Crescent Roll Pigs in a Blanket

Crescent Roll Pigs in a Blanket

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 27 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 8 hot dogs
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
331 Calories
26g Fat
13g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 331
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 667mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 176mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Little hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls make a delicious lunch or snack. Affectionately named "pigs in a blanket," they're also the perfect hors d'oeuvres for a party or casual gathering, and kids can't get enough of them. Bake them for a party or as a television snack and watch them quickly disappear.

Pigs in a blanket is a common term for hot dogs or Vienna sausages baked in a crescent roll (the name also refers to pancake wrapped breakfast sausages). They are quick to make using canned refrigerated crescent rolls. While you could make the dough from scratch, the canned variety comes in the perfect shape needed to wrap the hot dogs and makes the recipe a breeze.

Use a type of cheese that will melt well when baked: Cheddar and American are classic choices. Garnishing the rolls with sesame or poppy seeds adds a little nutty flavor, and dresses them up when serving to adults.

Serve your pigs in a blanket with your favorite mustard. Kids are bound to like plain yellow mustard, and some will even prefer ketchup. Other ideas include a Creole mayonnaise sauce, a combination of mustard and mayonnaise, or your favorite specialty mustard.

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Ingredients

  • 8 hot dogs

  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese, or American cheese

  • 1 (8-ounce) tube refrigerated crescent rolls

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon of water, optional

  • Sesame seeds or poppy seeds, for garnish, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Crescent Roll Pigs in a Blanket ingredients

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  2. Pre heat oven to 400 F. With a sharp knife, cut each hot dog down the middle lengthwise, almost all the way through.

    hot dogs cut down the middle lengthwise on a cutting board

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  3. Cut each slice of cheese into 6 narrow strips to produce 24 strips total.

    cheese slices cut into pieces

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  4. Fit 3 strips of cheese into each hot dog.

    cheese inside hot dogs on a cutting board

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  5. Separate crescent dough into triangles and wrap each hot dog: Start with the long end of the triangle, stretching dough a little to completely cover hot dog.

    hot dogs with cheese wrapped with dough

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  6. If desired, brush tops of each crescent wrapped hot dog with the optional egg and water mixture. Sprinkle lightly with sesame or poppy seeds.

    hot dogs with cheese wrapped with dough

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  7. Place wrapped hot dogs on a parchment paper or foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

    baked Crescent Roll Pigs in a Blanket on a baking dish

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  8. Remove pigs in a blanket to a serving plate and serve warm with preferred mustard or dipping sauce.

    Crescent Roll Pigs in a Blanket with mustard and ketchup

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Tip

  • Store any leftover pigs in a blanket covered in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave for breakfast, lunch, or a snack.

Variations

  • To make smaller, bite-sized portions, fill the hot dogs with the cheese and then cut them in half crosswise. Cut a crescent roll triangle in half to wrap the hot dog halves.
  • Use Vienna sausages or small pre-cooked breakfast sausages, cutting the crescent roll in half to fit the smaller size.
  • If you substitute sausages, you must first cook any that aren't pre-cooked as the baking time will not be sufficient.
  • You can omit the cheese for plain crescent roll hot dogs.
  • Use veggie dogs for a vegetarian option. The Pillsbury brand crescent rolls are vegan.