Pigs in Blankets

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

The name…Pigs in Blankets. I dunno, it’s kind of a turn off, right? Can we come up with another way of saying fancy sausages wrapped in golden puffed pastry with poppy seeds instead of buns?  I found this recipe on Martha Stewart and scaled it back to make it a meal instead of an appetizer. Let’s make it dinner or let’s make some and freeze it for dinner for some other night.

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

The funny thing is…. I made these with chicken sausage. So they’re not really pigs in blankets are they? They’re like chicken with duvet covers. I don’t know where I am going with that… I’ve had a few glasses of wine and my parents came over for dinner so my judgement is a little off.

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

What I do know is that people go nuts for pigs in blankets. Chicken in duvet covers…. whatever. As a person in their mid 30s with a kid, I’ve been to many parties that include pigs in blankets (for the kids!) and the adults end up eating them all (because they’re awesome).  Just a little puff pastry and some oven time and you’re good to go. We can totally do this on a Monday night. Let’s face it, it’s so much easier than laundry and everybody wins.

Let’s gather our ingredients:

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I have 8 sausages. There are 9 squares. Do the math.

Or eat the extra dough… dip it in cinnamon sugar first.

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Sausage fest.

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Roll them up.

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Egg wash.

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Poppy seed sprinkle.

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Let’s make them bite sized.

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Pop them in the freezer to make them harden a bit.

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

BAKE!

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Let’s find an excuse to serve these.

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Tuesday night is Housewives of Beverly Hills. That’s a good excuse.

You'll have no leftovers if you make Pigs in Blankets! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

How about it’s Monday and I ate alllllll healthy food until dinner? That’s an occasion!

Wait. These are chicken sausages. We’re cool. Let’s make cookies. 

Pigs in Blankets

makes 27

recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 2 tablespoons mustard, plus more for serving
  • 8 fully cooked sausages (each about 5 inches long) Andouille, or chicken sausages
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

On a lightly floured work surface, roll pastry sheet out into a 12-inch square, then cut into 4-inch squares. Lightly brush lower half of each square with mustard, center a sausage on mustard-coated edge, and brush top inch with egg. Roll sausages in pastry, pressing seams to tightly seal. Brush tops with egg, then sprinkle with poppy seeds or flaky salt. Cut each at an angle into thirds. Freeze pigs in blankets, uncovered, on a parchment-lined baking sheet until firm.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place frozen pigs in blankets 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until pastry is puffed and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve warm with mustard.

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  • Victoria Pease

    Cute! Its so funny you guys call these pigs in blankets cause pastry and sausages mean sausage rolls to me! Pigs in blankets are what we usually have with Christmas dinner in the UK made with mini chipolata sausages wrapped with streaky bacon and grilled. Either way I’d eat a plate of these in front of a trashy Netflix series. 😀

  • Jane M

    Had HAD HAD to have pigs in the blanket at my fancy wedding – now planning our daughter’s fancy wedding – YESSSIRRRRR pigs in the blanket are on the list! I ADORE them! YUMMMMM!

  • Hilary

    The judgment comment made me LOL.

  • Megan Gill

    Thank you for entertaining my inner-tween sense of humor and dropping in the obligatory “sausage fest”. :) What would soy dogs in pizza dough be?

  • Sarah R

    I laughed out loud so hard at “chicken with duvet covers”! I might make these with some veg sausage and Trader Joe’s pizza dough I have on hand- not the same, but still sausage wrapped in a blanket of carbs.

  • Michelle

    Chicken in duvet covers…I love it :)

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  • Jamie

    I usually use crescent rolls and Hebrew National but I’ll try the puff pasty and sausage for my next “kid dinner” of wiener wraps…that’s what we call them since my husband informed me “pigs in a blanket” are sausages wrapped in pancakes. Go figure!

  • Caitlyn @ Candid Cerebrations

    I vote that we just call them delicious! I love adding cheese to my pigs in a blanket. Although now I feel like I can’t refer to them as that because I use beef franks, so cows in a comforter? And like Jamie, I typically use crescent rolls too but I’ll have to try the puff pastry.

  • Kari

    Pigs in a Blanket is one of my favorite guilty snack. They are sooo yummy!
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  • Tina

    Oh boy! Saw the post and went to the store for the ingredients. They are in the oven now! Thanks for sharing.

  • Ashley

    Bought stuff to make these this week, and can’t even begin to describe the look on my husband’s face when I told him pigs in a blanket were on the menu, haha. “For dinner?!” Can’t wait! :)

  • Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    Love this “grown-up” twist on a kiddie classic! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Josephine

    In Australia we call them sausage rolls (didn’t hear the term pigs in blankets till I was an adult)! In any case, I grew up on them and now make them for my two lads. When my mum made them for us when my brother, sister I were kids, she did it the hard way by using mince instead of straight sausages! Her sausage rolls are still trotted out at all extended family parties!

  • Martine

    How long do you think these will stay frozen? I think they’d be great to have on-hand for a snack :)

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  • Trina and Tina

    Adore the bit-size piggies! The kids with rush to dinner for them!

  • mary-clay | the open oven

    ooh, the poppyseeds on these make these look so upscale. I love it! what a perfect party app.

  • India

    Delicious!! We frequently have chicken sausages plain and this was a fun variation. Thanks for creating & sharing!

    We officially have a Tracy-written recipe once a week in our meal rotation. Thanks to you, I”m a better cook.

  • Beth

    Made it tonight, loved it.

  • Sue

    Can these be baked directly without freezing them first?

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