Keto Pigs in a Blanket

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  • prep time

    prep time

    1 h 30 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    2 h 0 min

Keto Pigs in a Blanket

You can make this Keto snack recipe whenever you want to feed a group or simply get in touch with your inner child! Who doesn’t love to pop a little pig in a blanket as a snack? Cocktail weenies are wrapped in flakey dough, brushed in butter, and baked until golden. The only difference between traditional style pigs in a blanket and this Keto version is the dough used. You’ll be using Keto fathead dough, which is made with a blend of almond flour and cheese. The dough requires a little patience to roll out, but it bakes very similarly to a homemade pie crust. You’ll love the buttery flavor and flakey texture on your Keto diet. Increase the recipe yield to make as many pigs in a blanket as you wish. You can keep leftovers in your refrigerator for up to 5 days, and just microwave them whenever you want a snack.

What Are Pigs In A Blanket?

Pigs in a blanket are a decidedly American snack, and they’re often set out for holiday parties and really large group gatherings. They’re especially great for feeding kids! The conveniently easy snack to prepare was coined in the 1950s, and many think the recipe emigrated from Eastern Europe. The non-Keto version is usually made with raw crescent roll dough, which is bought in the iconic popping tubes. Using Keto fathead dough is the only change made to this fun snack recipe!

Cocktail Weenie Substitutes

Cocktail weenies shouldn’t be too difficult to find at most grocery stores (they’ll be stocked amongst the other smoked and pre-cooked sausages). If you can’t find them, the closest substitute you’ll find is hotdogs, which you can cut into smaller pieces. If you happen to live in an area where hotdogs would never be stocked on the shelves, look for other processed meats like small smoked salami and sausages. Almost any pork-based sausage can substitute for cocktail weenies in one way or another.

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    0.7 g

  • Fiber

    0.5 g

  • Total Carbs

    1.3 g

  • Protein

    2.4 g

  • Fats

    6.6 g

82 cals

Keto Pigs in a Blanket

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  • Almond flour

    Almond flour

    0.5 cup

  • Salt


    1 dash

  • Mozzarella cheese, whole milk

    Mozzarella cheese, whole milk

    0.5 cup, shredded

  • Cream cheese

    Cream cheese

    1 oz

  • Raw egg

    Raw egg

    0.5 large

  • Pork Cocktail Sausages

    Pork Cocktail Sausages

    12 sausages

  • Butter, unsalted

    Butter, unsalted

    0.5 tbsp

  • Sesame seeds

    Sesame seeds

    0.5 tsp

  • Garlic powder

    Garlic powder

    0.25 tsp

Recipe Steps

steps 5

2 h

  • Step 1

    Make the fathead dough for the “blanket” at least 1 hour beforehand or as early as the day before. In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour and salt, and set the bowl aside. In a heat-safe container, melt the mozzarella and cream cheese together in 30-second intervals in the microwave. Once the mozzarella and cream cheese are stirred together into a uniform, melty wad of cheese, stir the egg into the container. Mix until the egg separates into lumpy pieces, separates the cheese mixture, and combines back together as a loose mixture.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Pour the cheese and egg mixture into the bowl of almond flour. Mix the ingredients together until a soft, sticky dough forms. You can use your hand to knead the dough in the bowl or transfer the dough to a sheet of plastic wrap and use the plastic wrap to knead the dough. When the dough has come together without any large white streaks, wrap the dough in clean plastic wrap and store it in your refrigerator.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Let the dough chill in your refrigerator for at least 1 hour, but you may need to chill for longer until the dough is firm. To speed up the process, keep the dough in your freezer for up to 30 minutes, then finish the chilling process in the refrigerator. When it’s time to assemble the pigs in a blanket, turn on the oven to preheat to 350 degrees and line a sheet tray with parchment paper. Between 2 new clean sheets of parchment paper, roll the cold fathead dough out into a 6x12” rectangle. You can trim the edges to help even out your rectangle, but it doesn’t have to be perfect.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Use a knife or a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 3x1” pieces - one for each pig in a blanket. Roll a cocktail weenie in each strip of dough, and pinch the edges of the dough together to seal the “pig” in place. Arrange the wrapped pigs in a blanket on your prepared sheet tray, laying the seam of the dough down on the parchment. In a small dish, melt the butter in your microwave and brush it liberally over the top of each pig in a blanket. Sprinkle the sesame seeds and garlic powder over the butter, and set the tray in your oven.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Bake the pigs in a blanket for 30 minutes or longer until they’re done. For doneness, the dough should be golden brown on top with a slightly flakey texture and the ends of the cocktail weenies will be browned. Let the pigs in a blanket cool for just a couple of minutes before serving. You can dip the Keto snack in ketchup, mustard, cheese sauce, or another favorite Keto condiment.
    Step 5

Comments 1

  • FantasticArugula791463

    FantasticArugula791463 3 years ago

    Very good doubled for left overs and used hotdogs cut in 1/2