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Pigs in a Blanket With Little Smokies

Juicy, Tender, Yummy and a fun mouthful! Try Pigs and a Blanket with Little Smokies for pot lucks, kids or even for adults for dinner! It’s a fun way to change up your dinner rotation!

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Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

Remember Pigs in a Blanket from your childhood? Your mom wrapped some hot dog pieces up in canned biscuits and baked them in the oven?

Yep, me too. However, they aren’t just for kids anymore! You can enjoy them any time!

Try them for a party, get together or just for dinner one night!

Recently, my friend and I enjoyed some while we watched a movie on TV and stretched out on the couch.

What Goes Good With Pigs in a Blanket

You might be wondering what goes good with pigs in a blanket and what can I serve with these creations?

No problem! Lots of great stuff goes with Pigs in a Blanket, especially the ones made with Little Smokies!

You might want to try Cowboy Baked Beans, Broccoli Salad or a Great Potato Salad!

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Can I Wrap Pigs in a Blanket the Night Before

You absolutely CAN wrap pigs in a blanket the night before! You’ll need to follow these rules carefully though or your dough will dry out!

  • Pre-Baked – To avoid the dough drying out, you can go ahead and wrap the pigs in a blanket made with little smokes and then give them a short bake. Bake until the dough is fully puffed and begins to brown slightly. Then on the day you want to use them, pop them back in the oven to finish baking.
  • Un Baked – You CAN just wrap them and then not bake them yet. Be sure to cover VERY WELL with plastic wrap so that no air can get in. Otherwise, the dough will harden and then it won’t bake up properly.

How Many Pigs in a Blanket Per Person

If you are whipping these up for a party or a meal, you’ll want to know how many you should be making!

A good rule of thumb for any appetizer is three pieces per person. HOWEVER, think about the way these will be served and who you are serving them to.

Children – if you are serving these to children and this will be the main dish, then you’ll want to do 2-3 per child.

Adults at a pot luck style party – Allow 2-3 per person for this type of serving environment.

Adults for a meal – If you are serving this as a main dish for adults at a meal, consider the side dishes and how hearty they are, consider the adults you are serving. You will want 4-5 per person.

*If you are serving big eaters, then you’ll want to add some extra because these are so easy to pop in your mouth without even noticing.

What Kind of Sauce

Sauce is the key to a great Pig in a Blanket Made with Little Smokies! Of course you can use ketchup but there’s so much more out there!

To Reheat Leftover Crescent Wrapped Little Smokies

Do one of the following:

Oven – place on a baking sheet in the oven at 350 for 5-10 minutes.

Air Fryer – air fry at 400 for 4 minutes.

Microwave – 20 secs at a time, repeat until heated through (use micorwave safe plate)

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Here’s What You’ll Need

You’ll need so few items and ingredients, it’s almost silly!

  • Package of Little Smokies
  • Refrigerated and canned crescent rolls

Here’s How You Do It

So easy, fast and simple

  • Prepare the baking dish
  • Cut the crescent rolls into pieces
  • Wrap around the smokies
  • Bake
  • Try to eat as few as possible while making them.

Special Equipment

You won’t need any special equipment but a good rimmed baking sheet and some parchment paper make the whole process simple.

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Tips and Tricks

  • Little Smokies tend to be kind of wet right out of the package and if they are wet, the crescent rolls don’t want to adhere very well. It’s best to dry them a bit with a towel before wrapping.
  • The crescent rolls must be cut into pieces to wrap around the smokies, this isn’t an exact practice and doesn’t have to be any particular shape, just a piece that goes around will work. However, if you can cut into strips approximately the size of the little smoky, that works best.
  • Crescent Rolls puff when you cook them slightly, be sure to leave room between the wrapped little smokies on the baking sheet so that they don’t stick together when they puff when you cook them.

Substitutions

Little Smokies – You can substitute hot dogs or vegan hot dogs for the little smokies, but the flavor is not the same.

Crescent Rolls – Feel free to substitute canned biscuits. Again the flavor is different.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How Long Will These Last

You can keep them covered in the fridge up to 5 days

Can I Freeze These

Yes, freeze in a freezer safe container (remove as much air as possible) for up to 3 months.

Watch Me Make These

Until Sarah finishes the video for this article, here is one of her making bacon wrapped hot dogs which are also delicious!

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Pigs in a Blanket with Little Smokies

Juicy, Tender, Yummy and a fun mouthful! Try Pigs and a Blanket with Little Smokies for pot lucks, kids or even for adults for dinner! It's a fun way to change up your dinner rotation!
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pigs in a Blanket with Little Smokies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 245kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pack little smokies
  • 2 cans crescent rolls

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Prepare the baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or aluminum foil and cooking spray.
  • Remove the little smokies from their package and lay on a paper towel to dry.
  • Cut the crescent rolls into strips that are about the same width as the little smokies with a knife.
  • Wrap the strips around the little smokies and lay into the prepared baking sheet. Allow room between the wrapped smokies so that the oven heat can effectively circulate around the smokies.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven when the dough is puffed and slightly browned and the little smokie is sizzling. Serve hot

Notes

  • Little Smokies tend to be kind of wet right out of the package and if they are wet, the crescent rolls don’t want to adhere very well. It’s best to dry them a bit with a towel before wrapping.
  • The crescent rolls must be cut into pieces to wrap around the smokies, this isn’t an exact practice and doesn’t have to be any particular shape, just a piece that goes around will work. However, if you can cut into strips approximately the size of the little smoky, that works best.
  • Crescent Rolls puff when you cook them slightly, be sure to leave room between the wrapped little smokies on the baking sheet so that they don’t stick together when they puff when you cook them.
  • These are best when served with a sauce. Ketchup will do but consider a good cheese sauce, ranch dressing, yum yum sauce, etc. 
  • Allow enough for your guests. If serving for a party or pot luck then be sure you have 2-3 per person.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pigs in a Blanket with Little Smokies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 679mg28%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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