Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket

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I found this amazing breadstick recipe on www.fabulesslyfrugal.com/my-favorite-breadstick-recipe. She has easy to follow step-by-step instructions and pics. So, I followed it, then went a slightly overboard. My thought process was, “what if I add a hot dog…then covered it with cheese?” Yes, yeeesssss.

I use Jennio’s turkey franks because they have great flavor and less sodium (only 300mg per hotdog) and fat than most other hot dogs. I ended up slicing the hotdog lengthwise purely so I could eat more.

This recipe received huge approval by the children (and husband) and instantly became a family favorite. This little piggy went in a blanket…this little piggy went in my mouth.

This is a delicious recipe for a family dinner, a kid’s birthday party or any party for that matter.

1 Tb. Instant yeast
1 ½ c. warm, not hot, water
2 Tb. Sugar
3 ½ c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. unsalted butter, melted
¾ – 1 c. shredded cheddar
Italian Seasoning
Garlic Powder – NOT garlic salt
Turkey hotdogs (or the lowest sodium ones you can find)

Preheat oven to and brush melted butter on baking sheet (save some for the breadsticks). In a small bowl, add warm water, sugar and yeast. Let proof for 5 to 10 minutes or until yeast starts to get foamy. Put flour in a large bowl, add yeast mix and stir until well combined. You may need to knead a few times. Place in greased bowl and cover for an hour to let rise. Divide into 2 separate balls.
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Roll out to ¼ “ thick. Slice lengthwise.
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Slice hotdogs lengthwise too.
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Wrap dough around hotdog and place on baking sheet.
Brush melted butter on dough and sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
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Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
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I usually have a bunch of dough left over, so I take two of the dough slices and twist them together, brush them with butter, sprinkle with herbs and cheese and bake – they take the same amount of time to cook.
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Nutrition Info per Cheesy Piggy
Cals 122
Fat 8.6
Cholesterol 27.3
Sodium 190
Carbs 8
Sugar .6
Protein 3.7

Nutrition Info per Cheesy Breadstick (no hotdog)
Cals 174
Fat 11.2
Chol 29.6
Sodium 80
Carbs 15
Sugar 1.2
Protein 3.4

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