This classic original Pigs in A Blanket recipe is a delicious appetizer with juicy hot dogs wrapped in crescent roll dough, then baked till perfectly golden brown. With only 3 ingredients they are the perfect easy to make snack for game day, parties and holiday get togethers.
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Pigs in a Blanket with Crescent Rolls
Like many I grew up enjoying these mini crescent roll hot dogs and often asked my mom to make these tasty snacks. These savory bites are not just kid favorites but a very popular party snack for adults as well.
We make these for tailgating game day snacks, potlucks and for all of our holiday family parties. They are such a fun versatile popular snack that can be dipped in your favorite condiment or topped with other savory ingredients.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Quick and easy to make appetizer with 3 ingredients
- Popular with kids and adults alike
- These savory bites make a perfect snack
- Easy to customize with toppings and dips
- Great make-ahead option to save time
Pigs In A Blanket Ingredients
You can find the full ingredients list by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
- Mini Hot Dogs – I used cocktail wieners from the grocery store or you can use little smokies and mini sausages as well. If you can’t find cocktail sausages, you can use full-sized hotdogs cut into 1-inch pieces.
- Crescent Roll Dough – I made them with Pillsbury crescent rolls you can use puff pastry from the freezer section in the grocery store as well
- Egg – one egg for the egg wash to apply to the top of the dough. You can use two tablespoons of melted butter instead of the egg wash. I recommend brushing the dough with either of these options before baking to achieve a nice golden brown exterior.
- Water – to mix with the egg for the egg wash
Step by step instructions for how to make pigs in a blanket
STEP 1 – Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
STEP 2 – Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into 8 triangles along the pre-perforated lines. Cut each triangle into three smaller triangles. Cut lengthwise from the tip.
STEP 3 – Place cocktail weiner on the wide end of one of the triangles and roll to wrap it up. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining cocktail weiners and dough. Leave at least one inch between each pig in a blanket.
STEP 4 – In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water to cretae an egg wash. Use a pastry brush to brush the wash over the dough.
STEP 5 – Bake in 375°F preheated oven for 14 to 17 minutes until light golden brown.
STEP 6 – Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces.
Pigs In A Blanket Variations
- Bacon wrapped pigs in a blanket by using bacon on the hot dog before wrapping in the crescent dough.
- Cheese pigs in a blanket by adding cheese to the hot dog before wrapping in dough.
- Jalapeño Pigs in a blanket by using some jalapeño with some cream cheese on the hot dog.
- Pizza pigs in a blanket by adding pepperoni and shredded cheese to the hot dog and serving with a marinara sauce.
Best toppings for the crescent rolls
Everything bagel seasoning, sesame seeds, course sea salt, shredded cheese, parmesan cheese, and herbs.
Crescent roll pigs dipping sauce
Mustard, ketchup, honey mustard, cheese sauce, barbecue sauce, ranch, chipotle or aioli sauce.
Sandra’s tips for making the best pigs in a blanket recipe
- Pat the sausages dry with a paper towel before rolling them to prevent soggy dough
- For nice clean edges use a pizza cutter to cut the dough
- If the crescent roll dough becomes too sticky or difficult to work with, place it in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to firm up
- Start on the long side of the dough when wrapping your hot dogs
- Leave enough space between each sausage for the dough to puff up without touching the others while baking. This will help ensure an even bake and golden brown color
- They can overcook easily so watch them closely in the last five minutes of cooking time to achieve the perfect golden brown finish
- Once heated through remove from the oven since they are best served warm
Can I make pigs in a blanket the day before?
Yes you can! The pigs in a blanket can be assembled twenty-four hours in advance. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and wrap them well in plastic until ready to bake them before your party. Do not apply the egg wash until just before baking.
Reheating pigs in a blanket
Reheat in a 350°F oven or air fryer just until heated through. I do not recommend reheating in the microwave as the dough will become soggy, but in a pinch it will work in short 15 second intervals.
Storage and Freezing
Store any leftover pigs in a blanket in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge for three to four days.
Use a freezer-safe container to store baked leftovers in the freezer for one to two months.
Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
Unbaked pigs in a blanket can be frozen for up to three months. Place the assembled pigs in a blanket in a single layer in the freezer on a parchment-lined tray until firm. Once the pigs are solid, transfer them to a freezer bag or airtight container for storage.
The pigs can be baked from frozen, but you will need to add a few minutes to the baking time.