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Hot Dog Mummies In A Graveyard

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hot dogs wrapped in crescent dough on a bed of chili

Hot Dog Mummies In A Chili Graveyard are a fun Halloween Main Course the whole family can enjoy! All Beef Angus Hot Dogs are stuffed with mild cheddar cheese and wrapped in strips of crescent rolls. They’re a little spooky and a lot of yummy!

I know it seems a little early for Halloween foods…but Pinterest doesn’t agree.  So alas…here I am sharing my first Halloween dish. (Please don’t throw candy corn at me!) 

In my defense…the leaves are turning on the mountains around our little Nest!

Last year I hosted a small family “Pre-Halloween” party. I made the usual “Mummy” hot dogs. (That’s sound so weird!)

Halloween party food including mummies in a graveyard

This year I decided to make “Gourmet” Mummies! I stuffed them with cheese and added a can of chili. I know…you’d think a French trained chef would have come up with this sublime dish…but NO! It took someone with my advanced culinary skills! (Move over Wolfgang and take your chocolate golden statues with ya! Lol)

How To Make Hot Dog Mummies

Start with one can of Pillsbury Grand Crescent Dough Sheet.

Unroll crescent dough. Smack the can on the side of the counter with massive trepidation… and scream when it explodes open! (Honestly that “#@&!” can gets me every time!)

Use a sharp knife, or a pizza cutter, cut the dough into thin strips. You’ll need two strips per hot dog.

Crescent Rolls sliced into strips

Use a good quality all beef hot dog. (Just cause they’re dead mummies doesn’t mean that they can’t be the best!)

 Make a slit down the center, lengthwise, of each hot dog. Being careful not to slice all the way through the hot dog.

Hot Dogs slit down the center

Take a slice of thin cut cheddar cheese and fold it in fourths. Cut in half lengthwise. Stuff the cheese into the sliced hot dogs.

Slit Hot Dogs stuffed with Cheddar Cheese

TIP: The cheese side is the back of the mummy! I mean we don’t want to see the mummies’ guts! We do have to be tactful with our dead dogs!

Take one strip of crescent dough, and starting at the back, with the cheese; press the dough down onto the hot dog. Wrap around the hot dog.

crescent dough rolled around the hot dog

Leave a little space on the “face” for the eyes!

Hot dog wrapped in crescent dough strips

This is where things get really difficult and take a lot of culinary experience. You’re gonna need to open a can of chili!

Now don’t go whipping that can open and flinging chili everywhere! Yer gonna wanna use a spoon and scoop it out of the can…civilized like! Lol

You can use any kind of chili, but I used “No bean” chili, and it was great in this dish! Spread it evenly in an oven safe baking dish.

canned chili spread in a casserole dish

Lay the “mummies” on top of the chili. Leaving about 1/4 – 1/2 inch in between. Mummies like their space! Even in a chili filled graveyard! Remember…we are laying them to rest! (A moment of silence please!)

wrapped mummy dogs in a chili lined baking dish

Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 20–25 minutes until the mummy wrappings turn light golden brown!

Remove from the oven and CAREFULLY place candy eyes on each mummy.

Baked wrapped hot dogs on a bed of chili

Have you ever seen such adorable mummies? These little guys are really very good.

If you’re a fan of a good chili dog…with melted cheese…you’ll love these little spooks!

baked hot dogs rolled in crescent roll dough and on top of chili

Who wouldn’t love these cute guys staring up at them on Halloween!

I’ll be honest…my husband must be a big ol’ kid at heart…because he loved them! (Just ask the two he sent to the “real” graveyard!) 

I hope the little goblins and ghosts at your Nest will enjoy this family friendly Halloween Meal.

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Yield: 6-8 servings

Hot Dog Mummies In A Graveyard

hot dogs wrapped in crescent dough strips and laid to rest in a bed of chili

These cute little Mummy dogs are stuffed with cheese and "laid to rest" on a bed of chili and baked to perfection! A fun Halloween Dinner the whole family will love.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 6-8 all beef hot dogs
  • 1 Can No Bean Chili
  • 1 Can Pillsbury Crescent Sheet Dough
  • 3-4 ultra thin slices of mild cheddar cheese
  • candy eyes


  1. Unroll crescent sheet dough. Cut into 12-16 thin strips the length of the sheet dough.
  2. Split hot dogs down the center lengthwise with a sharp knife, careful not to cut all the way through the hot dog.
  3. Fold each piece of cheese in fourths, cut each one in half. Stuff cheese in each hot dog slice.
  4. Wrap each hot dog with two slices of crescent strips, starting in the back, the cheese side, leaving a small space for the eyes in each "face.
  5. Spread chili in a baking dish.
  6. Lay hot dogs on top of chili, cheese side down, and bake in preheated 350° degree oven for 20-25 minutes until crescent rolls are lightly golden brown.
  7. Carefully place eyes on the face...serve while hot.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 hot dog

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 792mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 11g

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