These creamy herb filled bacon rolls are sure to be a hit at your next party. As a low carb appetizer it’s easy and delicious. The herb cream filling can be used on cucumber slices as well.
Most people when faced with a piece of bacon cannot resist. Well imagine said piece of bacon in the shape of a lady lock and then it’s filled with a creamy garlic and herb spread. Can there be anything better than that? I say no. I have been going through a bacon phase where I want it all the time. Lucky a package doesn’t stretch very far in my family so I only eat it once a week. However when I set out to make these creamy herb filled bacon rolls I bought a nice, thick bacon and claimed it as my own. By the way these are both low carb (0.7g net carbs) and keto (80% fat / 2% carbs/ 18% protein).
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Where I found the bacon roll idea
Let me come right out and say I that I did not invent the bacon roll. I found it in a fabulous cook book 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse Reset by Maria Emmerich. If you are new to keto or are interested in learning more I highly recommend her book. She has been doing this for a long time and knows what she’s talking about and her recipes are so interesting like her bacon cannoli that I adapted for this recipe.
Cooking Tools for the job
One thing that I had to buy to make this recipe were mini cannoli tubes. You might have them if you make cannolis or lady locks but I did not. I also bought an icing bag and tips but I’ve used them for my low carb thumbprint cookies and my frozen whipped cream clouds so I’m getting a lot of use out of that tool. You can find these items on my Amazon page for this recipe if you are interested.
To make these tasty treats, you just wrap a thick piece of bacon around the cannoli tubes and bake for about 25 minutest depending on the thickness of the bacon. You want them to be nice and crispy but not too crispy that they will crumble. In the meantime make your herbed cream cheese by adding herbs, cream cheese, cream and garlic to a food processor. Add the herbs and garlic first to mince and then the cream cheese and cream. Spoon into a icing bag and when the bacon rolls are cooled, pipe in the cream cheese. If you have extra herb spread it is excellent on cucumber slices for a vegetarian option.
Bacon Rolls recipe in a nutshell
- wrap bacon on cannoli rolls and bake for 25 minutes
- add garlic, herbs, cream cheese and cream to a food processor to make the filling
- spoon the filling into an icing bag
- pipe filling into the cooled bacon rolls.
- serve immediately
The cucumbers are very good too by the way. I ate some for lunch and now that I’m writing this, I’m craving some more. The bacon roll is crispy, salty and perfect for the herb and garlic cream filling. I think these would be a big hit at any party or even as a low carb snack! Enjoy. These would also be considered keto (80% fat / 2% carbs/ 18% protein) as well as low carb and the nutrition for 1 bacon roll is:
90 cals / 8.0g fat/ 0.7g carbs / 3.6g protein = 0.7g net carbs
Creamy Herb Filled Bacon Rolls (low carb appetizer)
These creamy herb filled bacon rolls are sure to be a hit at your next party. As a low carb appetizer it's easy and delicious. The herb cream filling can be used on cucumber slices as well.
- 12 pieces of thick bacon
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 large basil leaves
- 6 chives
- 3 tablespoons cream, heavy whipping
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Take a piece of bacon and wrap around a cannoli rod and keep.
Bake for 25 minutes or until bacon is crispy but not crumbly.
When bacon rolls cool, slide off cannoli rod.
In the meantime add herbs and garlic to a food processor and pulse until minced.
Add cream cheese and cream and process until well blended.
Spoon cream cheese mixture into an icing bag and pipe into cooled bacon rolls. Serve immediately.
Mixture can also be piped on cucumber slices for a vegetarian option.