Keto Friendly Hot Dog Recipes to Enjoy this Summer

Four hot dogs with grill marks on the grill

Eating keto doesn’t mean missing out on grilling out. Low in carbs and high in fat, hot dogs are keto friendly! Although we recommend eating processed meats sparingly, hot dogs and sausages can be a great meal choice if you’re following a flexible keto diet. And don’t forget adding chicken sausage, turkey hot dogs, and tofu dogs to the grill, too.

Here’s some of our favorite, Atkins-approved keto hot dog and sausage recipes for you to enjoy this summer. 

What to Avoid

When shopping for keto hot dogs and sausages, pay attention to the nutrition information and ingredients on the package. Look for quality meats without unnecessary added preservatives such as nitrates and MSG or fillers like extra gluten (typically used as a binder), sugars, and other hidden carbs. A single hot dog typically contains 1–4 g of net carbs.

Hot dog toppings are also a sneaky sugar source. Store-bought ketchup and relish can throw off your macros, so stick to just yellow mustard, mayo, or sauerkraut instead. You can also mince some pickles to make your own keto-friendly relish. 

Keto Hot Dog Bun Options

Prepared Low Carb HOP Buns on a cutting board

Like many packaged goods, most store-bought hot dog buns are full of carbs. You can skip the bun altogether, wrap your dog in lettuce, or make one of these easy keto-friendly bun recipes yourself. 

For more low carb and keto tips, register for Atkins today! Want even more keto grilling inspiration this summer? Browse the more than 1,600 recipes in Atkins’ recipe library.