• Chili Cheese Pigs in a Blanket

    by Kortney Campbell on July 5, 2012

    A couple of years ago, my friend Ryan from peta2 put a picture on facebook of vegan pigs in a blanket he had just made. Needless to say, I was intrigued, had to make them on my own and have been making them on the reg ever since.

     After a few minimal tweaks, this is what I came up with:

    What You Need:

    • 2 packs (or 16 total) of vegan crescent rolls (Sweet Bay’s store-brand big & flaky are vegan!)
    • 1 pack (or 8 total) of vegan hotdogs (Smartdogs tend to be my go-to)
    • 1 can of vegan chili (I use Amy’s medium with beans and tofu crumbles)
    • 8 slices of vegan cheese (I used to use Daiya for this, but I’ve found that the Tofutti slices are not only easier, but the way they melt goes better with this recipe).



    1. Place your crescent rolls on a baking sheet (I like to cover mine with parchment paper 1st) and flatten them out with your fingers.
    2. Add 1/2 of a cheese slice to the wide end of each crescent roll.
    3. Add one heaping tablespoon of chili on top of the cheese.

    4. Cut your hotdogs in half and add one of the halves to the top of each chili mound.

    5. Roll them up! Be sure to fold in the edges first to try to secure in as much chili as possible.
    6. Bake them according to the crescent roll package (usually 15 minutes or so).
    7. Enjoy!

    These little vegan chili cheese dogs are the best for non-vegan get togethers as no one can tell the difference and everyone loves them! What’s one of your favorite “there’s no way that’s vegan” recipes?

    About Kortney Campbell

    I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

  • { 9 comments… read them below or add one }

    Nadia July 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Ive made these before but never with chili and cheese. I might make them this weekend with these new additions! Thanks for taking a picture of each step!


    HCGVeganChic June 4, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I’ve done it with seitan! SOO amazing, but again never with the chili! LOVE this idea!!!! Making these for 4th of July BBQs this year!!


    ryan July 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    going to make these asap. so good!


    Brittany July 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Soyrizo and daiya pepperjack Mac & cheese! Super rich,creamy and delicious. No one ever knows its vegan!


    erika July 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Ok, you gals seriously crack me up. And are awesomely vegan. We should keep in touch (we have 4 vegan mommas at!) I love your photos- they make me smile. And vegan pigs in a blanket? Sweet!


    Nicole Leigh July 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Where do you find vegan Tofutti slices? Publix and Sweetbay tend to only have veggie slices (with casein). Thanks!


    VeganHousewives August 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Hey Nicole, we get ours at a small local health food store called Rollin Oats. Whole Foods may carry them as well or they could be ordered online :)


    Nicole Leigh August 4, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Brilliant and thank you! I’m definitely looking forward to trying this recipe! :)


    Heather September 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    My local Sweetbay (Wesley Chapel on SR 54) carries the vegan Tofutti slices. It’s definitely worth it to ask your local store managers if they can get/stock something for you–often they’re more than willing to do so. :)


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