Pigs in a Blanket

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Miniature pigs in a blanket — cocktail franks wrapped in crescent dough and topped with an “everything bagel” seasoning — the best quick & easy party appetizer!

To make a delicious spread of appetizers, serve these pigs in a blanket alongside this epic cheeseball, french dip sliders (reader favorite!), or Italian sliders.

Overhead photo of a plate of pigs in a blanket with dipping sauce above them

The perfect party appetizer!

If you’re looking for a quick appetizer that is sure to impress, these pigs in a blanket are the perfect solution. They’re great for a New Year’s Eve appetizer (a few more coming your way these next couple of days!), the Super Bowl, or really any time you’re celebrating with a crowd and are in need of finger food.

The “secret” that makes these pigs in a blanket really stand out is the seasoning that gets sprinkled on top. It’s a blend of minced onion, garlic, sesame seeds, poppyseeds, and salt otherwise affectionately known as an everything bagel seasoning. This seasoning mix makes these pigs in a blanket go from good to outstanding without hardly any extra effort! (If you’re looking to save even more time, you can purchase this blend already made at some grocery stores!)

Below I’ll break down how to make this easy snack, talk more about what makes these the best, share a dipping sauce recipe with you, and share some steps to make this appetizer in advance.

Process shots of the dough being cut and preparedProcess shots for how to make pigs in a blanket -- the mini hot dogs on the dough

So first, let’s talk about how to make these little smokies in a blanket.

How do you make pigs in a blanket?

  • These go exceptionally quickly because we’re using pre-made dough – start by cutting up crescent roll dough. Each triangle gets cut into 3 pieces
  • Spread dijon mustard over the dough — just a tiny bit goes a long way!
  • Roll individual mini hot dogs, cocktail franks, or little smokies and place on a tray
  • Brush the dough with an egg wash and add a sprinkle of the seasoning mix to each pig in a blanket
  • Bake and enjoy these on their own or with a dipping sauce 

Process shots for crescent roll pigs in a blanket -- showing them wrapped up in the dough and placed on a trayProcess shots -- adding seasoning mix and butter to the top

How do you make the BEST pigs in a blanket? 

There really isn’t much to making pigs in a blanket (they’re super quick and easy), but a couple of things set these apart and make them the best:

  • A killer seasoning: as I’ve mentioned a few times, we’re using my take on an everything bagel seasoning — it adds so much flavor to the dough of this pigs in a blanket recipe.
  • An amazing sauce: I found this tangy dipping sauce a couple years ago and fell in love with it — sour cream, mustard, and mayo — it’s such a delicious sauce for pigs in a blanket.

Process shots of pigs in a blanket recipe -- shows the seasoning on them and being baked

Can you make pigs in a blanket in advance?

A great deal of this pigs in a blanket recipe can be made in advance:

  • Fully assemble the pigs up until brushing them with an egg wash.
  • Prepare the seasoning mix and set aside.
  • Prepare the dipping mix and store, covered, in the fridge.
  • Right before baking: brush the dogs with the egg wash, top with the seasoning, and bake.

Up close photo of pigs in a blanket next to sauce

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Pigs in a Blanket

5 from 6 votes
Miniature pigs in a blanket -- cocktail franks wrapped in crescent dough and topped with an "everything bagel" seasoning -- the best quick & easy party appetizer!
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Pigs in a Blanket

5 from 6 votes
Miniature pigs in a blanket -- cocktail franks wrapped in crescent dough and topped with an "everything bagel" seasoning -- the best quick & easy party appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Pigs in a Blanket
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings, as an appetizer
Calories 127kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon poppyseeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon white sesame seeds (I like to buy the toasted white sesame seeds!)
  • 1/2 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt*
  • 1 (8 ounces) original refrigerated crescent dough (8 count)
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 24 mini BEEF hot dogs or cocktail franks
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Dipping Sauce (Optional)

  • 1/2 cup sour cream (full fat recommended)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (full fat recommended)
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard

Instructions

  • Prepare the seasoning: Add the poppyseeds, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and salt* to a small bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat liner and set aside.
  • Unroll the crescent dough (use from straight out of the fridge) and cut each triangle of crescent roll dough into thirds lengthwise so you'll have 3 small/thin strips from each triangle (24 total).
  • Brush the dough strips very lightly and evenly with the Dijon mustard. Put the hot dogs on the wider side of dough and roll up them up.
  • Place them with the seam side down (so it doesn't lift) on the prepared sheet pan. With a fork, briskly whisk a full egg until smooth. Brush that egg wash over the dough and sprinkle each pig in a blanket with the seasoning mix (just eyeball for how much you'd like)
  • Bake in preheated for 10-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown. If desired, serve with the dipping sauce.
  • To make the dipping sauce: whisk all of the ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate until using and serve alongside the pigs in a blanket.

Recipe Notes

*Add salt to personal preference/discretion. Between the dough and hot dog these are pretty salty on their own, but if you like a super salty treat, add in some additional.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 127kcal

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Recipe adapted from Food Network

Nutrition facts for pigs in a blanket recipe

(Nutrition Facts do not take the dipping sauce into account)

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  1. 5 stars
    One word for this recipe is “cute.” The presentation adds to its sumptuous look. I was thinking that the whole process from its preparation for cooking up to its presentation in the table is daunting. I was proven wrong. It’s actually easy to prepare.

  2. 5 stars
    I like the name very much. It’s too cute. i would definitely try it in my house and if my try gets some success then I will share it with my buddies as well.

  3. 5 stars
    I just finished preparing these for our neighborhood Progressive Dinner this evening! But cheating a little and using “Everything But the Bagel” Seasoning since I have in the cupboard ????

  4. 5 stars
    Just made these for a Super Bowl party and they were a huge hit! We used Trader Joe’s everything seasoning and it was sooo good.

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