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Appetizer Ring: Pigs In A Blanket Ring Chili Cheese Bake

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This pigs in a blanket ring takes meaty hot dogs wrapped in soft on the inside and crispy on the outside pizza dough, arranged around a heaping pile of savory chili topped with gooey cheddar cheese for a hearty appetizer that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. 

A skillet of pigs in a blanket with chili cheese dip, and a plate of pigs in a blanket.

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I’m not kidding when I say that this appetizer is a party favorite. This Chili Cheese Pigs In A Blanket Ring recipe is a simple and easy-to-make appetizer that will have your guests coming back for seconds! It’s easy to throw together for last-minute visitors or just because you’re craving something delicious.

With only 4 ingredients, this recipe calls for store-bought pizza dough, hot dogs cut in half wrapped in the dough, and arranged around an oven-safe skillet. The center of the skillet is then filled with chili and topped with cheddar cheese before being baked in an oven. 

Serve as an appetizer at any party or event! This dish is perfect for any occasion. From a holiday get-together with family to an office potluck, there will be no leftovers!

Ingredients For You Pigs In A Blanket Appetizer

A plate of hot dogs, two bowls of cheese and chili, and pizza dough sitting on a countertop.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

How To Make Pigs In A Blanket With Hot Dogs & Pizza Dough

Pizza dough strips and a hot dog wrapped in pizza dough strips.
  1. Preheat oven to 350℉ degrees. 
  2. Cut pizza dough into 30 equal size strips (Photo 1)
  3. Cut hot dogs in half 
  4. Wrap each hotdog in a strip of pizza dough (Photo 2)

How To Make A Pigs In A Blanket Ring 

Pigs in a blanket are circled in the skillet with chili cheese sauce in the center.
  1. Place the flat side down in an ovenproof skillet around the outside
  2. Repeat this process until 2 rings of pigs in a blanket are complete (Photo 1)
  3. Leave the middle circle of the skillet open 
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes, just until dough is beginning to brown 
  5. Add chili to center of skillet and top with shredded cheese (Photos 2 & 3)
  6. Bake 5-10 more minutes until chili is hot and cheese is melted (Photo 4)
  7. Carefully pull apart pigs in a blanket and dip in chili & cheese
Pigs in a blanket on a white plate with a fork on the side.

What to serve alongside this Pigs In A Blanket Appetizer

Assuming that you are doing several appetizers for a party and you want to add a few more, my 5 Ingredient Viral Tiktok Pasta Chips Recipe, Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip, and Mango Habanero Guacamole make the perfect table companions. 

Pigs in a blanket sitting on a skillet with chili cheese dip in the center.

Chili Cheese Pigs In A Blanket FAQs

How to store leftover chili cheese pigs in a blanket

If you have leftovers try and separate the chili from the hot dogs as best as you can. Store the chili in its own container and place the hot dogs in a ziplock bag. Store in the fridge for up to four days.

What is the best way to reheat my pigs in a blanket recipe?

To reheat your pigs in a blanket ring, place them back into the oven until heated through. If you are heating up your leftover ring from the fridge, make sure to heat at 350 degrees F for about 10-15 minutes to ensure that everything is heated all the way through. For the chili, you can microwave it in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for about 30 seconds at a time until heated through stirring in between heating. 

Can I use crescent rolls to make my pigs in a blanket instead of pizza dough?

If you prefer to use crescent rolls to make your pigs in a blanket instead of pizza dough, you can certainly do that. Just cut the crescent roll into rectangles and wrap around the halved hot dogs as directed above. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Can I use cocktail wieners (little smokies) instead of hot dogs in this recipe?

If you prefer cocktail wieners to hot dogs for your pigs in a blanket, that’s totally fine. Both are good with chili and cheese. Keep in mind cocktail wieners do tend to have a stronger, smoked flavor, so it may overpower the chili.

Can I use different types of sausages to make my pigs in a blanket instead of hot dogs?

Yes, you can use different types of sausages to make your pigs in a blanket. Depending on the size of the sausage you’re using, cut it in half or quarters and wrap it with the dough as directed above. The cooking time might vary according to size, so keep an eye on them while baking!

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Pigs In A Blanket in a skillet and on a plate.
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Pigs In A Blanket Chili Cheese Bake


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Appetizers and snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields 15 Servings
Pigs in a blanket make for the perfect appetizer for any get-together. This chili cheese pigs in a blanket ring are baked in the oven and call for only four ingredients!

Ingredients 

  • 1 refrigerated pizza dough
  • 15 hot dogs
  • 1 can of chili or 2 cups of your favorite homemade recipe
  • ½ cup (56 ½ g) cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F (177 °C) degrees 
  • Cut pizza dough into 30 equal size strips 
    1 refrigerated pizza dough
  • Cut hot dogs in half 
    15 hot dogs
  • Wrap each hotdog in a strip of pizza dough and place flat side down in an ovenproof skillet around the outside 
  • Repeat this process until 2 rings of pigs in a blanket are complete
  • Leave the middle circle of the skillet open 
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, just until dough is beginning to brown 
  • Add chili to center of skillet and top with shredded cheese
    1 can of chili
  • Bake 5-10 more minutes until chili is hot and cheese is melted 
    ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • Carefully pull apart pigs in a blanket and dip in chili & cheese 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Serving Calories: 191kcal (10%) Carbohydrates: 21g (7%) Protein: 8g (16%) Fat: 9g (14%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 24mg (8%) Sodium: 521mg (23%) Potassium: 69mg (2%) Fiber: 0.4g (2%) Sugar: 2g (2%) Vitamin A: 38IU (1%) Vitamin C: 0.05mg Vitamin D: 0.02µg Calcium: 37mg (4%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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