How to Make a 3-Minute 3-Carb Sandwich; INCLUDING the BREAD!

AND Keep the Whole Thing LOW CARB!

I absolutely love my Ooey Gooey Good Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe! So do lots of you because it gets hundreds of hits every day! But as good and as easy as it is sometimes I don’t even have the little bit of time or the ingredients in the house.

In those instances, and when my grandkids or my hubby Michael wants something super fast with less bread and more filling I make this one! The kids like it plain, Michael on the other hand…



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This couldn’t be simpler. It will take just one minute to cook the low-carb bread in your microwave and another couple to fry it up in a pan once layered ooey gooey good! Here’s my recipe:

3-Minute Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Recipe type: Sandwich
  • 2 Heaping Tablespoons Almond Flour
  • 1 Large Egg
  • Softened (not melted) Butter
  • Cheese Slices
  • Sliced Deli Ham
  • Thinly Sliced Tomato
  • Pre-cooked Bacon or Bacon Bits
  1. Whisk 1 egg with the almond flour.
  2. Spread evenly onto a microwavable surface - I used a lid from one of my Debbie Meyer Green Boxes but any microwave container or plate will do. My slice of bread ends up 5-1/2" x 7-3/4".
  3. Pop it into the microwave for 1 minute or until set.
  4. Remove and cut bread in half.
  5. Butter one side of each half with your softened butter.
  6. Position one half of the bread, butter side down, in a small frying pan.
  7. Layer with desired cheese, and any other ingredients you desire; deli ham, thinly sliced (to get the flavor but not the carbs) tomato, some pre-cooked bacon, or just MORE cheese!
  8. Cover ingredients with remaining slice of bread, butter side up.
  9. Fry over medium-high heat covered (clear lid makes it easier to watch it's progress) with a lid to help melt all that ooey gooey good cheese until everything is nicely heated through.
  10. Remove to a plate, cut and serve!
Net carbs will depend on the ingredients you choose to add to your sandwich. The bread alone is a total of 2 net carbs.

Can you believe it? I don’t know about you but while my cupboard might be bare I always have almond flour and eggs!

These honest to goodness, hold them in your hands sandwiches  are ooey gooey  good! Just listen to them sizzle! That whole griddle (2 batches) is only 6 net carbs total!  Michael and I split it for a delicious lunch of only 3 net carbs each!

As far as what to put in between the slices of bread… let you imagine be your guide. I have made them with various kinds of cheese, with ham and  (in the photo at the top) swiss, I have added a thin slice of tomato and slices of pre-cooked bacon.

I would love to hear some of your ideas for delicious combinations so please leave them in your comment below!

In the meantime anyone own a sandwich grill?  I am on the hunt and would love your feedback!
Ciao! ~Marge Burkell



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7 thoughts on “How to Make a 3-Minute 3-Carb Sandwich; INCLUDING the BREAD!

  1. I’m hoping this will take place of the Oopsie bread.
    For one reason it sounds much easier and the other…
    just the thought of Ooey Gooey make my mouth water! 🙂

    • It’s not as fluffy Linda but then it only takes 60 seconds to make!
      I can throw together any grilled sandwich in under 5 minutes total! Love that!
      Glad you do too!

  2. I have made this recipe twice and enjoyed both times. I found the bread tastier when I added some seasoning. The first time, I added Parmesan cheese (no carbs for 2 t. This is the kind that comes int he shaker.) after I had made some for my husband. Definitely an improvement, adding the Parmesan. This morning, I added Creole seasoning to the batter, plus some pepper, and it was delicious with ham and cheese between. I realized, just this minute, that I used coconut flour this morning. I THINK I used almond flour a few days ago. I believe the net carbs come out the same. Anyway, we like it and I’ll make it again. Oh, and I used those egg rings that you can put in a skillet so they would have the round shape and I could make four (doubled the recipe). Cooks well on the stovetop.

    • Thrilled you and your hubby love it Sara!
      I like giving a basic recipe so that you can add things to make it your own.
      I definitely love the idea of adding seasonings and yours sound super yummy!

      Thanks for taking the time to share with everyone!
      I bet the members of The Low Carb Challenge group would like it too!

  3. So I mixed two heaping tablespoons of almond flour, one egg, and a tablespoon of grated Parmesan. Mine did NOT look like yours after I grilled it, but it definitely tasted good and held together perfectly! I LOVE grilled cheese sandwiches, so I will settle for a delicious bread substitute without the miserably full feeling, or heart burn. I grilled mine with cheddar and provolone cheese. YUM! I can’t wait to make this again with some low carb tomato soup. Perfect for a PNW rainy day!

    • Wow, what did it look like Breanna?
      Mine always looks the same.
      I love varying the ingredients I sandwich in it!
      Thanks for taking the time to comment and I am thrilled
      you love the taste! Hope you join us in our Facebook group!
      I would love to see a picture of how it turns out next time!

  4. This sounds fab! Would love to try it. Would you, by any chance, know how I can make it in the oven? Only if you tried it, if not, I will certainly be trying it myself.
    Thank you!

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