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Puff pastry hot dogs.

Puff Pastry Hot Dogs

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  • Author: Kelli Avila
  • Prep Time: 00:15
  • Cook Time: 00:25
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Dinner


Puff Pastry Hot Dogs are like bigger, more dinner-worthy versions of pigs in a blanket. Full size hot dogs are wrapped in puff pastry, baked and served with a homemade secret sauce for a simple, yet fun dinner.


Units Scale
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 (17-ounce) box puff pastry (or you can make your own)
  • 6-8 hot dogs
  • 1 cup fine shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoon mayo
  • 2 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle juice (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Defrost frozen puff pastry according to package directions.
  2. Add the egg and water in a small bowl and whisk together, set aside.
  3. Line a 12x18” sheet pan with a piece of parchment.
  4. Carefully unroll the puff pastry.
  5. Using a pastry wheel or sharp knife cut rectangles in the pastry that are about 3.5” x 4”. The exact size will depend on the size of your hot dog, so use that as your guide.
  6. Place the hot dog off to the center of the pastry and wrap the pastry piece around the hot dog, sealing the edges.
  7. Place the hot dog seam side down on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Repeat this process with all the hot dogs.
  9. Chill the puff pastry hot dogs in the freezer for 15 minutes, or in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This helps the pastry keep it’s shape while it bakes.
  10. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  11. Once chilled, remove the pastry hot dogs from the freezer and eggwash the pastry. Then take a sharp knife and cut three slits in the pastry.
  12. If using cheese, place the cheese inside a shallow container. Press the egg wash side of the pastry into the container of cheese. Press the cheese into the pastry, and return the hot dog to the baking sheet.
  13. Bake in the oven for 24-26 minutes, or until the pastries are lightly golden all over and puffed up.
  14. Remove them from the oven, and let them cool slightly before serving.
  15. Meanwhile make the pink sauce: add the mayo, ketchup, pickle juice, mustard, garlic powder, salt and pepper to a small bowl and whisk together. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  16. Serve the puff pastry hot dogs warm with the pink sauce.


Hot dogs typically come in packages of 6 or 8. Use whatever makes the most sense for your family.

If you don't have sweet pickles (to use the sweet brine as called for in the recipe) swap it out for apple cider vinegar or malt vinegar.