These Keto Breakfast Sausage Hot Pockets are loaded with sausage, scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, and cheese. Talk about a breakfast of champions.
Who loves Hot Pockets raise a hand 🙋♂️. Hot Pockets used to be a go-to meal for us growing up and into college. Now that we have perfected Keto Breakfast Sausage Hot Pockets that have a flaky pastry-style crust, we're super excited to share them with you!
You can fill it with whatever your heart desires but today we're doing a breakfast-style hot pocket that's loaded with smoked sausage, scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, and cheese. Talk about a breakfast of champions.
The smoked sausage adds a great smoky/spicy flavor to the hot pocket. We like that it's a bit heartier than your traditional style breakfast sausage too. With the peppers and onions, it just can't be beaten.
The dough recipe here is sort of a fathead dough but without cream cheese. It's super easy to throw together making this perfectly easy enough for weekday mornings.
The dough also holds together REALLY well making it easy to stuff and fold without the dough ripping apart, not an easy feat in gluten-free / keto / low-carb cooking.
We've added a bit of xanthan gum here to help with that as it kind of acts like gluten to increase the elasticity of the dough. It's not 100% necessary so if you don't have it on hand or don't include it in your diet, no worries, just leave it out.
Step By Step Folding Instructions:
The best part? You can make these ahead of time and freeze them so that you can just pop one in the oven when you're ready. We place the uncooked pocket on a parchment sheet and freeze for about an hour then wrap in aluminum foil or parchment and then place in a freezer-safe container
The cooking time for a frozen pocket will be a bit longer than that if you're cooking them fresh. We'd start with 30 minutes and go from there until it's nice and golden brown.
Now we have all sorts of fun recipes planned using this dough, pizza pockets anyone? How about ham and cheese or Philly style? Oh yes, this will be fun!
If you enjoyed this recipe check out these other awesome keto breakfast ideas:
- Keto Breakfast Sandwich (AKA Copycat Keto McGriddle)
- Breakfast Fat Bombs
- Breakfast Meatballs
- Keto Breakfast "Potatoes"
Keto Breakfast Sausage Hot Pockets
- ¾ cup shredded mozzarella part skim / low moisture
- ⅓ cup almond flour
- 1 egg white
- ½ teaspoon xanthan gum optional
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2 tablespoons diced onion
- 2 tablespoons diced bell pepper
- 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno pepper
- 1 smoked sausage link diced
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400° F.
- In a medium mixing bowl melt the mozzarella in the microwave just until melted, about 30 seconds.
- Stir in the remaining dough ingredients into the mozzarella.
- Roll into a ball and knead 1 or 2 times. Place the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin roll the dough out to a ¼” thickness.
- Heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Once hot add in the peppers and onions, cooking 2-3 minutes until soft. Add in the sausage, cooking another 2-3 minutes longer until browned. Use a spatula to scoot the mixture to one side and crack in the eggs. Scramble the eggs and cook just until done.
- Place the mixture in the middle of the dough folding in the sides. Poke the top with a fork so that the steam can escape while cooking.
- Carefully transfer the hot pocket to the skillet and transfer to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan, cut in half and serve.
Jedidja Bourgeois says
Awesome!! If that dough is as flexible as it seems, I look forward to more recipes using it 🙂
Cheeseburger hot pockets! Haven't made these yet but it's on the cooking list for this weekend. Gonna double the dough recipe and make the breakfast version and cheeseburgers. Can't wait! They look soooo good!
Just wanted to let you know that I used this dough to make a ham/broccoli/cheese/black olive ring and it was delicious!!
Becky O says
Do you think these will freeze well? With four homeschooled kids, Im considering making a bunch to freeze.
Cast Iron Keto says
Yes, they freeze great! The best way we've found is to cook them all the way, place on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze for 3 hours before transferring to a freezer-safe container. To reheat, pop them in a 375° oven for 15 ish minutes until hot and crispy.
Angela Alexander Lloyd says
How many is this recipe for it is for 1 person?
My oh my! These were delicious. The pocket ingredients made one pocket, and it was delicious.
OK, these are SO DAMN GOOD! I didn't have the jalapeño sausage so I used breakfast sausage crumbles, but added Mama Lil's peppers (AMAZING Seattle-based jarred peppers) for some spice instead of the bell peppers. Did a cheddar-jack-Oaxaca cheese combo... almost brought tears to my eyes. I found the dough to be a little sticky so I added a little more almond flour and it rolled out better. I will most definitely be making these again. Cheers!
Could you put them in the air fryer instead of the oven??
Cast Iron Keto says
We don't have an air-fryer so we couldn't say. If you give it a go, we'd love it if you report back and we can add the outcome to the post for other readers. Thanks!