Superbowl Extravaganza: “Pigs” in a Blanket

2 Feb

For these “pigs” in a blanket, you’ll need two items. Because this is a healthier version, we are going to be using turkey franks and reduced fat crescent rolls. One package of each will make 30 pigs in a blanket.

Pre-heat your oven to 375. First, cut your turkey dogs into thirds, creating 30 mini dogs. You can also cut them into fourths to make them bite size.

Carefully unroll your crescent dough. Divide the dough into four portions, using your fingers to press together the seams on the triangles from the original 8.

One at a time, using a pizza cutter, divide each of the four pieces of dough into 7-8 pieces. (For 30 pieces, 2 will have 8, and 2 will have 7). You could also use a knife, but it would take a lot longer and require more patience!

Next, roll the dough around the turkey dog like pictured. Instead of moving the frank straight up, roll at an angle to get as much dough around it as possible.

If you need to, stretch the dough at the end so that it is underneath the turkey dog. Make sure you place them seam side down on the cookie sheet.

You don’t need to grease your cookie sheet because of the oil naturally found in the dough. Place them about 1 inch apart on the sheet and bake at 375 for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. When done, the turkey franks will be darker in color too.

Serve with a side of ketchup and mustard for dipping. Use toothpicks for mini bites to make game day grazing easier. Yum!

And here’s some variations:

  • Add cheese for a melty treat
  • Use lil’ smokies for a not-so-healthy treat
  • Use all beef hot dogs for picky, “turkey, ew!” eaters in your house
  • Add bacon (regular or turkey variety, already cooked) for texture and flavor
  • Use the franks in their normal size and crescent rolls in the normal size for a super simple meal

One Response to “Superbowl Extravaganza: “Pigs” in a Blanket”


  1. Superbowl Food Extravaganza! « Dish Dash Dime - February 3, 2012

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