No-bread keto breakfast sandwich

No-bread keto breakfast sandwich

This sandwich is the ultimate in inventiveness. Scrumptious cheese and sizzling ham and eggs unite to form a stand-out keto sandwich — minus the bread! Ingenious!

No-bread keto breakfast sandwich

This sandwich is the ultimate in inventiveness. Scrumptious cheese and sizzling ham and eggs unite to form a stand-out keto sandwich — minus the bread! Ingenious!
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2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 oz. 28 g smoked deli ham
  • 2 oz. (½ cup) 55 g (120 ml) cheddar cheese or provolone cheese or edam cheese, cut in thick slices
  • a few drops of tabasco or Worcestershire sauce (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Add butter to a large frying pan and place it over medium heat. Add the eggs and fry them over easy, on both sides. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Use a fried egg as the base for each "sandwich". Place the ham/pastrami/cold cuts on each stack next, and then add the cheese. Top off each stack with a fried egg. Leave in the pan, on low heat, if you want the cheese to melt.
  3. Sprinkle a few drops of Tabasco or Worcestershire sauce if you want, and serve immediately.

Tips

Unsweetened French Dijon mustard is a perfect match with the ham. Plus, you can replace the ham with crispy-fried bacon or skip the meat altogether. This sandwich is great paired with a green salad or diced avocado!

If you STILL can’t imagine sandwiches without bread, we suggest you make a batch of Oopsies and keep them in the freezer. They don’t take long to thaw. If you add an Oopsie to the sandwich, you’ll have a very filling meal, indeed!

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28 comments

  1. Rose
    How without bread oh no so I do scramble than fried eggs what I do
  2. Ant
    Yes, it's not very clear what you're supposed to do. The cheese looks melted in the picture, but the recipe doesn't tell you to cook it - it seems to describe unheated cheese and meat sandwiched between cooked eggs, which is hardly what I'd call a sandwich.
    Reply: #15
  3. Heather
    Directions seem straight forward to me
  4. HB
    just leave the cheese in the pan on top of the eggs long enough to melt it, then top with the other fried eggs. easy peasy. grate the cheese if you want it to melt faster ?
  5. Tammy
    Soooo goooood & very filling???
  6. Janel
    I also put my ham in the left over butter in my pan, heated it up to give it a crisp, then put my cheese on it to melt
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  8. Alicia
    Can I switch out any meals on the get started plan or will it throw off weight loss?
    Reply: #10
  9. Amy
    1/6 of an ounce??? 4.6 grams. Is that like waving the ham over the top?
    Reply: #11
  10. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Alicia!

    If you choose "Ketogenic Low Carb" then it should not be a problem.

    Can I switch out any meals on the get started plan or will it throw off weight loss?

  11. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Amy!

    Ham is 1/2 ounce, approx 15 gram per serving.

    1/6 of an ounce??? 4.6 grams. Is that like waving the ham over the top?

  12. Omar
    Do you mean to cook the egg as an omelette ? If that's the case i can fold it in half after putting the cheese and ham (or deli turkey)
  13. patricia
    I was told I am allergic to eggs and chicken so what do I do now
  14. Kay
    How many servings??????????????
  15. elysummers
    I just put the cheese on top of the bottom egg, meat on top of that, 2nd egg on top of the pile. The cheese melts well through the residual heat. This is a great "no bread" breakfast sandwich.
  16. Jason
    Just made this using bacon (as I didn't have ham on hand) and a little spinach. Delicious!
  17. Mary
    Added some sautéed some spinach and mushrooms, delicious!
  18. Leanne
    Instead of eggs maybe use portobello mushrooms.
  19. Krysta
    I put the ham to heat up and through a slice of cheese on top it melted perfectly. I used Vermont white cheddar OH BOY WAS IT DELICIOUS!
  20. Kylie
    I have not yet made it but I hope it works making it for my mom since she is on keto! I have very high hopes.
  21. Sur
    I made the sandwich with thinly sliced kielbasa, cheese and avacado delish
  22. lance.mcmahon
    I added chopped sautéed asparagus, delicious!
    Reply: #23
  23. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I added chopped sautéed asparagus, delicious!

    Great idea, thanks for the suggestion!

  24. shasha
    it says two servings, what does that mean u eat two sandwiches???I'm new to this whole keto, my main thing I have trouble with is servings, I don't know how much of my meal to eat. Someone please help
    Reply: #25
  25. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    it says two servings, what does that mean u eat two sandwiches???I'm new to this whole keto, my main thing I have trouble with is servings, I don't know how much of my meal to eat. Someone please help

    Each serving is a sandwich, so this recipe makes 2 sandwiches. If you'd prefer to just make one, you can adjust the serving size to 1, and the ingredients will adjust accordingly.

    Reply: #26
  26. shasha
    yes but are you supposed to meat 1 serving or 2...thats where I get confused, how do you know how many servings to eat with any meal you make???
    Reply: #27
  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    yes but are you supposed to meat 1 serving or 2...thats where I get confused, how do you know how many servings to eat with any meal you make???

    1 serving = 1 meal for 1 person.

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  29. Susan
    Why can’t I upload this recipe (No-bread keto breakfast sandwich in my mealplans? Please help!
    Reply: #30
  30. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Why can’t I upload this recipe (No-bread keto breakfast sandwich in my mealplans? Please help!

    I am able to add this to my meal plan without problem. When I searched for the recipe, I did not include the hyphen from no-bread. If you can't find it without typing the hyphen, please email contact@dietdoctor.com and let us know - please also let us know if you're using the website or one of the apps.

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