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Easy Keto Piadina Cake

A must-try recipe for any low-carb foodie. This keto piadina cake is a yeast-free flatbread sauteed and filled with ham, seasonings, and vegetables to make for an easy breakfast, lunch or quick dinner.

Plate with cut keto piadina cake on it. Bowl of cheese and salsa in background.

With only 4 net grams of carbs, it’s a tasty way to bump up your protein for the day.

You can even cut this into smaller pieces and use it as an appetizer if you are having family and friends over. Or even works great for a game day!

If you are looking for other new keto recipes to try, here are a few to check out.

What Is Piadina?

Typically, piadina is an Italian flatbread made with flour, oil, salt and water. The difference between it and a tortilla is that piadina contains a bit of baking soda in the dough.

This keto version of a piadina takes two keto tortillas and sooks them in a skillet with delicious fillings like savory eggs, ham, and Colby jack cheese.

The result is a protein-packed, filling, comforting piadina cake that makes for a really simple dinner for one.

Ingredients You Need:

Keto tortillas: to keep this recipe low-carb in nature, you need to use keto-friendly tortillas. You can easily make your own or grab some from the store. We used the larger ones and not the small ones.

Eggs: you’ll be cracking the eggs right onto the tortilla in the skillet. Any you have on hand will work.

Olive oil: used to sauté the vegetables, any neutral oil will work. Avocado oil is also a great option if you do not have olive oil on hand.

Vegetables: mushrooms, bell pepper, and onion are what’s listed. However, you can interchange these a bit with other low-carb vegetables you have on hand.

Seasonings: chili powder, oregano, and garlic are what’s used to season the piadina. If you like it spicy, a little bit of cayenne goes a long way.

Diced ham: you can use leftover ham for this or deli ham from the store. Dice it finely so that it fits easily into the wraps.

Shredded cheese: Colby jack will give the best flavor to the piadina because it’s mild in taste.

Small glass bowls filled with the ingredients you need to make these keto piadina cakes.

How To Make It:

  1. Sauté the onion and bell pepper in oil in a small skillet until soft.
  2. Add in the diced ham, garlic, and seasonings with salt and pepper as per preference and cook for one minute.
  3. Place one of the keto tortillas on the bottom of another skillet over medium heat.
  4. Crack the eggs into the skillet over the tortilla before sprinkling the ham mixture on top of the eggs.
  5. As it’s starting to cook, add the cheese on top and cover it with the second tortilla.
  6. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook it for 5 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips To Make It:

Any vegetables you have on hand can be substituted into the piadina. Some tasty alternatives are zucchini, mini cauliflower florets or cherry tomatoes. It’s also delicious with a few fresh sprouts thrown in at the last minute.

Keep an eye on the piadina in the last minute or so of cooking to make sure that the bottom of the wrap doesn’t become too hot and burn.

Colby jack cheese is the best, but any cheese will work. Using mozzarella cheese gives the piadina a new, delicious flavor.

Variation Ideas:

If you love spice, try dicing up a jalapeno and adding it to the mix along with a dash of cayenne pepper.

If you want to amp up the protein, adding some cooked barbeque chicken to the eggs in place of ham can make this more of a lunch dish than one for breakfast.

To make this piadina vegan, replace the eggs with a substitute and omit the ham. You could use a crispy tofu in its place.

How To Serve Piadina:

Once cooked, cut the piadina into triangle slices.

Serve it sprinkled with green onions and any of the following low-carb sides:

  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Cucumber salad
  • Pickled red onions

Storing It:

If you end up with leftovers, let them cool before placing them into an airtight container. Store the piadina in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To reheat the keto tortilla, heat a small amount of oil in a skillet over low to medium heat and refry it. You could also heat them in the oven on low until warmed through.

Piadina Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Is piadina keto-friendly?

A. The original recipe for homemade piadinas is not keto-friendly. This is because they’re made strictly from flour and oil making them high in carbs.

However, this keto piadina uses low-carb tortillas as the base making it a high-protein choice for busy days.

Q. What is piadina used for?

A. Piadina is a flatbread and can be used for anything from an appetizer to a main course meal.

Serve it with a side of guacamole or use it as the base for a sandwich or wrap. It’s a versatile base for any kind of recipe.

Q. Is this similer to a quesadilla?

A. Yes, it is very much like a quesadilla. It just uses more breakfast-like foods and does not use taco sauce as most quesadillas do.

Q. Can you use another meat other than ham?

A. Yes! This also works well with sausage, bacon, or even pepperonis!

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Easy Keto Piadina Cake

A savory, low-carb lunch or easy-to-make dinner. This keto piadina takes low-carb tortillas and sautés them with eggs, ham, and a tasty seasoning to make for a protein-packed meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 2
Calories 398 kcal


  • 5 Large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Large Keto Tortillas
  • 1/4 Medium Onion chopped
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Ham
  • 2 Tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Colby Jack Shredded Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste


  • In a small skillet, add the olive oil, onion and bell pepper. Saute until the vegetables have softened.
  • Add the ham, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt and pepper to taste to the skillet, and saute for 1 minute.
  • Place a tortilla in the bottom of a skillet over medium heat.
  • Crack the eggs onto the tortilla in the skillet.
  • Sprinkle the ham mixture over the eggs.
  • Add the cheese on top, and then cover with an additional tortilla.
  • Cover with a lid, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove, slice and serve.

Estimated Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 456mg | Sodium: 1206mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 4g

Know that estimated nutrition facts are just a guideline and will vary depending on any variation you make or brand you use from what we have listed.

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