pigs in a blanket 1Summer is here and this is a perfect recipe for a quick lunch or dinner. My mom has been making this recipe since the 1970s when I was a little girl, and I’ve always loved them since then.  Now as a mom I enjoy making them for my family. This is definitely a kid friendly recipe to try this summer.  And don’t be afraid to have your kids help you make them.  Kids love the fact that they taste like a cross between a grilled cheese sandwich and a hot dog on a bun; two of their favorite meals. Pigs in a blanket pairs perfectly with a bowl of tomato soup.  So let’s get out the ingredients and make this easy summertime meal.

baked pigs in the blanketYou will need one package of 8 hot dogs, 8 slices of American cheese, 8 slices of bread, and enough soft butter for one side of each piece of bread.

ingredients for pigs in a blanketFirst spread the butter on one side of each piece of bread and place it buttered side down on a cookie sheet lined with foil.

buttering breadNow place one slice of cheese on each piece of bread.

cheese slicesNow place a hot dog on each slice of bread.

hot dogs on bread

Pull each side of the bread up and secure it with a toothpick.

adding toothpicks

 

pigs in a blanket ready to bake

Bake them in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

baked pigs in the blanket

Let them cool for a few minutes and serve with ketchup and your favorite soup. The kids and adults will love this quick summertime favorite.

Pigs in a Blanket

Ingredients

  • 1 package of eight hot dogs
  • 8 slices of American cheese
  • 8 slices of bread
  • butter (softened for spreading)

Instructions

  1. First spread the butter on one side of each piece of bread and place it buttered side down on a cookie sheet lined with foil.
  2. Now place one slice of cheese on each piece of bread.
  3. Now place a hot dog on each slice of bread.
  4. Pull each side of the bread up and secure it with a toothpick.
  5. Bake them in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Let them cool for a few minutes and serve with ketchup and your favorite soup.
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