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Pigs In A Blanket

Flakey croissant dough wraps around mini cocktail sausages for the party appetizer that seems to fly off the hot trays first: pigs in a blanket!

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pigs in a blanket topped with everything bagel seasoning on a serving platter served with ground mustard and ketchup
Photography by Gayle McLeod

An Original Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

Who can turn down this classic party appetizer: the perfect snap from the cocktail sausage matched with the warm buttery croissant dough! We like to make them a bit more exciting with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning atop, making them oh-so craveable! This is an easy, classic recipe for pigs in a blanket that both kids and adults will love. It’s five simple ingredients, and takes about 30 minutes (including cooking!) to whip up these little piggies! These mini crescent roll pigs in a blanket deserve a spot on your appetizer menu!

crescent rolls, cocktail sausage links, beaten egg, salt, everything bagel seasoning ketchup and ground mustard in bowls

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What is a Pig in a Blanket?

What originated in the 1950s is now everyone’s favorite cocktail party snack! If you’re wondering why do they call it a pig in a blanket or are pigs in a blanket the same as hot dogs, we’re here to fill you in! Pigs in a blanket refer to the cocktail sausage, usually made from pork, wrapped in a carby blanket such as croissant dough, puff pastry, or biscuit dough! Our recipe for pigs in a blanket keeps it classic with traditional croissant dough we all know and love. And while hot dogs are not the same as cocktail sausages, they are similar. Hot dogs are slimmer and made from either beef or pork, while sausages are usually a bit thicker and heartier and made with ground meat. If you want to make pigs in a blanket for adults, you can switch it up and use your favorite sausage (or hot dog), depending on your preference.

crescent rolls being sliced into triangles on a cutting board
cocktail sausage links being rolled in crescent roll triangles on a cutting board
raw pigs in a blanket on a parchment lined baking sheet being brushed with beaten egg
raw pigs in a blanket on a parchment lined baking sheet brushed with egg and sprinkled with everything bagel seasoning

How to Make Pigs in a Blanket

If you’re wondering how to make pigs in a blanket with crescent rolls, follow these simple step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Wrap! Pop open that can of croissant dough and separate them by their easy-to-pull-apart triangles. Cut each of those triangles into thirds, lengthwise. Place one cocktail sausage at a time into the peak of the croissant triangle and wrap up, covering the dough over itself each time. Repeat!

  2. Egg wash and season! This will make them golden brown and toasty as well as help the everything bagel seasoning stick.

  3. Bake! In 12-15 minutes, you’ll have perfectly browned and flakey pigs in a blanket! Pro Tip: plan for about 4-6 of these little bites per person – yes, they are that delicious!

homemade pigs in a blanket seasoned with coarse salt and everything but the bagel seasoning on a parchment lined baking sheet
pigs in a blanket topped with everything bagel seasoning on a serving platter served with ground mustard and ketchup

What to Serve with Pigs in a Blanket

These bite-sized pigs in a blanket are super easy to pop into your mouth, but if you’re looking for a little pizzazz, we recommend serving them with the perfect dips, such as the classic yellow mustard and ketchup or spice it up with stone ground mustard, Honey Mustard, Homemade BBQ Sauce, a Garlic Aioli or even a Ranch Dressing! Because who doesn’t love a dipping sauce? They also pair perfectly alongside any of our 20 Best Christmas Appetizers (if you need some inspiration for your holiday menu!). When in doubt, we make Homemade French Fries - a little more elegant than regular old chips! Grilled Sweet potatoes alongside creamy White Bean Hummus are a healthy complement to delicious pigs in a blanket as well. Stuffed Mushrooms round out the finger food frenzy.

pigs in a blanket topped with everything bagel seasoning on a serving platter served with ground mustard and ketchup

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The Best Hot Appetizers!

When the weather gets cold, and the inside gatherings begin, we love to have hot snacks and appetizers to pick at while guests arrive. Some of our favorites are:

The Best, Easy Appetizer

Is it really a party without pigs in a blanket? Show us how yours turned out! Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

Pigs In A Blanket

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time:  15 min
  • Cook Time:  15 min
  • Calories: 270

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Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) can crescent rolls
  • 1 (14-ounce) package cocktail-size sausage links
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • Ketchup, for serving
  • Stone ground mustard, for serving

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F with a rack in the center position. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Unroll the dough and separate all 8 triangles along the perforation. Cut each triangle lengthwise into thirds, to make 3 long triangles.

  3. Place one sausage on the wide end of one dough triangle and gently roll to enclose the sausage. Transfer to the prepared sheet and repeat with remaining dough triangles and sausage links, evenly spacing them out on the prepared sheet. Brush them with the beaten egg, then sprinkle half of the rolls with the bagel seasoning and half with the sea salt. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.

  4. Transfer to a plate and serve immediately with ketchup and mustard on the side.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories270
  • Protein3 g
  • Carbohydrates16 g
  • Total Fat20 g
  • Dietary Fiber0 g
  • Cholesterol68 mg
  • sodium1686 mg
  • Total Sugars5 g

Pigs In A Blanket

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  • Katie

    Want to make these to take to party. Thoughts around serving since won't be straight out of the oven?

    Try to keep them as hot as possible but they'll still be good room temp!

  • Kay

    These were very easy and fun to make! My kids loved helping. I like that the course salt and everything bagel seasoning made them a bit more beautiful than usual!

    Thanks Kay, glad you enjoyed them and had fun making them together!