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A fun and classic party food, Pigs in a Blanket bake up easily with just 5 ingredients. Great for both kids and adults, Pigs in a Blanket are quick and delicious.
Pigs In A Blanket
Flaky crescent rolls and cocktail wieners combine to create an enjoyable snack or a kid-friendly meal. It’s no surprise these are often the first appetizers to disappear at a party.
Serve your Pigs in a Blanket alongside other easy-to-make appetizers like Southwest Chicken Roll-Ups or Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip. Balance the savory with a sweet treat like Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites.
Not only a favorite hors d’oeuvres for a party, but Pigs in a Blanket are perfect for a television snack, a satisfying lunch, or a quick finger-food dinner. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this recipe is great for any occasion.
Pigs In A Blanket Ingredients
- Crescent Rolls
- Cocktail wieners – or 6 hot dogs cut into quarters
- Butter – melted butter
- Garlic powder
Using cocktail wieners is the simplest way to make Pigs in a Blanket, but you can also substitute regular hot dogs. If you are using regular-sized hot dogs you’ll just want to cut them into quarters before wrapping them in the crescent roll dough.
It’s easy to add cheese to your classic Pigs in a Blanket for some extra flavor. To add cheese cut a small slit in the cocktail wiener lengthwise and add some cheese before wrapping with the crescent dough. You could use cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, or any flavor of cheese that’s your favorite.
Switch things up and make breakfast-themed Pigs in a Blanket by substituting cooked breakfast sausage links in place of the cocktail wieners. You could also add some crispy bacon to your pigs in a blanket by wrapping the wieners with a small piece of uncooked bacon, and then baking as directed.
How to Make Pigs In A Blanket
FIRST STEP: Preheat the oven to 375F.
SECOND STEP: Roll out crescent rolls and cut each of the 8 triangles into three smaller triangles. You’ll end up with 24 small triangles.
THIRD STEP: Roll a cocktail wiener into each triangle. Start rolling at the largest side of the triangle and end at the smallest side.
FOURTH STEP: Place crescents at least two inches apart on the baking sheet.
FIFTH STEP: Stir together melted butter and garlic powder. Spoon evenly over each crescent.
SIXTH STEP: Sprinkle salt over each.
SEVENTH STEP: Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crescents have started to lightly brown.
Can I use hot dogs?
You can substitute 6 hot dogs in place of the cocktail wieners. Cut them into quarters before wrapping them in the dough.
What kind of crescent roll dough should I use?
While you can use any brand of crescent roll dough, Pillsbury brand seems to work the best for this recipe.
What do I serve with pigs in a blanket?
Serve your Pigs in a Blanket with your favorite condiments for dipping. Ketchup and mustard are both favorites.
How to Store Pigs In A Blanket
IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftover pigs in a blanket in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
Pigs In A Blanket
- 1 (235 g.) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (8 crescents in package)
- 24 cocktail wieners (or 6 hot dogs cut into quarters)
- ¼ cup melted butter
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Roll out crescent rolls and cut each of the 8 triangles into three smaller triangles. You’ll end up with 24 small triangles.
- Roll a cocktail wiener into each triangle. Start rolling at the largest side of the triangle and end at the smallest side.
- Place crescents at least two inches apart on the baking sheet.
- Stir together melted butter and garlic powder. Spoon evenly over each crescent.
- Sprinkle salt over each.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crescents have started to lightly brown.