Pigs in a blanket are a classic appetizer – the flaky roll! The juicy hot dogs! The savory-sweet combination! – but what if they could be so much more? Rachael Ray took this beloved recipe to the “next level” with dinner-sized portions and all-time favorite bagel condiments. It looks amazing!
“I’m making a meal inspired by my friend Janet, who said that when she was a little girl, the thing she loved that her mom used to make was pigs with cheese in a blanket,” Ray wrote. on her website Thursday. “So we’re going to do just that — cheese stuffed pigs in a blanket, but we’re going to take it to the next level.”
The Rachael Ray Show host also posted on Instagram about her unique take, explaining what makes her version different.
“First of all, they are split and lightly roasted,” she wrote on Instagram. “The ‘pigs’ are also dinner-sized, sprinkled with ‘everything’ spices and served with onions in the style of a New York City hot dog.”
Is your mouth watering yet? Just imagining the gooey cheese pouring out of the hot dog and paired with the taste of the sweet, buttery crescent roll makes my stomach growl.
For the hot dogs, you’ll need eight links, shredded cheddar cheese, everything that needs bagel seasoning, two 8-ounce tubes of crescent buns, and more.
You can also top it with New York City-style hot dog chops, which will require onions, brown mustard, chili powder, pimento, and other ingredients. Make this in a non-stick frying pan, soften the onions first and then add the rest. Let it thicken and put some on top of the pigs in a blanket.
Ray also shared a demonstration video on Instagram so you can follow as you prepare dinner. The end product is a hot dog that melts with cheesy goodness, wrapped in a golden brown crescent roll and topped with that delicious seasoning everyone loves. It’s a bit like the tasty classic you know and love, but upgraded in a way that makes for a unique (and easy!) dinner. Even kids will enjoy this!
Fans loved it, with one person writing, “I need these immediately!” Someone else said, “Only you can gourmet hot dogs. I’ll try them.”
Ray put the entire Everything Pigs in Crescent Roll Blankets with Shredded Cheddar and New York-Style Onions on her website.
Before you go, check out Ina Garten’s easy weeknight dinner recipes below: