Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

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All you need is 2 ingredients to make the perfect Southern comfort food dish and appetizer: little smokies pigs in a blanket wrapped in flaky crescent rolls.

Bite taken out of little smokies pigs in a blanket.

Today I’m sharing a Southern spin on the classic mini pigs in a blanket recipe. We call these little beauties the ultimate comfort food dish in my house. And with all that is going on in the world, who doesn’t need some comfort food from time to time?

The best part is that they are ridiculously quick and easy to make as all you need is 2 ingredients: beef cocktail smokies (also known around these parts as little smokies) and a couple of crescent rolls. You simply wrap the lil smokies in a flaky crescent roll piece and bake for 10 minutes. In a flash, they’ll be ready to eat. I bet little hands will be grabbing for them as soon as they’re out of the oven!

These little smokies pigs in a blanket are a great mini hot dog appetizer to take to game day parties, potlucks, and family gatherings. No one will be able to say no to the combo of tender sausage and flaky pastry.

Labeled ingredients for little smokies pigs in a blanket.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Beef cocktail smokies (little smokies)
  • Crescent rolls

How To Make Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

Place little smokies on a paper towel-lined plate.

Open your package of little smokies and put them all on a paper towel-lined plate.

This will help dry them a bit and our crescent roll dough will stick much better.

(This photo only shows about half of my package).

Cut each crescent roll triangle into fifths.

Take out your refrigerated crescent rolls and roll them out one triangle at a time.

Cut that triangle into about five pieces, like this.

Wrap one strip around one little smokie.

Now take each piece and wrap it around a little smokie, pressing the edges together to seal.

Place pigs in a blanket on a baking sheet.

Place them all on an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving them a little room to spread, and bake at 375 for about 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.

A plate filled with little smokies pigs in a blanket.

Get ’em while they’re hot!


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To make sure the pastry gets crispy again, reheat them quickly either in the oven or air fryer.
  • You can also freeze the baked mini crescent dogs for up to a month. You can reheat them in the oven from frozen, it will just take longer (approximately 15 minutes).

Recipe Notes

  • If you like, you can add cheese by using cheddar smokies or wrapping up a small piece of American cheese along with the smokies. If you do it this way, you’ll want to line the baking sheet with parchment paper as the cheese might seep out and cause them to stick.
  • For a flakier texture, brush each pig in a blanket with an egg wash (simply a beaten egg) or a bit of melted butter. You can also add some seasoning on top if you like, like Everything But the Bagel seasoning or poppy seeds.
  • If you can’t get your hands on little smokies, substitute them for chopped hot dogs.

Dipping pigs in a blanket into ketchup.

Recipe FAQs

How do you serve lil smokies pigs in a blanket?

Simply serve your little smokies crescent rolls alongside your favorite dipping sauce, whether that’s ketchup (as I did above), yellow mustard, bbq sauce, honey mustard, chili sauce, or ranch dressing.

Can I make pigs in a blanket in advance?

Yes, you can. I’d assemble them only up to 24 hours in advance and store them in the fridge, otherwise, the dough will dry out. Then cook as instructed.

Check out these other appetizing appetizer recipes:

Cheesy Baked Onion Dip

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes (Freezer Friendly)

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls Made From Scratch

Chicken Planks (Like Chicken Fingers, Only Better)

Cheeseburger Dip

Keto Chaffle Recipe With Onion Rings

Plate of little smokies pigs in a blanket with ketchup.

Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

All you need is 2 ingredients to make the perfect Southern comfort food dish and appetizer: little smokies pigs in a blanket wrapped in flaky crescent rolls.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40
Calories: 458kcal


  • 1 package beef cocktail smokie weenies
  • 1 can crescent rolls


  • Place little smokies on a paper towel-lined plate.
    1 package beef cocktail smokie weenies
  • Open the can of crescent rolls and separate them into triangles. Cut each triangle into five pieces using the photo in this post as a guide.
    1 can crescent rolls
  • Wrap each piece of crescent dough around a cocktail sausage and place it on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes.


Calories: 458kcal
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  1. I make these every Christmas Eve, but every time I do they come out soft and squishy on the bottom. I dry them off and everything. What am I doing wrong?

  2. These are great! For several years my family has made these to enjoy on Christmas morning. We make them a day or two ahead of time, either freeze or keep in the fridge, and just heat them in the microwave when we’re ready to eat them. We’ll warm up a plate and take them next to the Christmas tree to enjoy while we’re opening presents. Oh, and we’ve just sort of evolved into calling them “Little Sausagies”.

  3. These are the best! Also great with the smokies that have the cheese inside. We never have leftovers with these at my house!

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