Rocket dog recipe

Claire Gallam

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There's nothing more American than a ballpark hot dog. However, instead of sticking to the regular ol' dog and bun, why not spruce yours up to make it even more patriotic? These rocket dogs, made from frozen phyllo dough and your favorite hot dogs, are the perfect kid-friendly addition to your barbecue!

rocket dog

Rocket dog recipe

Yields 8 rocket dogs

Not only are these perfectly festive, they are incredibly easy. All you do is wrap the dogs in frozen phyllo dough and bake! A great last minute addition to your 4th of July celebrations.


  • 1 roll frozen phyllo dough sheets
  • 8 ballpark hot dogs
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • 5 American cheese slices
  • Skewers
  • Melted butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Stick a skewer through each hot dog.
  2. Cut the phyllo dough sheets so they wrap around the entire hot dog, leaving the top exposed. You want to wrap each hot dog in at least four sheets since they are thin.
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush the ends of the sheets down with the melted butter so they stick.
  4. Bake the hot dogs for about 30 minutes, or until the phyllo dough is golden brown.
  5. Decorate with some mustard and ketchup. Stick a triangle of the American cheese (cut each slice in half diagonally and then fold over) on the top of the skewer and enjoy!

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.