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Crescent Dogs

crescent dogs Entree
Crescent Dogs
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 8

When is a pig-in-a-blanket even better than you remember? When Pillsbury crescents and melted cheese are added to the equation! This classic recipe never goes out of style and you're never too old to enjoy it as an easy appetizer or a full meal (we don't judge!). MORE+ LESS-

October 29, 2018
Pillsbury Crescents
Make with
Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

8
hot dogs
4
slices (3/4 oz each) American cheese, each cut into 6 strips
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Slit hot dogs to within 1/2 inch of ends; insert 3 strips of cheese into each slit.
  • 2
    Separate dough into triangles. Wrap dough triangle around each hot dog. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cheese side up.
  • 3
    Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Expert Tips

  • Refrigerated doughs like to stay chilled, so keep the dough in the fridge until you stuff all of the hot dogs with the cheese.
  • American cheese is a good choice for easy melting, but other varieties of deli-sliced cheeses, like Havarti, smoked Gouda, Provolone, and pepper Jack work well, too.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
810mg
34%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • The crescent dog is easily one of the most-loved snacks (or dinner!) of our childhood. It also doubles as the perfect party food and can be served as an appetizer . While most people grew up calling sausage rolled in a buttery croissant “pigs in a blanket,” there have been several renditions of the traditional concept created like our Mini Crescent Dogs or Everything Bagel Crescent Dogs . In the United States, we usually roll a classic hot dog up in crescent dough and bake until the crescent is warm and flaky. In other countries, pigs in a blanket uses Vienna or breakfast sausage rolled up in some form of bread. Pigs in a blanket has also become a popular breakfast idea; a breakfast sausage gets wrapped up in pancakes and drizzled with maple syrup. Betty Crocker published a recipe for pigs in a blanket or crescent dogs in 1957 in its “Cooking for Kids” publication but there are several claims that the recipe was made and enjoyed long before Betty Crocker published it.

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