Pigs in a Blanket

27 Nov

Print the recipe card!     pigs in a blanket

Here’s another idea using the Hot Ham Roll’s biscuit mix.  My five year old loves that he makes this dinner 90% “by himself”.   It’s a perfect kid helper meal;  the kids have fun making pig families of all sizes and wrapping them up in their doughy blankets.   So easy!

As an aside, I have to admit I’m not one who personally “gets along” with hot dogs {we’ve never really been friends} so for me I like the fact that I can sneak a package of vegetarian hot dogs in and my kids (and my husband) for whatever reason never suspect.  It’s funny to me that they never ask questions but they don’t.  They think they’re getting hotdogs for dinner and I sleep better at night knowing they didn’t.  Everyone’s happy 🙂

This meal works as a short term (3 month) meal for me by my keeping a couple packages of (faux) hotdogs in the freezer.  Alternately, vienna sausage “pigs” work as a longer storable option if you want to include it in your long term plan.

serves 6


Flour Mix (makes a soft dough)

2 cups flour

3 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

3 TBS powdered milk

4 TBS shortening powder

8 Hotdogs (*or 4 cans vienna sausages)



In a medium bowl, combine flour mix and 3/4 to 1 cup water just until you have a soft dough.  Roll dough out into a rectangle 1/3 inch thick.  Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into triangles, wrapping each “pig” from the large end of the triangle to the tip.  Bake for 25 minutes at 375.

Cut the dough with a pizza cutter and wrap each little “pig”.

Bake and serve…


  • Just like the Hot Ham Rolls, these will bake just fine in a sun oven heated to at least 300.

2 Responses to “Pigs in a Blanket”

  1. plicketycat November 27, 2012 at 5:14 am #

    I love “Pigs in a Blanket”, and these do work wonderfully with Vienna Sausage (esp. brushed with BBQ sauce) and L’il Smokies… basically any heat and serve link will work. Another alternative is “Toad in a Hole” which is basically pancake batter in a muffin tin with a sausage/dog chunk stuck in the middle. Grab-n-Go breakfasts and snacks like these, that are high in fat and protein, are winter essentials up here when we need to eat at least 200 calories an hour just to stay warm outside.

    And, I gotta say, hot dogs rule 🙂 Sausages, weiners and luncheon meats are all fairly tasty way to eat cheeks, lips and nostrils… waste not, want not ROFL!

    • myfoodstoragecookbook November 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

      Too funny! I’m happy eating summer sausage and others of Sir Hotdog’s cousins, which are also probably not too much different in their make up, but I refuse to think about it 😉

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