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Crescent roll pigs in a blanket recipe has just 2 ingredients. Learn how to make pigs in a blanket for a snack, appetizer or quick dinner. The flaky crust and delicious hot dog make this amazing.

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Crescent roll pigs in a blanket recipe

I grew up eating pigs in a blanket and it is such a fun recipe. With just 2 common ingredients, you can make these in minutes.

The prep work is minimum and they come together fast. Just wrap one crescent triangle around each hot dog.

It is so versatile and everyone always loves these easy pigs in a blanket recipe.

Ingredients for recipe: crescents and hot dogs.

Ingredients for pigs in a blanket

  • Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
  • Hot Dogs

How to make pigs in a blanket with crescent rolls

  • First, pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Oven temperatures vary so you may need to set yours at 350 degrees.
  • While you are waiting to preheat oven, go ahead and open the crescent rolls and separate them into triangles.
  • Then, roll the crescents around the hot dogs starting at the wide end of the triangle and roll.
Uncooked pigs in a blanket on a baking sheet.
  • Put them on an ungreased cookie sheet seam with the croissant dough side down. You can line with parchment paper.
Uncooked pigs in a blanket on a baking sheet.
  • Finally, bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the crescent roll dough is slightly golden brown. They are delicious with ketchup and mustard and served warmed.

See below for full recipe and nutritional information and nutritional facts. Including total fat and total carbohydrates.

How long to cook pigs in a blanket

They bake for less than 15 minutes. From start to finish, these can be on the table in under 20 minutes. That definitely is a great reason to make this recipe.

Anytime I need an appetizer, this is my go to recipe for parties, Game Day, movie night and more. It is simple enough to throw together in minutes but hearty enough for dinner.

Pigs in a Blanket Dipping Sauce:

  • Ketchup. We like to make this Homemade ketchup.
  • Mustard. Try spicy mustard, honey mustard, Dijon or regular mustard.
  • Ranch. This recipe for homemade ranch dip is delicious.
  • Chili Cheese Dip. Hearty and delicious, this dip is perfect for dipping pigs in a blanket in.
  • BBQ Sauce – These are also delicious with a classic bbq sauce.

How many to make per person:

If you are making regular size pigs in a blanket, I would make 1 to 2 per person. If you are making the mini ones, I would make about 5 per person.

Plate of pigs in a blanket beside ketchup.

What to serve with pigs in a blanket:

  • Air Fryer Tator Tots Recipe– Air fryer tator tots give you all the flavor from deep frying without the fat. These crispy tator tots make the best side dish.
  • Oven baked sweet potato fries– This easy oven baked sweet potato fries recipe is one of my favorites. It is delicious, much healthier than traditional fries and they are fun to make with the kids.
  • Easy Homemade French Fries– These fries are perfectly golden and so crispy. In just minutes, you can enjoy easy homemade fries that make a great side dish or try them for a tasty snack.
Plate of pigs in a blanket beside ketchup.

Pillsbury pigs in a blanket variations:

  • Mini Pigs in a Blanket. We love making these for parties. You can also make these with little smokies and cut the crescent rolls in half to make mini pigs in a blanket. If you don’t have little smokies, you can just cut the hot dog into smaller triangles.
  • Breakfast Sausage. Use sausage links to turn this into the perfect breakfast or brunch menu item. You can use the full size or cut them into small pieces to make mini ones.

    Just make sure you are using precooked sausage. If not, they will need to be cooked before baking to ensure they are cooked thoroughly.
  • Biscuit Dough. Substitute biscuits instead of crescent rolls. Just flatten the biscuit and roll it out with a rolling pin. Cut into strips if you making mini ones.

    If not, just use the entire biscuit to wrap the hot dog in. If you prefer that some of the hot dog stay uncovered, cut the biscuit in half.
  • Puff Pastry. Another tasty substitution for crescent rolls is puff pastry. Top with egg wash for a flaky crust.
  • Cheese. You can add cheese to each pigs in a blanket. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on the hot dog before wrapping or place a thin slice of American or pepper jack cheese beside the hot dog. Either way, it will be delicious.
  • Bacon. Add bacon to the hot dog and wrap the crescent rolls around it. I think the bacon would be good with cheese too.
  • Top with sesame seeds or poppy seeds. Jazz them up for parties by sprinkling a few sesame or poppy seeds on top before baking. Bagel seasoning on cocktail sausages it also a delicious option.
  • Brush with Garlic Butter – Right before you bake them, brush the crescent dough with garlic butter.
  • Vegetarian option: You can use veggie dogs to make this recipe vegetarian.

Can you make these in advance?

Yes, you can. Just make them as normal and place on a baking sheet.

Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until you are ready to bake.

Storage for leftovers:

  • Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container and put in the fridge. They will last up to 3 days stored properly in the refrigerator.
  • To reheat, pop in the microwave for a few seconds until heated through. If you prefer them crispier, reheat in the oven for 4 to 5 minutes.
Plate of pigs in a blanket beside ketchup.

Can you Freeze Pigs in a Blanket?

Yes, you can freeze pigs in a blanket. Place the pigs in a blanket on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour. Remove from the freezer and place in a zip lock freezer bag.

Place back in the freezer and then you remove that amount you are needing to serve.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I use instead of crescent rolls?

You can use biscuits instead of crescent rolls to make this recipe. I usually cut the biscuits in half to easily wrap around the hot dog.

How do you make pigs in a blanket not soggy?

To keep your pigs in a blanket from getting soggy, we recommend drying the hot dog with a paper. This will help decrease the moisture.

Can you use lil smokies instead of hot dogs?

Yes, you can use lil smokies instead of hot dogs. This makes it a bite size appetizer.

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Crescent roll pigs in a blanket

5 from 66 votes
Crescent roll pigs in a blanket recipe has just 2 ingredients. Learn how to make pigs in a blanket for a snack, appetizer or quick dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 209
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 1 package of Crescent Rolls 8 oz
  • 8 Hot Dogs


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Open the crescent rolls and separate them into triangles.
  • Roll the crescent rolls around the hot dogs starting at the wide end of the triangle.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until the crescent rolls are slightly golden brown.
  • Dip in your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 209kcal, Carbohydrates 19g, Protein 6g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 528mg, Potassium 66mg, Sugar 3g, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 11mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Made these tonight for the first time since my husband is a hotdog anything fan and they did not disappoint. They were easy to make and very tasty. I will definitely make these again.