Skinny, Mini, Pigs In a Blanket (2 ingredients)

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These NEW bite size treats are so cute to serve. Everyone loves them! How simple can you get with just 2 ingredients. I used reduced-fat refrigerated dinner rolls and 97% fat-free all beef hot dogs. Each has 40 calories, 2 grams of fat and 1 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. I like to serve them as an appetizer or as a fun lunch with a salad on the side.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Bake Time: 16 minutes


Ingredients for Pigs in a Blanket:

1 (8-oz.) can Pillsbury Reduced-Fat Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls

1 package Hebrew National 97% fat-free hotdogs, cut int 4 pieces each (you’ll have 1 leftover)


Ingredients for dipping: Optional

Mustard

Ketchup


Instructions

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

2. Unroll dough; separate into 8 triangles. Cut each triangle into 3 smaller triangles. Don’t worry if the shape of the triangle looks more like a box. It will still roll up nicely. Place 1 mini hot dog on the shortest side of each triangle; roll up to opposite point. Fold in any dough sticking out. Place, point side down on cookie sheet. Repeat steps to make 24 total.

3. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet onto a serving plate.

4. Serve with mustard and ketchup on the side, if desired.

Makes 24 total


Food Facts

Pigs in a blanket are an extremely popular appetizer in America, for all ages. Did you know they may be as old as the 1600’s?  Despite rumors that it is an invention as modern as 1957, field laborers in the England of the 1600’s had what was essentially the same dish.  Putting meat inside of dough was an obvious solution for a quick and nourishing meal on the go.


Shopping Tip

Hebrew National 97% fat-free all-beef hot dogs can be found in most supermarkets in the same aisle where other hot dogs are sold. Trader Joe’s also sells them. Each hot dog has 40 calories and 1 gram of fat. Or, look for another brand of reduced-fat hot dogs.


Weight Watchers
(old points) 1
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 1

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 mini pigs in a blanket
40 calories, 2g fat, 2g prot, 5g carbs, 0g fiber, 203mg sodium, 1g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 cocktail size pigs in a blanket with full fat dogs & rolls
66 calories, 5g fat, 2g prot, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 200mg sodium, 0g sugar