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Mini Hot Dog Appetizers

Get the party started with our delicious mini hot dog appetizer recipe! Perfect for any occasion, these bite-sized snacks are sure to impress.

Mini Hot Dog Appetizer Recipe

Loved by kids and adults alike, pigs in a blanket is a classic snack that is always a crowd pleaser. This classic appetizer consists of small sausages that are wrapped in pastry dough and baked until golden brown.

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The easy recipe I have for you today is simple to make and incredibly versatile. These mini bites are delicious hot or cold and can be served as a bite-sized appetizer or a side dish, which makes them great for a potluck, holiday parties, or watching the big game with friends.

The kids love these quick and tasty hot dog bites! They make the perfect after school snack or summer time appie. Check out the full recipe below.

Mini Hot Dog Appetizers

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Equipment used:

Mini Hot Dog Appetizers

Mini Hot Dog Appetizers Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 6 hot dogs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
Mini Hot Dog Appetizers

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. Cut hot dogs into small pieces. (approximately 6 pieces each)

Mini Hot Dog Appetizers

4. Flour the surface and roll out the puff pastry. 

5. Prepare the egg wash by beating 1 egg together with 1 tablespoon of water. 

Mini Hot Dog Appetizer Process

6. Cut the puff pastry into equal looking strips.

Mini Hot Dog Appetizers

7. Brush one end of each puff pastry strip with the egg wash.

8. Add 1 piece of sausage and roll it up. Place on the baking sheet. 

Mini Hot Dog Appetizers

9. Brush the top of the pigs in the blanket with egg wash. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Mini Hot Dog Appetizer Process

10. Bake until golden brown (about 20 minutes).

Mini Hot Dog Appetizers

Recipe Notes:

  • To get the best results with this simple recipe, use quality ingredients, like all-beef hot dogs and really good puff pastry.
  • Let the pastry thaw in the fridge overnight or on the countertop for about an hour.
  • Make sure to cut pastry into equal sizes to ensure even cooking. A pizza cutter works well for cutting thin strips.
  • Precook the hotdogs in a skillet before rolling them up in the pastry. 
Mini Hot Dog Appetizer Recipe
  • Bake until golden brown. Use a meat thermometer to be sure the hot dogs are cooked through.
  • Egg wash helps to bind the ends together. It also gives a glossy, golden brown shine.
  • Roll the pigs in a blanket a day head. Keep them covered, in a single layer, in the refrigerator overnight. Before baking, brush with the egg wash. 
  • Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Mini Hot Dog Appetizer Recipe

Tips & Tricks:

  • If you don’t want to use regular hot dogs, cocktail franks are the perfect size.
  • Try using crescent roll dough or pizza dough instead of puff pastry. You can also use homemade dough.
  • Before baking, roll pigs in a blanket in poppy seeds, bagel seasoning, or sesame seeds. You could also sprinkle some cheddar cheese on the tops.
  • Serve this easy appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce. Try ketchup, yellow mustard, barbecue sauce, chili sauce, or even melted butter mixed with chopped parsley and garlic powder.
Mini Hot Dog Appetizer

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Mini Hot Dog Appetizers

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Mini Hot Dog Appetizers

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Get the party started with our delicious mini hot dog appetizer recipe! Perfect for any occasion, these bite-sized snacks are sure to impress.

Ingredients

  • 6 hot dogs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. Cut hot dogs into small pieces. (approximately 6 pieces each)

4. Flour the surface and roll out the puff pastry. 

5. Prepare the egg wash by beating 1 egg together with 1 tablespoon of water. 

6. Cut the puff pastry into equal looking strips.

7. Brush one end of each puff pastry strip with the egg wash.

8. Add 1 piece of sausage and roll it up. Place on the baking sheet. 

9. Brush the top of the pigs in the blanket with egg wash. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

10. Bake until golden brown (about 20 minutes).

Notes

  • To get the best results with this simple recipe, use quality ingredients, like all-beef hot dogs and really good puff pastry.
  • Let the pastry thaw in the fridge overnight or on the countertop for about an hour.
  • Make sure to cut pastry into equal sizes to ensure even cooking. A pizza cutter works well for cutting thin strips.
  • Precook the hotdogs in a skillet before rolling them up in the pastry. 
  • Bake until golden brown. Use a meat thermometer to be sure the hot dogs are cooked through.
  • Egg wash helps to bind the ends together. It also gives a glossy, golden brown shine.
  • Roll the pigs in a blanket a day head. Keep them covered, in a single layer, in the refrigerator overnight. Before baking, brush with the egg wash. 
  • Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 325mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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