October 1, 2018

Pigs in a Blanket Chili Cheese Dippers

A perfect party, tailgating or game day appetizer recipe made from an easy chili-cheese dip baked under a wreath of Pigs In a Blanket.


We finally had a weekend off! WHOOP! WHOOP! We didn’t have any plans and weren’t playing baseball so I decided to enjoy a day of college football!

We’re one of those weird families in South Carolina who root for both Clemson and USC (the University of South Carolina, that is, not that other school in southern California).

I know, I know, I know. You’re thinking that’s sacrilegious, but I didn’t go to either school soooo....

Pigs in a Blanket Chili Cheese Dippers! A perfect party, tailgating or game day appetizer recipe made from an easy chili-cheese dip baked under a wreath of Pigs In a Blanket.

I was raised a Gamecock fan but I have genuinely been so impressed with Dabo Swinney and his love for his players and the game that I’ve slowly become a Clemson fan too. Plus Husband is Canadian and doesn’t bleed garnet or orange (and is quietly just waiting for hockey to start) so we just watch both teams.

When the Clemson/Carolina game is on I just drink lots of beer and enjoy watching my friends root against each other.

Since we made a day of laying around the house watching football, I decided to make a ton of appetizers, including this one!

Don't you just want to snatch one of those little piggies and take him for a swim in that gooey chili cheese dip?!

Pigs in a Blanket Chili Cheese Dippers! A perfect party, tailgating or game day appetizer recipe made from an easy chili-cheese dip baked under a wreath of Pigs In a Blanket.

I wish I could say that I invented this recipe (because COME ON! this is brilliant!) but I’d be lying if I did. I actually spent some time this morning trying to track the recipe back to the original source but I just kept going in circles.

Almost all of the recipes I looked at were identical so I went with the basic formula. Once I tasted the chili dip mixture I felt that it needed a little jazzing up so I added some spices.

If you don’t happen to keep these spices on hand, season yours with a little taco seasoning and you should be good to go!

Pigs in a Blanket Chili Cheese Dippers! A perfect party, tailgating or game day appetizer recipe made from an easy chili-cheese dip baked under a wreath of Pigs In a Blanket.

Actually, now that I’ve made this, I’m TOTALLY going to serve this chili cheese dip by itself with tortilla chips because it is creamy, spicy, awesome deliciousness all on its own!

Once we started eating it, the melted cheese on top sort of got swirled into the rest of the dip and it was AH! MAZE! ING!

You’ll have more dip than you have “Pigs in a Blanket” so bust out a bag of Fritos or tortilla chips to serve alongside your dippers!

Pigs in a Blanket Chili Cheese Dippers! A perfect party, tailgating or game day appetizer recipe made from an easy chili-cheese dip baked under a wreath of Pigs In a Blanket.

This recipe was so easy to throw together! All you’ll need to grab at the store is:
  • Crescent roll dough
  • Cocktail wieners
  • Cream cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Canned chili
  • A few spices (which you prolly have at home!)

Pigs in a Blanket Chili Cheese Dippers! A perfect party, tailgating or game day appetizer recipe made from an easy chili-cheese dip baked under a wreath of Pigs In a Blanket.

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This recipe was shared at the Weekend Potluck!

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Yield: 24 servings

Pigs in a Blanket Chili Cheese Dippers

ingredients:

  • 1 15-oz. can chili
  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 8-oz. block cheddar cheese, shredded & divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 can crescent roll dough
  • 1 package cocktail wieners

instructions:

Heat chili in the microwave (or on the stovetop) until bubbly. Combine chili, cream cheese, 3/4 of cheese, garlic salt, chili powder and cumin in a small bowl then stir to combine. Taste for seasoning then add more if desired. Spray an 8-in pie plate (or something similar in size) with cooking spray then spread chili mixture into plate.

Unroll crescent dough then cut each triangle into three long triangular shaped strips of dough. Roll one cocktail wiener in each strip of dough to make “pigs in a blanket”. Place “pigs in a blanket” around the outer edge of the pie plate. Place the extra “pigs in a blanket” in another baking dish to cook separately.

Sprinkle remaining cheese in the center of the pie plate over the chili mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until “pigs in a blanket” are golden brown and cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven then garnish with fresh chopped chives if desired.

Notes:
  • Serve with additional “pigs in a blanket” and tortilla chips. This recipe makes a lot of chili dip so having the extra “pigs in a blanket” and chips will ensure it all gets gobbled up!
  • I use Hormel chili with no beans but feel free to use your favorite brand or use chili with beans.
  • Feel free to use taco seasoning in the chili dip instead of the spices I have listed.
  • I use Hillshire Farms Lit'l Smokies
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Pigs in a Blanket Chili Cheese Dippers! A perfect party, tailgating or game day appetizer recipe made from an easy chili-cheese dip baked under a wreath of Pigs In a Blanket.


3 comments:

  1. Son Steve went to Clemson and is glad you are a fan. He has a frat bro who lives near Coach Sweeney and adores him as a person, not just a coach! Comment about the recipe that I look forward to making: I am very fond of chili powder and cumin and will use at least double if not more, knowing the canned chili is seasoned as well. Really enjoy your site, Mandy. Greetings from North Central Florida! Blessings, Randy

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    1. I hope you enjoy it!! Blessings to you too!

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  2. This is going to be on my party menus from now on! This looks perfect. I am having a Halloween party in a few weeks for my grandkids and will fix them this treat. All of your recipes are so amazing. I love your blog. Thank you

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Hi there! While I'm not able to respond to every comment, I try hard to answer any questions that haven't been addressed in the post, recipe or in other comments. And though I may not respond to them all, I do read each and every comment and I LOVE to hear from you guys! Thanks, y'all! - Mandy