Since I probably watch more football than the average person, I’m always looking for food that qualifies as football fare. Usually it’s spicy, involves some kind of meat, and does not require a fork.
These are what I like to call the adult version of the classic pigs in a blanket. A spicy cream cheese is snuggled with a cocktail sausage in a warm buttery crescent roll. I experimented with fresh versus canned jalapenos and didn’t see a huge difference in the heat factor. My experience has been that canned jalapenos are hotter but in this case I had some fiery jalapenos. I always prefer to use fresh jalapenos when I can. These were addicting.
|Jalapeno Popper Pigs In a Blanket|| |
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup fresh or canned jalapenos, diced
- 24 cocktail sausages (sometimes called lil' smokies)
- 1 (8 ounce) package Pillsbury refrigerated crescent roll dough
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a cooking sheet lightly with cooking spray.
- In a food processor, blend the cream cheese and jalapenos until smooth. If you don't have a food processor just dice the jalapenos as fine as you can and blend.
- Unroll the crescent rolls and cut each triangle into 3 small pieces. I found it easiest to chop off the pointy end of the triangle for one section and then split the remaining section into two sections.
- Slightly press the crescent roll with your hand to flatten and spread about 2 teaspoons of cream cheese mixture on the roll. Add your cocktail sausage on top of the cream cheese and roll up. Place on the cooking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or golden brown.