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Want to make some tasty, cheesy Pigs in a Blanket from scratch? This is a recipe that our family has loved for many years!
Pigs in a Blanket
I discovered this idea in an old Taste of Home Cookbook. I decided it needed a little tweaking since there wasn’t enough cheese to my liking 🙂 Plus the original dough was too soupy. Hubby absolutely loved the soft bread shell of my version and I loved the combo of the hot dog, cheese, and bread. Enjoy!
Pigs in a Blanket
- 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
- 1/4 cup sugar + 1/2 t. sugar
- 1/3 cup warm milk
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 5 hot dogs
- 8 slices cheese
Mix together the warm water, yeast, and 1/2 t. of sugar. Set aside in a separate bowl.
Mix together all the other ingredients. Then add in the yeast last. Add enough flour to the mixture so the dough is nice and soft and workable.
Knead the dough for about 4-5 minutes until if forms a smooth loaf.
Set in a warm place and let rise for about an hour of until it doubles in size.
After the dough has risen take it out of the bowl and form it into 5 balls. You may need to add a little more flour so they don't get sticky. Then roll out the balls into rectangles about 6"x 4" depending on how big your hot dogs are.
Take an uncooked hot dog and wrap 1 1/2 slices of cheese around it.
Place the wrapped hot dog on the flattened dough.
Roll up the dough with the cheese wrapped hot dog inside. And seal the edges and ends the best you can.
Place the sealed edge down on a greased cookie sheet. Place in a warm area and let rise for about another 10 -15 minutes. Then bake at 350F for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm. Yum....these didn't last long!
Freezing Pigs in a Blanket
These freeze very well so they make a great freezer meal! In order to freeze them, make the entire recipe and bake them before freezing. Once the Pigs in a Blanket have cooled, place them in a gallon size freezer bag (at least one bag per recipe) and stick them in the freezer. When you are ready to enjoy, just thaw them in the fridge or stick them in the microwave to warm them up and they are ready to eat!
When I’ve frozen this recipe, I usually double or triple it to make a large batch to put away for later. One recipe will make 5 Pigs in a Blanket.
Need some more freezer meals to make? Here are some that are easy to prepare!
- Homemade Beef and Bean Burritos for the Freezer
- Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
- Cheesy Chicken Crescents Freezer Meal Recipe
- Freezer Cooking in an Hour (Gluten Free & Real Food!)
- Cook Ahead Freezer Rice
Have you ever made your family Pigs in a Blanket from scratch? Did they enjoy them?
This recipe for Pigs in a Blanket from scratch was originally posted on Little House Living in February 2012. It has been updated as of January 2021.