Chicago Pull-Apart Venison Pigs in a Blanket

These Chicago Pull-Apart Venison Pigs in a Blanket are perfect for any party you are hosting or attending!

If you are like my family, you might be attending a Superbowl party or hosting one next weekend. This got me thinking and planning some appetizer recipes to help y’all out! I love to bring dips or finger food to parties. They are easy to snack or grab and you can continue socializing.

With this criteria, and also wanting something unique, but was also easy, my husband came up with this idea. It is an appetizer take on a Chicago dog. We keep venison hotdogs in our freezer because they are easy meals, so it made this recipe 10x easier to make because all we had to do was thaw the hotdogs. 

This is a super fun appetizer that everyone will enjoy! You can even make this in a regular style and set up a topping bar for anyone to dress these weenies like they prefer!

I hope y’all enjoy this as much as we did! 

Chicago Pull-Apart Venison Pigs in a Blanket
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5 from 2 votes

Chicago Pull-Apart Venison Pigs in a Blanket

The perfect appetizer for any party.
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time43 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: American, Appetizer, Chicago, Hot Dog, Venison
Servings: 8 people
Author: Sophie May


  • 8" Springform Cake Pan if you don't have this like me, I used a regular 8" cake pan
  • Pizza Cutter optional but makes life easier
  • Rolling Pin


  • cooking spray to lightly coat your pan
  • all purpose flour enough to coat your surface
  • 1 13.8oz pizza dough refridgerated
  • poppy seeds
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • cane syrup optional
  • 1.5 T salted butter melted
  • 8 venison hotdogs cut in 1/3 to make 24 total


  • yellow mustard
  • chopped dill pickles I used dill pickle relish
  • Chicago style relish my store did not have this, but if you can find it, use it!!
  • sport peppers I used chopped pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • poppy seeds
  • small onion chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Lightly grease your pan.
  • Lightly flour your surface and unroll your pizza dough. Lightly sprinkle the top of the dough with flour and roll out your dough. Cut 24 equal slices. I made mine into triangles, but rectangles work just fine.
  • If using cane syrup, drizzle the surface. I lightly did this but this is totally up to you. Sprinkle with poppy seeds, onion powder, and garlic powder. Again, this is up to you. Season with your heart.
  • Take a slice and wrap a hot dog slice with the non seasoned side touching the hot dog...i.e. seasoned side facing out. Put the pigs in a blanket standing upright in the pan (like you see in the photo). Repeat until the pan is filled.
  • Before I put it in the oven, I like to drizzle the top with more cane syrup and more poppy seeds.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Brush the melted butter over the pigs in a blanket.
  • Continue baking for another 15-20 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.
  • Drizzle with mustard and top with your favorite toppings. ENJOY!


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