This Pigs in a Blanket recipe is a simple 3-ingredient appetizer that is great for parties. With store-bought crescent rolls, you can prep these in no time and then serve them hot from the oven. Add your favorite dipping sauce, and they will disappear before you know it!
Pigs in a Blanket are one of those easy appetizers that everyone just loves. The savory sausage wrapped up in a flaky dough is irresistible, and it’s a really easy snack to make.
Easy 3-Ingredient Appetizer
What I love best about this recipe is how simple it is. You only need three ingredients, and all you have to do is assemble it.
- refrigerated crescent rolls
- Little smokies
- Cooking spray
Little smokies are small smoked sausages that you can find in the meat section at the grocery store. Their size makes them perfect for appetizers, and the flavor is savory with a hit of smokiness.
Crescent roll dough makes this recipe so easy – all the work is done for you, so all you have to do is roll the sausages up and bake. The dough turns golden in the oven and has a buttery, flaky texture.
How to Make Pigs in a Blanket
Unroll the dough and lay it flat on parchment paper. There will be perforations that make it easy to divide it into large triangles. Cut each triangle into three small ones.
Place one little smokie on the wide end of the triangle. Gently roll it up towards the pointed end and then gently pinch the dough to seal. Repeat this process with the rest of the sausages.
Place the wrapped sausages on a prepared baking sheet. Bake them for 10 to 15 minutes, routing the pan halfway through the bake time. Pigs in a blanket are done once the dough is golden brown. Serve them hot.
Tip: If you want to keep them warm for a party, keep them on a baking sheet in a warm oven (approximately 150 to 200°F). You can serve them in smaller batches and keep the extras warm for later.
Make Ahead Tips
You can assemble pigs in a blanket a day in advance. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cover it with plastic wrap. You can do this the night before or up to 24 hours in advance.
When you are ready to bake them, preheat the oven and then bake them as instructed. How long to cook pigs in a blanket will depend on how cold they are when baked – if they are chilled, you may need to add a couple of extra minutes to the baking time.
Dipping Sauce Ideas for Pigs in a Blanket
They are delicious plain, but adding a dipping sauce makes them even better. Here are some ideas to try:
- Ketchup is always classic.
- Try different kinds of mustard – spicy mustard or sweeter types work great.
- Mayonnaise mixed with fresh lemon juice and herbs is delicious, too.
- Or try dipping them in your favorite BBQ sauce.
Make Them for Dinner with these Side Dish Ideas
They might be a popular easy appetizer, but sometimes we make them for dinner. They’re an easy 30-minute meal and go great with:
- French fries or potato wedges
- A fresh green salad
- Cooked veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, or green beans
The next time you need a delicious but easy appetizer, give these crescent roll pigs in a blanket a try. They’re a classic party food for a reason because everyone loves them! I usually double the batch, so we don’t run out – it’s always the first snack to disappear. I hope you enjoy them!
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Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
- 2 8 ounce tubes of crescent rolls
- 1 14 ounce package little smokies
- Cooking spray
- On a cutting board covered with parchment paper, unroll crescent roll sheets. They are perforated into triangles. Carefully pull the triangles apart and cut each one into three smaller triangles. Then pre-heat oven to 375°F.
- At the thick end of the dough place one little smokie and roll them gently until you reach the pointed end of the triangle and pinch the dough in place
- Use a large cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Place the rolled up little smokies on the cookie sheet in a single layer. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Cook 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Check them after 7 minutes and rotate the pan 180°.
- Serve hot.
This Pigs in a Blanket recipe is so simple, yet one of the best appetizers out there. With store-bought crescent rolls, you can prep these in no time and then serve them hot from the oven.
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