Pigs in a Blanket are great for a snack, appetizer, or even a quick dinner. With just a few ingredients, they come together so quickly and are always a crowd pleaser.

Baked pigs in a blanket on a serving tray

Whether you’re hosting a party for the big game or gathering a bunch of kids for a slumber party, pigs in a blanket are perfect for any occasion. Grab some mustard, ketchup, and barbecue sauce and get ready to start dipping!

Ingredients for Pigs in a Blanket

How to Make Pig in a Blanket

Pigs in a blanket come together in just three simple steps. There truly couldn’t be an easier appetizer to have in your rotation.

  • Preheat the oven. Divide the dough into equal size pieces.
  • Place a cocktail wiener on the edge of the dough. Roll it up, securing the wiener within the dough snugly.
  • Place pigs in a blanket on a lined baking sheet, ensuring to leave about an inch between each one. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces!

Hot Tip: Can’t find cocktail wieners? No problem! You can use regular hotdogs. Simply cut them into 2-inch pieces or don’t cut them. As a heads up, your baking time may increase by a couple of minutes to compensate for thickness. Just keep a close watch on the pigs, making sure to pull them out once they turn golden brown.

Making Pigs in a Blanket In Advance

Pigs in a blanket are the perfect appetizer to make in advance. Depending on your needs, follow any of the three methods below and to make your life that much easier.

  • Bake & freeze (Great for one-time party prep a couple of days in advance). After you pull the pigs in a blanket out of the oven, allow them to completely cool at room temperature. Once cooled, place the entire baking sheet in the freezer, allowing the pigs in a blanket to freeze in a single layer. Once frozen, remove and store in a freezer safe plastic bag.
  • Prep & freeze (great for meal prepping and rainy day dinners). Love having frozen snacks on hand, but hate buying processed foods? Double or triple the recipe and freeze pigs in a blanket on a lined baking sheet. Once frozen, you can place them in an air-tight container. Thaw before baking.
  • Prep Before Event (great for party prep a day ahead or the morning of). Make a large batch of pigs in a blanket and keep on a lined baking sheet in the fridge. Bake right before serving.

Reheating Tip: Reheat your pigs in a blanket in the oven or microwave. To get them extra crispy, reheat them in an air fryer for just a couple of minutes.

Baked pigs in a blanket on a serving tray


Where did Pigs in a Blanket originate from?

No one really knows where Pigs in a Blanket came from. There is speculation that the first pigs in blanket hailed from Czechoslovakia or Germany, although the first recorded version came from Betty Crocker’s 1957 cookbook Cooking for Kids.

What does pigs in a blanket mean?

Pigs in a blanket is a fun play on words for an American snack of small pork sausages wrapped in puff pastry.

What can I use instead of the go-to Pillsbury Crescent Dough?

Feel free to substitute Pillsbury Crescent Dough for puff pastry, pizza dough or pie crust. You may have to alter the baking times slightly, but any of these doughs will do.

Serving Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs and a blanket are perfect with just classic ketchup and mustard. To make them a more well rounded meal, pair with a Caesar Salad or a bowl of chili for an all-American meal. You can also add pigs in a blanket to your game day or BBQ spread.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.