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.


Jalapeno Popper Pigs In a Blanket

4 from 12 votes
These Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a blanket are a spicy twist on a classic. A great appetizer for game day!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 pigs in a blanket


  • 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


  • 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.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer