Pigs in a Blanket: Fancified

Disclaimer: This recipe contains hot dogs. I understand many of my readers have serious concerns with hot dogs. I am not a big fan of them either, but you can buy nitrate free, organic dogs if you love them and want to pay a price. Scroll down for a second hot dog free appetizer, Baked Chevre Crescents.

Pigs in a Blanket the Frugal Way

Christmas can be the season of endless potlucks and party foods. One easy and cheap party food that kids love is pigs in a blanket. In the past I would make them by taking a crescent roll and rolling up half a hot dog. Then a frugal friend showed me a way to get more rolls for my money.

Take two crescent roll triangles and make a rectangle.


Roll out your rectangle to make the dough a little thinner and wider. Then cut into strips.


If you like cheese you can add a piece of cheese to your dough.


Then cut your bun length hot dogs into fourths. (Buy bun length so you get more dog for your money)


Roll up the hot dog in the dough and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.


Serve with condiments of your choosing.


I was able to get 32 pigs in blanket from one pack of hot dogs and two packs of crescent rolls.
If you are absolutely opposed to hot dogs here is another delicious appetizer.

Baked Chevre Crescents

  • 1 package crescent roll dough
  • spaghetti sauce
  • Italian seasoning
  • Chevre

Put two crescent triangles together to make a rectangle. Roll out and then cut into thirds.


Add spaghetti sauce and Italian seasoning.


Then add chevre (this part is a little messy as the cheese likes to stick to your fingers)


Roll up and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until crescents look done.


One observation, in the pictures I rolled out the dough on the cutting board, do not do this as it sticks. It is better to roll it out on a nonstick pan or parchment paper. Also, parchment paper is a great tool to keep the bottoms from burning on your rolls. And for those of you wondering, chevre is goat cheese.

Don’t forget to stop by Kate’s blog from more amazing appetizers in the Bloggy Progressive Dinner. There are great giveaways and a recipe link up each day.

For more kitchen tips visit Tammy and for more tightwad tips visit Mary.

For more frugal holiday tips visit Frugal Upstate.


  1. These look really good. My kids love pigs in a blanket. It is one of there favorite things to request for birthdays.

  2. I love eating pigs in a blanket. (And I love that they’re so easy to make!)

  3. YUM!! I love piggies in a blanket!!

  4. Oh yummy! Memory food from my childhood. I really like the last recipe and will have to give it a try. Looks really good.

  5. Those look yummy!

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. I can’t wait to try these! Now to keep my kids from fighting over them! Lol!

  7. I really like your alternative idea! Those look so delicious. I will definitely keep these in mind next time I have some crescent rolls on hand and need something to do with them.

  8. Thanks for this great frugal tip! I’m definitely going to remember that, since I love pigs-n-blankets! Those fancy~schmancy ones look yummy, too.

  9. what a GREAT idea ! I will have to show hubby this one and maybe if the Christmas goodie fund hasn’t gone dry maybe I can get what I need. [0;

    Thank you for ALL your GREAT TWT’s

    Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC
    In Him<

  10. I love pigs in blankets. I get 4 out of 2 triangles too, but instead of cutting into rows, I just cut each triangle into 2 while keeping that shape, so that it still has the wide side and the pointy. They look so good!!!!

  11. Jenny Chance says:

    Seeing that the last comment on this is from nearly 2 1/2 years ago, I really hope you get this! Just wondering if these freeze well? Thanks!

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      I have no idea if they would freeze well. You could always make a batch and experiment with one or two?

  12. Yay! Thank you you just saved my lifeI needed a few quick and easy party foods and these both wil be perfect! You Rock!

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