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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! Pair with some dipping sauce like ketchup, fancy mustard or Roasted Jalapeño Queso!
What are Pigs in a Blanket Anyway?
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.
Let’s Answer a Few FAQ’s
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 to Make Pigs in a Blanket
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.
Preheat Oven + Prep Baking Sheet
Preheat oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
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.
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.
For a Fun Twist
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.
Dipping Sauce Ideas
While these are delicious plain, try dipping them in your favorite sauces! Here are a few suggestions:
- Mustard (sweet or spicy!)
- BBQ Sauce
- Spicy Mayo
- Any and all Chick-Fil-A sauces – they now sell them in big bottles at the grocery store!
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.
More Appetizer Recipes to Try!
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! 🙂
Pigs in a Blanket
- 1 8 ct refrigerated Crescent Rolls package
- 1 14 oz package of 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
- Preheat oven to 375° F
- Roll out and cut each crescent roll triangle into three triangles.
- 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.
- Roll the crescent starting at the larger end and into smaller end.
- Transfer to baking sheet, brush with melted butter and salt (optional).
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.