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Having a Raclette Party is easy when you pick up pre-sliced meats and veggies

Raclette Party

I first had Swiss Raclette at the age of 7. We were skiing in Alps that weekend. The Mother, Quinn, and I dined in a tiny, ancient restaurant with a giant fireplace. I remember how the massive wheel of cheese positioned in that fireplace was bigger than me. The restaurant gently warmed the cheese and then scraped it onto plates. We ate it with crusty bread, potatoes and dried beef.

It is tempting when eating keto to romanticize the carbs in an experience like eating Swiss Raclette. My fond memories of eating it for the first time are really about the cheese, though. To make this dish keto, just a few easy swaps were needed. Fresh vegetables stand in for the potatoes. Toasted Mug Bread replaces the baguettes. The raclette cheese and dried beef remain unchanged. I serve it with a light garden salad.

Chef Alexa serves Raclette Party to family and friends to stay warm in cold weather.

Serve this to your sweeties for Valentine’s Day. While you may not have a giant fireplace, you can pick up a raclette machine at gourmet grocery stores and online. Why not pick up the vegetables pre-cut off the salad bar? You don’t even have to dry the beef or do much prep. This dish pretty much takes care of itself. Having romance that is sugar free, gluten free, and low carb? That’s KetoLuxe.

Place melty cheese atop fresh veggies for a Raclette Party.

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10 minutes

5 minutes

1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup radish slices
1 cup cauliflower florets
½ pound asparagus spears, trimmed
¼ cup cornichon
4 ounces dried beef, sliced thin
4 ounces prosciutto, sliced thin
1 pound raclette cheese, sliced thin
12 slices Toasted Mug Bread


  1. Arrange all ingredients on a large platter for people to self-serve.
  2. Plug in raclette machine and let warm.
  3. Gather around raclette machine.
  4. Melt cheese on trays and warm meats on griddle.
  5. Place melty cheese atop vegetables and Toasted Mug Bread. 
  6. Eat the pickles and meats between bites of cheese.

4 servings

Don’t have a raclette machine or a giant fireplace? Use an electric griddle.

If you prefer, you can substitute other crunchy vegetables, meats, or cheeses. There are no rules to this.

Net carbs: 5 grams
Total carbs: 9 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Fat: 42 grams
Protein: 43 grams
Calories: 575
Glycemic load: 2


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