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!
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
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 Low Carb Pigs in a Blanket (Nut Free, Gluten Free)
Low Carb Pigs in a Blanket
- 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.