Low Carb Breadsticks with Pepperoni and High Protein Jalapeño Ranch

Low Carb Breadsticks with Pepperoni and High Protein Jalapeño Ranch

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Like I mentioned in my Low Carb Cheez-It Crackers recipe, my goal with low carb recipes is to keep the fat content under control to avoid super high calorie foods just for the sake of reducing carbs. In recipes that require structure for baking like these low carb breadsticks, for example, that typically means replacing carbs with a protein of some sort. Considering I call myself a high protein recipe guy, I’d call that a win-win.

This holds true in this recipe, with 9.1 grams of protein and only 2.2 grams of carbs and 111 calories per breadstick. And that’s not including the high protein jalapeño ranch dip that will only net 77 calories for the entire recipe.

Note: You could also use a simple garlic butter like I used in my Protein Pizza Poppers recipe.

Ingredients for Low Carb Breadsticks

There’s nothing too far out of the ordinary on the ingredient list other than unflavored protein powder which I’ll cover below. Instead of going through ingredient notes, I’ll just touch on potential modifications.

  • If you don’t want pepperoni in the dough, add an extra 1/4 to 1/2  C of shredded parmesan.
  • Feel free to add a different meat on top of the breadsticks or omit the meat altogether.
  • For extra cheesy breadsticks, add a bit of cheddar or extra parmesan on top.
  • Want to omit the protein powder? Start with swapping almond flour gram for gram and adjust accordingly. (I.e. more liquid ingredients if the dough is too dry or drier ingredients if the dough is too moist.)
  • In terms of breadstick dough consistency, it doesn’t have to be perfect. As long as you’re able to roll/flatten the dough, it should bake and turn out fine.
  • If you wanted to keep fat even lower, omit the cheese on top and go with a simple egg wash or a bit of light garlic butter like I mentioned above in my Protein Pizza Poppers recipe.

Oh, and be sure to use almond flour, not almond meal.

UNFLAVORED PROTEIN POWDER RECOMMENDATIONS

You can use any protein you like for this recipe, but I always use a whey concentrate from Now Foods which you can find on Amazon here. If you’re looking for a vegan-friendly option, Now Foods also has an unflavored pea protein which you can find here.

I’ve also had readers use collagen powder and similar products with great success. Speaking of, you may want to check this out: 6 Unflavored Protein Powder Recipes

A low carb breadsticks recipe loaded with spicy pepperoni and paired with a homemade jalapeño ranch dip. Each breadstick has 9.1 grams of protein and only 2.2 grams of carbs.
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Low Carb Breadsticks with Pepperoni and High Protein Jalapeño Ranch

Low carb breadsticks topped with low fat pepperoni and paired with a high protein, low calorie jalapeño ranch dip. 

Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword low carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 Breadsticks
Calories 111 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

Breadstick Dough

  • 1 1/4 C (140g) Almond Flour
  • 2 scoops (66g) Unflavored Protein Powder
  • 26 slices (45g) Turkey Pepperoni
  • 1/4 C (28g) Shredded Parmesan
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning Blend I used McCormick's Red Pepper, Oregano, and Garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 large Eggs

Toppings

  • 34 slices (60g) Turkey Pepperoni
  • 1/2 C (56g) Shredded Mozzarella
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) Pickled Jalapeño Peppers optional

Jalapeño Ranch Dip

  • 1/2 C (113g) Plain Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Ranch Dip Mix
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) Pickled Jalapeño Peppers diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix all the dry breadstick dough ingredients in a large bowl before adding the mixed garlic and eggs, gradually. Stir with a rubber spatula until you can form a large ball of dough. 

  3. Transfer the ball of dough to the parchment paper and use your hands, a rubber spatula, or rolling pin (spray all with cooking spray to avoid sticking) to flatten the dough as much as possible. For a 13x9 baking sheet, the dough should take up nearly the entire baking sheet.

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  4. Once the dough is flattened, add the remaining pepperoni slices and top with mozzarella and jalapeños. 

  5. Bake for 10 minutes.

  6. While the breadsticks cool, mix the ranch dip ingredients in a small bowl. Slice the breadsticks into 16 pieces and serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe Notes

  • Nutrition facts/macros are for breadsticks only. The macros for the ranch dip are as follows: 77 Calories, 12g of protein, 7g of carbs, and 0g of fat
  • This is the mini rolling pin I mention in the recipe. It’s like $5 on Amazon and worth every penny!
  • If you don't want ranch dipping sauce, you could use the garlic butter from my protein pizza poppers recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Breadsticks with Pepperoni and High Protein Jalapeño Ranch
Amount Per Serving (1 breadstick)
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.6g 12%
Total Carbohydrates 2.2g 1%
Protein 9.1g 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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A low carb breadsticks recipe loaded with spicy pepperoni and paired with a homemade jalapeño ranch dip. Each breadstick has 9.1 grams of protein and only 2.2 grams of carbs.



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