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Kids and adults alike will love these quick and simple pigs in a blanket. This nostalgic recipe is on the table in 20 minutes!

Pigs in a blanket make for a classic, yet simple dinner idea the whole family loves. We love to switch these out with Hot Dog Nuggets and Homemade Corn Dogs, but one thing is sure – they’re always a hit!

Pigs in a Blanket on white dish served with a side of ketchup.

kid-approved dinner!

Homemade pigs in a blanket are the easiest appetizer/lunch/dinner idea you’ll ever make! The crescent dough makes these quick to put together for a meal with friends and family.

Best of all? They’re a hit with the entire fam making them a classic family dinner idea.

Why you’ll love them too:

  • GREAT ANYTIME! Not only are they great for dinner, but they also make a great after-school snack for kids to grab and eat when they run through the door (just like our Corn Dog Muffins).
  • BEYOND SIMPLE. They take minutes to put together and are so simple that even the kids can make them on their own.
  • FOR THE MASSES. We love to make these for parties, BBQs and even in addition to chili cook-offs since they are simple for making for a lot of people .
  • MAKE AHEAD. Pigs in a Blanket are perfect for making ahead for events.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • hot dogs – Instead of plain hot dogs, use more savory brats such as Johnsonville Jalapeno Cheddar Brats, Better Cheddar, or Smoked Brats.
  • egg
  • water
  • sesame seeds
Hot dogs wrapped in crescent dough and placed on a baking sheet.

How to Make Pigs in a Blanket

  1. PREP. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. ASSEMBLE. Separate crescent dough into triangles. Place a hot dog at the wide end of each triangle and roll up. Place on a prepared baking sheet.
    • Be sure that the hot dogs have been patted dry before wrapping them in the dough to prevent them from being soggy.
  3. EGG WASH. In a small bowl, combine egg and water. Brush egg wash over the tops of the rolls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and press gently into rolls.
  4. BAKE. Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serve on their own or with one of your favorite dipping sauces like classic ketchup and mustard or Honey Mustard, BBQ Sauce, or Fry Sauce, and enjoy!!

Mini pigs in a blanket on a baking sheet ready to be baked.

Make ’em Mini

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.

  • PASTRY. Cut puff pastry (or crescent roll dough) into 1½-inch squares.
  • SMOKIES. Wrap little smokies or cut pieces of hot dog in the dough, brush with egg wash, and cook for about 12 minutes at 375°F

You can also sprinkle these lil’ smokies with sesame seeds, garlic butter, or bagel seasoning if desired.

Mini Pigs in a Blanket on a white dish.

Change it Up

Add extra flavor to these homemade pigs in a blanket by adding cheese, and bacon, or using a savory brat.

  • Cheese. Make a slit in the hot dog and add a strip of cheese to each hot dog, or wrap slices of cheese around the dog before wrapping it in the dough. Use American cheese, cheddar cheese, provolone, pepper jack, or mozzarella.
  • Bacon. Add some Crispy Bacon to the pigs in a blanket! To do this, cut raw bacon into strips and add a couple of strips on top of the hot dog. Then roll up the crescent dough and bake as directed.
  • Dough. I like the flakiness of crescent dough, but you can use any type of biscuit dough.
Crescent roll wrapped hot dogs on a baking sheet ready to be cooked.

Recipe Tips + Storing Info

  • How many to make. If you’re making classic pigs in a blanket recipe, you probably need about 1-2 per person. If you make the mini pigs in a blanket, I would plan for about 4-6 per person.
  • Make them ahead of time. Roll the crescent dough around the hot dogs and put them onto a baking sheet. Wrap crescent roll pigs in a blanket with plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge. When you are ready to eat them, pop them in the oven to bake!
  • To reheat. These are perfect for a quick snack. Just put them into the oven at around 350°F and warm up again for 4-5 minutes or until heated through!
Easy Pigs in a Blanket Recipe stacked and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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5 from 180 votes

Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Kids and adults alike will love these quick and simple pigs in a blanket. This nostalgic recipe is on the table in 20 minutes!
Servings: 8 dogs
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • sesame seeds for topping

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°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 a prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine egg and water. Brush egg wash over the tops of the rolls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and press gently into rolls.
  • Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Notes

Make ahead of time. Roll the crescent dough around the hot dogs and put them onto a baking sheet. Wrap with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to eat them, pop them in the oven to bake as directed!
Make ’em mini. 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1dog, Calories: 119kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.003g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 317mg, Potassium: 73mg, Sugar: 0.03g, Vitamin A: 30IU, Vitamin C: 0.04mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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39 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Kids super love these adorable pigs in a blanket! No one would want to miss a meal everytime we have these. Such a keeper!

  2. 5 stars
    I was looking for a quick and easy recipe for using hot dogs and I stumbled across this recipe which looked pretty good for a change. I had not had pig’s in a blanket since I was a child and I thought I would try it, I am so glad I did! It was so easy to make and they tasted delicious, my husband loved them and so did my grand kids, the sesame seeds were a great addition. I always use all beef hot dogs and I did add a little garlic and onion powder with the egg wash (Garlic is pretty much a staple in our house) this is a great recipe and a really quick meal when you are in a hurry. P.S. I have used several of Lil Luna’s recipes before and they have all been a hit. So, I thank you Lil Luna for all your great recipes that you share!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! It’s one of my family’s favorites! Thanks so much for sharing what you did. Sounds delicious!

      1. I’m making the hot dogs in a blanket for Fourth of July! Can’t wait to see how everyone likes them. Thanks for the share.