Growing up in the midwest, visiting my favorite hot dog stand was part of my weekly routine. A Chicago dog is the best comfort food, whether you’re headed to a baseball game or you grab a few late night pretzel dogs after a night out on the town.
Since a classic hot dog combo comes with tons of carbs, regular hot dogs were off the menu when I began a ketogenic diet. Sure I could skip the bun and fries when ordering. Yes, a few bunless hot dogs fit perfectly into my low carb diet – but it just doesn’t feel the same.
The good news is you can make keto hot dog buns instead.
When you roll a few delicious franks into fat head dough, you won’t even miss a regular hot dog bun. Plus, simple recipes like this is one of the best ways to keep making progress on a keto diet.
Before we talk about how to make cheesy fathead dough hot dogs, I wanted to let you know this blog contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission if you click through. I also link to the same info that’s helped me lose 100 pounds with a low carb lifestyle I love. Click through so the info can help you too!
Cheesy Fathead Hot Dog Ingredients
Let’s start with the best hot dogs to use with this recipe. While you may be tempted to use that pack of conventional hot dogs sitting in your freezer, that’s not the best choice for a keto diet. While the carb count matters in keto recipes, the type of hot dog you choose makes a difference too.
When it comes to hot dog brands, always check the nutrition label. Grass-fed beef franks are the way to go. Get the real thing when it comes to hot dogs, as opposed to something that’s packed with fillers and by-products. The best keto friendly brand I’ve found is called Fearless Franks. You can find this brand at most grocery stores.
Adding the word cheesy into the recipe name is an understatement. This recipe requires three different types of cheese for this keto pigs in a blanket recipe. These include mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese. Combine the cheese with almond flour and a large egg to make the perfect low carb bun swap.
A few spices complete your fathead dough wrapped dog. The spices I use for the original recipe include garlic powder, onion powder, and a dash of salt. Mixing sesame seeds or poppy seeds into the dough would both be great additions to this recipe.
How to Make Cheesy Fathead Hot Dogs
You’ll be using the stove top and oven to put this recipe together. Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F. While the oven heats up, melt all the mozzarella and cream cheese together in a skillet over medium heat. Stir the cheeses together as they melt.
Once melted, remove the cheese mixture from heat. Then stir 3/4 cup almond flour, one large egg, and spices into the cheese dough. Mix together and then allow the dough to cool.
Next, layer a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up. Then flatten the flathead dough onto the lined baking sheet. Cut the dough into 6 rectangles with a pizza cutter. Sprinkle 1/2 oz of cheddar cheese onto each slice of dough. Place the uncooked hot dogs in the middle of the dough and roll them up.
Finally, bake the wrapped hot dogs until the crust is golden brown and the hot dogs are fully cooked. The total time in the oven will be between 10 – 15 minutes.
Serve with your favorite hot dog toppings. My favorite keto friendly toppings include chopped white onion, dill pickle relish, yellow mustard, and low sugar ketchup. And yes, I’m perfectly aware that as a Chicago girl I should feel shame for putting ketchup on a hot dog. As long as I use a version without a lot of sugar, I will no longer feel uncomfortable with this decision 😆
The Keto Cheesy Hot Dogs Wrap Up
With only 7 g net carbs per serving, these cheesy fathead hot dogs are the perfect recipe for a quick keto lunch that your whole family will love. Serve these with a pickle spear and perhaps a cup of your favorite keto-friendly chili, and you’ll hardly notice the absence of fat storing foods that are typically served alongside a hot dog meal.
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Keto Hot Dogs
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Cheesy Fathead Hot Dogs
These cheesy fathead hot dogs might look a little strange, but I promise they’re delicious!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Lunch
- Method: Stove Top and Oven
- Cuisine: Keto / Low Carb
- Diet: Diabetic
- 6 hot dogs
- 1 & 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 tbsp cream cheese (1 oz)
- 3 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- dash of salt
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Melt the mozzarella and cream cheese together on the stove top over medium heat. Stir while melting.
- Once melted, remove from heat. Stir in almond flour, egg and spices to the melted cheese mixture to form the dough.
- Allow dough to cool a little. Then flatten the dough onto a baking sheet. Cut into 6 squares with pizza cutter.
- Sprinkle 1/2 oz cheddar cheese on top of each slice of dough.
- Place your hot dogs in the middle and roll them up.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until crust is golden and hot dogs are fully cooked.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 313.7
- Sugar: 3.1
- Sodium: 938
- Fat: 25.1
- Saturated Fat: 7.9
- Carbohydrates: 8.6
- Fiber: 1.6
- Protein: 14.5
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