BLT Cheese Cups

Chewy cheese cups hold crisp lettuce, salty bacon, and fresh tomato in this low-carb version of a BLT. The cheese cups are chewy in a good way, like the browned edges of cheese pizza or lasagna that gets stuck to the pan.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 cheese cups


  • ¾ cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce

  • 1 medium Roma tomato, chopped

  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Arrange 3 tablespoons Cheddar cheese in a 4-inch circle on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat to make 1 more circle.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand for 1 to 2 minutes.

  4. Turn a muffin tip upside-down. Invert the parchment paper over the muffin tin and line one cheese circle up with one muffin cup. Slowly peel the parchment back from the cheese circle, using an offset spatula or small knife to release the cheese from the paper. Form the cheese around the muffin cup and hold it for 5 seconds to help mold into a cup shape. Repeat the process with the remaining cheese circle.

  5. Make 2 more cheese cups with remaining cheese by following the same process.

  6. Toss lettuce, tomato, and bacon together in a small bowl to combine; divide mixture evenly among cheese cups.

  7. Stir mayonnaise and chives together in a small bowl and divide evenly between cheese cups. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

342 Calories
28g Fat
3g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1087mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 318mg 24%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 291mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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