Rating: 4.52 stars
216 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 136
  • 4 star values: 61
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

Crescent rolls update the popular 'pig-in-blanket' concept, along with a yummy surprise: melted cheese in each frank.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 sandwiches
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Slit hot dogs to within 1/2 inch of ends; insert 3 strips of cheese into each slit.

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  • Separate dough into triangles. Wrap dough triangle around each hot dog. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cheese side up.

  • Bake 12-15 min or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 10.2g; carbohydrates 13.2g; fat 23.8g; cholesterol 37.2mg; sodium 946.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (238)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2010
My niece just loves these! They're always a favorite for kids - even kids off all ages as my husband has been known to sneak a few! I sometimes use the cheese filled hot dogs and always give plenty of ketchup and mustard for dipping. Read More
(105)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2010
HELPFUL TIP AND REASON I COULDN'T GIVE THEM 5 STARS: HEAT THE HOTDOG UP IN THE MICROWAVE FIRST before making these!! I mean, if eating uncooked hotdogs is your thing then it won't matter, but I'm definitely a cook first kind of person as is the rest of my family. :) I also cut the dogs in either HALF or thirds. If I have those link little appetizer sausages, I use those since they taste THE BEST! Cheese is definitely optional and if I do use it.. shredded is what I have on hand, and I pinch the ends so it doesn't come out. Most crescent tubes say cook at 350 if using a dark pan (cookie sheet), but I tend to cook mine at 325 (my oven cooks fast and from trial and error... I've realized this works). ...so it thoroughly cooks because my oven tends to cook crescents fast and I like it to be all golden ...not "brown" on the bottom and uncooked on top. I cook it 3/4 of the way then flip if they're golden on the bottom ...just until the other side is golden. Who wants burnt bottoms?! If they feel gooey.. you basically just cook for 2 more min until it's done (for those wondering how long) :) PERFECTION! Read More
(235)
216 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 136
  • 4 star values: 61
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2010
HELPFUL TIP AND REASON I COULDN'T GIVE THEM 5 STARS: HEAT THE HOTDOG UP IN THE MICROWAVE FIRST before making these!! I mean, if eating uncooked hotdogs is your thing then it won't matter, but I'm definitely a cook first kind of person as is the rest of my family. :) I also cut the dogs in either HALF or thirds. If I have those link little appetizer sausages, I use those since they taste THE BEST! Cheese is definitely optional and if I do use it.. shredded is what I have on hand, and I pinch the ends so it doesn't come out. Most crescent tubes say cook at 350 if using a dark pan (cookie sheet), but I tend to cook mine at 325 (my oven cooks fast and from trial and error... I've realized this works). ...so it thoroughly cooks because my oven tends to cook crescents fast and I like it to be all golden ...not "brown" on the bottom and uncooked on top. I cook it 3/4 of the way then flip if they're golden on the bottom ...just until the other side is golden. Who wants burnt bottoms?! If they feel gooey.. you basically just cook for 2 more min until it's done (for those wondering how long) :) PERFECTION! Read More
(235)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2010
My niece just loves these! They're always a favorite for kids - even kids off all ages as my husband has been known to sneak a few! I sometimes use the cheese filled hot dogs and always give plenty of ketchup and mustard for dipping. Read More
(105)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2011
I make these when I need a quick dinner and I'm low on time. I like to use CheddarWurst dogs, deli cheddar cheese instead of American cheese and I serve this with a broccoli salad. Always quick to disappear and excellent for hungry boys/husbands. Read More
(67)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2010
These bring out the kid in me!!! I love them! I do use white american cheese as that is my familiy's preference. I also HEAT my dogs up in the microwave as to help cook the inside of the crescent roll. They tend to come out doughy sometimes and the outside is already done....by heating them up it solves the 'gooey' problem. Carefullly add cheese AFTER heating your dog!!! Just a little tip for everyone....it works!! It's like heating pie filling before adding to an unbaked crust....it helps to cook the crust... Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2010
i used turkey dogs, 2% milk cheese, and reduced fat crescent rolls - also added turkey bacon - they were DELICIOUS!!!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
These are the best. I've been eating these since I was a kid. I like using provolone though or anything other than processed cheese. They taste even better with a little sprinkle of garlic and chili powder on each and serve with baked beans!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2009
I hate to admit we love these!! I have been making a version of these for 40 years. I usually use pepper jack cheese-don't care for American. Eating them cold the next day (if you have any left) is my son's favorite snack. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2010
I love these. My mom use to make them fo rme when I was a kid only she'd do the little appitizer hot dogs and cut the triangles in half to make mini pigs in a blanket. yum yum! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2009
These are quick and easy to make and really good. I used Velveeta cheese and we all liked them especially my son. Read More
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