Main Dish

Crescent Dogs

Crescent Dog with Broccoli

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes 8

  • 8 hot dogs
  • 4 slices American cheese, each cut into 6 strips
  • 1 – 8 oz can refrigerated crescent rolls
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.  Slit hot dogs within ½” of ends; insert 3 strips of cheese into each slit.
  2. Separate dough into triangles.  Wrap a dough triangle around each hot dog.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cheese side up.
  3. Bake at 375°F for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Prepared Crescent Dogs

I love crescent rolls, hot dogs and cheese.  When I saw a Pillsbury commercial on TV for these I was daydreaming about them for days.  I hopped on Pillsbury’s website to get the recipe.  I figured it’d be a fun, easy and deliciously filling recipe to try out.

Well, it turned out to be kind of a pain.  Having to divide the cheese up, slit the hot dogs and stuff the cheese in was tedious.  The hot dogs are not easy to work with in this fashion. Makes sense, right?  They’re slippery and round.  And the slits aren’t much to work with either.  I wouldn’t have thought more than a few mintues and the tiniest bit of effort would have to go into this recipe.

After all that effort I was left only mildly satisfied.  Even with some ketchup and mustard for dipping sauce.  This really surprised my cheese dog, crescent roll loving self.  There was a time when I would have been totally and completely satisfied with this as a meal.  But perhaps with all of the new foods I’ve been introduced to, especially as of late, my tastes have changed.  That’s for the better I suppose.  This isn’t the most nutritional recipe ever.

And speaking of nutrition, I did make an attempt to round out the meal with some microwaved, steam-in-the-bag brocolli.

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