Have you ever realized that the pigs in blankets are the first to go at parties? I've seen people lined up outside the kitchen, waiting for batches to come out of the oven. But they're so naughty. And not vegetarian! Why must the vegetarians be stuck with spinach puffs? Spinach is so NOT naughty. And we all like to be naughty on certain occasions, don't we?
Not to worry, there is a vegetarian version of the little pigs in blankets that everyone can enjoy. Just take your Crescents and wrap them around Smart Dogs instead! Fortunately, (or unfortunately) they're not quite so naughty. Only around 60-70 calories each. Sorry!
I made a batch for the Superbowl, and then another so that my husband and I could eat our fill by ourselves. I kind of forgot to write about them, but it's not too late for March Madness, if you're feeling game-day food for that.
Smart Pigs in Cheesy Blankets
Makes 16 pieces
1 roll of Pillsbury Crescents
4 Smart Dogs veggie protein links
1/4 C shredded cheddar or mixed cheese (or use your favorite vegan cheese)
Condiments: Ketchup, Yellow or Grain Mustard, & Sauerkraut
1. Heat oven to 375F.
2. Unroll the crescents onto a baking sheet. Separate the triangles and cut each one in half to make 2. You should have 16 small triangles of various shapes.
3. Sprinkle each triangle with about a teaspoon of cheese in the center.
4. Cut each link into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into a crescent triangle and place on a baking sheet, leaving ample space between them.
5. Bake until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Serve with condiments for topping.