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!
Whenever I make these tasty hot dog treats, everyone loves them! They don’t last long around our house. Pigs in a blanket 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, and not just for dinner. We love to make them for parties, events and get togethers.
Kids love them, and they’re so 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 for all occasions.
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.
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.
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. Serve and enjoy!!
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.
FAQ, Making Ahead + Reheating
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!
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. Use whatever cheese you want- 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.
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, check out:
- Bacon Wrapped Smokies
- Boneless Buffalo Wings
- Spinach Puffs
- Cucumber Sandwiches
- Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños
- Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
- 1 (8oz) tube refrigerated crescent rolls
- 8 hot dogs
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 TB water
- sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Separate crescent dough into triangles.
- Roll up hot dogs, starting at the wide end of the triangle.
- Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Brush combined egg and water over tops of rolls. Sprinkle sesame seeds over top and press gently into rolls.
- Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- *For Mini Pigs in Blanket - Wrap in Puff Pastry - cut in 1 ½ inch squares