Keto Pigs in a Blanket

Keto Pigs in a Blanket

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Talk about a childhood favorite comfort food!  These keto pigs in a blanket are sure to satisfy the child AND that hidden child in every adult!  Super easy to make and will not disappoint!

Keto Pigs in a blanket

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Keto Pigs in a Blanket

These little keto pigs in a blanket were gone in a matter of minutes.  Loved by my entire family.  I do not normally eat hot dogs or anything like that, but when your 5-year-old asks for some little smokies and it has at least been a year - you oblige.  Well, at least I did!

I considered throwing the smokies in the crockpot with some homemade keto BBQ sauce, but then I remembered something from long ago. 

Years and years ago my mom came to visit and made this "dinner" that my kids loved and begged me for afterward.  I refused, of course, because while I allowed Grandma to give the kids "treats", it wasn't something I would make. 

They talked about this meal forever and literally put it at gourmet status.  

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Keto Pigs in a Blanket

Want to know what Grandma's awesome gourmet meal was?  You know those croissants that you unwrap the package and pop the container, roll them up and bake them? 

Well, she took those and rolled each one around a hotdog.  Baked it and served it.  My kids thought this was the best thing since sliced bread.  

So...  I took my keto bagel recipe that I know my kids love, modified it slightly and used that as rollups for the little smokies.  Needless to say, my kids were thrilled.  And while I'm not a hotdog or little smokie kind of person, they were pretty darn good!

Kitchen Essentials

You'll need just a few essentials to make these gluten free pigs in a blanket!

 How to Make Keto Pigs in a Blanket

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the cream cheese and mozzarella cheese for 30 second intervals until completely combined into a dough. Mix intermittently.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the almond flour, xanthan gum, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, egg and baking powder. Mix well. Add the cheese mixture to the almond flour blend.

How to Make Keto Pigs in a Blanket

Wet your hands slightly and roll the dough into long thin logs.

How to Make Keto Pigs in a Blanket

Pinch off 2 inch pieces of the log of dough, and wrap each piece around one of the little smokies.

How to Make Keto Pigs in a Blanket

Layer the mini pigs in a blanket on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until browned and cooked through. (optional) Serve with your choice of dipping sauces.

Keto Pigs in a Blanket

Tips

  The dough can get a bit sticky. Simply getting your hands wet will fix this issue quickly and easily!

AND GET IT COLD in the fridge - this will decrease most of your stickiness issues.   When rolling it out, go slow, use wet hands and take your time!  It is worth the effort - trust me!

Keto Pigs in a Blanket

What to Serve with Keto Pigs in a Blanket

The most obvious choice is a dipping sauce. We've tried many keto sauces. My favorite sauces for dipping are keto ketchup, keto bbq sauce, and even this keto avocado ranch.

You really can't go wrong with a sauce. Pick your favorite sauce and enjoy!

Now, if want a side dish or another keto dish to accompany this, I recommend a delicious Keto Caesar Salad!

How to Make Keto Pigs in a Blanket

Are Pigs in a Blanket Keto Friendly?

The majority of pigs in a blanket are not gluten free and are also not keto friendly. You are in luck, though, as this pigs in a blanket recipe is both keto and gluten free. It is made with healthy ingredients and comes in at only 3 net carbs. Perfect for a low carb, family dinner.


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Keto Pigs in a Blanket

Keto Pigs in a Blanket

4.50 from 14 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Calories 276 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 24 All natural Little Smokies
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, heat the cream cheese and mozzarella cheese for 30 second intervals until completely combined into a dough. Mix intermittently.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the almond flour, xanthan gum, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, egg and baking powder. Mix well.
  • Add the cheese mixture to the almond flour blend.
  • Wet your hands slightly and roll the dough into long thin logs. Pinch off 2 inch pieces of the log of dough, and wrap each piece around one of the little smokies.
  • Layer the mini pigs in a blanket on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
  • (optional) Serve with your choice of dipping sauces.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 276kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 12gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 436mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1g
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6 thoughts on “Keto Pigs in a Blanket”

  1. I like the idea of cutting large squares and then cutting 3-4 triangles from each square. Approximately, how large of a square should I start with? (I don’t want too much or too little blanket for my piggies). Also, approximately how many pigs in blankets should I get from your recipe? Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!

    1. Great question! I actually debated whether or not to put that in the recipe. I didn’t know if everyone would use the same size little piggies 😀 My squares were about 3-4 inches on each side. So imagine a square… Put your knife at the top middle point and draw a line straight down so essentially you cut it in half. Go back to that original point and cut down to the right bottom corner. Then go back to the original point and cut down to the bottom left corner. You now have 4 triangles. I’m going to make this again and take pictures of this part. Maybe even do a video! It is proving to be harder to explain than I thought! Thanks for asking! As for how many to get – I will get back to you after tomorrow! I have it written down and cannot find my sheet! I’ll make these again this weekend and give you an exact count (and update the recipe). I normally am better about that – but this one was so fun I just winged most of it!

    2. Ok it made 32 for me! But depending on how thick or thin you roll your dough, you may get fewer or more. Hit refresh on the recipe as there are updated instructions and pictures of the cutting part!

    1. Roll up the dough in smaller chunks (like croissants) and bake it. Super yummy! Maybe even paint butter and Italian Seasoning on them before you bake it.

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