Save on Pinterest

Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Dough

Pigs in a Blanket were a natural choice for serving at my farm animal them meal. I filled the hot dogs with cheese and wrapped them in a light dough to make them special. They are tasty, fun and handy to eat.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons shortening, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 10 hot dogs
  • 2 slices process American cheese


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in milk and water; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, shortening, salt, remaining sugar and enough flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Cut a 1/4-in.-deep lengthwise slit in each hot dog. Cut cheese slices into five strips; place one strip in a slit of each hot dog.
  • Punch dough down; divide into 10 portions. Roll each into a 5-in. x 2-1/2-in. rectangle and wrap around prepared hot dogs; pinch seam and ends to seal.
  • Place seam side down on greased baking sheets; let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
Every product is independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • Amy
    Apr 20, 2019

    OMG This is the best bread. I've made it for Kolaches and also tried flatbread pizza with it. Amazing!!!!!

  • vlpw
    Jun 14, 2014

    Loved this recipe. I made the dough on the dough cycle of my bread machine. Delicious bread, much better than store-bought hot dog buns!

  • maddawson
    Oct 16, 2013

    My kids wouldn't eat pigs in a blanket until I made these. The bread is so soft & yummy!!! Definitely a keeper!

  • dj-spoi
    Oct 31, 2011

    "I make this every year on Halloween, its our "mummy dog" recipe. Soooooo yummy!!! This year I think I might try a tiny bit of chili in some of them.

  • marinkau
    Jan 23, 2011

    A brilliant recipe, especially if you are used to eat the store bought pre made pigs in a blanked. The recipe is extremely easy but wonderfully tasty and exiting! It's like a pre-made hot-dog in a bun!!!!!!

  • KY_Cook
    Sep 8, 2010

    This is the only way I'll eat hot dogs. My whole family gives this recipe a huge two-thumbs up. You can't go wrong with this recipe!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • lshoulta
    Jun 29, 2010

    My own kids, tots to teens, love this recipe - and I've used it to provide a fun dinner for families with new babies. Worth the effort!