Looking for a way to give your 4th of July barbecue a kick that’s both delicious and patriotic? Stop right here and plant your American flag, because these Rocket Hot Dogs are your ticket to barbecue excellence!

4th of July food is always delicious, but this hot dog recipe is spectacularly delicious! Whether you call them Rocket Dogs, Fireworks Hot Dogs, Or Patriotic Pigs in a Blanket, these are bound to be a crowd favorite at your Fourth of July party.  These hot dogs are skewered, wrapped in a bread stick, and baked to perfection for a taste that will set off fireworks!

Rocket Hot Dogs Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 tube refrigerated bread stick dough
  • Hot dogs
  • Block cheese (any variety)
  • Skewers (soaked in water)
  • Curling ribbon

Skewer hot dog from top to bottom, running about an inch through the hot dog’s top. Make sure the skewers are soaked in water for 10 minutes in order to prevent burning in the oven.

Skewering Hot Dog

Take a strip of bread stick dough and run the top of the skewer through one end of the strip.

Wrapping bread stick doug around hot dog

Carefully wrap the dough around the hot dog.

Wrapping bread stick dough around hot dog

Wrap the bottom of the dough around the stick. Repeat until desired number of Rocket Dogs have been prepared.

completing bread stick doughwrapping

Place Rocket Dogs into preheated 375 degree oven for 10 minutes. Try baking them on the Rada Cookie Sheet, which doesn’t require any seasoning.

Kristy puts Rocket Dogs in oven

While Rocket Dogs are in the oven, slice block cheese of any variety into small triangles, one for each Rocket Dog. The Rada Cheese Knife is the best cheese knife of the market, with a unique design that ensures easy slicing of hard and soft cheeses.

Slicing cheese with Rada Cheese Knife

When Rocket Dogs are baked, remove from oven. Stick a cheese triangle on top of the skewer, completing the rocket. If desired, tie curling ribbon to the bottom. Red, white, and blue ribbon give the Rocket Dogs an especially patriotic, enjoyable look.

Kristy placing cheese block on Rocket Dogs

Serve and enjoy your Rocket Hot Dogs at your next 4th of July or Memorial Day get-together.

Kristy with completed Rocket Dogs

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Rocket Dogs Video Recipe

Rocket Dogs Video Transcript

Hi, Kristy in the Rada Kitchen, and today I want to share how to make these cute, adorable Rocket Dogs. It’s a perfect little treat for a 4th of July party or Memorial Day. And it’s really simple. What you need is a container of unbaked bread stick dough and some hot dogs, some skewers, you want to soak these in water so they don’t burn in the oven, and a block of cheese.

So first we’ll put our hot dog on the skewer. So with the hot dog just run the pointed end of the skewer all the way through and leave about an inch at the top to put your little cheese triangle on. Now, I like to take the dough and skewer it just to secure it so when it bakes it doesn’t shrink. I like to leave space, but if you want to put it on, that’s fine. I like the hot dog to show through, gives it that spiral effect. And then wrap it around the stick and put it on an ungreased baking sheet. And you’ll want to preheat the oven to 375 degrees or you might want to look on your bread stick packaging, what they suggest to bake them at. This is only going to take about 10 minutes.

So I placed my hot dogs wrapped with the breadsticks on the Rada Cookie Sheet. This is really handy and not only makes cookies but foods like this, frozen foods like French fries and fish sticks, you’re going to put these in the oven for 10 minutes.

So while the hot dogs are in the oven, we’re going to make these little cheese triangles for the top of the rocket. I’m going to use this Rada Cheese Slicer, it slices hard cheese, it slices soft cheese like Velveeta. The great thing about it is that it has these little holes so when you cut the cheese, it allows air to get in so the piece comes off and doesn’t stick to the rest of the cheese. So I have my little pattern piece and I’m just going to, as you can see that cheese knife easily slices through harder cheese. Another unique thing about it is that at the end here it has a little fork so you can lay the cheese out on a tray and use the fork end to put cheese on your place.

So, Rocket Dogs are baked, and now we’re ready to put on the cheese triangle. And now, to make them really cute, I like to take curling ribbon and tie it to the bottom. And the Rocket Dog is ready to serve. It’s a really cute, impressive treat, your guests will enjoy it. Have a good 4th of July!

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