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Our Delicious Skillet Pigs in a Blanket with Pizza Dough

Our Delicious Skillet Pigs in a Blanket with Pizza Dough

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Pigs in a blanket are always popular at any party, but pigs in pizza dough? Now that is an idea! This recipe will show you how to make pigs in a blanket with pizza dough for your next party. The best part about this recipe is that it requires very few ingredients and preparation time. These pigs in blankets are delicious and everyone will love them!

Delicious Skillet Pigs in a Blanket with Pizza Dough

Pigs in a Blanket Using Pizza Dough

I know, a lot of people use Crescent Rolls or even Biscuit Dough. I have even seen some try to upscale this comfort food classic with puff pastry. But, I think the pigs in a blanket using pizza dough is really where it is at. Not only do you get that delicious and familiar flavor of pigs in a blanket, but also the chewiness and slight crispness of well-done pizza crust.

Pigs in a Blanket with Pizza Dough Using Hot Dogs?

A lot of people use Lil smokies. I have even used breakfast sausage. But, pigs in a blanket using hot dogs is my favorite way to make them. I like the flavor and texture of hot dogs wrapped in dough. Plus, it just feels more classic to me.

What kind of hot dogs do you use for pigs in blanket?

You can use any type of hot dog you like and I know that most people usually just go with whatever is on sale at the grocery store. But, if you are looking for a specific flavor or brand, there are plenty of options out there.

I like to make sure I have a good quality item so I stick with Nathan’s or the Oscar Mayer hot dogs that have no nitrates. Nitrates tend to trigger migraines for me and cause other issues for different people.

I also like to stick with beef hot dogs. I just think they have a better flavor and consistency than the pork or mix filling dogs out there. We tend to like Trader Joe’s Chicken Dogs too! (You can see why in the video below)

Here is a great video on hot dogs:

Pigs in a Blanket Ring

I love to do things in a ring if I am looking at plate presentation in the long run. They are attractive when placed other and you can simply put your dipping sauce int he the middle of them. It is a one-plate special and perfect for taking to a party.

When it is close to the holidays, you can call it a “wreath” and even add a Dollar Tree bow to it to make it festive.

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Pigs in a Blanket Dipping Sauce

This is the magic question – what in the world do you dip your weenies into? Some people stick with the old standby – ketchup. Some swear that hot dogs should only be graced with mustard so we occasionally like a good mustard dipping sauce.

This recipe with the pizza dough? We tend to love chili – that is topped with shredded cheese. You can use a canned store brand of chili or you can use your favorite homemade recipe.

Pigs in a Blanket Mustard Dipping Sauce

This is a simple recipe – and makes more than you think it would. I love to use Slap Ya Mama Seasoning for this – a unique blend of Cajun seasonings & spices brings any dish to life with its amazing flavors.

This recipe is mayo-based with not one, but TWO different kinds of mustard to give it a little extra something with that Slap Ya Mama.

Just grab a bowl and add the following ingredients – then stir them together.

Pigs in a Blanket Dough Recipe

For my Delicious Pigs in a Blanket with Pizza Dough… I obviously use pizza dough. You can make it yourself with this recipe of mine (https://www.operation40k.com/cooking-school-101-make-pizza-crust/) or you can grab a package of pre-made dough from your store. Either way, you will have great results.

Pigs in a Blanket Appetizer

OK – let’s get down to details! Most of these ingredients can be purchased easily in advance and kept beautifully in your fridge for the few weeks of the holiday season. That way? You are ready to whip something up at a moment’s notice for those “surprise” events that someone in your family promised y’all to attend and forgot to tell you.

Pigs in a Blanket with Pizza Dough Ingredients:

What you need to make pigs int he blanket
  • 1 refrigerated pizza dough 
  • 15 hot dogs 
  • 1 can of chili or 2 cups of your favorite homemade recipe 
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded 

Pigs in the blanket Recipe:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Cut the pizza dough into 30 equal size strips.

cutting your pizza dough

Cut your hot dogs in half. 

pigs in a Blanket Using Pizza Dough

Wrap each hotdog in a strip of pizza dough and place flat side down in an ovenproof skillet around the outside edge of that skillet. 

2 rings of pigs in the blanket

Repeat this process until 2 rings of the pigs in a blanket are complete, leaving the middle circle of the skillet open. 

Pigs in a Blanket Cook Time

Bake for 20-30 minutes, just until the dough is beginning to brown. 

adding chili for pigs

Add chili to the center of the skillet and top with shredded cheese.

adding cheese

Bake 5-10 more minutes until chili is hot and cheese is melted. 

ready to eat pigs

Carefully pull apart pigs in a blanket and dip in chili & cheese. 

pigs int he blanket in a skillet

Other appetizers we like:

Yield: 12

Our Delicious Skillet Pigs in a Blanket with Pizza Dough

pigs in a blanket

This is a fun twist on the classic appetizer

Ingredients

  • 1 refrigerated pizza dough
  • 15 hot dogs
  • 1 can of chili or 2 cups of your favorite homemade recipe
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    Cut the pizza dough into 30 equal size strips.
    Cut your hot dogs in half.
    Wrap each hotdog in a strip of pizza dough and place flat side down in an ovenproof skillet around the outside edge of that skillet.
    Repeat this process until 2 rings of the pigs in a blanket are complete, leaving the middle circle of the skillet open.
    Bake for 20-30 minutes, just until the dough is beginning to brown.
    Add chili to the center of the skillet and top with shredded cheese.
    Bake 5-10 more minutes until chili is hot and cheese is melted.
    Carefully pull apart pigs in a blanket and dip in chili & cheese.

Notes

You can use your homemade chili or any chili in a can from your local store

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