Pigs in a Blanket is a classic party appetizer that pairs buttery crescent roll dough with little smokies sausages. I give mine a flavorful twist by adding everything bagel seasoning!
You’ve probably had Pigs in a Blanket at a party before, even if you haven’t made them yourself. But…have you had them with everything bagel seasoning? It’s a total game-changer! Pigs in a Blanket are good, but when you add that blend of seasoning to the “blanket” layer on the outside, they are even better!
Easy Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
When I’m hosting a holiday get-together, I always make one or two warm appetizers like Pigs in a Blanket, Cocktail Meatballs, Rotel Dip, or Veggie Pizza. Maybe it’s because it’s cold outside, or maybe it’s because everyone loves loading up a plate full of toasty snacks at a holiday party!
If you want to get a head start on this recipe, you can assemble the Pigs in a Blanket up to a day in advance and let them sit in the fridge until your party. Then, just pop them in the oven and bake them until the crescent dough is puffy and golden. Serve with a gourmet-style dipping sauce for a super easy holiday appetizer everyone will love!
- Crescent roll dough
- Little smokies
- Everything bagel seasoning – Although it was originally sold at Trader Joe’s and then Aldi, you can find this in the herb and spice section at most grocery stores these days.
How to Make Pigs in a Blanket
Preheat your oven to 375°F.
2. Cut the Dough
Unroll the crescent dough and tear it into triangles at the perforations. Then, cut each triangle into 3 smaller triangles.
Roll the small triangles of dough around each sausage, then pinch to seal. Place the seam side down on a pan.
Brush the dough with the melted butter and sprinkle everything bagel seasoning over the tops
Place the pan in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until browned. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Pigs in a Blanket
If you have leftovers, you can keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3 days. Warm them up in a 350ºF oven or in the microwave.
Are pigs in a blanket the same as hot dogs?
Nope! Pigs in a blanket are made with mini sausages called Little Smokies and crescent roll dough. Hot dogs are much bigger!
Are pigs in a blanket served hot or cold?
Once you’ve baked them, pigs in a blanket are safe to eat either hot or cold, but I think they’re best warm because the dough is soft and crispy on the outside.
Can pigs in a blanket be frozen?
Yes, you can freeze pigs in a blanket either before or after you bake them. If you freeze them before, you can bake them from frozen and just add a little extra time in the oven, or you can let them thaw in the refrigerator and then bake.
Can you microwave pigs in a blanket?
You can reheat pigs in a blanket by microwaving them, but when you initially make them, they’ll need to be baked in the oven so the crescent dough gets nicely browned.
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Pigs in a Blanket
- 8 oz tube crescent roll dough separated along perforated edges into triangles
- 24 little smokies
- 4 tbsp butter melted
- 3 tbsp “everything” bagel seasoning
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Roll out the crescent dough and tear into triangles at the perforations. Cut each triangle into 3 smaller triangles.
- Roll dough around each smokie, pinch to seal closed and place seam side down on a pan.
- Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.
- Bake 12-14 minutes or until browned.
- Serve warm with dipping sauces.