Crescent Roll Hot Dogs: Easy, Weeknight Meal For the Whole Family

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Well, it’s Monday again, and the weekend flew once more!  Back to the grind.  Today’s Tired Mom Monday easy weeknight dinner is crescent roll hot dogs.  It’s definitely a family favorite meal that my husband devours and my daughters love.  (Although, we still cut up my 3 year old’s hot dogs in her crescent rolls!)

Why I Love this Easy Crescent Roll Meal

This is another one of those meals that can be made without a recipe and without a lot of cleanup or active time spent in the kitchen. It’s not like you want to feed your family hot dogs every meal, but for a special treat night, I cook these crescent roll hot dogs.   It’s a nice twist on regular in-the-bun hot dogs that showcases the buttery, irresistible taste of crescent rolls instead.

And, if you’re wanting to make things a little healthier, you can use reduced fat crescent rolls as well as turkey franks like I do in this tutorial.

Crescent Roll Hot Dog Ingredients:

You’ll need to gather these supplies before starting to cook:

  • 1 can of crescent rolls
  • 1 package of turkey dogs or regular beef hot dogs.  If your can of crescent rolls has 8 rolls in it, you’ll need 8 hot dogs.
  • Condiments such as: ketchup, mustard, cheese, onions, or jalapenos

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How to Make Hot Dog Crescent Rolls

First, preheat the oven to the temperature recommended on the back of the crescent rolls.  Mine preheated to 375 degree.s  Then, unroll the crescent rolls and place in 8 triangles on an ungreased cookie sheet.

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Add mustard to the crescent rolls.  You can use the back of a spoon to spread the mustard more uniformly if you’re like my husband who has to have every bit of food have the same proportion of everything!

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Add ketchup on top of the mustard. At this point, you can add any other condiments you would like such as cheese or a few onions. If you want to omit the ketchup and mustard and just have hot dogs and crescent rolls, that works great too! You can later dip these hot dog rolls into any dipping sauce you would like.

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Place one whole hot dog on top of each triangle. I use turkey dogs because, well, in third grade someone told me what real hot dogs are made of. I still am willfully ignorant of what turkey dogs are made of.

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Roll the crescent rolls up around the hot dogs.  Squish them enough so they’re closed around the hot dogs and there aren’t a whole lot of spaces between the rolls.

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Bake for the time recommended on the back of the crescent roll can or until the tops are browned, the hot dogs are warmed through, and the crescent rolls are fully cooked.  Mine were ready in about 12 minutes, but you should check yours sooner the first time, just in case.

Here are my beautifully browned and very tasty hot dogs in crescent rolls!

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Some Notes About this Recipe

When wrapping cheese in the hot dogs, I’ve found using the slices of American cheese works well.  It will get a little messy when cooking at the cheese leaks out, but it is so worth it.

Too many jalapenos with their juice will make things a little soggy.  But still tasty!  If you’re wanting that extra spice, try dipping the hot dog crescent rolls in canned spicy cheese after they’re cooked.  Yum!

These can be frozen for up to 3 months or kept in the fridge for 3 days.  Whenever I make crescent roll hot dogs, my husband gobbles them up before they stay in too long!  When reheating, you can microwave them.  They won’t have the same texture as before, though.  If you have the time to reheat them in the oven, this keeps them tasting as close to their first-day taste as possible.

 

Interested in more quick, weeknight meals with crescent rolls?  Here’s another of our favorites: crescent roll pizzas.

Looking for a new breakfast meal with crescent rolls?  Check out ham, sausage, egg, and cheese crescent rolls. 

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Crescent Roll Hot Dogs

A quick and easy meal using crescent rolls, hot dogs, and condiments. On the table in less than 20 min from start time, and you can use turkey dogs for a healthier option.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: weeknight, quick
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 8 hot dogs—we use turkey dogs
  • ketchup, mustard, and other desired condiments

Instructions

  • First, preheat the oven to the temperature recommended on the back of the crescent rolls.
  • Unroll the crescent rolls and place in 8 triangles on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Add mustard to the crescent rolls.
  • Add ketchup on top of the mustard. At this point, you can add any other condiments you would like such as cheese or a few onions. If you want to omit the ketchup and mustard and just have hotdogs and crescent rolls, that works great too! You can dip these hot dog rolls into any dipping sauce you would like.
  • Place one whole hotdog on top of each triangle.
  • Roll the crescent rolls up around the hotdogs.
  • Bake for the time recommended on the back of the crescent roll can.

Notes

When wrapping cheese in the hot dogs, I've found using the slices of American cheese works well.  It will get a little messy when cooking at the cheese leaks out, but it is so worth it.
Too many jalapenos with their juice will make things a little soggy.  But still tasty!  If you're wanting that extra spice, try dipping the hot dog crescent rolls in canned spicy cheese after they're cooked.  Yum!
These can be frozen for up to 3 months or kept in the fridge for 3 days.  Whenever I make crescent roll hot dogs, my husband gobbles them up before they stay in too long!  When reheating, you can microwave them.  They won't have the same texture as before, though.  If you have the time to reheat them in the oven, this keeps them tasting as close to their first-day taste as possible.  
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