Jalapeno Popper Pigs In a Blanket

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
Prep Time
22 hrs 1 min
Cook Time
22 hrs 1 min
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
  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

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  1. This looks so easy and tasty. Thanks for posting , I can’t wait to make them.

  2. I love football food, but I’m not a huge football person. You’ll find me near the food table at a super bowl party 🙂 These little nibbles look good and so easy to make!

  3. My hubby and I love college football and football munchies! These look yummy! Can’t wait to make them.

  4. These look easy and yummy! Love 🙂

  5. Omnomnom! Cannot wait to try this myself 😀

  6. These look delicious! I’ll have to make these for my friends when they come over on Sunday to watch football.

  7. They look yummy. thanks for sharing. I tried to pin this so I can make it later but it won’t let me pin anything

  8. I love this!! I am definitely going to have to try them.

  9. Looks simple and yummy!!

  10. These my friend, look delicious!! They certainly wouldn’t last long either!! Triple batch would be required!

  11. These look perfectly popable and addictive! Love them

  12. Brilliant. And totally making an appearance in my next football spread!

  13. These would be the first to go at a party for sure!

  14. What a fun idea! I am always looking for new game day snacks (as my husband likes to call them) to serve while we root for our Hawks. Definitely going to give these ago 🙂

  15. I’m a sucker for anything with jalapenos, and anything Football Food! Can’t wait to try these!!

  16. And I thought the pig in a blanket couldn’t be improved upon! I think I even have a few jalapenos left in the garden! Can’t wait to try these.

  17. Dang it, I always forget how much I love your blog. Haha. Mmmmm.

  18. They so easy and tasty

  19. I made these this weekend for a family get together and all I can say is, I was a total rock star. haha My family loved them and I ended up having to make a second batch. Next time I’ll know to just plan for doubles or triples. 😉

  20. This is almost the same as what we would call “Wurst im Schlafrock” (Sausage in pastry) here in germany. Though yours looks more delicious. Gotta try them one day 🙂

  21. I really love your recipes and can´t stop to copy them. Tere was nothing that didn´t taste good since I do this. Really tasty blog 🙂

  22. I’m not big into football, but I love entertaining. I am always looking for recipes that take a twist on the traditional. This one looks perfect for my next family get together. Can’t wait to try it.

  23. These are delicious, since I found this recipe I’ve made them twice, my family and friends love them!!!

  24. Would these hold overnight for a potluck? I know my co-workers would love these

  25. Hello. FYI, for some reason your print button does not work. A new page pops up with a title and footer, but no recipe in between. Thanks.