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Pigs in a Blanket (with Cheese!)

by insanelygood

Pigs in a Blanket are fun, easy, and oh so delicious! In this recipe, we’ve added a little cheese inside our crescent roll. Top it off with some ketchup and you’ve got a fun, simple weeknight dinner.

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The kids love making these! They’re perfect for just about any occasion. Birthday parties. Tailgating. Football games. Graduation parties. Family get-together’s. Picnics. Or just a simple dinner with the family.

Best of all, you can make these pigs in a blanket in no time!

It’s one of my go-to recipes when I want something fun and tasty but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen.

Tips & Tricks

  • Be sure to grab some ketchup and mustard for dipping. Also goes great with chili and baked beans.
  • If you’re not a hot dog fan, you can also wrap these in little smokies, Vienna sausages, or breakfast sausages.
  • Change it up with your favorite cheese! This recipe uses American cheese but you can also use Velveeta, Parmesan,
    cheddar, pepper jack, mozzarella, provolone, you name it.
  • If you’re not a fan of cheese, you can also leave it out altogether. It’s delicious either way.
  • They also make an excellent snack the next day. But if you’re like my family, we rarely see any leftovers with this meal.
  • Kids and adults alike love making these little pigs in a blanket! If you’re looking for something fun for you and your kids to do together. This is always a winner. There’s just something special about eating something you made yourself.
  • If you want to change things up, you can also wrap your hot dogs in a thin piece of bacon. Yummy.

Pigs in a Blanket (with Cheese!)



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  • 8 hot dogs

  • 4 slices American cheese

  • 1 (8 ounce) can Pillsbury® crescent dinner rolls


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook all 8 hot dogs in the microwave for 1 minute.
  • Cut a slit through the middle of each hot dog. Be careful NOT to cut all the way through. Leave 1/2 inch on ends. Insert a strip of cheese in each hot dog slit.
  • Separate dough into triangles. Wrap the dough around each hot dog. Place on ungreased cookie sheet with the cheese side up.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Enjoy!
Pigs in a Blanket - Also known as Crescent Dogs

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Evelyn Pedersen December 10, 2019 - 8:16 pm

Your recipes are fantastic ,thank you for sharing.

Martha-Ann Gillette August 3, 2020 - 7:31 pm

I have been making those Pig-a-Blanket for over 30 years. I must say that my family always loves it when I make them.


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