These Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a blanket are a spicy twist on a classic. A great appetizer for gameday!


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.


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Jalapeno Popper Pigs In a Blanket

These Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a blanket are a spicy twist on a classic. A great appetizer for game day!


  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup fresh or canned jalapenos diced
  • 24 cocktail sausages sometimes called lil' smokies
  • 1 (8 ounce package) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent roll dough


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a cooking sheet lightly with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

Source: The Happier Homemaker