More Gourmet Pigs in a Blanket

gourmet pigs in a blanket

Do you remember, a couple of years ago, when I shared with you all a few fun ideas for dressing up everyone’s favorite super bowl snack?  Gourmet pigs in a blanket are a major crowd pleaser.  The last time around, I made Cubano Piggies, Parmesan Piggies, Piggies from the City of Angels, and Super Chili Piggies.  They were gobbled up in seconds!

For Super Bowl LXVII, I have three more fun ideas for adding a little extra magic to the ubiquitous pastry-wrapped hot dog.  The Reuben Piggies are a play on my favorite deli sandwich, and are awesome with a side of Russian dressing.  The Asian Piggies are a surprising flavor twist, but the combo of hoisin sauce, bean sprouts, sesame seeds, and hot dog just plain works. And the Antipasto Piggies, with the pepperoni, cheese and peppers are Jeff’s catnip. Of course, the possibilities for variations on gourmet pigs in a blanket are endless, so let your imagination run wild.

And whichever team you are rooting for on Sunday, I hope you have a tasty spread of snazzy Super Bowl snacks to enjoy!

reuben pigs in blanket

Reuben Piggies

Makes 24

6 all beef hot dogs

1 tube refrigerated crescent roll dough

2 ounces deli sliced pastrami

1 ounce diced swiss cheese

1/4 cup sauerkraut

1/2 cup bottled russian dressing, for dipping

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut each hot dog into 4 pieces, and then cut a small slit into the top of each hot dog piece. Stuff a small bit of cheese into each hot dog.  Slice the crescent roll dough into 24 strips (they won’t be even but it doesn’t matter). Cut the pastrami into strips. To assemble the Reuben Piggies, lay a piece of pastrami on a strip of dough. Top with a small bit of sauerkraut, and then a piece of cheese-stuffed hot dog.  Roll up the dough and press together.  Place the assembled Piggie on a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining hot dogs.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the dough is golden.  Serve hot with the dressing for dipping.

asian pigs in a blanket

Asian Piggies

Makes 24

6 all beef hot dogs

1 tube refrigerated crescent roll dough

1/4 cup hoisin sauce

1/8 cup canned bean sprouts

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut each hot dog into 4 pieces. Slice the crescent roll dough into 24 strips (they won’t be even, but it doesn’t matter).  Brush each strip with a bit of hoisin sauce, place a hot dog piece and a few bean sprouts on each strip of dough, and then roll up and press together.  Place the piggies on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the piggies with sesame seeds, pressing the seeds into the dough. Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for 10-12 minutes until the dough is golden. (A quick tip: assemble the Asian Piggies right before baking because if they sit too long before baking, the dough will get soggy)

antipasto pigs in blanket

Antipasto Piggies

Makes 24

6 all beef hot dogs

1 tube refrigerated crescent roll dough

2 ounces very thinly sliced pepperoni

1 ounce diced mozzarella

1/4 cup thinly sliced jarred roasted red peppers

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut each hot dog into 4 pieces, then cut a small slit into the top of each hot dog piece. Stuff a small bit of cheese into each hot dog. Slice the crescent roll dough into 24 strips (they won’t be even, but it doesn’t matter). On each strip of dough, lay a folded piece of pepperoni, a slice of pepper, and a piece of cheese-stuffed hot dog.  Roll up the dough and press together. Place the piggies on a baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden.

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  1. I am a big fan of pig in the blanket. I love your gourmet pigs in the blanket, they sound so yummy!!

  2. They are my favourite!

  3. I bet everybody wants to come to your house for the Super Bowl! These are adorable and love the variations. These will make you very popular with the guys 🙂

  4. Dressed up piggies?!? I love it. I know for a fact none of the men will realize these piggies are so much fancier than normal ones because they’ll be too busy screaming at the tv but I just know the women will ooh and ahh over them 🙂

  5. Love your gourmet piggies!! Having a hot dog is a rare treat for us and why not make it even more special 🙂

  6. Beautiful recipes !
    Never had somthing like this before, but it totally like it 🙂


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