Keto Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Pillows
If you're following a low-carb diet - whether it's structured Atkins or Keto, or just curious about limiting carbs, that doesn't mean food has to be boring.
I swore eating Keto meant eating salads & Big Mac bowls every day (IYKYK). But as I committed to 30 days of strict Atkins 20 plan, I started finding new recipes that were almost *gasp* gourmet in nature. Right up my alley. The struggle to eat according to plan seemed so overwhelming, but I started reading articles and blog posts and scouring Pinterest for fun, family-friendly recipes with a wide variety of ingredients that were still Keto & Atkins-approved.
One thing that helped my journey the most was downloading the Atkins app (which is free!) which has a ton of recipes, meal tracking capabilities, and helps monitor any goals you have with your diet. This recipe was originally taken as inspiration from one I found on there.
Since then, I've discovered many amazing options, but this is one that I keep coming back to again and again.
I love very few things more than charcuterie and cheese, and this recipe combines the best of both worlds. Slight crunch to the backed prosciutto, creamy, melty goat cheese, with a tang of balsamic glaze. There are only 3 ingredients and only 3 Net Carbs per serving (4 pillows).
It's simple enough to make for weekday lunch but tasty & pretty enough to make for gatherings. It's one of those recipes that does it all.
Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Pillows
3 slices of Prosciutto
2.5 oz plain goat cheese
Preheat oven to 350° (if you're using a convection oven, skip this step and just cook at 350°)
On a lined baking sheet, lay flat 3 pieces of prosciutto. Divide the goat cheese evenly between the 3 pieces on one end.
Carefully roll the goat cheese up in the prosciutto. Lay seam-side down on the baking sheet.
Cook for about 8 minutes, or until the edges get a little crispy.
Remove and transfer to a plate. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
Bon Appétit! They are melty, gooey pockets of goodness - and will leave you wanting more!