Easy Pigs in A Blanket Recipe

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baked pigs in a blanket

How to Make Pigs in a Blanket

These are my little guys favorite and most requested food.  They are simple and quick to make when hunger strikes.  The little smokies are one of the few things I buy at the bulk food store (unless I can find on sale) Pigs in a blanket are wrapped in crescent roll dough and cooked to a nice crunch.

These make a great snack and are perfect for taking to parties or having as an appetizer.  We event use them as an after school snack to curb hunger before dinner.  And yes, sometimes they even become dinner. with some delicious baked beans.

These are perfect to make in the toaster oven if you have one in the summer to keep your house chill.   And since my son likes them so much, he’s learned how to cook them for himself.

lil smokies and crescent rolls
baked pigs
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Easy Pigs In a Blanket

Simple snacks? Pigs in a blanket are easy to make. These are light and fluffy. They are perfect for an after school snack or party food.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 people
Author: Regina Sober

Ingredients

  • 1 package of little smokies
  • 1 package of crescent rolls

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350F.
  • Roll out the crescent rolls and cut the strips into thirds.
  • The strips are a little thick, so roll between your hands to stretch them out.
  • Take the strip and wrap it around the smokies and place them on a cookie sheet. Hold the end as you wrap it around.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • These should be a golden brown when done.
  • Serve with BBQ, mustard and ketchup.

Video

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Notes

  • You can buy the crescent rolls in a full sheet and cut, versus buying the triangles.
  • Buy your favorite flavor of crescent rolls.
thirds crescent rolls

Can I Freeze Before Baking?

You can put them together and flash freeze on a baking sheet. Once frozen, you can label and date a plastic bag and freeze them pulling out what you want to bake and serve in smaller portions.

Do They Need To Be Served Hot?

The pigs in a blanket should be cooked before serving. Once cooked, they can be served and enjoyed. Eating at room temperature is fine too.

rolled lil smokies

What Sauces Go Well With Pigs In A Blanket?

You can use the same condiments that you use for hotdogs: mustard and ketchup. You can also serve dips like honey mustard and barbecue sauce.

pan of rolled lil smokies

Can I Use Hot Dogs Instead?

You can use hot dogs, but cut them into small pieces about 1-2 inches in size to make these. You could also use mini hot dogs. For a light dough, you could also use puff pastry (cut the puff pastry into thin strips just like the crescent dough..

Can You Season the Crescent Dough?

You can put a egg wash on the dough if you want if you are serving at a party. to add additional flavor, you could sprinkle with poppy seed or everything bagel seasoning. You could also put garlic butter on the tops of the crescent dough before baking.

Make It With Puff Pastry!

Want another alternative, use strips of puff pastry. (baking time will be longer)

puff pastry pigs in blanket
Thanks to BigFatHen127 on TikTok for the recommendation for Puff Pastry!
Simple snacks? Pigs in a blanket are easy to make. These are light and fluffy. They are perfect for an after school snack or party food.

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18 Comments

  1. This is perfect, fast and seems to be on hand all the time The perfect feast for the football bunch that settles in the livingroom
    thank you so much for sharing

  2. Yummy!! I love these- we call them pigs in a blanket! Now I have to add them to my Christmas Eve menu list! 🙂

  3. Very simple and something the kids would love! These remind me of a product that used to be available years ago called weiner wrap? (It’s been a while!) They used to have multiple flavors. I wonder what ever happened to that product? lol

    1. I haven’t heard of those before, but I’m sure they have been thought of. Different flavors would make it interest too.

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