Classic Pigs in a Blanket – we serve these at every get-together, even dinner parties! Everyone now expects them and they're always the first thing to go.
I almost feel a bit guilty making these Pigs in a Blanket. The thing is, they're my sister's thing. Every get-together at her house, whether it's a kid's birthday party or an upscale dinner, Pigs in a Blanket are served. It started when the kids were all very young but it turned out that the adults were putting away just as many as the kids, if not more! She's been serving them for so long now that it would be a major upset if we all showed up and there were no Pigs in a Blanket on the table.
So that's why I never make them at home. It's one of those things I only eat at my sister's, similar to recipes that I never make because I only eat them at my mom's. My mom doesn't make Pigs in a Blanket either, and I can only assume it's because the sister has it covered.
Pigs in a Blanket are made with just two ingredients: crescent roll dough and some Lil' Smokies. I think they're cute with some poppy seeds sprinkled on, too, but that's totally optional. We serve ours with mustard only but ketchup (or buffalo wing sauce, perhaps?) works well, too. These little babies would be a great Super Bowl snack. They're easy to make ahead of time and you can keep a few trays in the fridge then keep the hot pigs coming during the game. Just don't tell my sister you got the recipe from me! :)
HOW TO MAKE PIGS IN A BLANKET?
It is so incredibly eat to make pigs in a blanket. Simply cut your dough into strips then roll the lil' smokies in the dough just until the dough goes around once. Cut off any excess dough and press the ends together. Place on a baking tray and you're done!
HOW LONG TO COOK PIGS IN A BLANKET?
Pigs in a Blanket take about 15 minutes in a 350F degree oven. Keep an eye on them since you want them to be nicely browned but not too done or the sausages won't be as juicy and tender.
WHAT GOES WITH PIGS IN A BLANKET?
We serve ours exclusively with mustard, but I think most people likely serve them with ketchup. They'll go with just about any appetizer you can think of. In fact, they're fun to serve with more upscale appetizers because everyone seems to get a chuckle when they see these next to a fancy dish. Yet these are what everyone devours first, proving they're a fun food that never goes out of style.
- 1 tube crescent roll dough
- 1 package lil' smokies
- poppy seeds, optional
- mustard, for serving
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Carefully unroll crescent roll dough. Make four rectangles out of dough (two triangles each), pressing seams together. Slice each rectangle in half crosswise, then each half in half, giving you eight strips per rectangle.
- Roll one strip of dough around a lil' smokie, place on ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and lil' smokies.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately with mustard on the side.