This Pigs In a Blanket Wreath is dressed up for the holidays as a delicious edible centerpiece! Crescent rolls surround little smokies with a savory dipping sauce for an easy appetizer recipe that's the hit of every holiday party!
What is a Pigs In A Blanket Wreath?
Who doesn't like Pigs in a Blanket? These little crescent dogs are the first appetizers to be gobbled up at every party! They're a classic party food that makes a great addition to the holiday season.
Now you can turn them into a Pigs in a Blanket wreath recipe by wrapping cocktail hotdogs in refrigerated crescent rolls. Arrange them in a circle on a bed of mixed greens with cherry tomatoes as the ornaments!
These pastry-wrapped sausages are simple to create, and the perfect presentation for Christmas dinner or game day gatherings. Plus, they only take 15 minutes to make and 15 minutes to bake. Now, that's a great kind of finger food!
Why You'll Love It!
- Quick & Easy: takes less than 30 minutes to make
- Versatile: can be served in a variety of ways
- Simple Side Dish: uses only a few ingredients
- Decorative: the perfect party finger food also doubles as a centerpiece
- Crowd Pleaser: everyone loves this classic pigs in a blanket recipe!
See recipe card for quantities.
- crescent rolls - similar to puff pastry found in the refrigerated section at the grocery store
- cocktail wieners - a mini sausage better known as little smokies
- butter - browns the tops of the crescent rolls and helps the seasoning stick
- bagel seasoning - adds a nice garnish 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 sauce of your choice - what's your favorite?
How to Make It
- PRESS: Press the edges of the crescent roll dough together to make one long sheet.
- CUT: Cut the sheet of pastry into 15 equal squares (3 long x 5 wide) with a pizza cutter.
- HALF: Half each square into smaller triangles equaling a total of 30.
- WRAP: Place the cocktail sausages on a small end of each triangle and roll it up.
- ARRANGE: On a large round pizza pan or baking sheet, place an oven-safe round dish or a cake pan in the middle, then arrange the crescent rolls around the dish in the shape of a wreath.
- STICK TOGETHER: Make sure the piggies touch each other! Stagger them if you like, or just arrange them in one big wreath shape.
- BRUSH: Melt butter in a small bowl. Brush dough with butter, then sprinkle crescent rolls with bagel seasoning.
- BAKE: Bake the wreath at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
- DECORATE: Cool for 10 minutes, then place mixed greens in the middle and on the outside of the wreath. Garnish with cocktail tomatoes.
- SERVE: These little smokies taste great with all types of sides and sauces!
Can I Transfer Them to Another Plate?
Yes, but you'll need to bake them on a parchment-lined baking sheet in order to do this. Transfer wreath by picking up the piece of parchment 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 lit'l smokies!
Sauces and Dips to Try
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...
- Blueberry BBQ Sauce is perfect for little smokies!
- Blue Cheese Dip mixed with green onions gives a festive flair
- Carolina Gold BBQ sauce is a great blend of mustard and tangy spices
- Pesto Sauce adds a little green and lots of flavor to the decor
- 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
- bowl of cranberry mustard
- 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.
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.
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.
Yes! 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.
Storage and Freezing
LEFTOVERS: Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. To reheat, bake at 350 degrees F until warmed throughout.
FREEZING: Pigs in a Blanket can be frozen before or after baking in an airtight container or vacuum sealed bag for up to 3 months for best results.
REHEAT: 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
Pigs In A Blanket Wreath
*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.
- Press the crescent rolls into one long sheet on a parchment lined pan.1 8 ounce can crescent rolls
- 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'1 14 ounce pkg. cocktail smokies
- 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 bagel seasoning or poppy seeds.1 Tbsp. butter, 1 Tbsp. bagel seasoning
- Bake wreath at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or 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.1 16 ounce bag mixed salad greens, 1 pint cocktail tomatoes
- Take the oven safe dish away and place a small bowl of barbecue sauce or sauce of your choice in the middle.1 cup BBQ sauce
- Provide tongs and additional dressing for the salad.
- 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 info is an auto generated estimate.