Dawgs in a Blanket

September 19, 2012

These little apps are great for tailgating or to serve while watching football.  The name is especially appropriate for any Georgia Bulldog fans out there :0)

Depending on kick-off time, you can use breakfast sausage (pictured) or hot dogs.  If you really want to get crazy, you can add cheese, onions or any others fillings you like.  Either way, I promise these little guys will go fast!


Sweet & Savory: Maple-Brown Sugar Breakfast Sausages wrapped in Low-Fat Croissants

Dawgs in a Blanket

printable recipe


  • One package breakfast sausage
  • Two packages of croissant rolls

Cook the sausages in a pan on the stove until browned.  On a cutting board, lay out one uncooked croissant roll, lay a cooked sausage in the middle and roll up.  Place the rolled dawgs on a baking sheet and bake according to directions on croissant package. Serve hot!

I love sausage.  I mean I looooove sausage.  Patties or links with breakfast, crumbled hot italian in spaghetti sauce or grilled (preferably over charcoal) and served in a hoagie roll with onions and peppers.  Today I will talk about the latter.

My fiance is from Long Island and grew up eating Sausage and Peppers.   This weekday meal consisted of some kind of grilled sausage, or bratwurst, served in a roll and heaped with sautéed onions and green peppers.  He has turned me on to this simple, easy and delicious meal that I thought just couldn’t get any better.  Until I stopped by the Pine Street Market to check out what they had to offer.

My massage therapist told me about the new deli that had recently opened in Avondale.  One of his clients had shared they had a quite an array of meats to choose from…including fennel sausage (which I happen to adore), black truffle salami, chorizo and more!  I chose the roasted poblano pepper sausages, chorizo salami and some chevre. 

Oh yum.

I know I said earlier I didn’t think Jim’s Sausage and Peppers could get any better…but piling those veggies on top of that poblano sausage just (to quote Emeril), “kicked it up a notch.” 

What do you like to put on your grilled sausage?


My goody bag


My goodies


Sausage & Peppers