Tired of eggs for breakfast every morning? Change up your routine and enjoy this recipe for Keto Pigs in a Blanket with Fat Head Dough.
Pigs in a blanket have been a breakfast favorite of mine for as long as I can remember!
It never mattered if they were homemade with Pilsbury Crescent dough or bought from the local donut shop, I’ve always been a fan of this pastry-wrapped sausage.
Thanks to the magic that is Fat Head Dough, I’ve continued to enjoy this breakfast treat throughout my 2+ years on the keto diet.
When I first started making keto pigs in a blanket with fathead dough, I mimicked the shape of crescent rolls by rolling the dough into a round circle and cutting out triangles. (think pizza slices)
I even demonstrate that method in the following video. The teenager joined me at the end for a final taste test!
Since making the above video, I’ve changed how I roll up these little piggies and I’ve added Everything But The Bagel seasoning on top instead of the usual spices in the dough. I’ve updated the recipe card below and plan to make an updated video soon.
How to Make Keto Pigs in a Blanket with Fathead Dough
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly mix together the almond flour, mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl.
I usually make sure the cheeses are coated nicely with almond flour before putting it in the microwave.
Alternate between microwaving for 30 seconds and stirring the dough until you have a homogeneous mixture.
If you don’t like using the microwave, you can melt everything together in a saucepan over medium-low heat. But be careful not to burn the cheese! I may or may not speak from experience 😉
Then, stir in the egg. I use my spatula to do the initial mixing of the egg with the dough, but then it’s best to knead the dough with your hands.
The cheese may be pretty hot, so let the dough cool off some if you need to, just not so much that the cheese begins to reharden.
Roll out the dough into a basic rectangle shape between two pieces of parchment paper, and cust into strips using a pizza cutter.
Then take one Lil’l Smoke for each slice (or half slice depending on how long they are) and roll it up. Dip one side in Everything But the Bagel seasoning before placing on a parchment-lined baking dish.
If you choose to NOT use Everything But The Bagel Seasoning, you want to add about 1/4 tsp each of salt and garlic to the dough at the same time you add the egg.
Bake at 400-degree F for 12-15 minutes, until the dough just starts to brown.
Serve and enjoy!
Whip up a batch or two to be reheated for breakfast throughout the week (they reheat perfectly) or surprise your non-keto friends when you bring this as an appetizer to your next gathering.
More Amazing Recipes Using Fat Head Dough
- Mix together the almond flour, mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. I usually make sure the cheeses are coated nicely with almond flour.
- Alternate between microwaving for 30 seconds and stirring the dough until you have a homogeneous mixture.
- Mix in the 1 egg. It's best to knead the dough with your hands, but beware, because the cheese may be pretty hot.
- Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and cut into 32 slices using a pizza cutter.
- Roll each little smokie up in a slice of dough and dip one side in Everything But The Bagel Season, then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 400-degree F for 12-15 minutes, until the dough starts to brown.
- Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 4 Piggies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195.21Total Fat: 15.96gSaturated Fat: 6.7gSodium: 251.31mgCarbohydrates: 2.98gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 0.78gProtein: 10.7g