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Pigs In A Blanket

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 2
  • Servings 48
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Is it really a party without Pigs In A Blanket? We think not! These crowd-pleasing, big-batch mini crescent dogs take just 30 minutes to make with the help of Pillsbury™ Crescent Rolls and cocktail-size sausages. Serve up some flaky, savory mini crescent dogs as perfectly dippable appetizers at your next get-together, and watch as they disappear before your very eyes!
Updated Oct 3, 2023
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What Are Pigs In A Blanket?

We wouldn’t throw a party without these big-batch mini crescent dogs—their dippable size and crowd-pleasing taste make them the perfect shareable appetizer for any get-together.

In the United States, the term “pigs in a blanket” usually refers to hot dogs or sausages that are wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked. In the United Kingdom, the term refers to small sausages, or “chipolatas,” wrapped up in bacon. The first written record of “pigs in a blanket” exists in the 1957 Betty Crocker™ Cook Book for Boys and Girls. Since then, it has become a traditional finger food nationwide!

More Ways to Make Crescent Roll Hot Dogs

Check out our other pigs in a blanket recipes using flaky, savory crescents. Grilling out with the family? Try making some Grilled Crescent Dogs! These tasty crescent roll hot dogs are made on the grill using whole hot dogs and gooey American cheese. Need a quick-prep breakfast recipe? These fan-favorite Breakfast Crescent Dogs feature fully-cooked breakfast sausage links and a pour of maple syrup for a yummy, savory-sweet breakfast kids love.



  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll both cans of the dough; separate into 16 triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise into 3 narrow triangles.
  • 2
    Place sausage on shortest side of each triangle. Roll up each, starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point; place point side down on 2 ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, switching position of cookie sheets halfway through baking. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Work in batches so the refrigerated dough stays chilled. Make the first 2 dozen crescent dogs using one can of dough before removing the second can from the refrigerator.
  • tip 2
    Line cookie sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  • tip 3
    Try setting up a condiment bar to serve with these Mini Crescent Dogs. Set out small bowls of ketchup, chili sauce, your preferred mustard and a creamy horseradish sauce. All of these options will complement the smokiness of the crescent roll mini hot dogs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make My Pigs In A Blanket Ahead of Time?

Whether you want to save time prepping for an event or you just want a shareable appetizer on hand at all times, we’ve got you covered! These mini pigs in a blanket can easily be made ahead of time and heated up later for your convenience. We don’t recommend freezing them prior to baking—you can choose to either assemble your crescent roll pigs in a blanket a couple of hours ahead before baking and store them in the fridge, or freeze them after baking.

Have a get-together coming up later in the day? Try rolling up your unbaked mini crescent dogs and keeping them up to 2 hours in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake and serve them. Assemble your crescent roll pigs in a blanket as directed in the recipe and place them on large ungreased cookie sheets. Instead of baking them right away, cover the cookie sheet tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 hours. When you’re ready to bake your crescent roll hot dogs, remove the plastic wrap and bake them as directed. Easy-peasy!

You can also make and freeze your crescent roll hot dogs up to 1 month ahead of time! Assemble and bake your Pigs In A Blanket as directed, then let them cool for 10 minutes before placing a single layer of baked crescent dogs in 1-gallon plastic freezer food storage bags. Seal them shut and lay them flat in the freezer. To reheat, just place your frozen crescent dogs on large ungreased cookie sheets and loosely cover them with foil before baking at 325°F for 14 to 16 minutes or until heated through.

How Can I Get the Best Bake on My Pigs In A Blanket?

That perfect golden-brown bake is at your fingertips—just keep these tips in mind as you follow our Pigs In A Blanket recipe! First, space out your mini pigs in a blanket on the baking sheet to give them enough room to rise and expand without touching. Additionally, make sure to use a flat cookie sheet. This type of cookie sheet is the best possible option for baking dough, allowing the hot oven air to circulate evenly around the mini crescent dogs. This activates their rise and gives the dough its desired golden brown color! Finally, as a reminder, make sure to switch the position of your cookie sheets halfway through baking to ensure the most even bake possible.

Nutrition Information

60 Calories, 4g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 5g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Snack
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • While these bite-sized snacks are best served as an appetizer, we’ve got an entrée you can to try too! Another name used for Pigs In A Blanket is mini crescent dogs and if you are looking to wrap up more appetizers in crescent dough, browse all of our crescent appetizer recipes for more ideas.
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