Pigs in a blanket are a delicious warm and savory party finger food that always disappears fast. Whether you’re having a tailgating party, a birthday party or just a family game night, these juicy little hot dogs wrapped in a pillowy dough make an amazing warm appetizer.
Round out your snacks with some of these other delicious appetizers and side dishes to serve with Pigs In a Blanket.
What Are Pigs In A Blanket?
Pigs In A Blanket has a buttery dough, crescent roll dough or puff pastry that is wrapped around miniature smoked sausages and then cooked until golden brown. This creates a fun miniature appetizer that is baked (or air fried!) and made quickly and easily.
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The pig is the sausage in the center of the dough. Most pigs in a blanket are made with cocktail sausages, which give it a smoky flavor. The sausages are sometimes called cocktail wieners, little smokies or “lil smokies” on the package. These small mini sausages are the perfect size for a bite-sized appetizer.
Other types of smoked sausage, smoked chicken to turkey sausage, or regular hot dogs even can be cut into pieces in wrapped with dough. The sausage must be either smoked or precooked before baking in the dough.
The blanket is the dough that wraps around the mini sausage. You can use the crescent dough, homemade pizza dough (or storebought pizza dough), or even storebought puff pastry dough to wrap around the sausages.
The tops of the dough are often coated in melted butter, and then you can add poppy seeds, sesame seeds or even everything bagel seasoning like I make in my personal favorite Pigs In a Blanket recipe. The dough becomes golden brown on the outside and puffs up as it cooks.
When you bite into Pigs In a Blanket you bite through a warm, pillow dough into a juicy, salty and often slightly smoky mini piece of sausage. It’s a two bite snack and I dare you to eat just one!
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for about three days in an airtight container. You can also place them in freezer bags to freeze after cooking. I recommend reheating in the oven or air fryer for best results.
These smokey little pigs are delicious with honey mustard or dijon mustard. Sometimes we will dip in ketchup, barbecue sauce or even a warm cheese dip or queso dip!
What To Serve With Pigs In A Blanket- 12 Party Recipes!
Try out some of these delicious sides next time you are serving pigs in a blanket!
Do you have any dishes you would serve with pigs in a blanket that we didn’t include? Share your favorite appetizers both hot or cold for parties down in the comments.