21 Crowd-Pleasing Pigs in a Blanket Recipes

If you're in need of the perfect party appetizer, look no further! These variations of pigs in blankets, from supersized sausages to cheesy bites, are guaranteed to be a hit.

November 24, 2021
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Pigs in Blankets

When you need an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer for a game day party or holiday entertaining, give pigs in blankets a try. These bite-sized apps are sure to please kids and adults alike. While there are numerous ways to dress up pigs in blankets, it’s always a good idea to start with the classics. In this recipe, we wrap premade pizza dough around sausages and sprinkle with poppy seeds before baking. Even the dipping sauce is easy; simply serve with mustard.

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"Everything" Pigs in a Blanket

This quick and easy dough is worth making from scratch, but store-bought biscuit or crescent dough makes a good substitute when you're short on time.

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Pull-Apart Dogs in a Blanket Ring

How to improve on pigs in a blanket? Supersize them in a pull-apart ring. This oversize version features 7-inch hot dogs, 4 layers of flaky crescent dough and a thick melty layer of American cheese.

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Italian Sausage-and-Pepper Pigs in Blankets

Pigs in blankets get an Italian makeover! The combo of cheese, pesto and peppers stuffed into the sausages is a winner. Use hot sausage if you like a little spice.

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Chicken-Apple Pigs-In-A-Blanket

It only takes a few small tweaks to turn your favorite pigs-in-a-blanket appetizer into a meal. The whole family can help wrap up chicken sausages and grated cheese into store-bought dough. For an extra touch, sprinkle the cut rolls with poppy seeds before baking.

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Carbonara Pigs in a Blanket

Before baking your pigs in a blanket, try brushing them with an egg wash, Parmesan and diced pancetta. The blankets will have a salty, savory flavor boost that will leave your guests asking for seconds (and thirds!)

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Pizza Pigs in Blankets

Pizza meets hot dogs in Ree’s kid-friendly recipe. She stuffs each pig in a blanket with pizza sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni and serves with marinara for dipping.

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Pigs in Blankets with Harissa Ketchup and Honey Mustard

Molly puts a special spin on pigs in a blanket during each step of the process. She swaps chicken sausage for hot dogs, then brushes each piece with egg wash and everything seasoning. While they bake, she whips up a harissa ketchup and tangy honey mustard for dipping.

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Cajun Cornmeal-Andouille Pigs in Blankets

Give your pigs a southern kick: made-from-scratch Cajun cornmeal dough wraps around spicy andouille sausage; dipped in creamy remoulade, it's the perfect party snack.

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Giant Pig-in-a-Blanket

This slice-and-serve pig-in-a-blanket is gigantic indeed. Stuffed with breakfast sausage and ham and rolled in crescent dough, it's great for game day or even for breakfast.

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Breakfast Cinnamon Roll Pigs-in-a-Blanket

This sweet version of the classic savory appetizer is just as addicting as its cocktail-party cousin. Cinnamon roll dough wraps around breakfast sausage, and a drizzle of icing and maple syrup for dipping make the bundles ideal for a breakfast gathering.

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Cacio e Pepe Pigs in a Blanket

You’ll gobble up these delightful appetizers in the blink of an eye. The trick is to use cheese and parsley-flavored sausage, which adds a savory punch to each bite.

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Sausage-and-Biscuit Pigs in Blankets

Breakfast fare fits in amazingly well at game-day gatherings. Wrap your favorite breakfast sausage links in homemade biscuit dough, and serve with maple syrup for dunking.

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De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket

Fat-free hot dogs and reduced-fat crescent dough lessens the calorie count of this party-friendly appetizer.

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Reuben Pigs in Blankets

A touch of sauerkraut is all you need to give these beef cocktail franks great flavor.

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Sunny's BK Currywurst Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket

Sunny upgrades the classic pigs in a blanket by using phyllo dough for extra texture and serving with a sweet curry sauce.

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Grilled Spiral Pigs in Blankets

With just two main ingredients—hot dogs and prepared crescent dough—you’ll have a hit for your next tailgate or picnic. All-beef hot dogs are a standby, but you can make these pigs in blankets with turkey, chicken or even veggie dogs.

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Pigs in a Wreath

Trisha’s festive appetizer is perfect for a holiday party.

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Pull-Apart Pigs in a Blanket

These pull-apart pigs in a blanket will score big points at a game day party.

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French Ham-and-Brie Pigs in Blankets

Slices of ham and caramelized onions give these piggies a fun twist. Add creamy Brie, fresh thyme and a croissant-dough "blanket," and you have an easy crowd pleaser for your next get-together.

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French Toast Pigs in Blankets

Breakfast sausage links and a maple syrup dipping sauce make this recipe a fun breakfast alternative.

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