Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

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You will love this Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket recipe! Oh my gosh, my family went crazy over them because they were so good! I wish I had made more because we ran out of them.

These Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket are a little crunchy on the outside and so flavorful on the inside. We found the flavor was really enhanced by dipping them in mustard, ketchup, or some ranch dressing.

It’s funny because I had Mark count the links in one bag. There were 55 of them. So that means we consumed a lot of these! We’ll for sure be making these in the future as an appetizer for holidays, family reunions, or neighborhood parties.

An interesting note that I wasn’t aware of is that April 24 is National Pigs in a Blanket Day! Who would have guessed that was a thing, right? Well, it is.

In case you missed this post, Little Smokies Recipe

Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

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Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

Step One

What I love about this recipe is the fact that it has only two ingredients! You can store the Little Smokies in the refrigerator or freeze a few packages and make them whenever you want a little snack. Just thaw the links in the refrigerator the day before you plan to put them to use. The crescent rolls are typically good for about a month (check the dates on the cartons) in the refrigerator.

Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

Step Two

Preheat your oven to (375°F) = (190°C). Place some parchment paper on your cookie sheets, it makes the clean-up so much easier. You can also place the pigs in a blanket on an ungreased cookie sheet. Unwrap the packages of crescent rolls. Spread them out, you should have 16 triangles. (8 triangles in each package of crescent rolls).

Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

Step Three

Cut each triangle lengthwise into narrow long triangles. I tried using a pizza cutter and decided a sharp knife worked better for me to cut dough. Please note, keep the dough chilled. Use one carton and keep one in the refrigerator. Then after doing the first batch, take the other carton out of the frig to use it.

Triangles

Step Four

Place a sausage link on the widest end of each triangle. Then start rolling the pigs in a blanket to the skinny end of each triangle. Tuck the end under when you place them on the cookie sheet.

Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

Step Five

Be sure to space them far enough apart on the cookie sheet so they have room to puff up a little as they cook.

Rolled Up Little Smokies

Step Six

Bake for 12-15, or until golden brown.

Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

Finished Product

Serve warm from the oven with ketchup, mustard, ranch salad dressing, or your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy.

Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

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Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket
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Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 1-1.5 pounds Little Smokies
  • (2) 8-ounce cans Crescent Rolls
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to (375°F) = (190°C). Place some parchment paper on your cookie sheets, it makes the clean-up so much easier. You can also place the pigs in a blanket on an ungreased cookie sheet. Unwrap the packages of crescent rolls. Spread them out, you should have 16 triangles. (8 triangles in each package of crescent rolls). Cut each triangle lengthwise into narrow long triangles. Place a sausage link on the widest end of each triangle. Then start rolling the pigs in a blanket to the skinny end of each triangle. Tuck the end under when you place them on the cookie sheet. Be sure to space them far enough apart so they have room to puff up a little while cooking. Bake for 12-15, or until golden brown. Serve warm from the oven with ketchup, mustard, ranch salad dressing, or your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy.

How do I store these?

We never have any leftovers, but if we did, I would place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I reheat them?

Yes, you can. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet covered with some foil. Bake at (325°F) = (162°C) for about 15 minutes or until heated through.

Can I freeze them?

Yes, you can freeze them. Place them on a cookie sheet and freeze them. When frozen place them in a freezer bag. When ready to heat them, place them on an ungreased cookie covered with some foil. Bake at (325°F) = (162°C) for about 15 minutes, or until heated through.

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Where did the name pigs in a blanket come from?

I bet most people would say this treat was invented in the 1950s or 1960s. The term actually started back in the 1600s when the field or farmworkers would take some meat cooked in the dough to work with them.

Can I use regular hot dogs instead?

Yes, you can. Choose your favorite ones and cut the hot dogs into 3 or 4 pieces. Then follow the recipe substituting the links for cut hot dogs.

Who coined this phrase-Pigs In A Blanket?

Over 128 million of these are consumed over the Christmas holidays each year! Betty Crocker had a kids cookbook published by a US firm back in 1957. I have to be honest, I had never heard about or had these until one Halloween party at my house. A neighbor brought them and they were so popular I had to get the recipe from her. I LOVE these!

Final Word

I hope you try my Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket recipe, please let me know how the recipe went at your home. Boy, both the kids and adults in my family love these. Keep teaching your kids and grandkids how to cook from scratch, particularly if it’s as easy as this recipe. May God Bless this world, Linda

14 thoughts on “Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

  • March 7, 2022 at 7:20 am
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    5 stars
    I have made these a few times and they are great. Took them to my nieces house and they went fast. One thing I want to try is I seen someone put water or melted butter on top then sprinkled on Everything Bagel seasoning then baked them. That sounds amazing too.
    Computers are great when they work, glad your back up. And going.

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    • March 7, 2022 at 7:57 am
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      Hi June, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! I want to share as many recipes I have, in order for people to print them and have them in case we have a power grid outage. I like your idea of melter butter or water and that seasoning!! I have a bottle in the cupboard! I agree with computers. It was a coding issue that took four people to fix. I am not techy at all. Linda

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  • March 7, 2022 at 8:05 am
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    5 stars
    My husband and son would love these. Not the healthiest thing to eat but fun for the occasional snack on game day, right? I missed your post on Saturday, but I’m glad the tech team figured everything out and you’re up and running again.

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    • March 7, 2022 at 8:30 am
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      Hi Paula, thanks for the 5 stars, my friend! They are so good and would be great for game night! It takes a team to run a blog, I like to write and make recipes but I’m not techy. It took 4 days to get it fixed. Linda

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  • March 7, 2022 at 9:02 am
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    5 stars
    These are awesome! I’ve also made them using canned biscuits. Still good. We make them occasionally, but not too often. It’s been a while, so I need to make some soon.

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    • March 7, 2022 at 9:05 am
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      Hi Deborah, thanks for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! They disappeared so fast because everyone loved them! Linda

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  • March 7, 2022 at 9:49 am
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    5 stars
    Oh so funny that you would post this … I just came back from Sam’s Club and bought (on impulse) a huge package of Lil Smokies! Now I know what I specifically want to do with them. Today is my grandson’s 13th birthday and he’ll get a big kick out of these for an after-school snack. He likes them heated up in a bunch of BBQ sauce, too.

    I’ve seen these at Halloween where they’re wrapped and decorated like mummies…too cute!

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    • March 7, 2022 at 1:35 pm
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      Hi Robbie, thank you for the 5 stars, my friend! Happy 13th birthday to your grandson! My grandson is 15 and he loved them! Oh, the BBQ sauce and the mummies, I need to look those up!! I love stuff like that!! Linda

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  • March 7, 2022 at 6:23 pm
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    5 stars
    We always put a small piece of cheese on the wide side of the wedge before rolling them up. As a side note my Dad called breakfast sausage rolled up in pancakes Pigs in a blanket. So when my sister or I were making them he’d ask “real” pigs in a blanket?…lol

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    • March 7, 2022 at 6:35 pm
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      Hi Hazel, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! Oh, I will put some cheese in some next time. I had forgotten about the sausage links in pancakes!! We grew up eating those! I love calling them pigs in a blanket! Yummy!! Linda

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  • March 7, 2022 at 6:57 pm
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    5 stars
    Goodness, I already had supper but I *still* feel like running out to get the fixin’s!

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    • March 7, 2022 at 7:49 pm
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      Hi Rhonda, thank you for the 5 stars!!! They are so good I wish I had made more! The kids love making them and eating them!! Linds

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  • March 10, 2022 at 4:11 pm
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    5 stars
    I’ve made these in the past. Even cold they are good.

    A great dipping sauce is equal parts of barbecue sauce (your preference) and mayonnaise. It is sort of like the sauce they serve with their tavern onion rings.

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    • March 10, 2022 at 4:16 pm
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      Hi Leanne, thank you for the 5 stars, my friend!! Thanks for the tip on the BBQ sauce and mayo! I love it! Now I want some onions rings!! LOL! Linda

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