Are you ready to get spooky? Whip up a batch of these keto mummy hot dogs made with all-beef franks, keto pastry dough, and cream cheese!
Why you'll love these keto mummy hot dogs
Have you ever seen anything as cute and seasonal as these Halloween mummy hot dogs?
This halloween season, you can bake these hot dog mummies with just 15 minutes of prep time. They're savory, flavorful, and definitely kid-approved!
Plus, if you're feeling creative, you can customize your hot dog mummies any way you'd like! Add silly expressions, cheesy additions, or anything else that tickles your fancy.
But without further ado, let's get baking!
Here are the simple ingredients that come together to make mummy hot dogs:
Beef hot dogs
The base of this recipe is all-beef franks because they're low in carbs and keto-friendly.
Ensure the hot dogs you choose don't include any high-carb fillers, sugars, or any other ingredients that would affect your ketosis.
Keto pastry dough
For the mummy wrapping, this recipe uses keto pastry dough. You can make your own or try a store-bought version like keto crescent rolls.
To create your sweet mummy faces, I use cream cheese to pipe on the eyes.
For seasoning, all you need is salt and peppercorns.
Sprinkle a bit of flaky sea salt over your finished mummy hot dogs to bring out all of the combined flavors.
I also used peppercorns to make the pupil in the center of each cream cheese eye.
Finally, I use an egg wash to help get the keto mummy wrapping a beautiful golden brown.
- Remember to preheat the oven for an even bake.
- When using store-bought pastry dough, follow their baking directions over my recipe's listed time. This will give you a more accurate time.
- Allow your hotdogs to cool down before adding any cream cheese detailing. You don't want your "mummy eyes" to run!
How to make keto mummy hot dogs
Making these hot dog mummies may look complicated, but they actually only take a few easy steps. Here's how to get the job done:
Step 1: Preheat the oven
Before we get cooking, you'll want to prep what you can ahead of time.
Start by preheating your oven to 375°F, then line your baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper.
Step 2: Roll out keto dough
Next up, roll out the keto pastry dough onto a floured countertop. You can use pizza dough or crescent roll dough as long as it's low-carb and keto-friendly!
Once rolled, cut your dough into ¼-inch thin strips for the mummy wrapping using a pizza cutter.
Step 3: Wrap the mummy hot dogs
Grab your hotdogs and begin rolling your pastry dough around them in a mismatched, mummy pattern.
Make sure that you leave a wider gap at the top of your hot dogs. This is where you'll create your "mummy face" later on.
Step 4: Brush and bake
Now, place wrapped hot dogs and add them to your baking sheet, finishing them off with an egg wash.
Bake in your oven until the crescent dough has turned into a lightly golden brown.
Step 5: Create your "mummy" faces
Now for the fun part – making the mummy faces!
Remove your hot dogs from the oven and let them cool down for a few minutes before you get decorating. If you try to add the cream cheese when they're hot out of the oven, it's just going to slip right off!
Add your cream cheese to a piping bag or a plastic bag with the corner cut out (just a small snip will do!).
Then, pipe a couple of little cream cheese "eyes" onto each hot dog face and finish them off with black peppercorn pupils.
Step 6: Serve at your halloween party!
And just like that, your adorable mummy hot dogs are ready to enjoy!
Serve them up immediately, or store your leftover hot dogs in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
How to serve mummy hot dogs
Serve your prepared mummy dogs as part of a Halloween party platter!
Fill in any gaps with keto candy for a classic Halloween addition.
- Wrap cheese slices around your hotdog before adding the pastry dough. This will offer a great fat content and a cheesy explosion! My top choice is American cheese.
- For an egg-free alternative, spray dough lightly with cooking oil or butter.
- Give your hot dogs varying expressions for a fun touch.
Here are a few common questions that I get about my keto mummy hot dog recipe. If you have any more questions, please leave them for me in the comments.
Hot dog ingredients are normally filled with high-carb ingredients and other nasty fillers you don't want in your keto diet. For a safe alternative, always opt for 100% beef hot dogs.
Wrap hot dogs in a low-carb pastry dough, rolled thin, and cut into ¼-inch strips.
A keto-friendly pastry dough will use low-carb alternatives like almond or coconut flour instead of wheat flour.
Like this keto mummy hot dogs recipe? Try these!
Inspired by this spooky hot dog recipe? Try more of my low-carb appetizers:
- Easy Baked Teriyaki Chicken Wings are sweet and tangy without any added sugar. Eat them on game day or as a weekday snack.
- Pulled Pork Melt Appetizer is made with juicy tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese.
- Keto Pulled Pork Nachos is a clever low-carb solution made with nutritious cauliflower and tons of yummy toppings.
- Bacon Wrapped Cheese Sticks are great for snacking and serving, made simply with bacon and string cheese.
- Instant Pot Meatballs are incredibly easy to make; prep a large batch and freeze them for a convenient appetizer.
Keto Mummy Hot Dogs
- 8 all-beef hot dogs
- 1 keto pastry dough you can use your favorite recipe or store-bought
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 egg beaten
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out the keto pastry dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into thin strips, about ¼ inch wide.
- Wrap each hot dog with thin strips of keto pastry dough, leaving a gap near the top of the hot dog for the "mummy" face.
- Place the wrapped hot dogs on the prepared baking sheet and brush them with the beaten egg.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the dough is lightly golden brown.
- Transfer the cream cheese to a piping bag or a plastic bag with a small hole cut in one corner.
- Once the hot dogs are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
- Pipe two small circles of the cream cheese mixture onto each hot dog, near the top of the "mummy" face, to create the eyes.
- Place a black peppercorn in the center of each cream cheese circle to create the eyeballs.
- Serve the keto mummy hot dogs immediately and enjoy!
- Use all-beef hot dogs for a keto-friendly option that is low in carbs.
- Store any leftover hot dogs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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