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Pigs in a Blanket: the popular appetizer everyone will adore

Total time: 25 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 12 people
By Cookist
Crescent rolls
1 8-ounce tube
mini cocktail weiners
1 12-ounce package
butter, melted
4 tbsp
coarse salt, for sprinkling

If you're planning on having friends and family over, whether it's for a birthday party, the holidays, or other special occasions, you'll definitely want to whip up a batch of pigs in a blanket. These delicious appetizers are always a hit with young and old alike. They're wildly popular throughout the USA where they're a staple canape at get-togethers.

Made from cocktail weiners wrapped in delicious flaky puff pastry, pigs in a blanket are easy to make and you only need 4 ingredients to put them together – ideal when you need a tasty last-minute starter to serve your guests.

Tips for the Best Pigs in a Blanket

If you don't have crescent roll dough, you can use puff pastry or biscuit dough.

Serve your pigs in a blanket with your favorite homemade dipping sauce like honey mustard dip, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, ketchup, or even hot sauce.

To keep pigs in a blanket from getting soggy, put layers of wax paper in between them.

If you can't find cocktail weiners you can use hot dogs or sausages and cut them into smaller pieces.


Pigs in a Blanket Variations

To give your pigs in a blanket more pizazz, sprinkle some cheese over them, wrap the cocktail weiners in bacon, swap them out for sausages, add in some caramelized onions, use biscuits instead of crescent rolls, or swap out the salt for everything bagel mix.

How to Store Pigs in a Blanket

Keep your pigs in a blanket in an airtight container and enjoy within 2 days. Cooked pigs in a blanket can be frozen for up to 2 months.

How to Make Pigs in a Blanket

Preheat your oven to 375F. Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the crescent sheets. Tear along the perforations, then cut each crescent into 3 triangles.


Put on cocktail weiner on the larger end of the pastry then roll it towards the smaller side. Place the pigs in blankets on a baking sheet. Brush with melted butter and garnish with salt.


Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.


You can make pigs in a blanket up to 2 days ahead of time. Assemble them, cover with plastic, and refrigerate until you're ready to get baking.

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