Pigs in a Blanket

Mini pigs in a blanket are the perfect party appetizer! Cocktail sausages are wrapped in flaky dough for a delectable, crave-worthy bite.

Cocktail sausages are a classic party food here in the Midwest. I’ve already shared my easy crockpot little smokies, but you also need these little pigs in a blanket at your next event!

Close up of a platter of pigs in a blanket.

This bite-sized snack is made with just a few ingredients and is perfect for any occasion where you need to serve a large group of people or just have snacks on hand for the family. 

Not only are pigs in a blanket easy to prepare, but they are also delicious and can be customized with your favorite seasonings. 

Add this timeless appetizer to your next party menu. With its perfect balance of savory, salty, and buttery, pigs in a blanket are sure to be a hit with everyone.

Ingredients for pigs in a blanket

This recipe only needs four ingredients:

Ingredients for pigs in a blanket on a tile surface labeled.

Cocktail sausages – Also known as little smokies, these mini sausages are the perfect size for appetizers.

Crescent roll dough – I recommend using the crescent roll sheets, rather than the triangles, as they are easier to divide into portions for wrapping.

Egg – For a golden brown sheen, I brush a little egg onto the dough. This also helps any seasoning stay on the dough.

Sesame seeds – Dress up the pigs in a blanket with a sprinkling of sesame seeds to mimic sesame seed hot dog buns.

Pigs in a blanket in a serving tray.

How to make this recipe

Preheat your oven to 375°F. If you want, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Unroll the crescent dough onto a cutting board. Cut into 40 strips, as equal as you can make them.

Crescent dough cut into rectangles and strips.

If you’re using the traditional crescent dough, first press the seams together before cutting into strips. A pizza cutter makes this quick and easy!

Take one sausage and one dough strip and wrap the dough around the sausage, slightly overlapping itself to prevent the dough from unrolling.

Place on the baking sheet, making sure the end of the strip is down. Repeat until all of the dough is used.

Beat the egg in a small bowl. Use a pastry brush or a fork to brush small amount of egg wash onto each piece of dough.

Sprinkle on sesame seeds or your favorite seasoning.

Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes, until the dough is puffed and golden.

These are best served warm with your favorite sauce. 

Bowl of sauce surrounded by mini pigs in a blanket appetizers.

Storage tips

Pigs in a blanket can be made ahead of time and warmed whenever you’re ready to serve them.

To keep warm the day of or during a party, place in a slow cooker kept on Low or using the Buffet setting.

Store baked rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator, then warm in a 350°F oven for about 5 minutes.

You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Simply add extra time to reheating until they are warmed through.

Serving platter of pigs in a blanket with sauce.

Recipe suggestions

There are lots of ways to customize these easy pigs in a blanket!

Go cheesy and either place a small piece of sliced cheddar cheese between the dough and sausage, or sprinkle shredded parmesan on top of the assembled bites.

Instead of egg, brush with a mixture of melted butter, garlic powder, and dried parsley. 

No cocktail sausages on hand? Use hot dogs instead, cut into short pieces. Sliced kielbasa or andouille sausage are both great options as well.

Close up of pig in a blanket snack.

Serve with a homemade dipping sauce, spicy ketchup, or honey mustard!

Close up of a platter of pigs in a blanket.

Pigs in a Blanket

Course: Happy Hour
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 40 pieces
Author: Megan
5 from 1 vote
Mini pigs in a blanket are the perfect party appetizer! Cocktail sausages are wrapped in flaky dough for a delectable, crave-worthy bite.
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  • 14 ounces cocktail sausages little smokies
  • 1 crescent dough sheet
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking, if desired.
  • Unroll crescent dough and cut into 40 equal strips.
  • Wrap each strip of dough around a cocktail sausage and place on the baking sheet, making sure the dough end is tucked under.
  • Beat egg and brush onto dough, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm.


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 238mg | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is an estimate based on online calculators and provided as a courtesy. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guideline only.

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