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This nostalgic kid-approved recipe is on the table in only 20 minutes!

Pigs in a Blanket on white dish served with a side of ketchup.

kid-approved dinner!

Homemade pigs in a blanket are the easiest appetizer/lunch/dinner idea you’ll ever make! The crescent dough makes these quick to put together for a meal with friends and family.

Best of all? They’re a hit with the entire fam making them a classic family dinner idea. I know my kids love them and I think yours will too!

Why you’ll love Pigs in a Blanket too

  • GREAT ANYTIME! Not only are they great for dinner, but they also make a great after-school snack for kids to grab and eat when they run through the door (just like our Corn Dog Muffins).
  • BEYOND SIMPLE. They take minutes to put together and are so simple that even the kids can make them on their own.
  • FOR THE MASSES. We love to make these for parties, BBQs and even in addition to chili cook-offs since they are simple for making for a lot of people .

Ingredients

Hot dogs in packaging.
  • 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls – or use 8 ounces of homemade Crescent Roll dough 
  • 8 hot dogs – Instead of plain hot dogs, use more savory brats such as Johnsonville Jalapeno Cheddar Brats, Better Cheddar, or Smoked Brats.
  • 1 egg an egg wash helps seal the edges and provides a crispier golden brown finish. It also helps the sesame seeds adhere to the top of the dough.
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • sesame seeds adds a slightly nutty flavor and visually finishes off the dish.

How to Make Pigs in a Blanket

  1. PREP. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. ASSEMBLE. Separate 1 (8-ounce) can crescent dough into triangles.
    • Place one of the 8 hot dogs (patted dry) at the wide end of each triangle and roll up. Place on a prepared baking sheet.
  3. EGG WASH. In a small bowl, combine 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush egg wash over the tops of the rolls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and press gently into rolls.
  4. BAKE. Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Serve mini pigs in a blanket as appetizers or sides.
    • Cut crescent roll dough into 1½-inch squares.
    • Wrap little smokies or cut pieces of hot dog in the dough, brush with egg wash, and cook for about 12 minutes at 375°F
Mini Pigs in a blanket.
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5 from 180 votes

Pigs in a Blanket

By: Lil’ Luna
Kids and adults alike will love these quick and simple pigs in a blanket. This nostalgic recipe is on the table in 20 minutes!
Servings: 8 dogs
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • sesame seeds, for topping
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  • Separate 1 (8-ounce) can crescent dough into triangles.
  • Place one of the 8 hot dogs (patted dry) at the wide end of each triangle and roll up. Place on a prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush egg wash over the tops of the rolls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and press gently into rolls.
  • Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Serve on their own or with one of your favorite dipping sauces like classic ketchup and mustard or Honey Mustard, BBQ Sauce, or Fry Sauce, and enjoy!!

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Notes

Make ahead of time. Roll the crescent dough around the hot dogs and put them onto a baking sheet. Wrap with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to eat them, pop them in the oven to bake as directed!
Make ’em mini. Cut puff pastry or a full sheet of crescent roll dough into 1½-inch squares. Wrap little smokies or cut pieces of hot dog in the dough, brush with egg wash, and bake as directed above.

Nutrition

Serving: 1dog, Calories: 119kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.003g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 317mg, Potassium: 73mg, Sugar: 0.03g, Vitamin A: 30IU, Vitamin C: 0.04mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Recipe FAQ

  • Cheese. Make a slit in the hot dog and add a strip of cheese to each hot dog, or wrap slices of cheese around the dog before wrapping it in the dough. Use American cheese, cheddar cheese, provolone, pepper jack, or mozzarella.
  • Bacon. Add crispy Bacon in the Oven! Place the cooked bacon strip on top of the hot dog. Then roll up the crescent dough and bake as directed.
  • Dough. I like the flakiness of crescent dough, but you can use any type of biscuit dough.
  • Topping. Aside from sesame seeds, add garlic butter, or bagel seasoning if desired.
  • Plan for about 1-2 per person. If making mini pigs in a blanket, plan for about 4-6 per person.
  • Place leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
    • To reheat. Bake at 350°F for 4-5 minutes or until heated through!

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About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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39 Comments

  1. Debi says:

    How many minis would this recipe make?

  2. Julie says:

    5 stars
    Everything Bagel seasoning is a game changer!!

  3. Sharina says:

    5 stars
    Kids super love these adorable pigs in a blanket! No one would want to miss a meal everytime we have these. Such a keeper!

  4. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    These pigs in a blanket are such a fun and easy recipe! My family and I loved them, thank you!

  5. April says:

    5 stars
    oh my gosh, those little mini pigs in blankets are sooooo cuuuuute!! We’ll be trying those next time 😉

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Hope you enjoy them!!

  6. Randall says:

    5 stars
    I used Johnsonville cheddar sausage dogs and caraway seeds, didn’t have sesame seeds, turned out awesome.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing what you did!

  7. Sylvia says:

    5 stars
    Making tonight again yum..mm

  8. Paulette Hill says:

    I always add mashed potatoes before the roll and after the cheese. Scrumptious!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Yummy! That sounds tasty too!

  9. Shirley says:

    5 stars
    Excellent!!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Thank you! So glad you enjoyed them!

  10. Connie from Utah says:

    5 stars
    I was looking for a quick and easy recipe for using hot dogs and I stumbled across this recipe which looked pretty good for a change. I had not had pig’s in a blanket since I was a child and I thought I would try it, I am so glad I did! It was so easy to make and they tasted delicious, my husband loved them and so did my grand kids, the sesame seeds were a great addition. I always use all beef hot dogs and I did add a little garlic and onion powder with the egg wash (Garlic is pretty much a staple in our house) this is a great recipe and a really quick meal when you are in a hurry. P.S. I have used several of Lil Luna’s recipes before and they have all been a hit. So, I thank you Lil Luna for all your great recipes that you share!

    1. LilLunaTeam says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! It’s one of my family’s favorites! Thanks so much for sharing what you did. Sounds delicious!

      1. Sue Craighead says:

        I’m making the hot dogs in a blanket for Fourth of July! Can’t wait to see how everyone likes them. Thanks for the share.