A yummy lunch, dinner, or snack idea for the whole family! Homemade pigs in a blanket with delicious crescent dough and a sprinkling of sesame seeds on top!
Pigs in a blanket make for a classic, yet simple dinner idea the whole family loves. We love to switch these out each much with hot dog nuggets and homemade corn dogs, but one this is sure – they’re always a hit!
The crescent dough makes these quick to put together for a meal with friends and family. and best of all, everyone loves them.
They’re great for dinner, but pigs in a blanket also make a really great after-school snack for kids to grab and eat when they run through the door (just like our Hot Dog Nuggets and Corn Dog Muffins).
We also love these crescent roll pigs in a blanket because they’re great for so many occasions. We love to make them for parties, events, BBQs and get togethers.
We have to admit that we love them just as much as the kids and not only because they’re easy to make (they can even be made ahead of time so see our notes about that.)
They’re definitely one of our go-to recipes!
How to Make Pigs in a Blanket
You will need one 8oz tube of refrigerated crescent rolls to start making these pigs in a blanket. Take the dough out of the package and separate them into triangles.
WRAP. Starting at the wide end of the triangle, wrap the hot dogs up in the dough. Place the pigs in a blanket on an un-greased cookie sheet (you can also line with parchment paper if desired).
EGG WASH. Combine the beaten egg and the tablespoon of water to make an egg wash. Brush the egg wash lightly on top of the dough. Sprinkle the tops with sesame seeds (or with poppy seeds or bagel seasoning).
BAKE. Now they are ready for the oven! Make sure your oven is preheated to 375 degrees. Put the pigs in a blanket into the oven for 12-15 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Take them out of the oven and let them cool for just a minute.
Mini Pigs in a Blanket – they’re cute!
Did you know you can make mini pigs in a blanket? These are also great to serve as appetizers or sides for events and parties.
To make them, cut puff pastry (you can also use crescent roll dough – and if you do, it’s easier to use the sheet than the triangles) into 1 ½ inch squares.
Wrap little smokies or cut pieces of hot dog in the dough, brush with egg wash and cook the same amount of time at 375 degrees.
You can also sprinkle these with sesame seeds if desired.
Change it Up
How to make pigs in a blanket with cheese? With Bacon? If you’re feeling adventurous, you can add cheese to your pigs in a blanket.
Make a slit in the hot dog and add a couple strips of cheese into each hot dog. Or wrap slices of cheese around the dog before wrapping in the dough.
Use whatever cheese you want – American cheese, cheddar, provolone, pepper jack, mozzarella, etc. Then wrap up in the crescent dough and bake!
You can also add some crispy bacon to the pigs in a blanket! To do this, cut raw bacon into strips and add a couple strips on top of the hot dog. Then roll up with the crescent dough and bake as directed.
How many to make per person? If you’re making the larger pigs in a blanket, you probably need about 1-2 per person. If you decide to make the mini pigs in a blanket, I would plan for about 4-6 per person.
This will vary with personal preference so do what you think is best!
Can you make them ahead of time? You can also make them ahead of time! Roll the crescent dough around the hot dogs and put them onto a baking sheet. Wrap it with plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge. When you are ready to eat them, pop them in the oven to bake!
How to reheat pigs in a blanket? Pigs in a blanket are really simple to reheat when you need to have a quick snack. Just put them into the oven around 350 degrees and warm up again for 4-5 minutes or until heated through!
Sure these are great for the kids but adults love them too. My husband has asked we make these at least once a month, and I have to agree – they’re simple and so delicious!
For more great party appetizers:
- Bacon Wrapped Smokies
- Boneless Buffalo Wings
- Spinach Puffs
- Cucumber Sandwiches
- Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños
- Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
- 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls
- 8 hot dogs
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
- sesame seeds for topping
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
- Separate crescent dough into triangles.
- Place a hot dog at the wide end of each triangle and roll up. Place on prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, combine egg and water. Brush egg wash over the tops of rolls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and press gently into rolls.
- Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Want to Make Mini Pigs? Cut puff pastry or a full sheet of crescent roll dough into 1½-inch squares. Wrap little smokies or cut pieces of hot dog in the dough, brush with egg wash and bake as directed above.