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Carrot Pigs in a Blanket
Carrot Pigs in a Blanket Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Whether you’re at a black-tie wedding or a casual Super Bowl party, pigs in a blanket never seem out of place. But recently, we tried a vegetarian version of the beloved finger food that blew our mind: carrot pigs in a blanket. We serve this every-so-sightly sophisticated version with a side of green goddess dressing for dipping. And you know what? We don’t miss the traditional kind one bit.

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40 pieces

40 pieces of carrot (each 2 inches long)

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

¾ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 pound store-bought pizza dough

Sesame seeds, as needed for garnish

Green goddess dressing, for dipping (store-bought is fine)

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, toss the carrot pieces with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, salt, pepper and cumin.

3. Divide the pizza dough into 40 even pieces. Roll each piece about ¼-inch thick. Place a carrot at one end of the dough and then roll the dough around the carrot.

4. Repeat with the remaining carrots and dough, and transfer to the prepared baking sheets. Brush each piece with olive oil and garnish with sesame seeds.

5. Bake until the dough is lightly golden and the carrots are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes and then serve warm with green goddess dressing on the side.

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