Pigs in a Blanket

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Petite Pigs in a Blanket — cocktail franks wrapped in crescent roll dough and topped with an “everything bagel” seasoning– make a quick and easy party appetizer!

To make a delicious spread of appetizers, serve these pigs in a blanket alongside this epic Cheese Ball, French Dip Sliders (reader favorite!), or Italian Sliders.

Pigs in a Blanket with dipping sauce

The perfect party appetizer!

If you’re looking for a quick appetizer that is sure to impress, 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 need finger food.

The secret that makes these piggies really stand out is the seasoning that gets sprinkled on top. It’s a blend of minced onion, garlic, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and salt– otherwise affectionately known as an everything bagel seasoning. This seasoning mix makes Pigs in a Blanket go from good to outstanding with 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. That covers all the bases, doesn’t it?!

Process shots of the dough being cut and preparedProcess shots: Making Pigs in a Blanket adding the mini hot dogs on the dough

So first, let’s talk about how to make these pastry-wrapped sausages.

How do you make Pigs in a Blanket?

  • These go exceptionally quickly because we’re using pre-made dough – start by cutting up refrigerated 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 baking sheet.
  • Brush the dough with an egg wash and add a sprinkle of the seasoning mix to each rolled snack.
  • Bake and enjoy these on their own or with a dipping sauce! 

Process shots:  Sausages wrapped up in the dough and placed on a tray to make Pigs in a Blanket.Process shots -- adding seasoning mix and butter to the top of the wrapped sausages.

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, and 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.
  • An amazing sauce: I found this tangy dipping sauce a couple of years ago and fell in love with it — sour cream, mustard, and mayo — it’s such a delicious sauce for Pigs in a Blanket.

Before and after baking these Pigs in a Blanket

Can you make Pigs in a Blanket in advance?

A great deal of this 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.

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 and 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 and 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 24 snacks
Calories 79kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 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 Note 1
  • 1 (8 ounces) 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 poppy seeds, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and salt (See Note 1) 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 it aside.
  • Unroll the crescent dough (use 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 edge of the 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 bundle with the seasoning mix (just eyeball it for how much you'd like).
  • Bake in preheated oven 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 and serve alongside the Pigs in a Blanket.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Salt: Add salt to personal preference. Between the dough and hot dog these are pretty salty on their own, but if you like a super-salty treat, add some additional.
Nutrition information is calculated based on 24 appetizers and does not include the dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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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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13 Comments

  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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