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Homemade Pigs in a Blanket

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  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These Homemade Pigs in a Blanket are the perfect summer lunch for your kiddos! You can make your own dough, or use a store-bought pizza dough.


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oil (I used olive oil)
  • 2  1/2 – 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 hot dogs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine yeast and warm water.  When the yeast becomes foamy, add sugar, oil, 2 cups of the flour, and salt.  With the dough hook attachment, mix on low until combined.  Gradually increase the speed until a soft dough forms to medium high.  Knead with the dough hook for about 7 minutes, stopping to add flour (up to one cup more).  The dough should stick to the bottom of the bowl but not to the sides.  It should be slightly sticky with no visible flour.
  2. Remove the dough from the bowl, oil the bowl, and place the dough back into the bowl.  Cover and let rise for one hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Punch the dough down and roll into a log.  Cut the dough into 12 equal portions.  Roll each portion into eight-inch pieces, and twist around the hot dogs.  Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. To make the egg wash, whisk one egg with one tablespoon of milk.  Brush the top of each dough wrapped hot dog, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.


  • Serving Size: 1 Pig in a Blanket
  • Calories: 309
  • Sugar: 2.8g
  • Sodium: 506mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Protein: 9.8g
  • Cholesterol: 43mg