Pigs in a Blanket


Pigs in a Blanket, Franks in Jackets, Devils on Horsebacks, Biscuit Dogs – regardless of what you know them as, these crescent roll-covered sausages sure do hold their own among the grilled cheese sandwiches, potato salads and pot pies of the world.

When we landed on an All-American theme for the SacFoodies potluck, I thought I’d try my hand at making this classic finger food because, well…I had never had a pig in a blanket before (so very un-American of me)!  For fear of botching up such a classic dish, I did my research and landed on the below recipe from Pillsbury for what they’ve deemed “Crescent Dogs.”  This recipe puts a bit of a twist on the original pig in a blanket recipe by adding in a gooey surprise: melted cheese rolled up in each “blanket!”

Recipe: Pigs in a Blanket/ “Crescent Rolls”


  • 8 hot dogs (you can also use mini sausage links)
  • 4 slices American cheese, each cut into 6 strips
  • 1 can Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slit hot dogs to within 1/2 inch of the ends and insert 3 strips of cheese into each slit (SacFoodies note: using mini sausage links, I found it easier to simply place a couple pieces of cheese on top of the sausage links).
  3. Separate dough into triangle and wrap around each hot dog.
  4. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cheese side up.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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