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Low Carb Cheese Straws

These low carb cheese straws are an adaption of the classic Southern favorite! Delicately crumbly pastry has a sharp Cheddar flavor and a spicy kick. Cheese straws are traditionally served with cocktails, soups, or salads but they're yummy anytime! Just 1 carb each. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American Classic
Keyword cheese straws, low carb, snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 84kcal
Author Marye


  • 1/3 cup sharp Cheddar cheese , grated
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light cream , 1/2 and 1/2
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup hemp seed , you may be able to substitute ground pork rinds but I have not tried it
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning , or cayenne + salt to taste -


  • In a food processor cream the cheese and butter together with quick pulses.
  • Add milk and pulse a couple of times.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients.
  • Add to the cheese mixture and pulse until it all comes together.
  • Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Roll the cheese mixture  into an 1/8 inch thick rectangle on a Silpat sheet.
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut the mixture into 12 "straws" but don't separate.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and run the pizza cutter gently between the "straws" but don't separate.
  • Let cool and then gently separate. These cheese straws are very delicate and will break easily if you are not careful.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


try Pepper Jack or smoked Gouda - any hard cheese will work. 


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.3mg