Introduction: Spicy Pigs in a Blanket

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These spicy and delicious pigs in a blanket couldn't be easier to make. With just three ingredients and about 15 minutes, you can wow your friends and family with a delightful and flavorful appetizer. Using puff pastry instead of crescent rolls or other pre-made dough makes them crusty, flaky, and fluffy compared to other pigs in a blanket recipes. I hope you enjoy them.


  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 package sliced habanero jack cheese
  • 2 sheets puff pastry dough
  • Salsa Brava, for dipping (optional)*

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*Salsa Brava is a hot sauce with the consistency of ketchup that is fantastic for dipping.

Step 1: Dough

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Carefully unfold the dough sheets and lay flat on a smooth, clean surface. Using a table knife, gently divide the sheet into 4 pieces. The width of the pieces should be about the length of a hot dog. Stack and set aside.

Step 2: Rolling, Rolling, Rolling...

Place a dough square on a flat, clean surface and add a slice of cheese on top. Place a hot dog on top of the cheese and roll the hot dog up in the dough and cheese, as shown. Press gently along the seam to seal. Using a sharp knife, cut into thirds and place on a Silpat-lined baking sheet.

Step 3: Bake and Enjoy!

Bake in a 425 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy with some Salsa Brava, or your favorite dipping sauce!