Keto Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce

These soft Keto Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce are the perfect low carb appetizer! Enjoy 8 bites with cheese dip for less than 5 net carbs!

Do you have a favorite appetizer to order when you go out for drinks with friends? I’m a huge fan of soft pretzels, especially when there’s cheese sauce involved! Of course, going keto had changed that habit… Until now!

Pretzel bites are such a nostalgic thing to me. The first time I ever got to go to the mall with my friends (and no parents), I remember we shared a giant pretzel and a lemonade. The ballpark in the summer, the fair, the amusement parks, the movies… All these places were made better with a big, salty soft pretzel!

These soft Keto Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce are the perfect low carb appetizer! Enjoy 8 bites with cheese dip for less than 5 net carbs!

Do you have a favorite appetizer to order when you go out for drinks with friends? I’m a huge fan of soft pretzels, especially when there’s cheese sauce involved! Of course, going keto had changed that habit… Until now!

However, don’t worry! With the specific ingredients and techniques I explain below, we get tasty, low-carb, keto-friendly pretzel bites without any guilt whatsoever. Enjoy these Keto Pretzel Bites and think of simpler times!

Ingredients for Keto Pretzel Bites

While most of my recipes are pretty flexible and I try to add in notes regarding substitutions, this isn’t a recipe I recommend making substitutions. This recipe uses both almond and coconut flour, and the mixture truly did provide the best texture and lift. To make Keto Pretzel Bites you will need:

  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Almond Flour
  • Coconut Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Whole Egg and Egg Whites
  • Toppings: Everything seasoning, sesame seeds, sea salt, poppy seeds



How do you make Low Carb Pretzel Bites

Begin by adding the almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder to a bowl and mixing well. Next, beat an egg white until it triples in volume (see photo) this is important because allows the pretzels to rise perfectly.

These pretzel bites are made of a “fat head dough” base. This means shredded mozzarella cheese and cream cheese are heated until completely melted. After stirring the melted cheese until smooth, the dry ingredients are mixed in.

Next, add in the egg and beaten egg white. Stir the dough well, then work it with your hands so a soft dough forms. Separate the dough into two sections and roll into a long thin line. Use a knife to cut the dough into one inch bite size pieces. Brush each one with the last egg white and top with the seasoning of your choice.

Tips for the Best Keto Pretzels

  1. Measure out and prepare everything before you begin. This is crucial because the dough base is melted cheese. If the cheese cools too much you will have a very hard time combining a smooth dough.
  2. Do not skip beating the egg white. There is a photo of my beaten egg white that shows you what this should look like if you are unsure. This helps to provide lift and give the bites the correct texture.
  3. Liberally brush the bites with egg white to get that perfect golden brown color and slightly crisp texture.
  4. Don’t forget to add a topping! You can use sea salt, Everything seasoning or another topping if you wish, but you definitely want to add salt to the pretzel bites for the best flavor.

How do you make Low Carb Cheese Sauce?

Often cheese sauces call for flour and butter to be combined to make a roux. This helps the cheese sauce thicken and gives you that great creamy texture. My low carb cheese sauce skips the roux and instead uses butter, heavy cream and a good sharp cheddar cheese!

To make the cheese sauce simply melt the butter over medium low heat in a sauce pan, add the heavy cream, shredded cheddar and stir until creamy. It really couldn’t be any easier!

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