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Pigs in a Blanket – Spend with Pennies

These tasty pigs in a blanket are easy bite-sized snacks that kids and adults will love!

Mini smokies are wrapped in strips of crescent roll dough and baked or air-fried in minutes!

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An Easy Appetizer

  • This pigs-in-a-blanket recipe makes every get-together a party! Make ‘em for game day or family game night and watch them disappear!
  • Cook up a batch or two or pigs in a blanket up to a day ahead and pop them under the broiler to reheat them!
  • Stock up on packs of little smokies when they’re on sale and freeze them for last-minute snack sessions! Serve with a side of ranch, chili sauce, or savory honey mustard.

Ingredients for Pigs in a Blanket

Smokies – Mini smokies are pre-cooked and ready to serve, look for other varieties made with chicken or turkey. Vienna sausages will also work and hot dogs can be cut down to 2” or left whole for extra extra-large pigs in a blanket!

Crescent Roll Dough – Super easy to work with, crescent roll dough makes a light and crispy breading around the smokies. Thin strips of ready-made pizza dough or puff pastry will work, too!

Variations

  • Cheese – While its optional, I often tuck a small piece of cheddar cheese in with the crescent dough.
  • Seasoning – You can also sprinkle it with a little bit of Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Additions – For a change in flavor, add a strip of jalapeno or some cooked bacon next to the smokie.
Pigs in a Blanket uncooked

How to Make Pigs in a Blanket

These tasty pigs are easy bite-sized snacks that kids and adults will love!

In the Oven:

  1. Prep crescent roll dough (as per the recipe below).
  2. Wrap strips around each smokie, pinching the ends to seal.
  3. Bake until browned. Cool before serving.
Pigs in a Blanket being rolled up

Make Ahead and Leftovers

Prepare as directed and place on a baking sheet lightly covered with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Bake until golden brown as directed.

Keep leftover pigs in a blanket in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Reheat in the microwave or in a preheated air fryer until heated through.

Pigs in a Blanket on tray

Our Favorite Dipping Sauces

In addition to ketchup and mustard, here are a few of our favorite dipping sauces!

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Pigs in a Blanket

Mini smokies wrapped in crescent roll strips and baked until golden make the perfect appetizer for a crowd!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  • Open each can of crescent rolls and, without unrolling, cut each roll into 1-inch pieces. Unroll each strip and cut it into 4 pieces.

  • Wrap each little smokie with a strip of dough, making sure to pinch the edges to seal.

  • Place the wrapped smokies, seam side down, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until browned.

  • Cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm.

  • Parchment paper is optional but ensures the pigs in a blanket don’t stick and makes for easy cleanup.
  • Don’t worry too much about being exact with the cutting or shape of the dough.
  • Add a bit of American cheese or caramelized onion inside each if you’d like.
  • Pigs in a blanket can be prepared and refrigerated up to 24 hours ahead for easy entertaining.
  • No mini smokies? Cut hot dogs or cooked breakfast sausage into 1.5″ pieces (or even make larger pigs in blankets with whole dogs, the cooking time should remain close to the same).
  • Brush with butter or egg wash and add sesame seeds, poppy seeds or everything seasoning on top if desired.

Serving: 4pieces | Calories: 185 | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 615mg | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American

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