These Easy Keto Low Carb Pigs in a Blanket are perfect finger food for a party like Game Day or for a quick meal and always a hit with the kids! Just 2 g net carbs per serving.
Keto Nut Free Fathead Dough
Some might call these bagel dogs, or sausage rolls, or little smokies, but whatever you call these, they are a fun, easy meal for the family.
My Fathead Magic Dough is perfect for savory and sweet recipes. The original recipe for this keto dough use almond flour with mozzarella cheese, but for a family who has tree nut allergies like us, that won't work.
I adapted it using coconut flour and have made so many wonderful "magical" keto recipes that have impressed not only my family, but friends who aren't low carb as well.
My new method for making fat head dough easier to work with is more efficient and less of an arm workout! Check out the video below to see how easy these low carb pig in a blanket keto version comes together!
The Keto Pizza Rolls I recently shared are incredible, even my picky hubby loved them. From Rolls, to Danish, to Cinnamon Rolls, this dough really is fabulous!
This recipe I'm sharing today was a win for my kids and hubby. I'm sure you've seen or tried "pigs in a blanket" with the traditional crescent roll from a can right?
This version is just as tasty, a bit more work than popping open a can of dough, but still, a perfect quick lunch or dinner or kids party.
Low-Carb Pigs in a Blanket Ingredients
Nutritional Information is located in the recipe card at the bottom of this blog post.
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Hot dogs, uncured, nitrate free
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add all ingredients for the dough into the food processor and process until combined. Place into a microwavable safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes or melt over low heat on the stovetop. Stir together until well combined.
Wet hands as dough will be a bit sticky.
Separate the dough with a pizza cutter or sharp knife into 12 balls about 1-1.2 ounces each. Roll each ball using a rolling pin between two pieces of parchment paper to about 8 inches in length.
Wrap the hotdog with the dough starting at one end to the other. Place on a baking sheet pan lined with a piece of parchment paper. Continue with the rest.
Top with optional egg wash and toasted sesame seeds and black pepper if desired or even bagel seasoning.
Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Low Carb Pigs in a Blanket FAQs
Are Pigs in a Blanket Keto?
No, traditional pigs in the blanket are made with crescent roll dough which is made with white flour and not recommended for a keto diet as it is high in carbs.
Can fathead dough be made dairy free?
You would have to replace the cream cheese with a dairy free cream cheese as well as the mozzarella cheese with a dairy free option.
Can coconut flour be swapped with almond flour in the dough recipe?
I've not tested this recipe swapping the coconut flour but I would guess you need at least 1 cup almond flour or even a bit more to equal the amount of coconut flour used in this recipe. This will probably give you more servings as well since you'll have more dough.
Can I use this piece of dough for pizza crusts?
Yes this fathead dough is fantastic for pizza!
Can these pigs in a blanket be frozen?
Yes these can be frozen. Once cooked and cooled you can wrap individually in plastic wrap and place in a sealed airtight container to store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to Reheat
Thaw from freezer overnight then bake in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
Isn't Coconut a Nut?
I'd like to clear up this constant question get asked almost daily about whether coconut is a nut. While the US Food & drug Administration (FDA) claims that coconut is a tree nut becomes it comes from a tree, it is in fact a FRUIT.
People who have tree nut allergies may be allergic to coconut as well, but being allergic to coconut is not the same as having a tree nut allergy.
My own son was diagnosed with a Peanut and Tree Nut allergy at the age of 2. He has safely eaten coconut all these years without issue and he is now 14. Coconut is a fruit, called a drupe. It's like a peach with a pit.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says it well: "Coconut is not a botanical nut: it is classified as a fruit, even though the FDA recognizes coconut as a tree nut.
While allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut. If you are allergic to tree nuts, talk to your allergist before adding coconut to your diet."
Tools to Make Keto Pigs in a Blanket
Food Processor-You don't need a super large processor for this recipe using my new method for making keto fat head dough.
Glass Bowl- You only need one for this recipe but it's always a good idea to have a variety of sizes in the kitchen.
Parchment Paper- Save yourself from scrubbing your sheet pans because parchment is the best!
Large Baking Sheet Pan- You'll make a dozen keto pigs in the blanket for this recipe so a large baking sheet is a must.
Sometimes simple recipes are the best and this one is no exception. It makes a fun, party friendly appetizer as well!
What to Serve with Keto Little Piggies
Dipping Sauce & Condiments
Keto Ketchup, Low Carb Marinara Sauce, Keto BBQ Sauce, Ranch dressing
Wings, Meatballs, Mozzarella Sticks
Iceberg Wedge Salad, Keto Coleslaw, Broccoli Salad
Keto Low Carb Pigs in a Blanket (Nut Free, Gluten Free)
Low Carb Pigs in a Blanket
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 12 hot dogs uncured, nitrate free, I used Applegate
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add all ingredients for the dough into the food processor and process until combined. Place into a microwavable bowl and microwave for 2 minutes or melt over low heat on the stovetop. Stir together until well combined.
- Wet hands as dough will be sticky.
- Separate the dough into 12 balls about 1-1.2 ounces each. Roll each ball between two pieces of parchment to about 8 inches in length.
- Wrap the hotdog with the dough starting at one end to the other. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Continue with the rest.
- Top with toasted sesame seeds and black pepper if desired.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
How can I make this recipe if I do not have a food processor?
How about freezing them. Recommend before baking or after? How about using those little breakfast links (like Eckrige) or regular pork sausage links? Us Ketos have to improvise sometimes!!
I'd freeze before baking!
Did you use full sized hot dogs?
I was really excited for this recipe. But the dough was very dry and hard to stretch. Then after, I saw in the comments to microwave each ball. I suggest that little tidbit gets put into the actual recipe, would have been useful to know beforehand. My pigs looked nothing like the picture 🤣 I will give this recipe a second try because I really want it to work out! I thought maybe I did something wrong but seems like the dough starts to cool and so you need to reheat the balls to get a good stretch. Smells amazing and I’m hoping my 5 year old likes them! Also seemed helpful to wipe the dogs off so they aren’t wet and the dough adheres a little better. I finally just ate one and it is ok, but I just started on this journey of eating better so maybe I’m just not used to coconut flour 🤷🏼♀️ Will try one more time
Is the count for these for one and the bread or cut in pieces
The nutrition info is for 1 pig in a blanket so that is 1 hotdog wrapped with the dough.
I tried this recipe today. It was an epic fail. I don’t know what I did wrong, except perhaps way too much coconut flour. The dough was very dry and crumbly, not at all sticky. I could not get it to hold together enough to wrap a hot dog. I’ll try again some time. I like the herbs for pizza dough, but I will decrease them for the pigs. I still have the memory of crescent roll dogs.
These are good but a tad dry inside. Any ideas how to fix this? Maybe an extra egg or some sort of fat added? I painted a bit of egg white on the tops and sprinkled with Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning. I think it gave it extra “oomph”! Thank you for your great recipes! 😊
Loved them! But leftovers tended to be really dry. Best to make what will be eaten right away. Made them with veggie hot dogs and even Hubby liked them...with his chili, onions and cheese over them. Thank you!
I had to laugh at the "traditional crescent roll" remark - something my mum NEVER used! Thank you for the recipe, as it would be nice to revisit this childhood favourite.
Wonder how this would work for pizza dough? Or veggie pizza!? Got to try that!
Just made these, in the oven now!
I make a lot of fathead dough, but wanted to get away from the costly almond flour.
While I have not tasted them yet, I loved how easily this came together.
I rolled into one big rectangle, cut strips with a pizza cutter and rolled up my hot dogs. Was super simple and a definite time saver.
Thanks for this recipe! It’s a keeper.
This is really good! The dough recipe is easy to work with and wrapped nicely around the hotdog! I’ve tried other fathead dough recipes and yours is really good!
This is by far the best fathead dough recipe I have tried. Delicious, easy to make and the options are endless. BRAVO!
Mine were hard to wrap. The dough kept falling apart. Did I mix it too much or something? I was still able to wrap the hot dog though it was just a little difficult and sloppy looking.
Once the cheese starts to cool it makes it harder to roll. After making them into balls try microwaving one at a time for 20 seconds just to soften again to roll.
Mine were too. I'm trying a different recipe next time. Not tested, for sure!
Before making an accusation that my recipe wasn't tested you should read the other comments of those that enjoyed and had no trouble with the recipe. Perhaps you made an error in your weighing of the coconut flour and as I mentioned to Amanda all you would have needed to do was simply reheat the batter to soften the dough a bit. This recipe has been tested over and over again first as pizza in 2015 https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/grain-free-nut-free-low-carb-pizza/ and as danish in 2016 https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/low-carb-fat-head-cheese-danish-sugar-free-nut-free/ and has a calzone in 2017 https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/low-carb-grain-free-bacon-cheeseburger-calzone-2/ and as CINNAMON Rolls as well https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/keto-low-carb-cinnamon-rolls-sugar-free-almond-flour-free/ and it 2018 my Pizza Rolls https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/keto-fathead-low-carb-pizza-rolls/
All using the same exact recipe for my dough.
Are the macros including the hot dogs?
How do you store them to keep for the week
I just wrapped them and stored in the fridge for 2 days. We reheated in the toaster.
How do you store them to keep for the week . Best recipient I have tried . Bit I used almond flour
Hmm... is there a way to get the crust more crunchier and less doughy?
Maybe broil for a minute or two at the end.
I might have missed it but do you know the net carb count per serving?
Total Carbs are 3g minus the 1 gram of fiber= 2grams for Net Carbs
These were delicious! Great recipe!
I made these tonight and they were wonderful. Thank you for a fat head dough recipe that’s not made with almond flour. The dough was a perfect texture. The spices were excellent.
Made this last night with Italian Sausage. FANTASTIC! I had Par-boiled the sausage for 15 minutes to cook it first, then followed the recipe exactly.
I have been wanting to try making the Fathead Dough, but was afraid - it seemed intimidating. It was soooo easy. If you haven't tried it yet, do so. We have been eating this way (No grains, no sugar, no legumes) for 5 years. My husband just loved the "Bagel Dogs" and said it tasted "bready", something he had been missing. Thanks for the great recipe. I can't wait to try some other recipes using it!
I had the same problem. It was really dry. I think I will use the original "Fat Head" recipe next time. I think it was the coconut flour.
Can you use almond flour in place of the coconut flour?
No unfortunately coconut and almond just cant be easily swapped without changing the ratio of the other ingredients. Best to just look for a fathead dough using almond flour specifically.
can you sub cheddar for the mozzarella?
I've not tried it that but cheddar isn't as pliable and gooey when melted. Please let me know if you try it.
I use cheddar cheese all the time in both coconut and almond flour fathead dough. It's great, I love it!
I have successfully made fathead with a blend of mozzarella and cheddar. It was an almond flour recipe though.
Does this dough have a coconut flavor? I like the fact that you use less flour when using coconut flour,
but I don’t like the flavor that often accompanies it. Thank you.
You can't taste it at all, my youngest hates coconut and can't detect it.
Anyone try just making these into “crescent “ rolls?
I made them into crescents. I really liked them. Probably, I would use less Italian seasoning. Buts that’s my personal preference.