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Mini Pigs in a Blanket

Mini Pigs in a Blanket

5 from 13 reviews

Fun and easy Pigs in a Blanket are so quick to make with ready made crescent rolls.  Add cheese and Everything Bagel Seasoning to add variety and increase flavor satisfaction.

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Ingredients

  • 2 packages crescent rolls (see notes)
  • 1 package mini hotdogs also known as lil smokies (see notes)
  • 23 slices cheese (cheddar, Pepper Jack, use provolone, American, Monterey Jack or Colby Jack)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • everything bagel seasoning (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cut a slit in the hotdogs that you want to add cheese to. The slit should be fairly deep but not go through to the bottom. Add a small sliver of cheese.
  3. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter divide each crescent roll into thirds making three long thin triangles. Place one mini dog on the widest part of each triangle and roll up towards the point.  Place on prepared baking sheets seam side down.
  4. Beat the egg and water together thoroughly.  Lightly brush over the crescent roll portion of the pigs in a blanket being careful not to let it puddle up around them.  If desired sprinkle with everything bagel spice.
  5. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

  • If doing full size hotdogs simply use 1 (8 count) package of hotdogs and 1 tube of crescent rolls.  Each hotdog will be rolled up in 1 full crescent roll.
  • You can use any kind of hotdogs or little smokies.  I prefer the all beef hotdogs but it really is just a matter of preference.
  • Crescent rolls can be found in the refrigerator section of your local grocery store.  You can also make these with puff pastry but you will need to cut your own triangles.
  • For fun mix up the cheeses.  I used cheddar and Pepper Jack cheese but you could use provolone, American, Monterey Jack or Colby Jack cheese.
  • They are super fun to make as a variety with some of the hotdogs having cheese, and some having Everything Bagel Seasoning.  I just mix it all up!
  • Keep the crescent rolls in the fridge until you are ready to work with them.  They are much easier to work with when chilled and they will puff up more in the oven if not allowed to become too warm.  So have everything ready to go before you start working with the dough.
  • Lil smokies come in different count packages depending on the brand.  Some are 42, 40, and 35 count therefore you might have extra crescent dough.  If you track it as you move along you can cut the last few rolls in half instead of thirds and roll the remaining mini dogs up in them.
  • These can be prepped up to 2 hours in advance, placed on parchment covered baking sheets, tightly covered with plastic wrap and placed in the refrigerator.
  • Don’t forget the egg wash.  It really makes them brown so perfectly and look so darn appetizing.

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