Mini Piggies in a Blanket Recipe

Mini Piggies in a Blanket Recipe

Introducing the delightful Mini Piggies in a Blanket - a classic appetizer with a twist that’s as easy to make as it is delicious. Perfect for party snacks, game day munchies, or just a fun weekend cooking project with the kids, these mini delights are sure to disappear faster than you can say "yum!"

Mini Piggies in a Blanket Recipe


  • 1 refrigerated can of croissant dough (with 12 croissants)
  • 24 cocktail sausages (pre-cooked)
  • 1-2 eggs, beaten (for egg wash)
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds, for sprinkling
Ingredients for piggies in a blanket


  1. Preheat Your Oven: Kick things off by preheating your oven to the temperature recommended on the croissant dough package, typically around 350°F (175°C). This ensures the perfect golden crust for your piggies!

  2. Prep the Dough: Open the can of croissant dough and unroll it to reveal 12 triangular pieces. To make sure each mini sausage gets its cozy dough blanket, cut along the perforated lines to create 24 smaller triangles.

  3. Wrap the Sausages: Place a mini sausage on the wider end of a dough triangle and roll it up snugly. Repeat with all the sausages and dough pieces. It’s like tucking them in for a tasty nap!

  4. Egg Wash for Shine: Whip up those eggs in a small bowl and give each dough-wrapped sausage a gentle brush. This egg wash is the secret to that irresistible golden sheen.

  5. Sprinkle with Poppy Seeds: Add a dash of poppy seeds over the egg-washed delights for a touch of elegance and a hint of nuttiness.

  6. Bake to Perfection: Arrange your mini piggies on a parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving a bit of space between each for even baking. Pop them in the oven for about 15-18 minutes. You’re looking for a gorgeous golden brown finish.

  7. Serve and Enjoy: Let them cool a tad before serving with your favorite dips - ketchup, mustard, or BBQ sauce all make great partners.

And there you have it, a simple yet scrumptious snack ready to steal the show!

making piggies in a blanket

Variations to Spice Things Up:

  • Cheesy Piggies: Before rolling up, add a small slice of cheese inside the dough with the sausage for a gooey surprise.
  • Everything Spice: Swap the poppy seeds for everything bagel seasoning for a burst of flavor.
  • Sweet and Savory: Add a dab of apricot jam inside the dough before baking for a sweet twist.
Cooking mini piggies in a blanket


Q: Can I make these ahead of time? A: Absolutely! Prep them, arrange on a baking sheet, and refrigerate. Just add a few extra minutes to the baking time.

Q: How do I keep them from getting soggy? A: Let them cool on a wire rack after baking. This keeps the bottom from steaming up and getting soggy.

Q: Any dipping sauce recommendations? A: Classic ketchup and mustard are always a hit, but don’t be afraid to get creative! Honey mustard, spicy Sriracha mayo, or a creamy cheese sauce can all add a fun twist.

Q: Can I use puff pastry instead of croissant dough? A: Sure thing! Puff pastry works great too. Just follow the same steps for a flakier texture.

plate of mini piggies in a blanket

There you have it, a super simple yet scrumptiously satisfying Mini Piggies in a Blanket recipe that's perfect for any occasion. Whether you're throwing a big bash or just spicing up a family night in, these little delights are sure to impress. With the easy variations and handy FAQs included, you can tailor them to suit any taste or event.

So why not roll up your sleeves, pop open a can of dough, and whip up a batch of these crowd-pleasers? They're fun to make, even more fun to eat, and guaranteed to bring a little extra joy to your table. Happy baking and enjoy the feast of tiny, tasty treats!