Perfect for parties! This Pigs in a Blanket Wreath is easy to make and a hit with everyone. Great for everything from holidays to game day!
Why We Love Crescent Roll Pigs in a Blanket
- Pigs in a blanket are just the best little finger food around. Tiny sausages wrapped in crescent rolls are party favorite, and I aim to please.
- This is a SUPER easy recipe. I usually let our kids help me assemble everything. This appetizer is a great way to get them used to the kitchen.
- This wreath isn’t just for the holidays. You can skip the rosemary and tomatoes “festive” vibes and just plop a bowl of dip in the middle for game day, parties, or weeknight munchie dinners.
- You can assemble the wreath ahead of time and bake it when you’re ready. This is really helpful when you’re entertaining.
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Little Smokies Pigs in a Blanket
SAUSAGES: I’m using little smokies before I like the flavor. If you prefer Vienna sausages or hot dogs cut up, you go right head. Oh! The cheddar little smokies are great in this recipe too.
DOUGH: We’re using crescent roll dough to wrap these little guys up. I find it easier to use the perforated sheets (even though this adds a step) than the whole sheets. It helps me cut the dough up more evenly.
TOPPINGS: We are going to egg wash the top of the wreath to get a shiny golden brown. I like to add some poppy seeds on top, but sesame seeds and everything bagel seasoning work well too. You can also leave them plain… my kids are those picky eaters, so I get it.
How to Make Pigs in a BlanketJump to Recipe
STEP 1 Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll the crescent roll dough onto a flat work surface. Divide the dough into the perforated rectangles, there should be 8 of them. Then pinch the diagonal seam closed with your fingers on both sides.
STEP 2 Cut each rectangle in half to make two squares, and then cut each square diagonally. You should have 32 little triangles when you’re done.
STEP 3 Place a sausage onto the point end of a dough rectangle and them roll it up until you reach the other end. Repeat this until all the dough triangles have been used. (You’ll have some extra sausages.)
STEP 4 Arrange the pigs in a blanket on the prepared baking sheet in a wreath pattern. I make the inside circles first and then place the outer circle to fill in the gaps. The dough will rise and spread as it bakes.
STEP 5 Brush the top of the wreath with egg wash and sprinkle on some poppy seeds. Bake fore 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
STEP 6 Remove then pan form the oven, and use the parchment paper to transfer the wreath to a serving platter. Add cherry tomatoes and rosemary sprigs for garnish and place a bowl of dipping sauce in the center or the wreath.
Tips & Tricks
- Make sure the pigs in a blanket are touching a bit when you arrange them on the baking sheet. This will help the wreath stay connected when you slide it onto your serving platter.
- Serve up this yummy finger food with your favorite dipping sauces. My kids like ketchup, but BBQ sauce and honey mustard are great options too.
- If you prefer, you can use biscuit dough instead of crescent roll dough. I use the cheap canned biscuits and then pull them apart into two layers so they’re not too thick. Then just pinch the biscuit dough around the smokies.
- Want to make this same recipe for another event? Shape the pigs in a blanket into a football before baking for game day, into a star for 4th of July, or into a pumpkin for Halloween. Then change up the garnish to fit the occasion.
Pigs in a Blanket Recipe FAQ
What is the original pigs in a blanket?
The OG pigs in a blanket was meat wrapped in dough for a quick meal on the go. These days, there are some variations.
In the US, pigs in a blanket are sausages wrapped in dough and then baked. You can even make a slit in the sausage and add some cheese before wrapping it. I did this all the time as a kid.
My new favorite though? Little sausage wrapped in bacon (yum, right?!) served as part of Christmas dinner in the UK.
Are pigs in a blanket the same as hot dogs?
Not really. Pigs in a blanket are hot dogs or little smokies/cocktail sausages wrapped in dough and then baked. Where hot dogs are served on a pre-baked bun.
How long to cook pigs in a blanket?
In the oven, you’ll cook them for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees F. I start to check them around the 15 minutes mark since ovens can vary.
In the air fryer, you’d want to make two smaller wreaths (since a big one won’t fit). Then cook the wreath on parchment paper for 6-8 minutes until golden brown. Use the parchment paper to carefully lift the wreath out.
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