Quick and easy Pigs in a Blanket made with mini hot dogs wrapped in flakey, buttery crescent rolls and baked to golden perfection. The ultimate appetizer or game day party snack loved by both kids and adults!
Mini Pigs in a Blanket
Everyone’s favorite little piggies, these bite-size pigs in a blanket are a must-have party appetizer for get-togethers, super bowl parties, and birthdays. A personal childhood favorite and now a family favorite, nothing tastes better than juicy cocktail sausages wrapped in warm, flaky, golden puff pastry. Ready, start to finish, in just 35 minutes, they’re so easy to make with super simple ingredients. You can also make them with full-sized hot dogs for a fun and easy lunch or dinner!
- Little Smokies (cocktail sausages)
- Crescent roll dough
- Large egg
- Sesame seeds (optional)
How to Make Pigs in a Blanket
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large 12×16-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Pierce each cocktail sausage with a fork on several sides.
3. Unroll the crescent rolls and separate them into triangles. Use a pastry cutter or pizza cutter to slice each triangle into three smaller triangles.
4. Take one lil smokie, place it on the wide section of one of the slices of dough, and gently roll it into the smaller section. Repeat this process with the remaining dough and cocktail sausages.
5. Transfer to the linked baking sheet, point side down, approximately 1 inch apart.
6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add the egg and the water and whisk together to create an egg wash. Brush the top of each one with the egg wash.
7. Sprinkle the black and white sesame seeds on top and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Best served immediately with all of your favorite dipping sauces.
Add cheese to your pigs in a blanket: Cut a slit into each mini hotdog and stuff it with a small piece of American or cheddar cheese before rolling with crescent dough.
To make full-sized pigs in a blanket: Rather than slicing the crescent roll dough into three smaller pieces, wrap one full-size hot dog with one full-size crescent roll triangle. Bake as instructed.
Remove excess moisture from the lil smokies: Before wrapping them in crescent dough, pat dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. This will prevent the dough from being soggy.
Storage and Leftovers
Storage: Serve any leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat at 30-second intervals in the microwave or in a preheated 350-degree F oven until warm.
Freezing: Prepare as outlined, then transfer the baking sheet with the unbaked pigs in a blanket to the freezer for at least 2 hours. Once frozen, transfer to a large freezer-safe ziplock bag. Cook from frozen in a 400-degree Fahrenheit oven for 20-25 or until golden brown.
How to Serve
Serve these little “piggies” with all of your favorite dips and sauces,
More Delicious Party Snacks and Appetizers
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- French Onion Dip
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- Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
- Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
- Velveeta Cheese Dip with Sausage
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Pigs in a Blanket
- 1 (14-ounce) package Li'l Smokies
- 1 (8-ounce) can Crescent roll dough - pulled apart at the perforated lines
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon black and white sesame seeds
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large 12×16-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove the Li'l Smokies to a large cutting board and pierce each with a fork on all sides.
- Take each triangle section of the crescent rolls and slice them into three parts, making three long triangles.
- Take a Li'l Smokey and place it on the wide section of one of the slices of dough. Slowly roll it up into the smaller section. Repeat this process with the remaining dough and mini hot dogs and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and the water to create an egg wash.
- Brush the top of each rolled pig in a blanket with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve immediately with all of your favorite sauces, like ketchup and dijon mustard.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)