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Pigs in a Blanket

This tasty recipe for pigs in a blanket is a Super Bowl party favorite -- and great everyday snack.

  • Yield: Makes about 4 1/2 dozen
Pigs in a Blanket

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February Winter 2008


  • 2 pounds (about 60) mini hot dogs
  • Cheddar cheese, cut into small pieces, optional
  • Caramelized Onions, optional
  • 1 large egg
  • All-purpose flour, for work surface
  • 1 box (17 1/2 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • Poppy, sesame, or mustard seeds, optional
  • Mustard, for serving
  • Ketchup, for serving


  1. Cut hot dogs lengthwise 3/4 of the way through. Insert a piece of cheese or 1/2 teaspoon caramelized onions into each hot dog, if using; set aside. If not using cheese or onions, poke hot dogs several times with the tip of a knife.

  2. On a lightly floured work surface, working with one sheet of puff pastry at a time, roll into a 14-by-11-inch rectangle. Cut lengthwise into seven 1 1/2-inch wide strips. Cut each strip crosswise into 4 rectangles, each about 3 1/2 inches long.

  3. In a small bowl, beat together egg and 1 tablespoon water; set aside. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat; set aside. Place a hot dog on the narrow end of one piece of pastry. Roll to enclose, brushing with some of the beaten egg to adhere; transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat process with remaining hot dogs and pastry. Brush the tops of puff pastry with egg and sprinkle with seeds, if using. Transfer to refrigerator and let chill for 15 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  5. Transfer baking sheets to oven and bake until puffed and golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool briefly before serving with mustard and ketchup.

Reviews (11)

  • susanjeanlee 19 Dec, 2014

    I like the classic - just cocktail sausages wrapped in puff pastry. SO much better than crescent dough. Make sure you use the egg wash -- otherwise they won't be golden.

  • sweete_120 25 Mar, 2013

    sooooo good.

  • rachel_nyc 23 Aug, 2010

    These are SO. GOOD. I live close to a shop that sells freshly-made cocktail hot dogs, and that made them all the more delicious. Everyone loved them

  • rachel_nyc 23 Aug, 2010

    These are SO. GOOD. I live close to a shop that sells freshly-made cocktail hot dogs, and that made them all the more delicious. Everyone loved them

  • susanjeanlee 2 Feb, 2009

    such an easy snack to make for a crowd, and such a great deal. i made about 50 for less than $15 and it didn't take that long. used hebrew national cocktail hot dogs and pepperidge farm puff pastry. much better than pillsbury crescent dough. the egg wash makes the piggies golden brown before they burn. i made these the nite before, refrigerated them for about 30 min and then froze them overnite. put them directly in the oven frozen.

  • rosemawatie 29 Jan, 2009

    gonna try one..

  • rosie123 30 Dec, 2008

    awesome!! great with the puff pastry instead of Pilsbury dough because they are crispy. I tried them with chedder cheese topped with sesame seeds, delicious! Careful, they are addictive :)

  • leavealone4 11 Feb, 2008

    I found the mini cocktail hot dogs in bulk at Costco. I open the package and repackage them in smaller, freezer bags and freeze what I don't need for the pigs in a blanket.

  • HallieNacht 8 Feb, 2008

    I made a version of these for super bowl sunday and everyone loved them! I will say I had a bit of trouble with the ingredients- what little were actually needed. I could not find puff pastry at the grocery and did not have time to do homemade so I copped out with crescent roll dough that I rolled out and cut- the other thing I had to work with was I was unable to find mini dogs so I bought the Nathans that are bigger than the bun and cut in half. Not quite as cute- but it worked.

  • bocagenie 5 Feb, 2008

    super bowl show
    can you name the brand of mini sausages you used on the show. Can we
    purchase them thru the brand name store. I believe you said they where mini
    brautwurst. Would love to know how to order them.


  • CourtneyFFox 2 Feb, 2008

    Wow! This was really good! My husband loved it! Very easy to make!

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