3 Carb Fathead Pigs in a Blanket [Keto Party Food]


Want a healthy yet absolutely delicious party snack, that’ll have your guests talking about it all day?

Then let me share with you my special fathead pigs in a blanket! No one will even notice it’s completely low carb!

I made these fathead pigs in a blanket for a housewarming party, and they were gone in seconds.

It’s no surprise that people love pigs in a blanket, but I was shocked at the reaction I got from my guests when they found out this delicious snack was in fact keto (it’s that good)!

I truly enjoyed the hot dog flavor that marries itself into the fathead dough when it comes out of the oven. And don’t even get me started on the hunger inducing smell!


What is Fathead Dough?

Fathead dough is the best low carb dough substitute for any regular food that contains dough.

It’s typically comprised of mozzarella cheese (lots of it), eggs, cream cheese, and low carb flour (almond flour or coconut flour).

The great things about this dough is that it’s completely low carb making it really awesome for keto, and it’s also gluten-free.

You can use this dough in keto pizza, keto bagels, and even keto pretzels!

It’s a type of dough that I make very often, sometimes even 3 times a week. We LOVE it!

Fathead Pigs in a Blanket Ingredients:


Tips for Making the Perfect Sleeping Hot Dogs!

1. Shape the dough when hot:

Making fathead dough is a very fast process because you can’t let it cool down.

If you let the dough cool down before shaping it around the hot dogs, it won’t want to stretch.

Since one of the main ingredients in this dough is mozzarella cheese, we want that cheese to be as hot as possible so it could be malleable.

2. Wrap them, but don’t suffocate them

You want to have a nice amount of hot dog showing on both ends when wrapping it. If you completely cover, it’ll affect the texture of the dough.

Since we use uncooked hot dogs, they have some moisture that needs to be released in the oven, which can’t escape if you completely cover them.

3. Wait until the fathead pigs in a blanket are golden brown

If you take them out of the oven too soon, you’ll risk them being uncooked in the inside.

This tip especially applies when using large hot dogs as oppose to the snack-sized ones. 

4. Distribute the dough evenly per hot dog

Use a food scale if necessary. You want to be as precise as possible when distributing your dough so that it can all cook simultaneously.


How Many Carbs Are in the Fathead Pigs in a Blanket?

You may be surprised to know that these fathead pigs in a blanket are only 3.5 net carbs per serving.

The super low carb count is attributed to the minimal ingredients used in this recipe. 

However, you should note the type of hot dog you use matters.

Look carefully when you are buying hot dogs as some  contain much more carbs than others, which could cause a major increase in this recipe’s carb count.


Share Your Results! 

I hope you enjoy my fathead pigs in a blanket recipe as much as I did. If you make this recipe, please let me know how it turned out! 

Absolutely love to see your creations! If you happen to make one of the recipes, would really love to see it 😍 ! Just use the hashtag #sweetketolife, tag me on @sweetketolife, or just let me know by comment!

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Fathead Pigs in a Blanket [Keto, Easy Party Food]

Yaidy Santiago
Fathead dough is the best low carb dough substitute for any regular food that contains dough. These pigs in a blanket are full of flavor and can be made in just 30 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Lunch, Snack
Cuisine keto, lowcarb
Servings 7


  • 1 ¾ cups mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ½ tsp oregano, dried
  • ½ esp basil, dried
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • tsp black pepper
  • tsp onion powder
  • tsp salt
  • Package of 8 hot dogs
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, place the mozzarella cheese and microwave it for 50 seconds or until fully melted.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (seasoning, almond flour, and eggs) and combine well by using a rubber spatula. Do it while the cheese is very hot.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Flatten each piece to wrap around each individual hot dog.
  • Prepare your baking pan with parchment paper and place the hot dogs 2 inches appart from each other.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!
Keyword easy, fathead, in a blanket, keto, party food, pigs

Yaidy Santiago

Former collegiate volleyball player that loves to cook and try new healthy recipes. My boyfriend and I follow a strict keto diet and I challenge myself to make delicious low-carb foods that we both enjoy every day!

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