little pigs in a blanket on a bed of greens surrounding a bowl of bbq sauce.

Pigs In A Blanket Wreath

Everyone’s favorite Pigs In a Blanket are dressed up for the holidays or game day in this edible salad wreath. Crescent rolls surround little smokies with a savory dipping sauce. It’s a festive appetizer that’s the hit of every party!

little pigs in a blanket on a bed of greens surrounding a bowl of bbq sauce.

Why This Recipe is Amazing!

Who doesn’t like Pigs in a Blanket? At every party I’ve attended, these little guys are the first to be gobbled up!

This salad wreath is easy to create, and it’s the perfect presentation for holiday or game day gatherings. Plus…it only takes 20 minutes to make and 12 minutes to bake. That’s my kind of finger food!

Ingredients Needed

  • crescent rolls – creates a yummy crust
  • cocktail sausages – better known as little smokies
  • butter – browns the tops of the crescent rolls
  • poppy seeds – (ad) adds nice garnish and flavor
  • salad greens – creates the wreath design
  • cocktail tomatoes – adds color and taste
  • BBQ sauce or another of your choice – what’s your favorite?
ring of pigs in a blanket.

How to Make It

  • Press the edges of the crescent rolls 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.
  • Place a cocktail sausage on a small end of each triangle and roll it up.
  • On a large pizza pan, place an oven-safe round dish in the middle, then arrange the crescent rolls around the dish.
  • 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 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, you can, 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 piggies!

What Sauce Should I Use?

Serve Pigs In A Blanket Wreath with barbecue sauce and ranch dressing for the salad. Or, try these additional ideas for dipping sauces…

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

Recipe Tips and FAQs

  • Sprinkle the crescent dough with flour to help it roll easier.
  • Make sure the wrapped pigs in a blanket 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.

More Appetizers to Love

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

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little pigs in a blanket on a bed of greens surrounding a bowl of bbq sauce.

Pigs In A Blanket Wreath


  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x

Description

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. It’s a festive appetizer that’s the hit of every party!


Scale

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Press the crescent rolls into one long sheet on a parchment lined pan.
  2. With a pizza cutter, cut the pastry sheet into 15 equal squares (3 long x 5 wide).
  3. Cut each square into 2 triangles, equaling a total of 30.
  4. Put a cocktail sausage on the small end of each triangle and roll it up in a ‘blanket’
  5. On a circular pizza pan or other baking dish, place a 6 inch oven-safe dish in the middle.
  6. Place the pigs in a blanket in a circular pattern around the dish.  
  7. 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.
  8. Brush crescent rolls with butter, then sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  9. Bake wreath at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until edges are golden brown.
  10. Cool for 10 minutes, then arrange mixed greens on the tray in the middle and outside of the circle. Garnish with cocktail tomatoes.
  11. Take the oven safe dish away and place a small bowl of barbecue sauce or sauce of your choice in the middle.
  12. 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.

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pigs in a blanket, holiday wreath, cocktail wienies, little smokies

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6 Comments

  1. Genius!

  2. melanie haney

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

  3. LeeAnne Tucker

    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!

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