These Piggies… Feel Less Guilty

I’ve made this Hungry Girl recipe for Pigs in a Blanket for a number of parties, and guests have finished off the batches I bring every time…

Depudged Pigs in a Blanket


  • 1 fat-free (or nearly fat-free) hot dog (like the ones by Oscar Mayer, Hebrew National and Ball Park)
  • 1 portion Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent roll dough


Cut hot dog into 4 even pieces.


(1 1/2 fat-free Hebrew National dogs pictured here)

Stretch or roll out the triangle-shaped dough slightly, to make it a larger triangle. Cut dough into four long, narrow triangles.


(Sometimes I just go halvesies when I want more  Crescent Dough… This was one of those times.).

Beginning at the base of each triangle, roll a piece of the hot dog up in the dough until the point of each triangle wraps around the center. Place dogs on an ungreased baking pan and cook for about 12 minutes (until dough appears slightly browned and crispy).


Et Voila! Simple (and better-for-you) pigs in a blanket… (Thanks HG!)



About A. Random Hapa

Thirty-something. INFP. Librarian. Brain Tumor Survivor. Hobbyist Singer. Amateur Photographer. Foodie. Craft Beer Fan. Unrepentant geek.

Posted on January 22, 2010, in appetizers, quick and easy, recipe, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. HungryGirl is great in concept if your only goal is to lose weight, but she uses way too many processed foods. If you’re really going for pigs in a blanket you could use natural sausage and a pastry thats not filled with trans fat and unnatural ingredients

    Hi, Brett! Thanks for the suggestion. This is actually the only HG recipe I’ve tried, and I’ve kept cooking this one since this recipe is liked by others than myself. Always tweaking, though…

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