If you follow the Keto diet but crave the delicious flavors of an Italian Sub, these Keto Italian Sub Roll-Ups are for you.
These Keto Italian Sub Roll-Ups are everything you want in a delicious Italian Sub, without all the guilt of the carbohydrates. This recipe is great for lunch, the big game, or any night of the week.
The flavors of this recipe will fulfill your cravings for a yummy sub, without taking you out of ketosis.
What Type of Meat Can You Use in Keto Italian Sub Roll-Ups?
For this recipe, we have used Sopresso Italian lunch meat, deli sliced salami and deli sliced pepperoni. You can use whatever mixture of Italian cold meats that you so choose.
Can You Use Additional Toppings for Keto Italian Sub Roll-Ups?
You could use additional toppings for these keto Italian subs if you wanted to. Great additions are cucumbers and scallions. Just be careful of adding bell peppers or regular onions, as they are slightly higher in carbohydrate value than others.
Most Deli Meats are Keto friendly
Believe it or not, the deli counter is actually one of the few locations in the grocery store where you can choose pretty much anything you want. This is because most deli meats rarely contain any carbs at all. This can be attributed to the fact that they are generally made from simple ingredients like meat, salt and seasonings.
Deli Meats and Carbs
Sometimes though, you may find a small amount of sugars or carbs at the deli counter. Stay away from meats that have glazes or flavourings added. For example, honey glazed, or Vermont style ham has a bit more in the way of carbs than other deli meats. So be aware of the ingredients on the meats you choose to consume while on the Keto diet.
How to Make Keto Italian Sub Roll-Ups
One of the best parts of this recipe is that it is generally easy to make. It doesn’t require a lot of steps to construct and you will be surprised how delicious they are without having to put in too much work.
We have chosen to use provolone cheese in this recipe, but it can certainly be substituted with any other cheese you would prefer.
To make these Keto Italian Sub Roll-Ups you are going to need:
- Sopresso Italian lunch meat
- Deli Sliced Salami
- Deli Sliced Pepperoni
- Mozzarella cheese
- Shredded lettuce
- Small tomato
- Mild banana pepper rings
- Olive Oil
- Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper
Step 1: Layer Meat
To get started, layer three slices of your deli sliced Italian style lunch meat on a flat surface. Make sure to include one slice of each of the three different types of meat, overlapping them ever so slightly.
Step 2: Cheese
Add in half a slice of mozzarella cheese, placing it on top of the meat. If you are substituting a different kind of cheese, add that instead.
Step 3: Layer Toppings
Now it is time to get started on your toppings. Place a layer of your shredded lettuce, followed by your tomatoes and at least two of your banana peppers. Place these items down the middle of the lunch meat. Don’t add too much in as you want to be able to roll this up at the end. If you are substituting toppings or adding additional toppings, add them during this step.
Step 4: Roll it Up
Gently roll your lunchmeat up around the fillings. Do this carefully to avoid any of the toppings falling out.
Step 5: Secure
Secure the meat roll up with a toothpick. This will help to keep the roll ups in place and prevent the filling from falling out.
Step 6: Repeat
Repeat steps 1-4 until you have created 8 finished roll ups. Making sure not to forget any of the important steps.
Step 7: Dipping Sauce
Using a large jar, combine your olive oil, vinegar, Italian seasonings and salt and pepper to taste. This will be a delicious dressing to dip your roll ups in. Shake this mixture well before serving.
Step 8: Serve and Enjoy!
At this point, your Keto Italian Sub Roll-Ups are ready to serve. Don’t forget to put out the dipping sauce.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Use Store Bought Dressing for These Keto Italian Sub Roll-Ups?
If you have a favorite Italian Sub dressing that you would rather use, you can substitute for the recipe listed here. Just make sure that the dressing has zero carbs.
What Cheese Can I Use for Keto Italian Sub Roll-Ups?
Stay away from American cheeses, spray cheeses and orange cheddar cheese as they are all higher in carbohydrates than some of your other options. If you want to use a different kind of cheese, opt for parmesan, goat cheese or even monetary jack.
How do I store Keto Italian Sub Roll-Ups?
If you aren’t planning to eat these right away, you can store them in the refrigerator. Just make sure to store them in an airtight container and keep them cold until they are ready to serve.
- 6 Slices Sopresso Italian lunch meat
- 6 Slices Deli Sliced Salami
- 6 Slices Deli Sliced Pepperoni
- 2 Slices Mozzarella cheese
- ½ C. Shredded lettuce
- 1 Small tomato chopped
- 12 Slices of mild banana peppers
- 3 Tbsp. Olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. Vinegar
- ¼-½ tsp. Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Layer three slices of deli sliced Italian lunch meat on a flat surface. Include one slice of each of the three types of meat, and overlap them slightly.
- Place half of a slice of mozzarella cheese on top of the meat.
- Place a layer of shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and two banana pepper rings down the center of the lunch meat layer.
- Gently roll the lunchmeat up around the fillings, and secure closed with a toothpick.
- Repeat steps 1-4 until you have created 8 roll ups.
- In a jar, combine the olive oil, vinegar, Italian seasoning as well as salt and pepper to taste. Shake well until the mixture is combined, and use the dressing as a dipping sauce for your roll ups.