Chicken Sausage Mummy Dogs

October 1, 2020

Put a healthier spin on Halloween mummy dogs by using chicken sausage instead of hot dogs and serving them with a side of marinara for dipping! 

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Happy October!  Let the countdown to Halloween officially begin!  I love this time of year!  It’s a continuous stretch of creativity for me from now until Christmas.  But let’s talk Halloween.  It’s such a spooky good time that allows me to turn everyday meals into something monstrously delicious!  Whether you’re a kid or an adult, you can appreciate a fun, Halloween twist on your favorite meals!

Take this recipe, for instance.  I was inspired by mummy hot dogs I’ve seen around Pinterest.  It’s basically a pig-in-a-blanket made to look like a mummy with strips of crescent dough and edible eyes.  But I wanted to put a healthier spin on this Halloween dish by using ingredients from my Hungryroot box.  So instead of using hot dogs to make these mummies, I used Spinach Garlic Chicken Sausage and served them with a side of Hungryroot’s marinara sauce instead of ketchup!

Chicken Sausage Mummy Dogs

The first thing I did was roll out the sheet of crescent dough.  I didn’t roll it out too much.  Just enough to give it a little stretch.  Once the sheet was rolled out, I used a pizza cutter to cut it into thin strips.


After the strips were cut, I removed the chicken sausage from the package and patted the links dry.  Then, I began to wrap the sausages, crisscrossing strips to make them look like mummy bandages.  Once all the sausages were wrapped, I placed them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and baked them in the oven until they were golden brown.

While the chicken sausage was cooking, I made the mummy eyes. I cut circles out of Pepper Jack cheese using a straw and cut smaller circles out of black olives with a pastry tip to make pupils.  The cheese was soft enough that I could just press the olives right into the center to make the eyeballs.

When the sausage mummies were done cooking, I let them cool for a few minutes before placing the eyeballs on top.  I wanted them to be warm enough that the cheese would stick, but not so hot that it would melt.

I served our chicken sausage mummies with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.  This was such a fun Halloween dish and the chicken sausage gave these mummy dogs a great flavor!

Chicken Sausage Mummy Dogs

Chicken Sausage Mummy Dogs

Ingredients

  • 1 package Spinach Garlic Chicken Sausage, or your favorite fully cooked chicken sausage
  • 1 crescent dough sheet
  • 1 slice cheese
  • 1-2 black olives
  • Marinara sauce, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roll out the crescent dough sheet. Use a rolling pin to slightly stretch it out.
  3. Cut the crescent dough into thin strips with a pizza cutter.
  4. Pat the sausage links dry and begin to wrap each link with strips of dough to make it look like bandages. Leave a little space at the top for the eyes.
  5. Place the wrapped sausages onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown and sausages are warmed through.
  6. While the sausages are cooking, use a straw to cut enough circles out of the cheese slice for eyes.
  7. With a smaller pastry tip, cut circles out of black olives for the pupils.
  8. Gently press the olives into the center of the cheese circles.
  9. When the sausages are done cooking, allow them to cool slightly before adding the eyes.
  10. Serve the sausage mummy dogs with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.
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