Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket


I found this amazing breadstick recipe on 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.

Roll out to ¼ “ thick. Slice lengthwise.

Slice hotdogs lengthwise too.

Wrap dough around hotdog and place on baking sheet.
Brush melted butter on dough and sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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.

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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