roll Ups?
In order to make these keto basil roll ups, make sure to have the following ingredients on hand:
For the dough:
1 Roma tomato chopped
½ tsp. Italian seasoning
¼ tsp. Garlic powder
¼ tsp. Xanthan gum
2 C. Mozzarella cheese shredded
2 oz. Cream cheese
1 ¼ C. Almond flour
1 tsp. Baking powder
Pinch of salt
For the filling:
¼ C. Chopped basil
¼ C. Chopped green onions
3 oz. Softened cream cheese
2 Tbsp. Sour cream
What Supplies Do You Need to Make Keto Tomato Basil Roll Ups?
- Food processor
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Spatulas for mixing
- Microwave-safe mixing bowl
- 2 mixing bowls
Instructions for Making Keto Tomato Basil Roll Ups
In a food processor, blend the tomato, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder until smooth.
Add the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 30-second intervals in the microwave until melted and combined into a dough.
Place the cheese dough in a mixing bowl with the tomato puree and remaining dough ingredients. Knead until well combined.
Chill the dough for 30 minutes in the fridge.
In a bowl, mix together the filling ingredients until well combined and smooth.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Roll the chilled dough out between two pieces of parchment paper until it is about ¼ of an inch thick.
Smooth the filling over the dough, leaving about ½ inch from the edges.
Carefully roll the dough into a log shape over the filling.
Carefully slice the dough into rounds about ½ - 1 inch thick.
Place the round dough slices onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake for 15-20 minutes until browned and cooked through.
With the tomato and basil theme to these keto pinwheels, they definitely have a bit of an Italian taste to them, so I definitely recommend pairing these pinwheels with your favorite Italian-inspired keto dishes such as keto chicken parmesan or this slow cooker chicken cacciatore. Soaking up a delicious Italian sauce with these rollups is a delicious finish on a yummy meal!
These would also be great when paired with a keto friendly soup and or salad too! That combination would make a great lunch meal.
Tips for Rolling The Dough in These Roll Ups
When it comes to making new recipes, I always read up on tips and tricks that others have used to make sure that the recipe comes out great and also, save time and frustration. These tips below are going to help you when it comes to rolling the dough in these pinwheels.
The dough that is. That’s right, place your dough in the fridge for 20+ minutes and you’ll be shocked at just how much easier it is to work with! Sure it adds to your time, but it takes away from your frustration!
Use Two Pieces of Parchment Paper
Yes, I know you don’t have to use parchment paper here, but trust me. It is so much easier if you do! I’m all about saving time and frustration. I am a very busy person and I will take every opportunity that I can to save time on everyday tasks such as cooking.
Bring the Cream Cheese to Room Temperature
Bringing the cream cheese to room temperature will help tremendously and save you a significant amount of time. Cold cream cheese is hard to mix and will add to the time it takes to finish your recipe. Save yourself time by taking the cream cheese out of the fridge about a half an hour before you start to prep these for dinner.
Are PinWheels Keto Friendly?
The typical pinwheel recipe is a bread based food so you can be sure that most of them are not low carb or keto friendly. These keto tomato basil roll ups are just 2 net carbs per roll which can easily fit into your macros while on a keto diet.
Be sure to stick to just one or two though! I know it’s tempting to gobble them all up, but those carbs can add up quickly.
Can You Freeze Keto Cream Cheese Rolls?
If you find yourself with leftovers, don’t fret! You can easily freeze these rolls! Just be sure to freeze them individually before combining them all together in a freezer safe container. When you are ready to enjoy them, just pull them out of the freezer and pop them into the microwave for approximately 1 minute.
What Substitutions Can You Make With This Recipe
For the most part, this recipe needs to stay as close as possible to how we have it listed. The mozzarella cheese holds it together well (other cheeses will not do as well at this), while the other ingredients help give it the bread like texture. That being said, you can adjust your spices or even add different ones if you choose to.
I look forward to seeing what you all pair this delicious recipe with!
- For the dough:
- 1 Roma tomato chopped
- ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
- ¼ tsp. Garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. Xanthan gum
- 2 C. Mozzarella cheese shredded
- 2 oz. Cream cheese
- 1 ¼ C. Almond flour
- 1 tsp. Baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- For the filling:
- ¼ C. Chopped basil
- ¼ C. Chopped green onions
- 3 oz. Softened cream cheese
- 2 Tbsp. Sour cream
- In a food processor, blend the tomato, Italian seasoning and garlic powder until smooth.
- Add the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese to a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 second intervals in the microwave until melted and combined into a dough.
- Place the cheese dough in a mixing bowl with the tomato puree and remaining dough ingredients. Knead until well combined.
- Chill the dough for 30 minutes in the fridge.
- In a bowl, mix together the filling ingredients until well combined and smooth.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll the chilled dough out between two pieces of parchment paper until it is about ¼ of an inch thick.
- Smooth the filling over the dough, leaving about ½ inch from the edges.
- Careful roll the dough into a log shape over the filling.
- Carefully slice the dough into rounds about ½ - 1 inch thick.
- Place the round dough slices onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for 15-20 minutes until browned and cooked through.
To freeze these simply add to an air tight container or bag. Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw in fridge or reheat on a low setting in the air fryer or microwave.
A microwave will make them softer and then chewy as they cool. An air fryer will make them crunchy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 14 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g
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To reheat the roll ups from the refrigerator choose either the microwave or air fryer. The microwave will make them softer, then chewy as they cool. 30 seconds at a time to reheat. An air fryer will make them crunchy, watch them closely they heat up fast. We recommend the "reheat" setting" on 300 for 5 minutes.
If your air fryer doesn't have a reheat setting then use the lowest temperature on any other setting such as 270 air fry or roast.
Yes, you can freeze these roll ups. Simply place them in an air tight container or bag for up to 2 months. Reheat the same as above.
The nutrition facts listed below the recipe are for a serving of 1.
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