Carrots replace cocktail wieners in this healthy update of pigs in a blanket. Soaking the carrot "dogs" in a smoky marinade is the key to giving them that hot dog flavor, for a vegan app meat-eaters will love too. Serve with dipping sauces like honey mustard or ranch dressing to take these to the next level. Source:, April 2018

Carolyn Casner


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a couple of inches of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add carrots, cover and steam until barely cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk broth, vinegar, soy sauce (or tamari), mustard, garlic powder and smoked paprika in a medium bowl. Add the steamed carrots; cover and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or up to one day.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Drain the carrots and pat dry. Unroll and separate the crescent rolls; cut each into 3 similar pieces. Place a carrot on a piece of dough and roll up. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining carrots and dough. Bake until golden, 12 to 14 minutes.


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 2; marinate carrots for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

39 calories; 1.1 g total fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 193 mg sodium. 46 mg potassium; 6.5 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 0.6 g protein; 2116 IU vitamin a iu; 5 mcg folate; 7 mg calcium; 3 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;