Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket
Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket is a fun, delicious appetizer – a warm mini sausage wrapped in soft crescent dough and topped with everything bagel seasoning. Perfect for the holidays, game days, and any other occasion!
Easy Party Appetizer Idea
This fun Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket recipe adds a “grown up” twist to a kid-favorite. With a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning, this is an easy adult appetizer. Good luck eating just one!
Mini sausages, like Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies, are wrapped in flaky crescent dough and sprinkled with everything bagel seasoning. Then they’re baked until golden. It’s a quick and easy appetizer that’s also fun to make!
I include a simple honey mustard sauce for dipping, but BBQ sauce or any other favorite dipping sauce will definitely work too!
Since each recipe makes 30+ mini pigs in a blanket, this is a go-to party appetizer for larger gatherings. Even if you wanted to double the batch, it would still take less than 30 minutes to prepare.
Not a fan of everything bagel seasoning? You can still make these mini pigs in a blanket – just replace it with your favorite seasoning!
Do you love mini sausage recipes? Then also try my bacon wrapped smokies (3 ways!)!
What Are Pigs in a Blanket?
Pigs in a blanket are hot dogs wrapped in crescent roll dough (or similar), sometimes with a slice of cheese. A childhood favorite!
Mini pigs in a blanket, like these ones, are made with mini sausages (usually Lit’l Smokies), and served as party appetizers.
This easy party appetizer is made with just 4 ingredients! See the recipe card for measurements.
- Crescent dough sheets – A crescent dough sheet (affiliate link) is a great shortcut for making your own dough, available in the refrigerated section at most grocery stores. If you can’t find the sheets, you can buy the traditional crescents and pinch the seams together to create one large rectangle.
- Mini sausages – For the mini sausages, feel free to use any kind you like. I use Hillshire Farm (affiliate link), which comes in a variety of meat choices. Sliced hot dogs would also work!
- Egg – Egg helps the seasoning stick to the dough and helps the pigs-in-a-blanket become golden brown.
- Everything bagel seasoning – I use everything bagel seasoning (affiliate link) on these pigs in a blanket, but flaky salt, another of your favorite seasonings, or sesame seeds would work too.
- Dijon mustard & honey – Optional, to create a dipping sauce.
How to Make Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket
These homemade mini pigs in a blanket are quick & easy! And one batch makes quite a few, so they’re perfect for serving a crowd. We’ve also been known to make a fun meal out of them! :)
- Slice the crescent dough. Unroll the dough into a rectangle, then cut the dough into thirds lengthwise, and then cut each third into thin strips.
- Wrap the sausages. Wrap a mini sausage in a strip of dough. Pinch the seam to secure it. Place on the baking sheet. Repeat.
- Add the seasoning. Brush each wrapped sausage with egg wash. Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.
- Bake. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until the crescent dough is golden brown.
- Enjoy. If desired, stir together country Dijon mustard and honey to create an easy honey mustard dip. Otherwise, enjoy hot or warm with your favorite dipping sauce.
Can I Make These In The Air Fryer?
Yes! You can easily make this party appetizer in the air fryer.
Assemble as directed, then bake in the air fryer for 6 to 8 minutes. (Check halfway through to see if you should flip them over.)
One thing to note is that if you are making a full recipe, you’ll need to bake them in the air fryer in batches, as you won’t want to crowd the air fryer. The number of batches will depend on the size of your air fryer.
Tips & Variations
Here are some tips for making these mini pigs in a blanket, along with some fun variations.
- Make sure to pinch the dough closed. Once you wrap the dough around the cocktail wiener, pinch the two sides closed so the dough doesn’t fall off.
- Use hot dogs. If you don’t have the mini sausages on hand, you can make this recipe by cutting a hot dog into thirds. Or, you can make a full-size pig in a blanket by using a full-size hot dog and a bigger piece of crescent dough.
- Add your favorite seasoning. Instead of everything bagel seasoning, you can add sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, or any other seasoning you’d like.
- Add some cheesy. Add a bit of shredded cheddar cheese or a piece of sliced cheese to the hot dog before rolling it in the dough.
- Try puff pastry instead of crescent dough. You can also make mini pigs in a blanket with puff pastry instead of crescent dough. It has a slightly different texture and flavor but still works well!
- Use your favorite dip. While honey mustard is a natural pairing for this appetizer, you can use anything you personally like. BBQ sauce, ketchup, or hot sauce would be good. And I know there are some serious ranch dressing lovers out there!
What to Serve with Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket can be served hot, warm, or even at room temperature, which is what makes them perfect for parties. Although hot or warm would definitely be my preference.
I like to serve them with a few dipping sauce options. Our family really likes the easy honey mustard dip included in the recipe card. But BBQ sauce, ketchup, hot sauce, and ranch dressing are all great options.
How to Store & Reheat Leftovers
You can store any leftover everything bagel pigs in a blanket in the fridge for up to 4 days. For best results, reheat gently in the oven or air fryer. The microwave works too, but they won’t be as crispy.
You can also freeze these in an airtight container for 2 or 3 months. Thaw and bake in the oven to reheat. Note that they won’t be as crispy or flaky this way.
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- 1 container (8 ounces) crescent dough sheets(see Notes)
- 1 package (14 ounces) mini sausages – I use Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies (see Notes)
- 1 large egg, beaten with a splash of water
- 1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning – I use Trader Joe’s
- ¼ cup country Dijon mustard + 3 tablespoons honey, for dipping
- Unroll crescent dough into a long rectangle. Cut the dough into thirds lengthwise and then cut each portion into thin strips of equal width. I recommend a pizza cutter for this, but a knife will work too. The packages of mini sausages that I use usually has a quantity of 30-32, so I cut either 10 or 11 dough strips, which equals 30 or 33 strips.
- Wrap one piece of dough around each mini sausage and pinch the seam to secure the dough. Place wrapped sausage on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and repeat with the remaining sausages.
- When the sausages are all wrapped, brush each one with some egg wash and top with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the pigs-in-a-blanket are golden brown to your liking.
- Serve hot or warm. For a simple honey mustard dip, stir together the country Dijon mustard and honey. Ketchup or BBQ sauce are also great.
Crescent dough is a great shortcut for making your own dough, available in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores. If you can’t find the sheets, you can buy the traditional crescents and pinch the seams together to create one large rectangle.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
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