Pigs in a blanket

The eighties weren’t kind to comfort food. I don’t know exactly when it happened, but about the same time as when I started dating girls pigs in a blanket went out of style. Maybe it was the girls I was chasing, but cocktail party food got fancy. Instead of chips and dip, pigs in a blanket, and chopped liver we were getting strawberries the size of tennis balls, pâté and salty fish eggs. That was never my style. Rumor has it that comfort food is making a comeback. So why not throw a party and serve up these pigs in a blanket. Your guests may not accuse you of being chic, but they’ll devour these little piggies.


  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8oz package pillsbury crescent dough (makes 8)
  • deli mustard


  • baking sheet
  • serving platter


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Open and separate crescent rolls into 8 individual triangles
  3. Roll individual hot dogs in crescent dough so that one triangle covers one hot dog.
  4. Place hot dogs on baking sheet and bake at 350°F until crescent dough is light brown and fluffy (approximately 10 to 15 minutes)
  5. Cut hot dogs into three or four bite sized pieces
  6. Serve with deli mustard and enjoy.

What you should know

I use kosher hot dogs because to me they taste the best. Use your favorite hot dog brand. If you are lucky the hot dogs will come eight to a package like the crescent dough.

You can make your own own dough, but as much as I love to cook I have never bothered. This is party food and sometimes quick and easy is the order of the day.

Re: Pigs in a blanket

andrew: while i’m shocked you’re onto one of my own personal favorites, you’ve left out two key details. first off, ya really gotta go with Hebrew National dogs. the real deal. (kinda like the Clamato in the bloody mary). and secondly, what’s a pig-in-blanket without some tasty baked beans on the side? the eating method can vary depending on the mood: do you dip your blanketed pig into the beans, alternate between mustard and beans, both at once, or spoon the beans onto each bite like my daughter does, or save the beans in their own bowl for last like my other daughter fancies. whatever the method to your madness, you can’t go wrong with this combo!

Re: Pigs in a blanket

These are great! If you like the combination of “pig” and “blankets”, check this out.

Re: Pigs in a blanket