How to Make a Lettuce Wrap Sandwich (Low Carb!)

Ever wonder how to make a lettuce wrap sandwich? These easy lettuce wraps are the perfect low-carb, keto, and healthy sandwich without the bread! For years I’ve loved getting a sandwich wrapped in lettuce from a local deli in New York, and now I have mastered making my own lettuce sandwich wraps at home!

How to make a lettuce wrap sandwich

How do you make lettuce wraps?

See below for our fool proof method on wrapping these lettuce wrap sandwiches!

What kind of lettuce is used for lettuce wraps?

Iceberg lettuce! We’ve tried this with romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, and more, and nothing beats the crunch and ease of wrapping like the iceberg lettuce.

Lettuce sandwich wraps

How to make a lettuce wrap sandwich

For years I’ve stopped at a local deli near my mom’s house for lettuce wraps. These pictures are just from the last 12 months! While they are our road trip tradition at this point, I’ve always wanted to make them at home. The issue was that they never came out just right! We have now perfected the lettuce wrap technique and are so excited to share it with you!

Easy Lettuce Wraps

What to put in your lettuce wrap

Get creative! You can fill your lettuce sandwich wraps with all sorts of things, like:

The options are endless!

Watch the video:

Healthy Lettuce Wraps


How to Make a Lettuce Wrap Sandwich (Low Carb!)

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 1 head lceberg lettuce, cored and outer leaves removed
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 4 slices organic turkey
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked and cut in half
  • 1 slice cheese, cut in half
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1 thin slice red onion
  • 1 piece of parchment paper, 14″ x 14″


  1. Lay large square of parchment down on your work surface.
  2. Layer 5-8 large pieces of lettuce in the middle of parchment paper. You want your lettuce base to measure out to be about 9″ by 10″. If your lettuce pieces are breaking, it’s okay to layer smaller ones together.
  3. Spread mustard in the middle of the lettuce wrap.
  4. Layer turkey, cheese, bacon, tomato and red onion on top of mustard.
  5. Using parchment paper as a guide, as tightly as you can roll the lettuce up, starting with the end closest to you.
  6. Once you the roll has begun, tuck the ends of the wraps towards the middle.
  7. Continue to roll the lettuce wrap, keeping it as tight as possible and using the parchment paper to guide you.
  8. When it is completely wrapped, roll the remainder of the parchment around the lettuce tightly.
  9. Using a serrated knife, slice though the lettuce wrap almost completely, leaving the bottom piece of the parchment intact. This helps keep it together.


  • Calories: 433
  • Sugar: 1.8g
  • Sodium: 1689 mg
  • Fat: 29.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 45.5g
  • Cholesterol: 171mg

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April 4, 2018

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70 Responses

  1. More than delicious. We have our own fillers but wanted technique on holding lettuce roll together for storage. Mini lettuce slice we use with different types of dips such as garlic artichoke with spinach in sour cream. Cheese creams in mexican food groups that contain short bell pepper applied for cocktails.

  2. Kitchen appliances and all ingredients are perfect in this article, love to hear about the sandwich.
    Thank you

    1. No, definitely don’t eat the parchment paper. You’ll see in the video that we make sure the parchment isn’t tucked into the lettuce. Treat the parchment like you would tinfoil on a burrito. It’s not edible.

  3. Hi Lexi, thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Your article inspired my mom to make lettuce wraps, which turned out very tasty.

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  4. Hi, for some reason I’m getting paper in my wrap at the very end. This is after I cut it in half. Where am I going wrong? It’s just the last bit of the wrap and I have to take it apart a little and that kind of messes up the wrap, LOL

    1. Hi Fred. If you notice in the video, we are using the paper to help guide the lettuce wrap together, but we are careful to not wrap the paper up in the wrap….if that makes sense. because you roll it, you take the paper out of the equation, and just use it as a guide.

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