Mini pigs in a blanket are made with crescent rolls and little smokies. These crescent dogs are a quick and easy appetizer recipe that can be made in minutes. Dipped in pizza sauce for added flavor.
To change dinners up in our house every now and again we like to have appetizers for dinner. These mini pigs in the blanket help to fill the meat aspect of our dinner. They are super easy and quick to make in the oven.
How To Make Mini Pigs In A Blanket
These little piggies are so quick to make using crescent rolls and little smokies. The hardest part I think about making these is waiting until they bake.
Using refrigerated crescent roll dough, roll out and separate the dough on the perforated seam. This may be best to do on a lightly floured surface so the dough doesn't stick to the countertop.
Using a butter knife cut the top part of the crescent triangle off. Cutting the remaining dough in half at an angle. Making three mini triangles to wrap around the little smokies.
Taking the little smokies place one on each dough triangle then wrap them in the cut crescent roll. I start at the widest part of the dough and roll to the tip of the triangle. Pressing the seams together and set the wrapped mini pigs on a cookie sheet.
When you have all the little smokies wrapped up place them into a 375℉ preheated oven for 12-14 minutes. Or until they are golden brown in color.
Dip these little crescent dogs into your favorite mustard or pizza sauce.
These make great appetizers for any holiday. These mini pigs in a blanket are often on the menu for our Christmas Eve appetizers for dinner night.
Kitchen Tips And Questions
If you don't like little smokies you could use Vienna sausages or even hot dogs cut into smaller sizes.
Adding a small slice of American cheese would bring added flavor to these mini pigs in a blanket.
Keeping appetizers like these mini crescent dogs warm is important at parties. There are a few ways to do it. One would be to have a crockpot set to warm and place the appetizer in it. Another would be a warming drawer of the oven. Or the oven itself on a low temperature like 200℉. If using the oven I would keep a close eye on them so they don't dry out.
Yes, they can be. They can be made up in advance and placed on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer. Once the pigs in a blanket are frozen they can be placed in a freezer bag and will keep for up to two months.
Place the frozen mini pigs in a blanket on a cookie sheet and place them into the oven. Bake at 375℉ for about 25 minutes. Or until the crescent dough is golden brown.
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Other My Creative Manner recipes you may enjoy are:
- Homemade Pizza Rolls
- Grilled Hot Dog Recipe
- Cinnamon Rolls With Cream Cheese Icing
- Pickle Wrapped Egg Rolls
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Mini Pigs In A Blanket
Mini pigs in a blanket are an easy appetizer recipe that can be made in minutes. Turn little smokies and crescent rolls into a delicious appetizer.
- 1 Package Cocktail Smokies 24 smokies
- 1 Packages Crescent Rolls cut into thirds
Preheat oven to 375℉
Open the can of crescent rolls and unroll dough onto a floured surface. Tear at the perforated seams and cut each triangle into three triangles.
Roll the dough up around the little smokies. Pinch the seam to seal and place seam side down on the cookie sheet pan.
Place into the preheat 375℉ oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm with pizza sauce or mustard.
Nutritional Value may vary depending on the ingredients used.