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.
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 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.
- Beef cocktail smokies (little smokies)
- Crescent rolls
How To Make Little Smokies Pigs In A Blanket
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).
Take out your refrigerated crescent rolls and roll them out one triangle at a time.
Cut that triangle into about five pieces, like this.
Now take each piece and wrap it around a little smokie, pressing the edges together to seal.
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.
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).
- 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.
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:
- 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.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
– Mother Teresa