Pigs In A Blanket Recipe

Who would not want to master a super-easy (like, really easy) recipe that comes together with just two ingredients (yes, seriously) and satisfies a crowd of kids or adults? That's right — no one would refuse such an offer! Thankfully, along with Mashed, Laura Sampson, who blogs and shares recipes at Little House Big Alaska, has the perfect recipe for busy afternoons and evenings when hungry mouths beckon. 

Her pigs in a blanket recipe will definitely become a go-to in your house, with Sampson telling us, "I like to make them for quick and easy no-brainer lunches or dinners." And you won't have any rumbling stomachs left behind, as she told Mashed, "As far as I can tell, everyone likes them — no one ever turns them down." So, if you have about 20 minutes and an oven, well, then, this recipe is for you and anyone else you need to feed today.

You will only need two ingredients to make these pigs in a blanket

A super-quick trip to the market (or if you need a few other things for another recipe, an Instacart order) will satisfy the shopping list for this pigs in a blanket recipe. You will simply need a can of crescent rolls and a pack of hot dogs. That is it! 

Got your ingredients? Great. Now, simply preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, which makes cleanup after baking a breeze. Then, using your baking sheet as your work space (even less cleanup), you will prep your piggies for the oven. 

Honestly, the toughest part of this recipe is probably opening the can of crescent rolls! Oh, and maybe selecting quality hot dogs from the grocery store. We recommend top-rated Nathan's hot dogs, which will not steer you wrong! Meanwhile, if you have a larger crowd to feed, you can always double the recipe.

Prepare your pigs in a blanket for the oven

After you open the crescent rolls, separate each roll into triangles. You will lay a hot dog at the wide end of the triangle — and here comes the fun part — roll up your pig in the blanket. Repeat with each roll and dog. Then, position the pigs in a blanket one or two inches apart on the baking sheet to bake them. 

Sampson also offers home cooks this tip: "These pigs in a blanket can absolutely be made smaller. You can cut the dogs in half, cut each triangle of dough in half, and roll them up that way." How cute would these mini piggies be for a pre-dinner appetizer for adults or even a dinner for little kids? 

Now, go ahead and pop the baking sheet in the oven. And hey, guess what? Lunch or dinner is almost done! 

Bake up your dogs for pigs in a blanket

Bake your pigs in a blanket until the hots dogs are hot inside and your crescent rolls are baked through. This will take about 15 to 17 minutes.

We asked Sampson how to make sure you do not take the meal out too early, and she admitted, "The rolls will brown up quickly before they're actually done, so there is a tendency to pull them out too soon." But, she advised Mashed, "You'll know they're done when the sides are cooked and no longer soft. Use a knife or fork to give it a poke. The hot dogs will also be hot and sizzling when they're done."

Meanwhile, it is best to go ahead and serve these up right away, with Sampson noting, "These don't keep that well — I'd say they're better served hot and fresh." As for how her family likes to enjoy their pigs in a blanket, she told us, "We're partial to sriracha! But we also like ketchup and mustard."

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe
4.8 from 10 ratings
Who wouldn't want to master a super-easy recipe that comes together with just two ingredients and satisfies a crowd of kids or adults? Try pigs in a blanket.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
15
minutes
Servings
8
servings
pigs in a blanket on a plate
Total time: 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 1 (8-pack) hot dogs
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
  3. Open crescent rolls, and separate one roll into triangles.
  4. Lay a hot dog at the wide end of the triangle and roll up.
  5. Repeat with remaining dogs and rolls.
  6. Bake 1 to 2 inches apart on the baking sheet until dogs are hot inside and crescent rolls are baked through, about 15 to 17 minutes.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 189
Total Fat 8.2 g
Saturated Fat 3.0 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 2.8 mg
Total Carbohydrates 24.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Total Sugars 2.7 g
Sodium 669.7 mg
Protein 4.3 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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