Pigs In A Blanket

This recipe is a throwback to my childhood.  I think my mother only made this a few times, but I remember eating them, none the less.
This recipe is so very easy.  And it only takes…………….
two ingredients!!  That’s it!
Just biscuits and hot dogs.  Oh…and shredded cheese.  But the cheese isn’t pictured here because it’s optional 🙂
The typical Pigs In A Blanket is made with Crescent Roll Dough.  However, I did not have any on hand and had to improvise with just good ole’ buttermilk biscuits.
Once you see how easy this is, you’ll wonder why you never thought to make them before 😉
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees (or to whatever temperature the rolls require).
Cut 4 or 5 hot dogs in half.
To start, take a single biscuit and place it on your work surface. Flatten the biscuit and form it into a thin circle.  Use your fingers. The circle needs to be big enough to fit half of a hot dog (and other ingredients) inside.
Next, take your shredded cheese (only if you want) and place it on top of the flattened biscuit.  Like so…..
After the cheese is placed on the biscuit, take one of your hot dog pieces and place it on top of the cheese.  Make your place it in the middle and towards the edge of the biscuits that’s facing you.
Roll them up, like you are making a burrito….making sure to seal any open edges.  I like to form the edges into a round shape so they make an ‘oval like’ shape.
Place biscuits onto an ungreased baking tray.
Place in oven for a good 10-12 minutes or for however long the biscuits are required to cook.
Let them cool and serve with a nice side of fruit 🙂  My kids love to eat them with ketchup 🙂
May I also add that you don’t have to use just hot dogs and cheese for this idea.  You can use cheese, pepperoni, and pizza sauce to make rolled up pizza balls.  Or you can use left over breakfast foods such as scrambled eggs, bacon pieces, and cheese to make breakfast balls.  The possibilities are endless 😉

Pigs In A Blanket

(makes 8)


4 or 5 hot dogs (cooked)
1 can of refrigerated biscuits (not the flaky kind)
1 package of Shredded Cheese
Other optional fillers….pepperoni, pizza sauce, scrambled eggs, bacon pieces, crumbled sausage, etc…
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees or to what the recommended temperature is for the biscuits.
2.  Cut 4 or 5 hot dogs in half.
3.  Take a single biscuit and place it on your work surface. Flatten the biscuit and form it into a thin circle. Take your shredded cheese, hot dogs, or any other toppings you may have and place it on top of the biscuit.
4.  Roll up the biscuit like your rolling a burrito…making sure the ends and any openings are sealed.
5.  Place biscuits onto an ungreased baking tray. Bake in oven for a good 10-12 minutes or for however long the biscuits are required to cook.  Cool before serving.


  1. I love the addition of the cheese and the fact that u covered them up.. Usually my sister makes these.. no cheese and ends peeking out.. a favorite appy for all!

  2. Thanks for this reminder of a fun and easy meal. I love anything that kids can help make too. Your pictures are great!

  3. Alwayzbakin says:

    Those look quick and delicious!! Thanks for posting this recipe. I bet my kids would love them.

  4. Donna-I did notice when I was making them that the ends were peeking out. I didn't like that though so I tucked them in…LOL. Guess that's my popular OCD personality going into effect there…lol.

    Marsha-Thank you for the compliment on the pictures. It took almost the whole morning to get the right shots…lol.

    Michelle-My kids definitely loved these when we made them. I think it's going to become a family favorite 😉

  5. Lee Beedle says:

    We also made this popular "kid food", but as they get older it's less time consuming to use whole hot dogs and crescent rolls, ends peeking in or out.

  6. @Lee-I bet it is less time consuming as they get older 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    We have made these for years only we use yeast roll dough for our blankets! Yummy!

    1. Yummm! I bet those yeast rolls make the perfect blanket!

  8. Ok Landshark says:

    These look delicious! And I love the pic with the big eyes in the background. Precious!

    1. Haha…thanks girl 🙂 My kids are always around when we take pictures of the food 😉

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