Spicy pigs in a blanket with homemade ranch dressing is the perfect appetizer recipe for game day or movie night! With under 30 minutes of prep and cook time combined, these spicy pigs in a blanket are a must make when you need an appetizer in a flash. A simple ranch dressing is whipped up with traditional pantry staples. Little bundles are made by rolling all-beef hot dogs in premade crescent roll doll that has been seasoned with all kinds of different spices. After these little bites are baked in a 350 degree F oven, they are ready to enjoy and they will definitely not last very long!
I thought it was only fitting that I share one more game day appetizer recipe before the big game on Sunday. Hey, I don’t even need a reason to share a good dip or chicken wing recipe, but I thought it would be a disgrace if I didn’t post just one more recipe before Sunday. It would also be a disgrace to not share these spicy pigs in a blanket with you guys because they are quite literally little morsels of heaven.
I love football food, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy a good football game. I grew up in a family full of diehard football fans. My parents are from Pittsburgh, so it should come as no surprise that the Steelers would be my football team of choice. What’s funny though, is that I lived in Pittsburgh for a grand total of 8 months of my life; and it’s hysterical to me that I have such a deep connection to a city that I spent so little time in. I grew up in a military family, so we lived all over the US. From living in Kansas City to New England to just outside of Philadelphia (where I spent most of my childhood) in central NJ, I was always the odd woman out when it came to football.
Nowadays, I live out west and lived right outside of Denver for quite a while, and I am STILL the odd woman out. While I no longer live in Colorado, I live just north in Wyoming where everyone is STILL a Denver fan! We don’t have ANY professional sports teams in this state who literally has a population of just over 500,000. SLC doesn’t have a professional football team and neither does Montana, South Dakota or North Dakota. So that leaves Denver, and let me tell you, people are pretty obsessed with the Broncos.
While I could honestly care less who wins on Sunday (food will be my number one priority…obvi), I can’t help but inch a little bit towards Denver. Have to stick with the AFC. Am I right? … and I would love to see Peyton go out with a bang. Either way, I will be munching on these little bundles of heaven. These spicy pigs in blanket are perfect for Sunday and your guests will love you for making them!
So anyway, I guess I am off for today, but I have one last question for you guys…who will you be rooting for on Sunday? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Have a great day everyone!
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (more to taste)
Homemade Ranch Dressing
Whisk together all of the ingredients for the ranch dressing. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
Spicy Pigs in a Blanket
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Spray with a nonstick spray and set aside.
Roll the crescent roll dough on a large cutting board. Separate the dough at the perforations and cut each section in half lengthwise.
In a small bowl, stir together the chipotle chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and ground cayenne pepper. Sprinkle the mixture on each side of each section of dough. Pat to adhere.
Roll each hot dog in the dough and place each bundle on the prepared baking sheet. Place the pan in the oven and bake the pigs in a blanket for 17-20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Remove from oven.
Serve the spicy pigs in a blanket immediately with homemade ranch dressing, and enjoy!