Love pigs in blankets but not the idea of eating actual pigs? You are going to love meatless pigs in blankets (would that make these faux pigs in blankets? Imposter pigs in blankets?). They are just as quick and easy to make as can be, and with a good quality meatless frank (the author likes SmartDogs from Trader Joe) these are going to disappear quickly. These are great hot or cold, with or without salsa or other dipping sauces. Perfect for a quick lunch or for tucking into lunch boxes! Hulls’ Trace cheddar from Blue Jacket Dairy at 2nd Street Market would be an especially fine choice.
Vegetarian pigs in blankets
- 8 SmartDogs from Trader Joe (or other meatless frank)
- 4 slices cheese (or soy cheese), EACH cut into 6 strips
- 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
Heat oven to 375°F. Slit hot dogs most of the way through to within 1/2 inch of ends; insert 3 strips of cheese into each slit. Separate dough into triangles. Wrap dough triangle around each hot dog. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cheese side up. Bake at 375°F. for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
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