These keto pigs in a blanket are a low carb spin on a classic favorite that's just as tasty as the traditional recipe! Dip them into your favorite mustard or no-sugar added ketchup!
Who doesn’t love those classic, kid-friendly pigs in a blanket?
They were so much fun to help make as a kid by rolling crescent dough around hot dogs, and they were even more fun to eat, dipped in ketchup and mustard!
These keto friendly pigs in a blanket have all that same delicious flavor with just a fraction of the carbs, thanks to the incredible and versatile fathead dough!
Ingredients you’ll need for Keto Pigs in a Blanket
Instead of crescent or biscuit dough, we’ll make the classic fathead dough that can be used for anything from air fryer keto pizza rolls to keto calzones to low carb stuffed cinnamon rolls! You’ll need:
- Mozzarella Cheese - when you’re making fathead dough, I believe the cheese melts easier and the overall texture comes out better when you grate the cheese off the block instead of using pre-shredded cheese. If you have the time, I’d always recommend shredding it yourself.
- Cream Cheese - my favorite brand is Philadelphia. It’s not a huge deal, but I prefer to go with brands that have super simple ingredients. It’ll still come out delicious whichever brand you use though!
- Almond Flour - not almond meal. I prefer to go with a blanched, fine almond flour like Blue Diamond.
- Baking Soda - I always like to put out a reminder to check the dates of your leavening agents like baking powder and baking soda. The older they are, the less they work, and thankfully they're usually super affordable to replace if yours have been sitting on the shelf for too long.
- Egg Yolk - Looking to not waste that egg white? I’ve heard you can cook them up and feed them to your dog to help promote a shinier coat!
- Hot Dogs - Beef hot dogs are a good option for this recipe. The brand Nathan's is a personal favorite because of the flavor and lack of casing, which makes them a bit easier for the kids to eat. They also don't have any nitrates or nitrites. Remember to read labels and choose a brand that's est for your family and budget.
- Optional: Sesame Seeds or Everything Bagel Seasoning for the top.
How to make Low Carb Pigs In a Blanket
These are super easy to make, and your little ones can even help! Here's what you need to do:
- Microwave together the mozzarella, almond flour and cream cheese for 30 to 45 seconds or until the cheese is melted. Stir the mixture with a fork until a soft ball of dough forms, and add the baking soda and egg yolk. Continue stirring until a smooth ball forms.
2. Place the dough on parchment paper on a flat work surface. Wet your hands with water and flatten out the dough, then use a knife to cute the dough into four even pieces, big enough to wrap around the hot dogs.
3. Pat the hot dogs dry with a paper town and gently wrap a piece of dough around each hot dog, leaving the ends exposed, pinching at the seam to close.
4. Sprinkle the wrapped hot dogs with sesame seeds or everything bagel seasoning, and bake them for 18-20 minutes, or until dough is golden brown, at 400°F. Let cool for at least 10 minutes, otherwise the dough may fall apart.
The great thing about hot dogs is they’re already cooked when you buy them. I’ve even heard of some people eating them cold, straight out of the package! While that’s not for me, I do appreciate that I don’t have to check the internal temperature when cooking them because they’re already fully cooked.
How many carbs are in keto pigs in a blanket?
This recipe makes 4 servings, 1 pig in a blanket per serving. Based on my own calculations, for one of them you’re looking at:
Calories: 333 Calories
Total Carbs: 6.8 grams
Fiber: 1.6 grams
Net Carbs: 5.2 grams
Protein: 17.5 grams
Fat: 25.8 grams
And here's a breakdown on nutrition based on the ingredients I used:
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup blanched, finely ground almond flour
- 1 ounce cream cheese
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg yolk
- 4 beef hot dogs
- ½ teaspoon sesame seeds or everything bagel seasoning (optional)
- Ketchup or Mustard for dipping (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a medium-sized baking sheet with parchment.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the mozzarella and almond flour. Break the cream cheese into small pieces and add to the bowl. Microwave for 30 to 45 seconds, or until the cheese is melted.
- Stir the mixture with a fork until a soft ball of dough forms. Sprinkle the dough with baking soda and add the egg yolk. Break the yolk with a fork and stir it into the dough until a sooth ball forms.
- Lay a piece of parchment paper on a flat work surface. Wet your hands with a bit of water and flatten out the dough to about 3 x 4 inches and about ½ inch thick.
- Use a knife to cut the dough into four even pieces. Pat the hot dogs with a paper towel to remove surface moisture and gently wrap a piece of dough around each, leaving he ends exposed, pinching at the seam to close. The dough will expand a bit during baking, so try to wrap each as closely as possible without breaking the dough.
- Place all the wrapped hot dogs on the baking sheet and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 18-20 minutes. The dough will turn golden and firmer when cooked. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes; otherwise, the dough my fall apart.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauces, such as mustard or ketchup.
Serving Size:1 Pig in a Blanket
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 25.8gCarbohydrates: 6.8gNet Carbohydrates: 5.2gFiber: 1.6gProtein: 17.5g