Pigs in a Blanket

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!

Pigs in a Blanket on white dish

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. 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 process picture

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.

Serve on their own or with one of your favorite dips like: mustard, honey mustard, bbq sauce, ketchup or fry sauce and enjoy!!

Crescent Roll Pigs in Blanket process pics

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.

Mini Pigs in a Blanket on white dish

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.

Pigs in a blanket on baking sheet

FAQ

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!

Easy Pigs in a Blanket Recipe - hero shot on white dish with ketchup

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Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

5 from 21 votes
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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 dogs
Calories 119 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 (8oz) tube refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 TB water
  • sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • 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

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  1. 5 stars
    We love pigs in a blanket!! They are a fun alternative to plain hot dogs. Love the idea of sesame seeds on top!

  2. 5 stars
    So excited to find this recipe. I would get so excited when they served pigs in a blanket at school. Its always been a favorite. Now I can make them at home.

  3. 5 stars
    Wow! there are some foods that take you right back to childhood. Pigs in a blanket are one of those. My oldest is 13 and ive never made them for my own kids. YOur recipe was perfect to use on a busY night and the kids loved them.

  4. 5 stars
    These are great to make when all the neighborhood kids come over. They all love them! its funny how they like the little ones;)

  5. Hi! If I prep it the night before, do I brush the egg and water before baking it the next day? Or brush it before putting it in the refrigerator? Thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    Classic!! Thank you for an awesome recipe, these were the perfect post-school snack for the kiddos, they loved them!!

  7. 5 stars
    We love these for a quick and easy lunch! So delicious and very tasty! My teens love helping make these. Definitely making these again!

  8. 5 stars
    We make these all the time!! The kids love it and we pair it with chili or something and let’s be honest, the adults love it too!!

  9. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

  10. 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!