Everything Bagel Dogs

Low carb & keto friendly bagel dogs! Gluten & grain free!

After moving out of my parents home at age 18, my first job was a baker at an Einstein Bros. Bagels. At this point in time we were still using the old food pyramid…which states a healthy diet should consist of a whopping 6-11 servings of bread & grain a day. So naturally, my brain said “bagels are healthy!”


I gained 40 pounds the one year I worked there. It was terrible, but I really had no idea how to eat healthy as a teenager. One of the items I used to make there were bagel dogs and they were delicious! Basically, it was a kosher dog wrapped in bagel dough and the rolled around in seeds, spices and cheese.

Normally, I am not a hot dog fan at all. But these make me so happy! With about 6Β net carbs, they are also great for keto and low carb dieting!

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I used kosher dogs for this recipe. Hebrew National, to be exact. They were the only ones I could find at my grocery without high-fructose corn syrup! I don’t need any of that in my life!

If you are not a fan of everything bagels, just roll these around in your favorite seed. Or, sprinkle a little asiago cheese on top!

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The dough is actually pretty simple to make, it’s based of everyone’s favorite Fat Head Pizza Crust. I added xanthan gum just to help the almond meal from having a crumbly texture after being baked. It seems a bit expensive at the grocery store but it’s well worth it. You use such a tiny amount and it goes a long way in gluten-free baking.


Low Carb, Keto & Gluten-free Bagel Dogs! Great for kids and adults! ThePrimitivePalate.com

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: moderate
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  • 4 kosher hot dogs
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • ΒΎ cup almond meal/flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tbs cream cheese
  • 2 eggs (one for dough, one for egg wash)

Everything Spice Mix:

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon pretzel salt or other coarse salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. Place mozzarella & cream cheese in a medium sized microwaveable bowl and microwave for about 1.5 minutes. Stir to combine everything. Make sure all the cheese is melted.
  3. In a separate bowl, add almond meal, 1 egg and xanthan gum. Mix until combined.
  4. Add the hot cheese to the almond mixture and work the to into each other. Using a rubber spatula works, or wetting your hands and kneading it in the bowl. Mix until you have a homogeneous dough.
  5. Portion dough into 4 balls and on a silpat or parchment paper, gently roll each one out to about 15″ log. Having wet hands will help from sticking to you!
  6. Wrap one piece of dough around each hot dog.
  7. Beat remaining egg in a small bowl to make your egg wash. Brush onto each dog.
  8. Mix all of the Everything Bagel Spices into a medium bowl and dip each dog into it, covering the dough completely.
  9. Place dogs on lined sheet pan and bake for about 20 minutes, the dough should be slightly golden.
  10. YUM!

Nutritional Info for this recipe located here!


153 responses to “Everything Bagel Dogs

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  3. Made this. Loved it. So…do you have any awesome bagel recipes? I thought about trying this recipe for bagels, but cheese bagels and peanut butter sound….not so tasty.

  4. I REALLY want to try this, but my boy who needs the Keto Diet can’t have dairy. Any suggestions? We’ve been following a Paleo-esque way of eating so I’m pretty well versed in substitutions, but this is throwing me with the mozzarella and cream cheese πŸ™‚

  5. Oh. my. goodness. These are amazing! I am lactose intolerant, so I used lactose-free veggie shreds and cream cheese. Also, I did not have any poppy seeds, so I substituted chia seeds. Even with these alterations, my family loves them!

  6. Holy cannoli!! These were delightful!! Will definitely make again. Anyone know of a keto bagel recipe?!! (Besides the meat bagel that is)

  7. These are AMAZING!!!!!!!! This is going to be a new recipe that I add into my rotation….often!!!
    Next time I think I’ll try just having some asiago cheese & sea salt.

  8. I am not a cook, and I always hesitate to try something new. Most of the time it never looks like the picture. However, my first time was not only amazingly good but looked like the picture. I made some into biscuits for an egg and sausage biscuit breakfast sandwich!! Thanks for the recipe!

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  10. These were fantastic! My son and husband loved them(I just made them into rolls, none of us like hot dogs) and begged me to make them again soon! Thanks for the great recipe!

  11. I wonder if it is possible to turn these into bagels? Like maybe forming the dough into 4 discs rather than the long skinny log shape? Has Anyone tried this and know if cooking time needs to be adjusted?

  12. Omg, these were great. My picky teenge son loved them. I only used sesame seeds on the outside and didn’t have Xanthum gum so I used about 1 tablespoon gluten free baking mix. Worked like a charm.

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  16. These are a huge hit with my young family. I’m interested if you’ve ever tried to freeze them and how they turn out. Since Motzerella dough isn’t the easiest, I would rather just make a huge batch and freeze half before baking them to cut down on prep time for the future. I would appreciate any sugestions on this matter! πŸ™‚

  17. These were great! We ate them with hot mustard. I omitted the Xantham gum and they held together just fine. I also omitted the egg wash and only used sesame seeds on the outside and they stuck to the dough fine.

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  19. I finally found the Hebrew National hot dogs. They are 1/4 pound and very long. Are these the ones you use?

  20. I have made these two times since discovering the recipe, and my family and I LOVE them! Thank you for giving us a permissible way to enjoy the taste, texture, and awesomeness of the “everything” bagel! I was wondering if this dough would work for a pizza crust (without the seeds, of course). Have you tried it?

  21. I made these for lunch today and even my husband who stays away from my low carb creations ate one and enjoyed it. Thanks, they were delightful!

  22. Great recipe; it is always a winner when hubby gives a thumbs up. First hotdog I had in over 10 years and loved it.

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  27. I made these over the weekend and they were fantastic. I used Applegate Organic hot dogs and even had some homemade sauerkraut to top it off. It was simple and best of all Delicious! This recipe is a keeper. Thank you for creating this awesome dog recipe.

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  29. Can this be mixed & frozen then thawed out & baked? Or maybe even mqde & baked on the hotdogs then frozen? I try to double/triple/quadruple recipes & freeze for the uber busy times in life!

  30. I tried them, but they didn’t work out that great looking, but they were tasty! Next time I’ll try a bit less cheese. It could have also been the cream cheese, it might have had a high water content. I’ll definitely try them again!

  31. These are really awesome. I leave the dogs out and shape into bagels. Makes a great sandwich. Thanks for the recipe!

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