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Keto Italian Sub Roll-Ups (Low Carb)

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This post was originally created in 2017, it’s been updated in 2020. This recipe is so easy, it’s perfect if you’re on a low-carb diet. So good.

Italian Sub Roll-Ups {low-carb; keto; grain-free} by Our Paleo Life

Keto Italian Rollups

My all-time favorite sub sandwich has always been an Italian sub. Something about that combo of meats and provolone with a simple oil and vinegar drizzle is just perfect.

Italian Sub Roll-Ups {low-carb; keto; grain-free} by Our Paleo Life
Italian Sub Roll-Ups {low-carb; keto; grain-free} by Our Paleo Life
Italian Sub Roll-Ups {low-carb; keto; grain-free} by Our Paleo Life

The assembly is very simple, just layer the meats in a biggest-to-smallest order, slather on some mayo, add some cheese (if you’re primal), and add the toppings that suit your tastes.

Italian Sub Roll-Ups {low-carb; keto; grain-free} by Our Paleo Life

Roll all of that up tightly and secure with a toothpick and dip in a oil/vinegar combo with some Italian seasoning. These make perfect school lunches, as well as an on-the-go meal if you wrap it up in plastic wrap.

Italian Sub Roll-Ups {low-carb; keto; grain-free} by Our Paleo Life
Italian Sub Roll-Ups {low-carb; keto; grain-free} by Our Paleo Life
Italian Sub Roll-Ups {low-carb; keto; grain-free} by Our Paleo Life

High Fat – Keto Lunch Option

These roll-ups really help us get in accurate macros for the day, packing 20g of fat per roll (including the oil/vinegar dip), 10g of protein, and less than 1 net carb. Of course the carb count might go up just a bit depending on what extra toppings you add (like the peppers), but it’s still very much within a keto range. And for me (an average female), 1 roll is all I need for lunch most days.

Italian Sub Roll-Ups

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Italian Sub Roll-Ups

Italian Sub Roll-Up {grain-free}

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

High fat, Keto Italian sub roll-up lunch with 20g of fat, 10g of protein and less than 1 net carb. The perfect Keto lunch.


  • 4 Slices Genoa Salami
  • 4 Slices Mortadella
  • 4 Slices Sopressata
  • 4 Slices Pepperoni
  • 4 Slices Provolone, omit for dairy-free option
  • Paleo Lime Mayo or store-bough mayo, we love Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Mayo
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Extra toppings, our favorites are banana peppers, jalapeño peppers, roasted red peppers, and black olives, if desired
  • Avocado Oil or Olive Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Toothpicks


  1. Layer the meat slices from largest to smallest. For the brand we use (Boar's Head), the order is:
    • Genoa Salami
    • Mortadella
    • Sopressata
    • Pepperoni
  2. Spread a thin layer of mayo on the stack, making sure to leave space at the top of the largest piece to keep it from squishing out when you roll them up.
  3. Add a slice of provolone on top of the mayo, about halfway from the top. Add a small handful of lettuce to the lower half and top with desired toppings (optional).
  4. Have the toothpicks nearby and ready to grab. Starting from the bottom of the cheese, gently (but as tightly as possibe) lroll the stack, pushing in any fillings that find their way out.
  5. When you get to the end, secure the outer meat edges with a toothpick.
  6. To serve, pour 2 parts oil and 1 part vinegar into a small dipping ramekin. Sprinkle some Italian seasoning on top. Dip the roll-ups in the oil/vinegar and enjoy!
  7. Store extras in the fridge, wrapped individually in plastic wrap, for up to a week. These make for delicious and easy school lunches.


Nutrition Facts do not include additional toppings.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 roll-up
Amount Per Serving Calories 234.3Total Fat 20.6gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 0.9gProtein 10g

Nutrition is calculated by a third party and may not be 100% accurate

Keto Italian Sub Roll-Ups (Low Carb)

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Monday 22nd of March 2021

Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time can I make them?

Kendra Benson

Monday 22nd of March 2021

I like to make a week's worth and keep them in a tightly-sealed container in the fridge. This works best if your fillings don't include lettuce (as that may get wilty).


Monday 22nd of March 2021

This looks so good! I love the school lunch idea! What a great way to skip the bread but still have all the sandwich flavors!


Sunday 3rd of January 2021

This may be a stupid comment, but can I use green olives instead of black? Sorry just new to this

Rob Benson

Monday 4th of January 2021

Not stupid at all. Yes, you can, no problem. :)


Friday 6th of November 2020

Wow! This is really good! Thank you for sharing this simple yet awesome recipe.


Monday 18th of November 2019

We (my husband and I) are both diabetic. We've been doing me to for 2 weeks and both of us have been able to come off diabetes meds. Insulin for me and metformin for my dh. Next med to get rid of is blood pressure. Thanks for the yummy snack ideas.

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