Monday, September 14, 2009

Pigs in a Blanket

Let's face it...sometimes we all need a little comfort food.

A couple weekends ago, I got home from work on Friday night, after a long week at work. I was tired. I didn't feel like hitting the gym or cooking dinner. But of course I was hungry so I had to come up with something. I poked around the fridge and realized that I had all the ingredients to make a childhood favorite of mine - Pigs in a Blanket. This was exactly what I needed! Something simple and delicious!

It seems like everyone has their own way of making these delicious little treats. Naturally, I am biased and think my version is the tastiest!! :o) I use Velveeta cheese, and I think that is what makes them so yummy!

These would make great party appetizers, and would also be great after school snacks for kids! They are super easy to make, very inexpensive and full of flavor! I can't say that they are healthy, but we all need a little "unhealthy" every once in a while don't we!

Look at all that ooey, gooey melty cheese! YUM!

(from the kitchen of Liesl)
4 beef hot dogs, cut in half
1 package of reduced fat refrigerated crescent rolls
2 slices of Velveeta cheese (cut about 1/4 inch thick)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Take each half of the hot dogs, and cut a slit down the center. Be sure not to cut all the way through the hot dog. You just want a nice slit for the cheese to sit in. Take the 2 slices of Velveeta cheese and cut each slice into fourths. (This will yield 8 rectangles of cheese that fit perfectly in your hot dogs.) Carefully place 1 piece of cheese in each hot dog half.
Roll out crescent rolls. Starting at the long side of each crescent roll, place the cheese filled hot dog down and roll it up like you would if you were just cooking the crescent roll. Continue with the rest of the hot dogs and rolls until you have finished. You will end up with a total of 8.
Cook for about 12-15 minutes or until rolls are golden and cheese is melted.


  1. Mmm... these look amazing. And you're right; comfort food happens! And when it does, it's sooo good.

  2. Looks like a great football season snack!

  3. Yummy. I can't remember the last time I had pigs in the blanket. My mouth is watering.

  4. Oh my... that's just not right. I grew up on pigs in a blanket but velveeta too? That's gotta be good.

  5. This is truly comfort food! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Can you get Niman Ranch hot dogs out where you are? I swear, they make THE best pigs in blankets ever. They are juicy and so flavorful. I've served this version of pigs in blanket at parties a few times, and they are always the first things scarfed up.

  7. I love pigs in a blanket! I've never tried them with Velveeta, but I bet they are awesome!


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