Pigs In a Blanket are the answer to every get together. They are the first appetizer to go at the party and the ideal game day food. A small cocktail sausage is snuggled in crescent roll dough and baked. These are one of my kids all time favorites and one of my go-to easy recipes for a quick snack! Some people call these mini crescent dogs.

PIGS IN A BLANKET RECIPE

I’m a food blogger who is supposed to have gourmet food at all my events. What do people want to eat? Easy pigs in a blanket!

This classic appetizer makes an appearance at Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and and the Super Bowl. For Christmas you can even bake them in the form of a wreath.

INGREDIENTS

  • Crescent Dough – buttery dough that wraps up the little sausage. Some people like to use puff pastry or biscuit dough but I like the texture of crescent dough better.
  • Little Smokies (lil’ smokies) or cocktail sausages – savory meat that is so good! You could even use vienna sausages in a pinch.
  • (optional) – poppy seeds or sesame seeds for topping. I don’t use these but some people do.

HOW TO MAKE PIGS IN A BLANKET

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
    2. Cut each crescent triangle in 3 pieces. Using 1 strip of dough for each wrap around the sausage.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 -15 minutes or until golden brown at 375 degrees. Serve with mustard and ketchup.

WHY ARE THEY CALLED PIGS IN A BLANKET?

Pigs in a blanket got their unique name because the pork sausage represent the pigs, and they’re wrapped in a blanket of dough. You can either make these with small sausages or full size hot dogs.

CLASSIC PIGS VS MINI PIGS

The larger version of these is a full size regular hot dogs wrapped in crescent dough. Personally the little pigs are much better than the larger pigs. But let’s be honest, anything wrapped in buttery crescent rolls is good.

OTHER NAMES

What are some other names these are called?

  • Halloweenies
  • mini crescent dogs
  • crescent roll pigs

WHAT TO DIP THESE IN?

  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • bbq sauce

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Pigs In a Blanket

Pigs In a Blanket are the answer to every get together.  They are the first appetizer to go at the party. A small cocktail sausage is snuggled in crescent dough and baked. These are one of my kids all time favorites!

Ingredients

  • 2 (8 ounce) tubes crescent rolls
  • 48 mini cocktail weiners or sausages

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.

  2. Cut each of the crescent dough triangles into 3 pieces. Using 1 strip of dough for each wrap around the weiner

  3. Bake for 12 -15 minutes or until golden brown at 375 degrees. Serve with mustard and ketchup.

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