Easy party pigs in a blanket are more than just a snack; they’re a fun, versatile, and delicious addition to any gathering or cozy family night at home. This dish, beloved by both kids and adults, consists of small sausages wrapped in crescent roll dough and baked to golden perfection. It’s an excellent option for busy moms looking to whip up something quick and satisfying. With options to cook in an oven or air fryer, and dips like homemade BBQ or Comeback sauce, these pigs in a blanket can be tailored to suit any taste. Whether you’re hosting a party, needing a quick dinner solution, or simply want a fun cooking activity with the kids, this recipe has got you covered.

Close up view of pigs in a blanket on a dinner plate.

Ingredient Breakdown & Substitutions

Here’s a breakdown of the essential ingredients with practical alternatives to customize and adapt this recipe to suit dietary preferences:

Raw ingredients laid out on a kitchen counter to make pigs in a blanket.
  • Crescent Rolls: The dough can be substituted with puff pastry or phyllo dough for a flakier texture.
  • Cocktail Sausages: For healthier options, consider turkey or chicken sausages. Standard hot dogs and plant-based hot dogs and sausages work well too.
  • Butter: A plant-based butter substitute can be used as a dairy-free alternative.
  • Sesame Seeds: Optional for garnish, can be replaced with poppy seeds or omitted.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are cocktail sausages? 

Cocktail sausages are simply small, bite sized sausages. You can find chicken, beef, or pork cocktail sausages, making this easily customizable to your dietary needs. You should be able to find these in your local grocery store in the same section as regular, full sized sausages. 

If you canned find cocktail sausages, you can always use full size sausages or even hot dogs. Either cut them in half, or use them full size, making sure to cut your dough just slightly larger than the length of the sausage.

Can I freeze pigs in a blanket after baking?

Yes, once cooled, store them in a freezer-safe container. Reheat in the oven or air fryer.

How do I keep these warm for a party?

After baking, place them in a warm oven or in a slow cooker on the ‘keep warm’ setting.

Visual Guide to Making Pigs in a Blanket

Process shots to show how to make pigs in a blanket from start to finish.

Serving Suggestions

These are good enough to eat plain, but we recommend you get adventurous and try them with BBQ sauce, Comeback sauce, or Copycat Chick-fil-A sauce.


  • Dough not sealing: Ensure the dough edges are slightly moist before sealing.
  • Sausages falling out: Cut the dough to better fit the size of the sausages.
  • Uneven baking: Rotate the baking sheet halfway through cooking for uniform browning.

Tips From the Chef

  • Roll the sausages tightly to ensure they stay wrapped during baking.
  • For the air fryer method, avoid overcrowding for even cooking.
  • Brush with butter mixture generously for added flavor and a golden finish.
  • Serve immediately after baking for the best texture.
Pigs in a blanket on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Make Ahead Instructions

To prepare your pig in a blankets to cook at a later time, get them all wrapped up and on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in the oven or air fryer for best results. For freezing, wrap them individually and store in a freezer bag. Reheat directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

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