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Keto Pigs In A Blanket (3g Net Carbs!)

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The BEST keto pigs in a blanket, ready in 30 minutes! Wrapped in a fathead dough, these low carb pigs in a blanket taste just like the original.

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These low carb pigs in a blanket are made with high quality sugar-free hot dogs and a fathead dough “blanket”, for a keto version that tastes just like the original. People have been telling me for quite some time that they’ve been wrapping the dough from my keto bagel recipe around hot dogs. So, I wanted to share this keto pigs in a blanket recipe to show you exactly how to do it. These are just plain fun… and delicious!

Just like my bacon wrapped hot dogs, kielbasa and sauerkraut, and fried cabbage and sausage, these low carb fathead pigs in a blanket are made with Garret Valley Farms hot dogs. I love their sausages and bacon because they are made from premium cuts of pork that are raised humanely and never given antibiotics. Plus, they are sugar-free and use natural ingredients.

Keto Pigs In A Blanket Ingredients

These almond flour pigs in a blanket are made with these simple ingredients:

  • Garrett Valley Farms Sugar-Free Grass Fed Hot Dogs – These are easily the best hot dogs out there! High quality, without the iffy ingredients.
  • Almond flour – Use a super-fine, blanched almond flour like this for best results.
  • Baking powder – Make sure it’s fresh so that it works properly.
  • Xanthan gum – Optional, but gives great “chew” to the “blanket”.
  • Eggs – Use large size. I prefer cage-free when possible, but any kind will do.
  • Mozzarella cheese – I like to buy pre-shredded to save some time, but you can also shred it yourself. Be sure it’s the low-moisture kind.
  • Cream cheese – Use full-fat for best results.
  • Sesame seeds

Ingredients to make low carb pigs in a blanket

How To Make Keto Pigs In A Blanket

  • Make low carb dough for pigs in a blanket. In a large bowl, stir together almond flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum. Stir in egg until uniform and set aside.

Dough for keto pigs in a blanket

  • Melt cheeses. In a medium bowl, combine shredded mozzarella and cubed cream cheese. Microwave for 90 seconds, stirring halfway through.

Melted cheese for keto fathead dough

  • Mix dough. Before cheese cools, add to almond flour mixture and knead with your hands until a uniform dough forms, without streaks. If the dough is sticky, refrigerate to make it easier to work with.

Ball of fathead dough

  • Assemble. Roll out dough for low carb pigs in a blanket into a thin rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 8 long strips…

Fathead dough into rolls

…And wrap around hot dogs:

Almond flour pigs in a blanket before baking

  • Brush. Whisk egg and brush over pigs in a blanket. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, lightly pressing to help them stick.

Low carb pigs in a blanket with egg wash

  • Bake. Remove when golden brown.

Tray of keto pigs in a blanket

Low Carb Pigs In A Blanket FAQs

Why is my dough sticky?

Fathead dough can be sticky depending on the temperature in your kitchen. If it’s too sticky to work with, chill it in the fridge for 30-60 minutes. In addition, working with oiled hands can help. Find a full guide to fathead dough in my Easy Keto Cookbook.

Are pigs in a blanket keto?

No, most pigs in a blanket are not keto, as they are made with a flour-based dough or puff pastry. This version uses fathead dough for a keto version!

How many carbs in keto pigs in a blanket?

Each low carb pig in a blanket has 3.3 grams net carbs per serving. Traditional versions have around 15-20 net carbs per serving.

Are keto pigs in a blanket dairy-free?

No, this version is made with a fathead dough, which is made with mozzarella and cream cheeses.

Can you make pigs in a blanket with coconut flour?

Yes, you can. Replace the 3/4 cup almond flour with 1/4 cup coconut flour. You’ll end up with less dough, so may need to double the entire recipe afterward to make enough.

Fathead pigs in a blank on a plate with hot dog package in the background

Storage Instructions

You can easily make these up to 2 days and store in refrigerator until ready to bake. Or, mix dough and assemble pigs in a blanket before serving.

Leftovers will also store well in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Can you freeze keto friendly pigs in a blanket?

Yes, you can freeze these keto pigs in a blanket for 2-3 months.

How to reheat fathead hot dogs:

For best results, reheat the hot dogs in a 350 degree F oven. The microwave also works fine if you prefer.

Plate with keto pigs in a blanket

What To Serve With Keto Hot Dogs In A Blanket

All these low carb pigs in a blanket need are a few dips and a few sides:

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Keto Pigs In A Blanket (3g Net Carbs!)

The BEST keto pigs in a blanket, ready in 30 minutes! Wrapped in a fathead dough, these low carb pigs in a blanket taste just like the original.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

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Instructions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum, if using. Stir in 1 egg, until uniform. Set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the shredded mozzarella and cubed cream cheese. Microwave for 90 seconds, stirring halfway through. Stir again at the end until well incorporated. (You can also heat in a double boiler on the stove if you prefer.)

  4. Quickly before the cheese cools, add the melted cheeses to the almond flour mixture and knead with your hands, until a uniform dough forms, with no streaks.

  5. If the dough is sticky, refrigerate for 30-60 minutes, until it’s more manageable.

  6. Roll the dough into a thin rectangle, about 1/4 inch (.64 cm)thick. Cut the rectangle into 8 long strips, about 1/2 to 1 inch (1.27 to 2.54 cm) wide, then wrap them around the hot dogs. Place onto the baking sheet.

  7. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining egg. Brush the pigs in a blanket with the egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and press gently to help them stick.

  8. Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 pig in a blanket

Note: Nutrition facts only include 1/2 an egg for the egg wash, as you don’t need the whole thing.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving. Serving size in recipe notes above.

Calories 282

Fat 22.9g

Protein 14.9g

Total Carbs 4.6g

Net Carbs 3.3g

Fiber 1.3g

Sugar 0.8g

Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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