Dave and I were both fortunate to grow up in homes where meals together as a family were very important.
Yes, our families were busy with lots of extracurricular activities, but even still, it was rare for either of our families to eat dinner anywhere other than at the table together.
Now, many years later, we’ve both made an effort to prioritize dinner together with our own children each night.
We do realize this will be more challenging as our children get older! That’s one reason we’re even more committed to making family dinners work while the kids are little and at home with us all the time!
We know that if we develop that routine and standard NOW, it will be easier to maintain in future years.
Two ways I make family dinners easier to implement:
- I plan ahead (hello meal planning!) and…
- I have an ‘arsenal’ of simple meals I can get on the table in 30-minutes or less
This recipe for 5-minute Pigs in a Blanket is one of those super simple 30-minutes-or-less recipes our family loves… I think your family will too!
However, before I get too far into the recipe, I want to share a fun resource I added over the weekend!
I created a new page on my blog with 30-Minute Meals!
Every recipe featured on this page is one I can make in 30-minutes or less… many of the meals are 10 and 15-minute meals!
The image above is now featured in my sidebar, and the page will update automatically whenever I share a quick recipe (like the one in this post!)
If you need a little extra inspiration to get dinner on the table in record time, you’ll love these 30-minute meal ideas!
Back to today’s 30-Minute-Or-Less Recipe…
Homemade Pigs in a Blanket
Believe it or not, this SUPER simple weeknight meal can be ready for the oven in roughly 5 minutes.
Seriously — even my kids can make it in less than 5 minutes! (See resource at the end of this post for links to all my other “Kids in the Kitchen” recipes.)
I first shared this recipe in my Instagram Stories — and I immediately got SO many requests to “officially” share it on the blog!
If you’re looking for an ultra-simple, family-friendly weeknight meal to get your family around the table together, try these homemade pigs in a blanket!
- 1 package refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 8 hot dogs
- preheat oven to 400ºF
- unroll crescent roll dough and divide it into 8 triangles.
- wrap one triangle around each hot dog and place on baking sheet
- bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes (or until dough is your desired "brownness")
Serving Size1 hotdog
Amount Per ServingCalories 295Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 30mgSodium 341mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 7g
I told you it was a simple recipe (if you can really even call it a “recipe”!)
NOTE: We love the all-beef hotdogs from Costo. They are larger than traditional hotdogs, more filling, and more flavorful. Plus, they’re all beef!
Simple Side Dish Ideas for Pigs in a Blanket:
We serve our pigs in a blanket with:
If you’re looking for a little meal planning inspiration, check out the links below!
I know how much simpler my life feels when I have a plan for dinner — and simple meals make it feel much more doable!
Add this 5-minute meal to your weekly menu plan and enjoy a little extra family time around the table!