Carrot Dog Pigs in a Blanket


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.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 40 mins
72 rolls


  • 24 large baby carrots

  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth

  • cup cider vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari

  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent roll dough, preferably organic


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  4. 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.

    Carrot Dog Pigs in a Blanket


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

39 Calories
1g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 39
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 1g 1%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Vitamin A 2116IU 42%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 5mcg 1%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 3mg 1%
Potassium 46mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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