These Keto Italian Stuffed Crepes are one of my favourite dishes. Gluten-Free, Low Carb, and Keto-Friendly, simple keto crepes are stuffed with a delicious mixture of Italian spices and ricotta and then baked in a simple tomato sauce. These Keto Italian Ricotta Stuffed Crepes are so easy to make yet elegant enough for your next dinner party.
Keto Stuffed Crepes
This is a recipe that I have been enjoying since I was a young little girl.
Every Christmas Eve, my Mum would serve this dish.
I question why we did not have it more often as the actual dish only takes minutes to put together.
Can you tell the difference between the flour versus the gluten-free version?
Whichever low carb crepe recipe you choose, this quick and easy keto dinner recipe is a great way to enjoy an Italian dinner without all the carbs!
Ingredients for this Keto Italian Recipe
You only need a handful of ingredients to make these keto stuffed crepes.
- Almond flour crepes or High Protein Crepes - you will need 4 leftover crepes or double the recipe and use 8 crepes. If you do not feel like making crepes, you can use Crepini Crepes which are sold at almost all grocery stores in the US.
- Ricotta cheese - I used Full-Fat Platinum Ricotta Cheese by BelGioioso.
- Egg - You will need 1 large egg for this recipe.
- Cheese - A combination of Parmesan and Mozzarella are needed. The Parmesan cheese can be grated which is sold at room tempertature, such as Kraft.
- Italian seasoning - Use any type of Italian blended herbs that you have on hand.
- Tomato sauce - Since making a quick and easy keto dinner recipe is of the utmost importance during the week, I stick with store-bought Rao's tomato sauce and do not make my own.
Are Keto Crepes hard to make?
I am always amazed at how many people think that making Almond Flour Crepes is difficult.
All you have to do is combine the ingredients in a high speed blender (or you can use a handheld mixer) and mix the batter until it is fully incorporated.
Next, taking approximately ⅓ cup of the batter, carefully pour it into a heated skillet and swirl the skillet using a wrist action to make sure that the batter covers the entire surface of the pan.
The batter only takes about 1-2 minutes to cook on one side and then only a minute more after you have flipped the crepe.
Not very complicated, right?
Looking for a high protein crepe recipe? Check out these 4-Ingredient High Protein Crepe Recipe for an even easier version.
How do you stuff Keto Crepes
Stuffing a crepe to make sure the filling doesn't come out is exactly like making a burrito
- place the filling in the center of the crepe
- fold two ends over the ends of the filling
- fold a remaining side over the filling and roll the entire crepe
Do the Low Carb Crepes get soggy?
Believe it or not, these Keto Stuffed Crepes do not get soggy. The outer layer of the crepe does not get saturated and therefore does not fall apart. These ricotta crepes are still just as good the next day as leftovers
How to make Keto Stuffed Crepes
- Prepare all your ingredients
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spray a 8 x 8 inch baking dish and spread ¼ cup of the tomato sauce on the bottom of the dish. Set the dish aside.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, egg, Italian seasoning and salt.
- Stir to combine
- Take one crepe at a time and stuff it with ¼ of the ricotta mixture. Spread it evenly, roll up the crepe and place the crepe in the baking dish.
- Repeat with remaining crepes
- Top the crepes with the remaining tomato sauce and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the entire dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the sauce begins to bubble and cheese begins to brown.
Substitutions for the Keto Italian Stuffed Crepes
Almond flour Crepes - feel free to use any other crepe recipe or buy store-bought crepes. I like Crepini's for a gluten-free crepe but they are fairly expensive and very small so you may need to use 2 crepes overlapping each other.
Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese - you can use any type of ricotta from full fat to 1 %. If using a lower fat content, you may need to squeeze some of the excess water from the ricotta. If you want to use cottage cheese, make sure you strain the extra liquid otherwise you will end up with too much liquid in your dish.
Tomato Sauce - I use Silver Palate which has no additives or preservatives. If you don't particularly like "red" sauce, you can use pesto or my Vegan Creamy Garlic Sauce
More Savoury Ideas for Keto Crepes
Here are some different types of meat that would be delicious stuffed inside low carb crepes!
Ideas for High Protein Sweet Crepes
Dying for a sweet treat that is not only low in sugar, and keto-friendly but also high in protein? Use this high-protein crepe recipe and fill it with the following:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking dish and spread ¼ cup of tomato sauce on the bottom. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, egg, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.
- Take 1 crepe and place ¼ of the ricotta mixture in the center of the crepe. Fold ends inward and roll crepe. Place crepe in baking dish. Continue with all remaining crepes. You may need to push crepes together for them all to fit.
- Cover crepes with remaining ½ cup of tomato sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
- Place the dish in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn oven on broil "hi" and broil for 1 additional minute or until the cheese begins to bubble and turn brown.
- See post for substitution
- Check out my Almond Flour Crepes recipe
- Nutritional information is for High Protein Crepes
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Main Meals
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Keto, Low Carb, Gluten Free
- Serving Size: 1 stuffed crepes
- Calories: 200
- Sugar: 2.5 g
- Fat: 15
- Carbohydrates: 5.8 g
- Fiber: 1.5 g
- Protein: 20
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