Warm and delicious mini hot dogs wrapped in fluffy crescent rolls seasoned with garlic and parmesan. These pigs in a blanket are such an easy appetizer idea that comes together in just 20 minutes with 5 simple ingredients!
This is one of those classic appetizers that the crowd can’t seem to get enough of. It’s a fail-proof recipe and is always a staple at game day parties, along with bbq meatballs, buffalo chicken dip and bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers. So, so yummy!
I think you all know how much I love easy recipes. Nothing’s better than something you can throw together in minutes before a party and these pigs in a blanket are just that. This is the classic recipe that everyone loves with a delicious garlic parmesan sauce brushed on top. So yummy and the perfect appetizer or snack!
The garlic parmesan sauce that’s brushed on top of this pigs and a blanket recipe really helps to elevate this simple and classic appetizer. The flavor of the sauce tastes amazing paired with the soft and flaky crescent rolls…your guests will seriously eat these up so quick!
To spruce them up a little when entertaining, I’ll sometimes sprinkle on some sesame seeds or poppy seeds. I also love to make mummy hot dogs every Halloween for my family. My kids are obsessed with them and they are such a fun snack!
How to make pigs in a blanket
- MIX. What sets this recipe apart from the classic is the delicious garlic sauce on top. To make the sauce, simply mix together the melted butter and garlic powder in a small bowl.
- CUT. Next remove the crescent roll dough from the package, then use a pizza cutter to cut each triangle into 4 smaller triangles.
- WRAP. Wrap each of the little smokies inside the dough and place seam side down on a lined baking sheet. Then brush the garlic sauce on top and add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
- BAKE. Bake in the oven at 375°F for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
- Cheese: You can place a piece of cheese on top of the crescent triangles before rolling up the little smokies.
- Egg wash: Brush the tops with a whisked egg wash. Then sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds before baking.
- Seasoning: Instead of parmesan, add a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning on top.
- Hot dogs: You can use hot dogs instead of little smokies if preferred. Just cut them into thirds before wrapping.
Favorite sauces for serving
We love serving them with an easy homemade honey mustard (find recipe in recipe card below). It tastes so yummy and is the perfect compliment. There are so many other sauces that pair wonderfully with them too. Check out a few of our favorites below.
- Honey mustard (or regular mustard)
- BBQ sauce
- Cheese dip
- Buffalo sauce
- Blue cheese dressing
- Garlic aioli
You can easily assemble them in advance, then bake right before serving. Simply wrap the little smokies with the crescent dough, then place on a baking sheet. Cover the pan with foil or plastic wrap, then store in the fridge. When ready to serve, brush the tops with the garlic sauce and sprinkle with parmesan. Then bake according to directions.
More party appetizers:
- Crockpot little smokies
- 2-ingredient kielbasa puffs
- Bacon wrapped smokies
- Easy pizza pinwheels
- Buffalo chicken meatballs
Pigs in a Blanket
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
- 14 ounce package Hillshire Farms Lit’l Smokies
- 8 ounce package refrigerated crescent rolls
- 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Mix together garlic powder and melted butter in a small bowl and set aside.
- Place smokies on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Cut each crescent triangle into 4 smaller triangles with a pizza cutter.
- Wrap Lit’l Smokies inside the dough and place on a baking sheet seam side down. Brush on garlic butter.
- Sprinkle each pig with parmesan cheese and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!
- Whisk 1 egg white and brush on the tops. Then sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds before baking.
- Use a hot dog and cut into thirds if you prefer.
- Place a piece of cheese in before you roll up the dough.