Easy Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

Pigs in a blanket is a classic appetizer that is so quick to make! It’s one of my favorite easy recipes to make to serve a crowd. No one can resist those juicy mini hotdogs wrapped in buttery crescent roll dough!

Pigs in a blanket is one of the best party appetizers ever. They are super easy to make and my pigs in a blanket recipe makes a lot of little, warm finger foods so you will have plenty for everyone. Recipes like this are a must for any party!

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You may have had tons of pigs in a blanket in the past but I promise that my recipe will help you make the best pigs in a blanket ever. I also will share a few ways you can customize these little treats to make them even more special.

Plus, I am sharing some tips and tricks that have helped me perfect my pigs in a blanket appetizer. You’ll be a party appetizer pro in no time!

Ingredients for Pigs in a Blanket

You don’t need much to make perfect pigs in a blanket. Since there aren’t very many ingredients, make sure you buy the highest quality ingredients possible. You will taste the quality in every bite!

pigs in a blanket ingredients
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To make this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 refrigerated can of croissant dough (with 12 croissants)
  • 24 cocktail sausages (pre-cooked)
  • 1-2 eggs, beaten (for egg wash)
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds, for sprinkling
mini sausage in crescent roll
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You’ll also need a few simple pieces of kitchen equipment to make this recipe. Here are my favorite tools to help make your easy appetizer recipes even more easy!

How to Make Pigs in a Blanket

Here is a quick look at how to make perfect pigs in a blanket for your next party. Although, I also like to just make these little finger foods to snack on during the week. My kids love them! Easy dinner idea right here!

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to the temperature indicated on the croissant dough package – this is usually around 350°F (175°C).
  2. Open the Dough: Open the refrigerated can of croissant dough and carefully unroll it. You’ll find 12 triangular pieces of dough.
  3. Cut the Dough: Cut along the perforated lines of the dough triangles to make 24 smaller triangles. This will provide enough dough to wrap around each mini sausage.
  4. Wrap the Sausages: Take one of the smaller dough triangles and place a mini sausage at the wide end of the triangle. Roll the dough around the sausage. Repeat with all the sausages and dough triangles.
  5. Egg Wash: In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Using a pastry brush or your fingers, lightly brush each wrapped sausage with the beaten egg. This will help the dough brown nicely during baking.
  6. Sprinkle with Poppy Seeds: Sprinkle poppy seeds over the egg-washed dough-wrapped sausages. This adds a pleasant visual appeal and a subtle nutty flavor.
  7. Arrange on a Baking Sheet: Place the prepared mini piggies in a blanket on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure to leave some space between each one to allow for even baking.
  8. Bake: Put the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 15-18 minutes, or until the piggies in a blanket are golden brown and the dough is cooked through.
wrapped pigs in a blanket on a tray before baking
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Pigs in a blanket are definitely best when served warm. Luckily, they are irresistable so you will be sure to gobble them up right away!

pigs in a blanket on a baking sheet
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Don’t these classic pigs in a blanket look incredible! Just looking at them makes me want to go make these original pigs in a blanket right now. It would definitely make my kids happy if I did!

The Perfect Party Pigs in a Blanket

dipping pig in blanket into ketchup

Once baked, remove the mini piggies in a blanket from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. You can serve them with your favorite dipping sauces like ketchup, mustard, or barbecue sauce.

Enjoy your delicious homemade mini piggies in a blanket as a delightful appetizer or snack!

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Pigs in a Blanket

stacked pigs
These warm pigs in a blanket are absolutely irresistable. They are one of the best finger food appetizers ever and one that everyone adores.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Baking trays
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Pastry brush

Ingredients

  • 1 can Refrigerated croissant dough (with 12 croissants)
  • 24 cocktail sausages
  • 1-2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Open the can of crossaint dough and carefully unroll it. You will find 12 triangular pieces of dough.
  • Cut the dough into 24 smaller triangles, essentially cutting each pre-cut triangle in half.
  • Wrap each mini sausage in the dough. Place the sausage at the wider base of the dough then roll it up toward the point. Place the rolled sausages on a baking tray with the point tucked under the bottom of the sausage.
  • Brush each croissant dough wrapped sausage with the whisked egg then sprinkle each one with a few poppy seeds.
  • Bake the pigs in a blanket for about 15-18 minutes. The dough will be golden brown.
  • Serve the pigs in a blanket while warm!

Notes

-Spread a little bit of mustard on the croissant roll dough before rolling the sausage in the dough. This will add a tasty pop of flavor.
-Serve the pigs in a blanket with honey dijon dipping sauce, tabasco sauce or just with some ketchup

Author

  • Amanda

    Amanda is a professional pastry chef with a bachelor’s degree from The Culinary Institute of America. She has worked in the hospitality field for over 18 years including owning and operating a bakery cafe that specializes in wedding cakes. Amanda loves baking new, healthy foods for her family (in addition to lots of desserts!) She loves gardening, running and watching her daughters on the lacrosse field. She has three kids, ages 9, 6 and 3, who are her official recipe taste testers.

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