Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket

Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket are the ultimate party appetizer.  These soft and crispy crescent rolls are wrapped around hot dogs layered with melted Colby jack cheese and a creamy honey mustard sauce that will get your party popping.

Appetizers are one of my favorite things to make for parties and get togethers and sometimes they are all you need to entertain.  If you love to throw parties and entertain you should also try these Sweet and Spicy Crock Pot Party Wings, they are bursting with flavor, or this Cheesy Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip, I mean who doesn’t like gooey melted cheese?  You should also try Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos they will feed a rowdy crowd and make any party that much better.

Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket on a sheet pan with dipping sauce.

Pigs in a Blanket

Appetizers are the kind of food that makes any party that much better.  These Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket are going to be perfect for the fall and be a hit for your football tailgating season.  These pigs in a blanket are wrapped in the ever popular crescent rolls making life easy to roll out, cut and prepare.  Each roll is smothered with a creamy honey mustard sauce and topped with a slice of Colby jack cheese and an actual hot dog, wrapped up and baked to a flaky golden perfection.  Serve with dipping Fall is amazing, it starts the Holiday festivities off a little bit at a time.  Sprinkling in more and more flavor as the months progress, but for now in our family it’s all about football and tailgating time.

Now I know football is not for everyone, but these Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket can be made for any occasion or just as a fun snack for the kids and their friends.  They are quick and simply delicious.

What is the original Pigs in a Blanket?

  • Pigs in a blanket refers to hot dogs, or link sausages wrapped in a pancake, biscuit or croissant dough and baked.

Cheesy pigs in a blanket being dipped in honey mustard sauce.

What sauce goes with pigs in a blanket?

  • I like to serve a few sauces for party goers to choose from.
    1. Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
      • In a mixing bowl add 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tbsp yellow mustard, 2 tbsp honey, and 1 tsp dry mustard.
    2. BBQ Ranch Dipping Sauce
      • Mix together 1/2 cup BBQ sauce and 1/2 cup ranch dressing
    3. Chili Cheese Dipping Sauce
      • In a small sauce pan over medium heat melt 4 ounces velveeta cheese.  Pour in 1/2 cup chili, mix and continue to cook until heated through.

How do you make Pigs in a Blanket?

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Make honey mustard dipping sauce and set aside.  Cut hot dogs in half and using pre-sliced Colby jack cheese, cut 4 pieces into fourths.
  2. On a large cutting board lay out crescent roll dough in a rectangle and layer with honey mustard dipping sauce just to cover.  Slice each triangle in half.  Working one triangle at a time, layer with a piece of cheese and half a hot dog.  Roll from the fatter end to the pointed end and place on a rimmed baking sheet layered with parchment paper.  Repeat until all crescent triangles have been used.
  3. Place in oven and cook 15 minutes.  Remove and brush on a little more honey mustard dipping sauce and sprinkle with sea salt.  Serve warm.

What can you add to Pigs in a Blanket?

  • Cheese: cheddar, jack, swiss, mozzarella
  • Bacon
  • Jalapeños
  • Ketchup, mustard
  • Sausage links

Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket with honey mustard dipping sauce.

So wether you are tailgating or throwing a party, Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket will be a huge crowd pleaser.  Bring the party to your tastebuds and give these a try.

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Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket

Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket are the ultimate party appetizer. These soft and crispy crescent rolls are wrapped around hot dogs layered with melted Colby jack cheese and a creamy honey mustard sauce that will get your party popping.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 rolls
Calories 276 kcal
Author Shannon

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz package of hot dogs cut in half
  • 1 8 oz container crescent roll dough
  • 3 slices of Colby jack cheese cut into fourths
  • seat salt

Honey mustard Dipping Sauce:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp dry mustard

BBQ Ranch Dipping Suace:

  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • ½ Cup ranch dressing

Chili Cheese Dipping Sauce:

  • 4 oz velveeta cheese
  • ½ cup canned chili

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Make honey mustard dipping sauce and set aside.

Roll out crescent dough and brush lightly with honey mustard sauce. Cut each triangle in half. Working one triangle at a time, layer with a piece of cheese and one hot dog. Roll from the wider end to the pointed end. Place seam side down on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 15 minutes. While baking make the BBQ ranch and chili cheese dipping sauces (optional).

Remove from oven and brush with additional honey mustard sauce and sprinkle with sea salt. Serve warm with dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 732mg 31%
Potassium 107mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 7g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 9.2%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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