Dinner, Home & Family, Summer

Rescue Dog

Hallmark Channel is a huge advocate for rescue animals, and I couldn't resist making a hot dog bun to honor their commitment to emptying America's pet shelters!


  • 1 package Pillsbury French Bread Dough

  • 4 Hot Dogs

  • Olives, black beans, and other small food items to make the eyes and nose

  1. Heat oven to 350˚

  2. Cut dough into 4 equal portions

  3. Follow visual guide below for either shape

  4. Bake dough for 25-30 minutes, until browned



Cut dough log into 4 portions

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Roll each portion with your hands into an oblong oval mound

Make cuts through the dough ball for ears

Add beans/olives for nose and eyes

Bake at 350˚ for 25-30 minutes

Slice mouth open with serrated knife

Stuff mouth with hot dog and toppings

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Roll each portion out into flat oblong sheet

Make slice for mouth, remove dough and discard

Slice bias-cut coin of hot dog off and place at bottom for tongue
Place hot dog in center of dough
Fold dough over hot dog, pressing down on tongue piece to keep in place

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Make slits for ears
Add eyes and nose

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Bake at 350˚ for 25-30 minutes

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