Keto Philly Cheesesteak Calzone

keto Philly Cheesesteak

Before we started following a keto lifestyle and way of eating our family was a big fan of sandwiches. A lot of families are – and with good reason! Sandwiches are easy and cheap to make, highly customizable so even your pickiest kid is happy and there are perfect options for just about every season! Of course, once we ditched the bread sandwiches became a little harder. There are low carb wraps of course, like the ones we use in our keto grilled cheese and mixes like Carbquick can be useful when you want to make a quick hamburger bun. But, when you want something like a calzone you have to be a bit more creative. Enter fathead dough, just like our Keto pizza sticks, this easy to make and simple dough makes keto philly cheesesteak a delicious possibility.

Keto Philly Cheesesteak Calzone

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Keto Philly Cheesesteak Calzone – Ingredients


  • 1 ½ Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (7.5g Net Carbs)
  • 2 TBSP Cream Cheese (1.6g Net Carbs)
  • 1 ½ Cups Almond Flour (12g Net Carbs)
  • 1 Egg (0.38g Net Carbs)
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic & Optional Seasoning if desired.

*Fathead dough is a sticky dough to handle! If you’re used to working with regular smooth bread dough then you might be annoyed! For best results spread your dough out on parchment paper and coat the dough/your hands in a light layer of olive oil while working on it.


  • I package of thinly shaved steak (or some deli roast beef could work in a pinch) (0g Net Carbs)
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic (1g Net Carbs)
  • 2 Tbsp Butter (0g Net Carbs)
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Onion (0g Net Carbs)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Philly cheesesteak Topping – Mayonaise, shredded mozzarella & pickles for us but feel free to add whatever you like!

Net Carbs for entire Recipe (Not including optional toppings, make sure to include yours in your count!) – 22.48 Net Grams

Carb Count per serving (Either 1 calzone if you make 4 small one or half a calzone if you make 2 big ones) – 5.62g Net Carbs

Keto Philly Cheesesteak Calzone – Ingredients

  1. It’s always best to start these Keto projects by making your dough. To start with place your cream cheese and mozzarella in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30-45 seconds, stir and repeat until the cheese has melted together and is smooth.
  2. Add egg and almond flour and mix well. This is easiest to do with a food processor however it can also be done with your hands. If the dough is too sticky rub a bit of olive oil on your fingers to keep it manageable.
  3. Knead dough on a nonstick surface (silicone mat or parchment paper) until all ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Use parchment paper or silicone mat to roll out your dough. I find it easiest to spread a small amount of olive oil on a silicone mat, place down my dough and use a second layer of parchment paper on top to keep the dough from sticking to my roller. Fathead dough sticks to everything! Don’t be afraid to add more olive oil if you need too. Roll your dough out like you were making a pizza crust!
  5. Cut your ‘crust’ in half with a pizza roller and set aside until your filling is ready.
  6. In a medium frying pan melt your butter.
  7. Add minced garlic, onion, shaved steak, and seasonings. Fry until meat is cooked through.
  8. Set aside
  9. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Spread your desired sandwich toppings onto the middle of each half of your dough.
  11. Add some of the shaved meat.
  12. Fold your dough over the top and use your fingers to seal the edges. This is where the sticky nature of fathead dough comes in handy!
  13. Bake for about 10-15 minutes until your bread is golden brown and cooked through. If you feel that the dough needs more time but is browning too quickly place a piece of tinfoil over the top and give it another 5 minutes.
  14. Remove from oven, cut each calzone in half and serve! Because fathead dough is made with cheese it is very filling, don’t be surprised if one half is more then enough to fill you up! Thankfully these sandwiches are equally delicious rewarmed!


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  1. I’ve never had philly cheesesteak before, but it’s one of those meals that I want to try at some point. This looks like a great way to give it a try. I like how it’s customizable with the toppings.

    1. Author

      Philly Cheesesteaks are surprisingly good, it was something I never bothered to try in the past but we make them all the time now and they are delicious, it’s a great way to use up leftover steak or beef too.

  2. Oh wow this looks delicious, and I love that it’s keto, too! I haven’t ate keto for awhile but I love philly cheesesteaks, so it’s great knowing I can make this alternative if I do go on a diet again. Thanks for the great recipe!

    Beka |

    1. Author

      The fact that keto is so versatile in its alternatives is probably what’s kept me on it for so long, I’d have given up a long time ago if I couldn’t make so many things!

  3. I shouldn’t have clicked on this post just before lunch as I am now superrrr hungry! Hehe! This is such a great idea and a really creative way to have something different than sandwiches. This recipe looks so tasty and filing too, I love cheese! Thank you for sharing the recipe Kristin, and such delicious mouth-watering photos! Fab post <3 xx

    Bexa |

    1. Author

      It’s definitely filling! Cheese is probably one of my favorite ingredients too hahaha. Cheese and garlic on everything around here.

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