Pigs in a Blanket

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Pigs in a blanket are even more tasty when the dough is made from scratch. These are the best!

Here’s a random piece of trivia that means basically nothing, but is kind of fun. Today, April 24th, is National Pigs-in-a-Blanket day. Because here in the U.S. we like to come up with totally random holidays for every.single.day.of.the.year. Seriously. We are a strange people.

These pigs in blankets remind me of school lunch in elementary school. They are so good!

I have fond memories of eating pigs in a blanket for school lunch when I was in Elementary School. We usually took a bagged lunch from home, but occasionally my mom would let us eat school lunch. I loved the pigs in a blanket.

That was back in the day when school lunch was totally prepared from scratch, unlike the pre-processed, packaged crap that they feed our kids now. Really, how hard is it to make a peanut butter sandwich? Apparently so much work that they must be purchased in little plastic bags. So disgusting!

But I digress. Back to the pigs in a blanket. Our lunch ladies made the dough, rolled it into ropes, and wrapped it around the hot dogs, so that’s how I do it.

How to make the best pigs in a blanket. Made from scratch pigs in blankets. A kid favorite recipe!

If you prefer you can roll the dough into a circle, cut it into triangle shapes with a pizza cutter, and roll up the hot dogs like crescents. Either way they are soft and delicious.

Now that I’m grown, I am not all that fond of hot dogs. But wrap some homemade dough around a hot dog, and I’ll admit that I actually enjoy them. Pigs in a blanket are of course still not the healthiest food out there, so we only have them a couple times a year. They make me feel like I’m a kid again. And my boys love them!

Best pigs in a blanket. No canned dough, these pigs in blankets are made from scratch!

I usually use part whole wheat in the dough to make them a little healthier, but you can use all white if that’s what you have. Making the dough from scratch takes a little time, but I think they taste so much better than the ones made with canned crescent dough. And I can pronounce all the ingredients in them, which is always a bonus.

Don’t forget the ketchup!

Soft and flavorful pigs in a blanket. A favorite dinner recipe of kids everywhere!
Homemade Pigs in a Blanket

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Pigs in a Blanket
Yield: 8 servings
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. SAF instant yeast
  • 1 ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 cups flour, more or less (I used half whole wheat flour)
  • 8 hot dogs
  1. Combine sugar, yeast, salt, olive oil, milk, and water in a large mixing bowl. (I used my Bosch.) Add enough flour to make a soft dough.
  2. Knead on low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Let dough rest for about 5 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and wrap around a hot dog. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise for 20- 30 minutes.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350° until lightly browned, about 15-18 minutes.

Here are a few more family favorite dinner recipes:

Ham Fried Rice
Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
Easy Korean Beef & Rice



  1. angelica pablo says:

    what kind of milk should be use in this recipe? thanks

  2. OK, first of all, love that it’s National Pigs-in-a-Blanket day! Woohoo! Second, I actually had a pigs-in-a-blanket birthday party when I was a kid. Yes, that was the actual theme. We certainly are a strange people 🙂

    • Haha, that is awesome Gwen! I can actually think of lots of fun activities you could do at a pigs-in-a-blanket party. Maybe I should suggest it to my son, he loves them. LOL!

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