Basically nothing more than an excuse to get together with family and friends to eat and drink (unless you are lucky enough to have your team playing in the game), another Super Bowl has come and gone. I used the fact that I was heading to a party and obviously needed to bring one….I mean….four dishes to try a new recipe while also turning to some of my favorite staples. I would have to say one of the bigger hits of the night was my pigs in a blanket with twist. Thanks to a friend of mine, who happens to treat bacon as its own food group, I decided to include the greasy item into my pigs in a blanket experiment. Four simple ingredients and some time was all it took to create this absolutely delicious appetizer.
Bacon-Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket
What you need: 1 tube Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, shredded cheddar cheese, mini hot dogs, and bacon.
Roll out crescent rolls and cut each triangle in half (or more if you’d like).
Begin to cook about 6 slices of bacon. Meanwhile, place around a tablespoon of shredded cheddar on each triangle.
Once the bacon is cooked and cooled. Crumble the bacon and add a bit to each crescent roll triangle along with a mini hot dog. Once all of the components are on each triangle, begin to roll from the base of the triangle. Pinch the ends closed so that none of the hot dog is visible.
Cook the pigs in a blanket at 375 degrees on a greased cookie sheet for 12-15. Dip in mustard and enjoy!
This appetizer is very easy to make…and you have to admit that there is some satisfaction in making it yourself versus buying the frozen kind!