Pigs in a Blanket make great little appetizers for kids & adults alike, and best of all, this easy recipe needs just 2 ingredients!

Mini cocktail weiners are wrapped in crescent dough (or puff pastry if you’d like!) and baked until golden brown. 

Stuff ’em with cheese, sprinkle them with everything bagel seasoning or sesame seeds, and set them out with your fave dips!

pigs in a blanket in a bowl with dips

You can pretty much always find these on our appetizer table alongside Grape Jelly Meatballs, and Spinach Artichoke Dip!

An Easy Make Ahead Appetizer

Juicy little smokies are wrapped in dough and baked until golden.

  • With just 2 ingredients, they’re super easy to prepare.
  • These can be prepared and refrigerated up to 24 hours ahead and wrapped in plastic wrap for easy entertaining. Just bake and serve.
  • They make a great appetizer or bake up a batch and add them to a lunchbox for a fun lunch!
  • No mini smokies? Cut hot dogs or breakfast sausages into 1.5-inch pieces. You can also make larger pigs in blankets with whole dogs, cooking time will remain close to the same.
Pigs in a Blanket being rolled up

How to Make Pigs in a Blanket

Crescent roll pigs in a blanket could not be easier to make!

  1. Open crescent rolls and slice the roll into 1-inch slices before unrolling.
  2. Unroll each slice and wrap around mini smokies (pinch the seams closed).
  3. Place seam side down on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake (per recipe below) and serve.

Variations and Swaps

Keep these as classic pigs in a blanket recipe, or change it up!

  • Cheese: If you can find them, cheese lil smokies are great in this recipe.  If not, you can add a tiny bit of processed cheese or pepper jack when wrapping the dough.
  • Dough: Swap out the crescent roll dough for biscuit dough. You can also use puff pastry (bake at 400°F for 15 minutes).
  • Toppings: Brush with a bit of melted garlic butter or plain butter and sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.

If you’d like, brush them with a bit of butter or egg wash and sprinkle with everything seasoning, garlic powder, or poppy seeds before baking!Swap out the crescent roll dough for either biscuit dough or puff pastry.Add a bit of American cheese inside each if you’d like.

Pigs in a Blanket on tray

Got Leftovers?

Probably not, but on the off chance you’ve got some leftover pigs in a blanket, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days or pop them into the freezer for another day.

To reheat, thaw in the fridge and reheat in an air fryer or oven at 350°F until heated through.

Dip these easy Pigs in a Blanket in ketchup, bbq sauce, or chili sauce.

Our Favorite Dipping Sauces

In addition to ketchup and mustard, here are a few of our favorite dipping sauces!

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Pigs in a Blanket

Mini smokies wrapped in crescent roll strips make the perfect appetizer for a crowd!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients  

  • 1 package mini cocktail smokies (48 pcs)
  • 2 packages crescent rolls

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Open each can of crescent rolls and, without unrolling, cut each roll into 1-inch pieces. Unroll each strip and cut it into 4 pieces.
  • Wrap each little smokie with a strip of dough, making sure to pinch the edges to seal.
  • Place the wrapped smokies, seam side down, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until browned.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm.

Notes

  • Parchment paper is optional but ensures the pigs in a blanket don’t stick and makes for easy cleanup.
  • Don’t worry too much about being exact with the cutting or shape of the dough.
  • Add a bit of American cheese or caramelized onion inside each if you’d like.
  • Pigs in a blanket can be prepared and refrigerated up to 24 hours ahead for easy entertaining.
  • No mini smokies? Cut hot dogs or cooked breakfast sausage into 1.5″ pieces (or even make larger pigs in blankets with whole dogs, the cooking time should remain close to the same).
  • Brush with butter or egg wash and add sesame seeds, poppy seeds or everything seasoning on top if desired.
5 from 52 votes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4pieces | Calories: 185 | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 615mg | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American

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  1. DO YOU HAVE A TRICK FOR THE BOTTOMS OF THESE ( AND OTHER BAKED ITEMS … ) NOT TO TURN TOO DARK ? I ALWAYS HOVER TO CATCH BUT IT’S A FINE LINE BETWEEN PULLING THEM OUT TOO SOON ……….. SLIGHTLY UNDERDONE & RIGHT ON RECOMMENDED TIME WHICH OFTEN IS TOO LATE. I EVEN TAKE MY SLIGHTLY WONKY OVEN TEMP ISSUES INTO CONSIDERATION. I’VE HEARD OF FOLKS TURNING THEIR BAKING SHEET UPSIDE DOWN …. AND EVEN DOUBLING THE PARCHMENT. DID NOT HELP. ;0(

    1. I haven’t had this problem so I can’t say for sure Toni. A dark pan or non-stick pan will cause the bottoms to brown faster. If you’re not using a dark pan, it could be that your oven temperature is too high (or your oven runs a bit hot). You could try baking at a lower temperature and see if that helps. Ensure you are baking in the middle of the oven and not near the bottom.

      If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

  2. I have been making these for 30 years – cutting the roll before it is unrolled is an incredible hack, haha
    Thanks

  3. Wow, thanks for your reply Holly! We had to celebrate Christmas a little early this year… Thanks for helping make it special with your great recipes! Your app is a blessing to me!5 stars

  4. I made these using all beef wieners wrapped in butter flavored crescent rolls and served them with your Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole! Oh my, they were so good! everyone went back for seconds of both!!! thank you for your great easy recipes!!5 stars

    1. I usually buy whatever brand is on sale Lisa. I don’t have a preference, they all seem to turn out great!

  5. Awesomely easy! By cutting the crescent roll into 1 inch sections, it makes the process super easy. I get 4 strips for each 1 inch roll.5 stars

    1. Yes Betty, we do often make them ahead! Just wrap tightly with plastic wrap and take out of the fridge as you preheat the oven. Enjoy!

  6. This recipe turned out to make the most delicious pigs in a blanket I have ever made. I loved it so much and will make it again! ❤️5 stars