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Pigs in a Blanket Recipe (Mini Hot Dog Appetizer)

Pigs in a Blanket are a quintessential party snack loved by kids and adults alike. These bite-sized treats consist of mini hot dogs or cocktail sausages wrapped in buttery crescent roll dough and baked until golden brown.

Whether you’re hosting a game day gathering or a casual get-together with friends, Pigs in a Blanket are sure to be a hit.

Make these in under 30 minutes from start to finish. This classic potluck appetizer is made with mini hot dogs wrapped in buttery crescent rolls and baked until golden brown.

Pigs in a Blanket Recipe (Mini Hot Dog Appetizer)

Mini Hot Dog Appetizers

If you have kids Pigs in a Blanket are such a fun recipe to make with them. This is one of those easy recipes everyone loves.

It’s perfect for busy weeknights when you are short on time and parties alike. Serve as an appetizer for potlucks, Christmas, Thanksgiving, game days, and kids birthday parties.

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Pigs in a Blanket Recipe (Mini Hot Dog Appetizer)

Pigs in a Blanket are a quintessential party snack loved by kids and adults alike. These bite-sized treats consist of mini hot dogs or cocktail sausages wrapped in buttery crescent roll dough and baked until golden brown.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: afterschool snack, easy appetizer, Gameday food, Holiday recipe, potluck recipe
Servings: 24 pieces
Calories: 89kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 Package Mini Hot Dogs or cocktail sausages (approximately 24 pieces)
  • 1 Package Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough (8 count)
  • Optional: Mustard ketchup, or other dipping sauces

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. You can also spray with cooling oil spray.
  • Unroll the crescent dough onto a clean surface and separate it into 8 triangles along the perforated lines.
    1 Package Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough
  • Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut each triangle into 3 smaller triangles, ensuring they are wide enough to wrap around the mini hot dogs.
  • Place a mini hot dog at the wide end of each triangle and roll it up, ensuring the dough completely covers the hot dog.
    1 Package Mini Hot Dogs
  • Arrange the wrapped hot dogs on the prepared baking sheet with the point side down, spacing them evenly apart.
  • Continue until all 24 hot dogs have been rolled in each crescent roll.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the crescent rolls are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauces.
    Optional: Mustard

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Notes

Tips for Success

Wrap Tightly. Make sure to wrap the dough tightly around the hot dogs to prevent them from unraveling during baking.
Brush with Butter. For a golden-brown finish, brush the tops of the Pigs in a Blanket with melted butter before baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 32mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Variations for this Easy Appetizer

Use mini cocktail wieners. Sometimes, you may find them in grocery stores labeled little smokies.

Sausage Variations. Experiment with different types of sausages such as bratwurst, Italian sausage, or chicken sausage for a unique flavor twist. If they are not fully cooked, make sure to cook them ahead of time and slice into about 2-inch pieces. Breakfast sausage is a great tasting mini option.

Dough Options. Instead of crescent roll dough, try using puff pastry or biscuit dough for a flakier texture.

Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket. Add a slice of cheese (cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, or pepper jack cheese) inside the blanket before wrapping it around the sausage for an extra cheesy kick.

Seasonings. Just before baking try adding seasoning to the crescent dough. Everything Bagel Seasoning, Sesame Seeds, or Poppy Seeds.

Pizza Dough. Use homemade or pizza dough from the refrigerator section of the grocery store in place of the crescent dough.

Serving Suggestions

Arrange the Pigs in a Blanket on a serving platter.

Dipping Sauce. Serve alongside a variety of dipping sauces such as classic yellow mustard, ketchup, spicy Dijon mustard, tangy BBQ  sauce, or sweet honey mustard.

Mini Pigs in a Blanket on a Baking Sheet

Tips for Success

Wrap Tightly. Make sure to wrap the dough tightly around the hot dogs to prevent them from unraveling during baking.

Brush with Butter. For a golden-brown finish, brush the tops of the Pigs in a Blanket with melted butter before baking.

Storing and Reheating

Pigs in a Blanket are best served fresh out of the oven when the crescent rolls are warm and flaky. However, if you have leftovers or want to prepare them in advance, here are some tips for storing and reheating.

Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Place parchment paper between layers to prevent them from sticking together.

Reheating in the Oven. Our preferred method. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Arrange the Pigs in a Blanket on a baking sheet and cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent them from drying out. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Remove the foil during the last few minutes of baking to crisp up the crescent rolls.

Reheating in the Microwave. Place individual Pigs in a Blanket on a microwave-safe plate and cover with a damp paper towel to retain moisture. Microwave on high for 30-60 seconds, or until heated through. Keep in mind that microwaving may result in softer, less crispy crescent rolls compared to oven reheating.

Crescent Mini Hot Dogs on a Platter

Make Ahead and Freeze

If you want to freeze Pigs in a Blanket for future use, allow them to cool completely after baking. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.

Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container, removing as much air as possible. Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 1 month. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and follow the reheating instructions above.

Enjoy delicious Pigs in a Blanket anytime, whether it’s for a quick snack or as part of your next party spread.

We hope you enjoyed this recipe for crescent dogs. Here are a few more hot dogs recipes for you to explore.

AboutVictoria

You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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