Pigs In A Blanket Wreath

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Everyone's favorite Pigs In a Blanket are dressed up for the holidays in this edible salad wreath. Crescent rolls surround little smokies with a savory dipping sauce for an easy appetizer recipe that's the hit of every party!

little pigs in a blanket on a bed of greens surrounding a bowl of bbq sauce.
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Why You'll Love It!

  • simple recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make
  • can be served in a variety of ways
  • easy side dish that goes great with other appetizers
  • the perfect size for a party finger food
  • everyone loves this classic pigs in a blanket recipe!

Recipe Highlights

Who doesn't like Pigs in a Blanket? These crescent dogs are the first appetizers to be gobbled up at every party! They're a classic party food that make a great addition to any holiday table.

Now you can make them into an easy Pigs in a Blanket ring!

The salad wreath is easy to create, and it's the perfect presentation for holiday or game day gatherings. Plus...it only takes 15 minutes to make and 12 minutes to bake. Now, that's a great kind of finger food!

ring of pigs in a blanket

Ingredients Needed

See recipe card for quantities.

  • crescent rolls - similar to puff pastry found in the refrigerated section at the grocery store
  • cocktail wieners - better known as little smokies
  • butter - browns the tops of the crescent rolls
  • bagel seasoning - adds nice garnish and flavor with a mixture of poppy seeds and sesame seeds
  • salad greens - creates the wreath design
  • cocktail tomatoes - adds color and taste
  • BBQ sauce or another of your choice - what's your favorite?

How to Make Pigs in a Blanket Wreath

  • Press the edges of the crescent roll dough together to make one long sheet.
  • Cut the sheet of pastry into 15 equal squares (3 long x 5 wide) with a pizza cutter.
  • Half each square into triangles equaling a total of 30.
crescent roll pastry cut in triangles
  • Place the cocktail sausages on a small end of each triangle and roll it up.
  • On a large round pizza pan or baking sheet, place an oven-safe round dish in the middle, then arrange the crescent rolls around the dish.
little cocktail wienies wrapped with crescent rolls in a ring around a glass bowl.
  • Make sure the piggies touch each other! Stagger them if you like, or just arrange them in one big circle.
  • Brush crescent rolls with butter, then sprinkle with bagel seasoning.
mini cocktail wieners wrapped in crescent rolls in a ring with poppy seeds
  • Bake the wreath at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until edges are golden brown.
  • Cool for 10 minutes, then place mixed greens in the middle and on the outside of the wreath. Garnish with cocktail tomatoes.

Can I Transfer Them to Another Plate?

Yes, but you'll need to use parchment paper to line the baking pan. Transfer the entire ring by picking up the paper and moving it where you want it to go. Then, gingerly tug the parchment paper out from under the wreath.

I bake my wreath on the same pan I'm serving from so I don't have any mishaps along the way. It would be sad to lose any of those lil smokies!

What Sauce Goes with Pigs in a Blanket?

Serve Pigs In A Blanket Wreath with barbecue sauce and ranch dressing for the salad. Or, try these additional ideas to discover a new favorite dipping sauce...

  • raspberry jam mixed with fresh rosemary
  • yellow or dijon mustard
  • apricot jam mixed with yellow mustard
  • tomato ketchup mixed with hot sauce
  • honey mustard sauce
  • blue cheese dip mixed with green onions
pigs in a blanket wreath surrounding bbq sauce in a bowl on a bed of greens

Top Tips

  • Sprinkle the crescent dough with flour to help it roll easier.
  • Make sure the little hot dogs are touching before baking.
  • Watch the cooking time to make sure they don't burn. Since ovens vary, you may need more or less time depending on your appliance.
  • Don't worry if your crescent dough isn't rolled perfectly. Baking erases a lot of mistakes.
  • If you don't have a circular pan, use a sheet pan. It works just as well.

Recipe FAQS

How do you make Pigs in a Blanket not soggy?

Try drying the little sausages with a paper towel before rolling them in crescent dough. This gets rid of any extra moisture that would cause them to be soggy.

How to you keep Pigs in a Blanket warm for a party?

The best way to keep these Everything pigs in a blanket warm for a party is to store them in a warming tray. If you don't have one of those, stack them in a crockpot or slow cooker and set the temperature on warm.

Can you make Pigs in a Blanket ahead of time?

Pigs in a Blanket freeze well before baking by placing them on a sheet pan and popping them in the freezer. Once they are frozen, take them off of the pan and transfer to an airtight container or plastic bag. When it's time for them to bake, either thaw them out in the refrigerator overnight or simply bake them frozen on a sheet pan for the time specified in the recipe below.

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Storage and Freezing

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. To reheat, bake at 350 degrees F until warmed throughout.

Pigs in a Blanket can be frozen before or after baking in an airtight container or vacuum sealed bag for up to 3 months. Thaw out in the refrigerator overnight and bake at 350ºF for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. You can also bake them frozen on a sheet pan for the time specified in the recipe below.

What to Serve with Pigs in a Blanket

Although this is a holiday recipe, it can be adapted to serve at tailgate parties, birthdays, family game night, and even the big game. Combine it with other party treats for a snack extravaganza!

These delicious sides are perfect to serve with Pigs in a Blanket as a main dish, or a great way to enjoy a variety of tasty appetizers...

Recipe Card

pigs in a blanket wreath surrounding barbecue sauce.

Pigs In A Blanket Wreath

Everyone's favorite Pigs in a Blanket are dressed up for the holidays in this edible salad wreath. It's a festive appetizer that's the hit of every party!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 52kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

  • 1 8 ounce can crescent rolls
  • 1 14 ounce pkg. cocktail smokies
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. bagel seasoning (or poppy seeds)
  • 1 16 ounce bag mixed salad greens
  • 1 pint cocktail tomatoes
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (or sauce of your choice)

Instructions

  • Press the crescent rolls into one long sheet on a parchment lined pan.
  • With a pizza cutter, cut the pastry sheet into 15 equal squares (3 long x 5 wide).
  • Cut each square into 2 triangles, equaling a total of 30.
  • Put a cocktail sausage on the small end of each triangle and roll it up in a 'blanket'
  • On a circular pizza pan or other baking dish, place a 6 inch oven-safe dish in the middle.
  • Place the pigs in a blanket in a circular pattern around the dish.  
  • Make sure the crescent rolls touch each other. You can stagger them in and out or arrange them in a smooth circle depending on how you want the wreath to look.
  • Brush crescent rolls with butter, then sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  • Bake wreath at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until edges are golden brown.
  • Cool for 10 minutes, then arrange mixed greens on the tray in the middle and outside of the circle. Garnish with cocktail tomatoes.
  • Take the oven safe dish away and place a small bowl of barbecue sauce or sauce of your choice in the middle.
  • Provide tongs and additional dressing for the salad.

Notes

  • Sprinkle the dough with flour to help with rolling.
  • Make sure the crescent rolls are touching before baking.
  • Every oven is different, so watch the rolls carefully to make sure they don't burn.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. To reheat, bake at 350 degrees F until warmed throughout.
  • Pigs in a Blanket can be frozen before or after baking in an airtight container or vacuum sealed bag for up to 3 months. Thaw out in the refrigerator overnight and bake at 350ºF for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. You can also bake them frozen on a sheet pan for the time specified in the recipe below.

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I agree, Genius! Such a nice presentation for any party, plus they taste wonderful. Thank s Debi

  2. 5 stars
    Great idea! I'm going to serve this with honey mustard dressing as some folks always tend to want some healthy "greens" to go with the "pigs." Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    This is such an amazing party food! I am definitely bringing this to the office Christmas party this year.

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