Jalapeño and Cheese Stuffed Hot Dog in a Crescent Roll


This recipe is so easy it doesn’t even require a recipe. Plus, it’s something your kids can throw together on their own for lunch on the weekend, or for an after-school snack. It’s almost that time of year again, back to school. This lunch takes me right back to the 70’s … when I was a kid, growing up in Wisconsin.

I love this time of year! It’s all about the new clothes, new school supplies and the promise of a new school year with all there is to come. I still go back to school shopping for myself … and I’m definitely out of school. I look forward to taking my daughter back to school shopping every year. My Mom would take my sister and me each shopping each August for new clothes and shoes. My Grandma would accompany us as well, it was such a special day. A day filled with such wonderful memories. I guess that’s why I cherish this day each year with my own daughter. This coming Friday, Kylie and I will be heading out to the mall for her new school clothes and shoes. We actually already bought her supplies, we’re a step ahead this year. She is entering her first year of college, which makes it seem a bit different, but definitely no less fun. We will plan our day, go out for a nice lunch and it will be fabulous!

My Mom used to make hot dogs stuffed with cheese and wrapped in a crescent roll for us as kids. I must be feeling nostalgic, as I was having a craving for them. I decided to make them for lunch today. I wanted something different than my usual. I did add jalapeńos that I cut into matchsticks along with the cheese into the hot dogs.


  • All Beef Hot Dogs
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced into matchsticks (seeds and membrane removed)
  • 1 package crescent roll dough


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut slit into center of hot dog.
  3. Place cheese slices and jalapeño slices into slit.
  4. Wrap crescent roll dough around each hot dog.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until dough is browned.


I wish all the kids out there a great year at school! Enjoy and make lots of fun memories.

Until next time, Kris


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