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Mini Pigs in a Blanket · Easy Family Recipes

# Mini Pigs in a Blanket · Easy Family Recipes

**Mini Pigs in a Blanket** are small sausages wrapped in flaky crescent roll pastry, making them the perfect party appetizer. They are easy to make and require only 2 ingredients and 10 minutes of oven cooking time.

When you serve pigs in a blanket at a party, they are bound to disappear quickly. It’s a simple appetizer loved by everyone and perfect for any occasion, from holiday parties to family get-togethers. Even kids love them and may even request them for dinner.

The recipe typically uses cocktail sausages, crescent roll dough, and everything bagel seasoning for added flavor. Here’s why this recipe is so popular:
– **Always a hit**: Loved by both kids and adults.
– **Easy to assemble**: Requires minimal ingredients and prep time, making it perfect for last-minute parties.
– **An app for any occasion**: Suitable for birthday parties, potlucks, and holiday gatherings, and can even be enjoyed for weeknight dinners.
– **Make-ahead option**: You can prepare the pigs in a blanket a day in advance and bake them later.

Pigs in a blanket is a well-loved appetizer that consists of mini sausages or hot dogs wrapped in pastry and baked until golden brown. The name is derived from the fact that the sausage is “wrapped” in a blanket of pastry dough.

This recipe for pigs in a blanket is easy to prepare and offers delicious results. Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure the best outcome.

### Ingredients + Substitutions
– **Cocktail sausages**: Lil Smokies or similar varieties work well.
– **Pillsbury crescent roll dough**: Dough sheets are preferred, but regular crescent rolls can also be used.
– **Egg wash**: Optional but adds a beautiful finish.
– **Everything bagel seasoning**: Optional, but adds extra flavor and texture.

### Recipe Variations
– **Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket**: Cook the pigs in a blanket in an air fryer for a quick and crispy alternative.
– **Pigs in a Blanket with Cheese**: Add shredded cheddar cheese to the crescent roll dough before wrapping the sausage.
– **Pigs in a Blanket With Mini Hot Dogs**: Use mini hot dogs instead of cocktail sausages.
– **Bacon-Wrapped Pigs in a Blanket**: Wrap the sausages in bacon and crescent roll dough for an extra flavorful twist.

### Make Ahead Pigs in a Blanket
If you’re short on time, you can assemble the pigs in a blanket ahead of time and refrigerate them until you’re ready to bake and serve them.The mini pigs in a blanket can be made into a freezer meal and stored for up to six months. To freeze before cooking, prepare the pigs in a blanket without baking them, then freeze them on a baking sheet before transferring to an airtight container or freezer bag. For freezing after cooking, allow them to cool completely before storing in the freezer for up to one month. When ready to serve, reheat in the microwave or a 350ºF oven until warmed through.

Pigs in a blanket can be served as an appetizer or as a meal. They can be paired with various dipping options and appetizers for a hearty snack spread.

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to a month.

Here are some FAQs about pigs in a blanket:
– Can I prep pigs in a blanket the night before? Yes, you can prep them the night before and refrigerate until ready to bake.
– How do you keep pigs in a blanket warm without getting soggy? Place them on a baking sheet, cover loosely with foil, and keep them in a warm oven until ready to serve.
– How long can cooked pigs in a blanket sit out? Cooked pigs in a blanket can sit out at room temperature for up to 2 hours before needing to be refrigerated and reheated.
– How many pigs in a blanket per person? The serving size can vary, but as a general rule, estimate 2-3 pigs in a blanket per person for an appetizer and 6-8 per person for a main dish.

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Mini Pigs in a Blanket

Mini Pigs in a Blanket are the ultimate party starter, with bite-sized sausages wrapped up in warm, flaky crescent roll pastry. So easy too!

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F.

  • Roll out the crescent dough and use a knife, or pizza cutter to cut it into six long strips. Take one strip and roll it around a cocktail sausage, and trim the excess. Place the wrapped cocktail sausage on a large baking sheet seam side down.Repeat with each sausage until all are covered in the crescent dough.
  • Crack the egg into a dish and scramble with a whisk. Add 1 tablespoon of water and whisk to combine. Use a pastry brush to brush the egg wash over the top of the crescent roll on each sausage. Sprinkle the top with everything bagel seasoning.

  • Bake for 18-22 minute, or until the crescent dough is cooked through and the tops of the pigs in a blanket are golden brown.

  • Serve warm alone or with dipping sauce.

Recipe Notes

How to Store: To save leftovers, place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
How to Freeze: Allow them to cool completely before placing in an airtight container or freezer bag. Store in the freezer for up to 1 month. 
How to Reheat: When ready to serve, simply reheat in the microwave or a 350ºF oven until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 331kcal (17%), Carbohydrates: 16g (5%), Protein: 10g (20%), Fat: 26g (40%), Saturated Fat: 10g“`html
(63%)
, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 42mg (14%), Sodium: 1015mg (44%), Potassium: 114mg (3%), Sugar: 5g (6%), Calcium: 7mg (1%), Iron: 1mg (6%)

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