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.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, April 2018




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; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 6.5g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.6g 2% DV; sugars 1.8g; fat 1.1g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; vitamin a iu 2116.4IU 42% DV; vitamin c 0.4mg 1% DV; folate 4.5mcg 1% DV; calcium 6.9mg 1% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 2.9mg 1% DV; potassium 46.2mg 1% DV; sodium 192.6mg 8% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV; added sugar 1g.