These king-size pigs in a blanket are more than a snack, they are a meal! Serve this with a salad for dinner or cut them into bite-sized pieces and share with friends!
What’s Pigs In A Blanket?
Pigs in a blanket are some sort of sausage or a hot dog wrapped in breading. There a million and one ways to eat pigs in a blanket; some are small and are appetizers and some can be consumed for breakfast. Pigs in a blanket are fun, versatile and multifunctional!
Where Did Pigs In A Blanket Originate?
Pigs in a blanket may actually date back to the 1700’s in England. It is said that laborers would wrap meat in bread for an easy way to contain and transport their lunches. The first written account of the recipe, however, can be found in a 1957 edition of the Betty Crocker Cooking for Kids Cookbook. Pigs in a blanket are definitely not new but there are quite a few modern spins on this classic.
How Are Pigs In A Blanket Made?
One of the most common ways to make pigs in a blanket is with crescent rolls and hot dogs. Mini Vienna sausages are also quite a popular party food. But I have seen so many different ways to serve these up. I’ve seen breakfast sausage links tucked inside pancakes, smoked sausage in crescent rolls, chorizo in tortillas, sausage in bread dough…if you can imagine it, it has probably already been done! This recipe takes cooked Italian sausage and surrounds them with sandwich size pepperoni and provolone cheese. Soft pizza dough is cut into strips and wraps around each sausage. I brushed each “pig” with melted butter and sprinkled them with garlic salt. They will take about 20-25 minutes to bake up all golden and fluffy. Serve these pigs with a side of pizza sauce.
The jumbo pizza pigs in a blanket can be served as a meal or cut them up into bite-sized pieces and serve them as an appetizer.
- 5 Italian sausage links, cooked and cooled
- 3-4 Provolone Slices halved
- 5 sandwich pepperoni slices
- Frozen pizza dough, thawed
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1 ½ teaspoons garlic salt
- Pizza sauce
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
Divide the thawed pizza dough into 5 equal strips. Place halved cheese and pepperoni slice on the bottom portion dough of the dough strip. Place sausage on the pepperoni and roll up the sausage like a crescent roll. Place the sausage on the baking sheet. Brush with melted butter over the dough and sprinkle with garlic salt.
Bake for 20-25 at 375 or until golden. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g