Are you looking for an inexpensive and easy meal that your kids will love? Look no further than these mini pigs in a blanket. I was searching for something easy to make for my son’s lunch and a friend suggested these. He can be picky and was getting tired of ham sandwiches. He even stopped caring what shape I cut them in! These little hot dogs are perfect and he likes to eat them cold in his lunch box. So, I toss them in with a little container of ketchup and he is a happy camper.
You only need a package of hot dogs and a can of crescent rolls to make them. And they make quite a few, usually 45-50 little pigs in a blanket. I call them that because my parents used to wrap whole hot dogs in biscuits and bake them in the oven. They always called them pigs in a blanket. I know you’re busy so let’s get started!
Mini Pigs in a Blanket Ingredient List
- 1 package of hot dogs
- 1 can of crescent rolls
Making the Mini Pigs in a Blanket
- Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice entire package of hot dogs into approximately 1” pieces. I typically cut each hotdog into 6 pieces. So, 8 hotdogs will make 48 pieces.
- Unroll crescent dough onto some flour on the counter. Pinch and press the seams to try to keep the dough in one big piece. Roll out with a rolling-pin until it is about 1/16”. This doesn’t take much. It just evens it out. Sometimes this dough is crazy sticky and separates at the seams when I roll it out. I just do my best.
- Now it’s time to cut the dough. Typically, I need 48 squares of dough so I make 6 columns in the dough. I start by cutting right down the middle, then I divide each half into thirds. I make 8 rows across by cutting across the middle first. Then I keep cutting those in half until I have 8 rows. This will give you the exact number you need.
- Take each little hot dog and wrap it with one square of dough. Place these one by one onto the parchment paper until they are all wrapped.
- Bake in the oven for 7-8 minutes and presto! Easy!
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And that’s all there is to it. Super simple and the kids love them. Give them a try and let me know what you think. Comment below or contact me at [email protected]. See you next time!