Lately, I have been on a roll, no pun intended, with finding ways to make our favorite appetizers low carb and THM friendly. The latest victory is Warm Marinated Ham & Cheese Rolls! This is my third post in this appetizer series using an adapted version of the “Fat Head dough“.
I am a huge fan of this dough because it is so easy to adapt and used in so many ways. Really, you guys, think about it, from desserts to savory dishes the possibilities really do seem endless! In case you still need some convincing that a dough made from cheese is mind-blowing, you can check out my first two posts in this series, my Taco Ring and my Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels. But now, on to these rolls, where once again this miracle cheese dough has saved my party food and my waistline!
At our wedding, we had some pretty amazing food, including some warm “drunken” ham and cheese sandwiches that inspired this recipe. Oh, guys, they were the bomb digity! But unfortunately, they are too delicious and not low carb, gluten-free or Trim Healthy Mama.
Those warm sandwiches are still a hit in our family as well as at many of the event I cater. On my journey of weight loss can no longer enjoy that version, so I had to find a way to have these on plan! The original recipe used for my wedding, by my two aunts and their pastor’s wife was off the chain good. They run a catering company, called Three Ladies Catering, and you can count on the food being amazing. You can only imagine how much I had to live up to with this recipe you guys. Thankfully they are divine and I think even my non-gluten free catering aunts would enjoy them!
These rolls do have several steps that go into making them, but they are not super hard steps. Trust me, anyone can make these and they are worth the effort! They start out with my version of the cheese dough rolled out and layered with ham and provolone cheese. Now, that alone would be delicious, but the wow factor doesn’t stop there. Next comes the marinade that takes these ham and cheese rolls OVER THE TOP! Yes, those caps were necessary, you’ll understand when you taste them. They are so cheesy and buttery. So yes, over the top and perfect for those looking for a THM “S” or even those on a Keto or LCHF diet. That being said, we have these as a treat, not an everyday meal.
My warm and crispy rolls will be a hit around your table or as a party appetizer during the approaching holiday season. They are sinfully gooey and full of flavor, so how could they go wrong, right?
Be sure to pin this recipe for later by clicking the image below. It makes a great special occasion breakfast and an amazing appetizer at your next party or event!