Pigs in a Blanket Christmas Tree

Pigs in a Blanket Tree

A huge pile of pigs in a blanket shaped to look like a christmas tree! Pigs in blankets? Either way this is a crazy pile of food that sums up the crazy wonderful year I have been having. Excited to keep it going in 2018!

It’s been a really busy couple months over here, and I am pumped to say it’s finally time for vacation! What an amazing year I have had, and I can’t believe what is already lined up for 2018. Next month is the 10th anniversary of The Food in my Beard, and I have two cookbooks coming out, one in May and one in September. Thank you so much for following along, liking, and sharing my stuff, I couldn’t be doing what I am doing without you!

First make the pigs in a blanket

I mean, you guys know how to make pigs in a blanket. Do I really need to show you? I have tried and nothing works as well as the refrigerated can of dough for these. Unless you want to spend a whole day and a half making a Christmas tree of pigs in a blanket and I don’t think you do.

pigs in blankets

Next make the cheese sauce

A simple cheese sauce is the “tinsel” of this tree. I make my cheese sauce with cheese, cornstarch and evaporated milk, and it comes together quick and easy!

cheese sauce!

Time to build the pigs in a blanket Christmas tree

Really just pile them all up high. No rhyme or reason to this madness.

build the christmas tree

Decorate the pigs in a blanket Christmas tree

Pour on that sauce and it will help the other things stick to the tree

pour on the cheese sauce

The “ornaments” are pickled jalapenos and tomatoes

pigs in a blanket christmas tree

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, your pigs are so in blankets.

pigs in a blanket christmas tree

Have a good Holiday and New Years and I will see you in 2018! If you want more Christmas tree shaped food, check out my Christmas Tree Deviled Eggs!

Pigs in a Blanket Christmas Tree

A big pile of pigs in a blanket, in a Christmas tree shape, covered in cheese sauce and topped with tomatoes and jalapenos.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 442kcal


  • 14 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 3 packages mini hot dogs about 42 ounces
  • 3 packages refrigerated pastry dough you know what kind I’m talking about
  • pickled jalapenos
  • diced tomatoes


  • Mix the cornstarch into the milk until it is dissolved. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the mustard and cheeses. Continue to stir until the cheeses are melted, turning the heat on low if needed.
  • Unroll the pastry dough and cut it into strips. You only want a thin strip wrapped around each dog.
  • Wrap the dogs one by one and place on a baking sheet. Bake them for 10 or 15 minutes, whatever the package says.
  • Meanwhile, cut a star out from the pastry dough and stick a skewer into it. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Build the tree with the pigs. Stick the star on top.
  • Pour the cheese sauce on top and decorate with the jalapenos and tomatoes.


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 980mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 386mg | Iron: 3mg

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