As a kid I LOVED when my Mom would make Pigs in a Blanket using Pop Biscuits and Hot dogs. Now I enjoy even more Lil Smokies in a Blanket using Pillsbury Crescent Rolls for their taste and flakey texture. Even better when dipped into a Honey Mustard Sauce. And trust me, you can’t eat just one!

Lil Smokies in a Blanket

I’m all about having fun when making recipes, so although you can make Lil Smokies in a Blanket and bake why not theme it up and shape into a Football and serve for a Super Bowl Party or Game Night! Sounds fun and I bet your family will smile big when they see this plate of appetizers placed before them too.

You will only need a few ingredients and fortunately it also only takes a few minutes to roll these little pigs up in their blankets too. haha.

Make sure you add some fun Dips to dip these Cocktail Weenies into. This Cowboy Sauce is a BBQ Favorite and why you are at it you might also like these Loaded Tater Tot Kabobs too. Don’t forget Ranch or even a Honey Mustard Sauce is great too.

Lil Smokies in a Blanket

Here’s a Fun Fact for you. Did you know the first written record of Pigs in a Blanket was in a Betty Crocker Cooking for Kids Cookbook in 1957? It was! Kids and adults have been enjoying this fun snack for generations.

Ingredients for Lil Smokies in a Blanket

Lil Smokies in a Blanket
  • Cocktail Weenies
  • Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • Egg
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dipping Sauce

How to make Ll Smokies Pigs in a Blanket

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Unroll Crescent Rolls onto a Cutting Board and separate each triangle. Cut Triangle into 3 strips as shown. One package of Crescent Rolls will make 24 Pigs in a Blanket.

How to Cut Crescent Rolls

Place Cocktail Weenie at the wide end and roll securing dough at the bottom with a simple pinch.

Arrange Pigs in a Blanket on Baking Sheet. Whisk Egg and brush egg on dough. This is optional but gives a nice crusty texture to the baked roll. Then sprinkle with Salt and Pepper to taste.

Bake at 375 Degrees for 14-16 minutes or until Golden Brown. Serve with Dipping Sauce and enjoy.

How to make a Football Pig in a Blanket

For the Super Bowl or Game Night turning the Appetizer into a shape is just fun. You will need to double the recipe to have enough Lil Smokies in a blanket to form a Football shape.

How to make Football Pig in Blanket

Once all the Smokies are rolled up, place 12 Rolled Smokies in an arch with 12 Rolled Smokies in a lower reverse arch forming the outer shape of a football. Then begin to fill in the center with 2 smaller arches. Notice the outer layer the Smokies are placed vertically and the inner layers are horizontally.

Bake as Directed and Top with Ketchup and Mustard

How to Keep Lil Smokies in a Blanket Warm

You can always bake up small batches and serve immediately to have hot fresh pigs in a blanket. I also find it helps to plate them all neatly stacked on each other to hold the heat together.

Why are they called Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket date back to the 1600’s where Field Workers would wrap meat in dough and eat for a meal.

Game Day Appetizers

How many Appetizers for a Crowd?

If serving a crowd of people I have found this is the BEST rule of thumb to go by. Serving Multiple Appetizers not only makes the party more fun, but your guests will be able to choose something they like too.

  • Serve 3 Appetizer Recipes when hosting 8-10 people
  • Serve 4-5 Appetizer Recipes when Hosting 14-16 People
  • Serve 6 Appetizer Recipes when hosting larger groups of 20+
How Many GuestsAppetizers
8-10 GuestsServe 3 Appetizers
14-16 GuestsServe 4-5 Appetizers
20+ GuestsServe 6 Appetizers
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Lil Smokies Pigs in a Blanket

Lil Smokies in a Blanket using Pillsbury Crescent Rolls for their taste and flakey texture. Even better when dipped into a Honey Mustard Sauce. And trust me, you can’t eat just one!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 16kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 14oz Lil Smokies
  • 1 Crescent Roll Pillsbury
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 Degrees
  • Unroll Crescent Rolls and using a Pizza Cutter slice into 3 strips
  • Roll one Lil Smokey per strip of crescent roll
  • Brush whisked egg on top of crescent roll and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Bake at 375 Degrees for 15 minutes or until Golden Brown

Football Shaped Lil Smokies

  • You will need to double the ingredients to make a Football Shaped Lil Smokies in the Blanket.
  • Follow directions and roll Lil Smokies. Place 12 rolled Lil Smokies forming an arch and repeat with 12 rolled Lil Smokies forming a bottom arch to create a football shape. I like to place vertical on the outer edge to keep uniform
  • Fill the inside with remaining Lil Smokies rolled in crescent rolls to fill space.
  • Bake as directed

Notes

How many Appetizers for a Crowd?
  • Serve 3 Appetizer Recipes when hosting 8-10 people
  • Serve 4-5 Appetizer Recipes when Hosting 14-16 People
  • Serve 6 Appetizer Recipes when hosting larger groups of 20+
How Many Guests Appetizers
8-10 Guests Serve 3 Appetizers
14-16 Guests Serve 4-5 Appetizers
20+ Guests Serve 6 Appetizers
Dip with Ketchup, Mustard, Honey Mustard, Ranch, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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