Pigs in the Blanket

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A classic appetizer for kids and adults alike, Pigs in a Blanket will be the first thing you run out of at your next party. These mini cocktail sausages are rolled in buttery crescent roll dough and baked to golden perfection! Perfect for snacking, game-day appetizers or any other gathering you can think of, really! If it’s around Halloween time, be sure to make these Mummy Pigs in a Blanket!

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Why You’ll Love This Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

The classic recipe for pigs in a blanket only calls for 2 ingredients: crescent rolls and hot dogs. My recipe adds some extra ingredients, transforming this appetizer to something truly exceptional.

What are Pigs in a Blanket?

A Pig in a Blanket is a sausage, typically mini cocktail sausages (like Hillshire Farm Lil’ Smokies) as the “pig” wrapped in either a pancake, biscuit dough, or a crescent-style piece of pastry as the “blanket”. They are super easy to put together and everyone loves them.

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What You’ll Need For Pigs in the Blanket

  • refrigerated crescent rolls
  • mini cocktail weiners (lil’ smokies)
  • butter (optional)
  • dijon (optional)
  • shredded cheese (optional)
  • coarse sea salt (optional)
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How to Make Pigs in a Blanket with Crescent Rolls

Just 2 main ingredients needed to make these little gems – the pigs and the blanket – everything else is optional! For full recipe details, including measurements and ingredients needed, see the printable recipe card down below.

1. Preheat Oven + Prep Baking Sheet

Preheat oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. Roll Out Dough + Cut Triangles

Roll out each crescent roll triangle onto a cutting board. Make your cut along the perforated dotted lines first, and then cut 2 more triangles, creating three triangles. This is super easy to do using a pizza slicer. See the first picture below.

If using dijon mustard or cheese, spread either one on the pastry before you begin rolling. Place each mini sausage onto the larger end of each crescent roll triangle.

3. Roll up Crescents + Bake

Roll the crescent starting at the larger end and into smaller end. Transfer to baking sheet. Melt about 2 tablespoons of butter and brush onto crescents and sprinkle the tops with salt (both completely optional).

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Pig in a Blanket Recipe Variations

If you’re wanting to take these to the next level, try adding a sprinkling of Everything Bagel Seasoning on top of them before baking.

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What to Serve with Pigs in the Blanket

While these are delicious plain, try dipping them in your favorite sauces! Here are a few suggestions:

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How to Store Pigs in Blanket (Crescent Rolls Recipe)

Store leftovers in an airtight container for 4-5 days in the fridge.

To reheat, throw them in the air fryer for a few minutes, or place on a baking sheet and into the oven at 375 for 3-5 mins or until heated through.

Crescent Roll Pigs in a Blanket Recipe FAQ

Can I use hot dogs or other types of sausages?

Yes! You can use regular hot dogs for pigs in a blanket. Just cut your hot dogs into quarters and proceed with the recipe as is. You can even use different types of sausage! Try a spicy andouille or an herby chicken sausage, just make sure you’re buying them precooked.

What can I use instead of crescent dough?

Crescent roll dough is the classic dough to use for this recipe. The flaky, buttery flavor can’t be matched, so we tend to gravitate towards it, but using a puff pastry or even biscuit dough would work in this recipe. If you’re using puff pastry, make sure to allow enough time for it to thaw since you typically find it in the frozen section at the grocery store.

How many Pigs in a Blanket does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 24 pigs in a blanket total. Please note that you may have a few mini sausages left over.  Perfect little snack reward for the cook! 😉

How long to cook pigs in a blanket?

The “pig” part is already cooked and just needs to be warmed through, so the only part you’re cooking is the “blanket”. Cook for 9-12 minutes or until the crescent roll is fully cooked and beginning to brown.

Are pigs in blankets served hot or cold?

Pigs in a blanket are best served hot out of the oven, but can definitely be eaten at room temperature.

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More like this Pigs in a Blanket Crescent Rolls Recipe!

Whether you are hosting the big game watch party with friends or a cozy night in with the family, these Pigs in a Blanket will be a hit. They won’t last long, that’s for sure.

The printable recipe card is below. Have a great day, friends! 🙂

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Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

A classic appetizer for kids and adults alike, Pigs in a Blanket will be the first thing you run out of at your next party. Simply roll mini sausages in a crescent roll and bake! Dijon mustard or shredded cheese, along with coarse salt take these over the top!
servings 24
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ct refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 14 oz mini cocktail weiners recommended Hillshire Lil' Smokies
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard optional
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded, optional
  • 2 tbsp butter melted, optional
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt for sprinkling, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375° F
  • Roll out and cut each crescent roll triangle into three triangles.
    pigs in a blanket crescent dough sliced into thirds
  • Place each mini sausage onto the larger end of each crescent roll triangle. If using dijon or cheese, spread either one on pastry before you begin rolling.
    pigs in a blanket crescent dough sliced into thirds with dijon mustard spread and cheese
  • Roll the crescent starting at the larger end and into smaller end.
    unbaked pigs in a blanket with cheese
  • Transfer to baking sheet, brush with melted butter and salt (optional).
    unbaked pigs in a blanket on baking sheet
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown.
    pigs in a blanket on tablescape

Notes

Makes 24 pigs in a blanket total. Please note that you may have a few mini sausages left over.  

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pigs in a blanket

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