Sunday, November 1, 2009

Paula Deen's Lean: Mini Mummies

Halloween has come and gone. Last night, our house was full of hungry little monsters with big appetites. They needed to fill those tummies in order to sustain all the trick or treating ahead. For a fun, easy and kid-friendly dinner, I made a healthy version of Paula Deen's Mini Mummies.All my friends at MY GIRL PAULA are cooking these little guys this month, in celebration of the season.

With only two ingredients, there really wasn't much room for me to make any drastic changes. But thanks to low-fat varieties of the traditional hot dog, cookin' a lean mummy dog was nothin'!I didn't forget about the parents either. After all, they need their energy too. Below you will also find a grown-up, lean version of the Mini Mummies that can be served any time of the year.

Serves 8


1 package of TURKEY hot dogs (Light or Fat Free Beef Franks would also work)
1 package of prepared pie dough


PreHeat - 350°

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unwrap the pie dough and cut into 1/8” strips. Wrap strips around the hot dog halves in a mummy like pattern. Pinch the ends together on the bottom side of the hot dog. Place on the lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown. Approximately 10 minutes. Serve with mustard and ketchup.

For the "Grown-Up" Version, use turkey dogs and Pillsbury bread stick twists. Wrap 1/2 a bread stick around 1/2 a dog. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

They were "spook-tacular"! Everyone, both young and not so young, loved the Mini Mummies. Once again, this is another simple dish that is not only tasty, but fun too. It's always fun to have fun with food and make it fit with the occasion. I wish I had found time to try more of Paula's great Halloween ideas. Well, there's always next year. It's time to start thinkin' TURKEY!


NUTRITION FACTS (Per serving using fat free franks): 158.75 calories;  7.47g fat;  15.26g carbohydrate;  7.26g protein; .83g fiber


  1. We made these too! We used the Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough, but the pie crust is probably lower in fat & calories. I'll have to try that next time!

  2. I LOVE the basis for your blog and I LOVE me some Paula Deen.

    Thanks SO much for sharing in my SITS day last week!

  3. Those look so happy!

    Stopping in from SITS.

  4. They look dee-lish!

    Stopping by from the SITS Halloween Parade :o)

  5. How fun! I bet they were a huge hit.

  6. We made these the other day too! They are super fun!

    Thanks for stopping by for my SITS day! :D



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