Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a blanket made with refrigerated biscuit dough and hot dogs. Kids love them! My mom made it for me as did her mom. If you are making these for small children, cut the hot dogs into fourths length-wise.

These pigs in a blanket are perfect for parties — and they quickly come together with just three ingredients!


How to Make Pigs In a Blanket

You’ll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let’s go over the basics:

Pigs In a Blanket Ingredients

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this easy pigs in a blanket recipe:

  • Biscuit dough: This easy recipe starts with a 10-ounce package of refrigerated biscuit dough.
  • Cheese: Sliced American cheese is an optional ingredient, but we recommend it.
  • Frankfurters: If you can’t find authentic frankfurters, any hot dog will do. For a bite-sized version, use cocktail sausages.

How Long to Cook Pigs In a Blanket

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade pigs in a blanket:

  1. Shape the dough into circles.
  2. Lay a slice of cheese on each circle, place a frankfurter on each slice, and roll it up.
  3. Place rolls, seam-side down, on a cookie sheet and bake until golden brown.


How to Store Pigs In a Blanket

Store your leftover pigs in a blanket in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze them for up to three months.


Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“Takes me back to childhood,” says Dave Hopkins. “I added a little garlic powder.”

“My tip is to brush them with a beaten egg (for an egg wash) and then sprinkle with either sesame seeds or poppy seeds,” according to khk. “The egg wash makes them shiny and also helps the seeds stick. These were a big hit at our party.”

“Simple and easy and just like my grandmother used to make,” raves Saeraphym.


  • 1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 8 slices American processed cheese (Optional)
  • 8 frankfurters


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Shape biscuit dough sections into 3-inch diameter circles. Lay a slice of cheese on each dough circle; place a frankfurter in the center of each cheese slice and roll it up.

  3. Place rolls, seam-side down, on a cookie sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until biscuits are golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.

  5. Serve hot.

    Nutrition Facts
    Servings Per Recipe 6
    Calories 458
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 32g41%
    Saturated Fat 14g72%
    Cholesterol 57mg19%
    Sodium 1760mg77%
    Total Carbohydrate 25g9%
    Dietary Fiber 0g1%
    Total Sugars 5g
    Protein 17g
    Calcium 208mg16%
    Iron 2mg10%
    Potassium 176mg4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

    (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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