Spicy Mini Pigs In A Blanket Recipe

Sharing the BEST mini pigs in a blanket recipe today! These spicy lil smokies pigs in a blanket make the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Simple to prepare with just a little heat.

baked pigs in a blanket on baking sheet

Pigs in a Blanket

When I think of a fun appetizer, pigs in a blanket are one of the first recipe that come to mind when having guests over. Whether it’s for game day celebrations, baby showers, birthdays, or just having some family and friends over, this recipe is always a huge hit.

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ingredients for mini pigs in a blanket

Ingredients For Lil Smokies Pigs In A Blanket

  • Lit’l Smokies
  • fresh or jarred jalapenos
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • crescent rolls

lil smokies and jalapeños ready to roll in crescent dough

How To Make Pigs in a Blanket

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Unroll crescent rolls onto parchment paper lined countertop area. Carefully use a pizza cutter or knife to cut each crescent roll into 3 even triangles. Using a paper towel, dry the lit’l smokies and jalapenos.
  3. Place lit’l smokies on top of widest end of each piece of crescent dough. Top smokies with a jalapeno and carefully roll smokies and jalapeno in dough until you reach the smallest end of triangle gently pressing ends to seal. Take each rolled smokie and roll in a small bowl of grated parmesan until well coated. Transfer to prepared lined baking pan. Continue until all pigs in a blanket have been rolled. Place about 1 inch apart from each other on pan and bake for 18-22 minutes, until golden on top and baked through. Remove from oven and serve hot with dipping sauces of your choice.

lil smokies and jalapeño on top of crescent dough

Can I Use Hot Dogs Instead of Lit’l Smokies?

Yes, if you’d like to cut hot dogs into 1 inch pieces, you can absolutely substitute them for the lit’l smokies. I like the extra flavor that the lit’l smokies bring, but hot dogs are just fine too.

lil smokies rolled in crescent dough

Can I Leave Out The Jalapeños?

If you have guests sensitive to heat, there’s no need to add the jalapeños. You can always prepare half with the jalapeños and half without.

pigs in a blanket rolled in parmesan cheese

Crescent Roll Pigs in a Blanket

Roll each piece in grated Parmesan Cheese before baking. Gives another layer of flavor you don’t wan to skip.

pigs in a blanket on baking sheet ready to bake

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 18-22 minutes, until nice and golden on top.

baked mini pigs in a blanket

What Dipping Sauces Should I Use?

I like to have a few options of dipping sauces for my guests such as mustard, ketchup and a warm cheese sauce. Honestly, they’re delicious without dipping sauces too.

baked pigs in a blanket recipe

How To Serve This BEST Appetizer Recipe

Serve these Pigs in a Blanket at your next occasion when you’re having guests over. They’re particularly popular for game day celebrations, birthday parties….and any holiday really. An appetizer that is perfect all year round. Serve them warm with a variety of dipping sauces such as ketchup, mustard and cheese sauce.

How To Store Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat as needed. Note that when re-heated in microwave, they get soft. Re-heating in oven is much better for your reference.

baked pigs in a blanket on baking sheet

Spicy Mini Pigs in a Blanket

These Spicy Mini Pigs in a Blanket make the perfect appetizer for any party! With only 4 ingredients, they're simple to make and a huge hit with guests.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 24
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet
  • Pizza Cutter

Ingredients

  • 8 count Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 24 Lit'l Smokies
  • 24 fresh or jarred jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unroll crescent rolls onto parchment paper lined countertop area. Carefully use a pizza cutter or knife to cut each crescent roll into 3 even triangles. Using a paper towel, dry the lit'l smokies and jalapenos. This helps them not slide around the dough.
  • Place lit'l smokies on top of widest end of each piece of crescent dough. Top smokies with a jalapeño and carefully roll smokies and jalapeño in dough until you reach the smallest end of triangle gently pressing ends to seal. Take each rolled smokie and roll in a small bowl of grated parmesan until well coated. Transfer to prepared lined baking pan. Continue until all pigs in a blanket have been rolled. Place about 1 inch apart from each other on pan and bake for 18-22 minutes, until golden on top and baked through. Remove from oven and serve hot with dipping sauces of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 273IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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1 Response
  1. Lisa

    Looks great but some people hate the aftertaste of those crescent rolls! I would like to use puff pastry instead, special directions? Thanks so much.

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