Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

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Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

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Pigs in a Blanket: A Family Favorite

There’s something undeniably delightful about Pigs in a Blanket. They’re a party staple for a reason! These little bites are wrapped in nostalgia for many, myself included. They’re cheesy, easy to make, and absolutely addictive.

We love them as an appetizer, but they’re equally satisfying as a main course with a side salad and grilled veggies. They’re a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for both kids and adults.

The beauty of Pigs in a Blanket is their versatility. There are countless ways to customize them, but my recipe uses the classic combo of crescent roll dough, American cheese, and hot dogs. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • Crescent roll dough (store-bought is perfectly fine!)
  • Hot dogs (all-beef, turkey, or chicken – your choice!)
  • American cheese (or cheddar for a different flavor)
  • Dijon mustard (optional – for those who like a little kick)
  • Melted butter (salted or unsalted)
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Maldon salt (optional, for a fancy touch)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat and Prep: Get your oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Shape the Dough: Unroll the crescent dough and gently pull it into four rectangles. Pinch the center seams of each rectangle to create long strips (about 3/4-inch wide by 4-inches long). You should end up with 12 strips.
  3. Prep the Fillings: Cut the hot dogs and cheese slices into thirds. If using Dijon mustard, brush a thin layer on each dough strip.
  4. Assemble and Bake: Place a piece of cheese and a mini hot dog on the end of each dough strip. Roll up the dough snugly and place them seam-side down on the baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  5. Make the Butter Glaze: While the Pigs in a Blanket bake, melt some butter in a small saucepan. Stir in garlic powder and onion powder for extra flavor.
  6. Brush and Serve: Once the Pigs in a Blanket come out of the oven, brush them with the garlicky butter mixture. Sprinkle with Maldon salt for a fancy touch (it’s optional, but adds a nice textural contrast). Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

Tips and Variations:

  • Dough Options: Feel free to swap the crescent dough for puff pastry or even pizza dough if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Spice it Up: Want a kick? Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to the garlic butter.
  • Cheese Variations: Cheddar, pepper jack, or gouda can all be used instead of American cheese.
  • Hot Dog Substitutes: Turkey, chicken, cheddarwurst, or spicy sausage can all be used in place of the classic beef hot dog.
  • Dipping Delights: The options are endless! Try fry sauce, chipotle mayo, honey mustard, garlic aioli, BBQ sauce, sriracha mayo, or anything else that tickles your fancy.

These Pigs in a Blanket are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, perfect for game days, potlucks, or even a fun weeknight dinner. With their ease of customization, you can tailor them to your exact preferences. So get creative, have fun, and enjoy!

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Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

Pigs in a Blanket Recipe


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  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

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There’s something undeniably delightful about Pigs in a Blanket. They’re a party staple for a reason! These little bites are wrapped in nostalgia for many, myself included. They’re cheesy, easy to make, and absolutely addictive.


Ingredients

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  • 4 hot dogs
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 1 can crescent roll dough
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard (optional)
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Ketchup, mustard, and flaked sea salt for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Unroll crescent dough and pinch the triangle seams together to form rectangles. Cut each rectangle into 3 long strips.
  3. Cut hot dogs and cheese into thirds.
  4. Brush dough strips with Dijon mustard (optional). Place cheese and hot dog piece on each strip, then roll up.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted.
  6. While baking, melt butter with onion and garlic powder. Brush on cooked pigs in a blanket. Sprinkle with sea salt (optional).
  7. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 4g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 211mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg

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