Fancy Pigs in a Blanket

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Classic appetizers and snacks can be elevated to more grown-up versions with a few elegant flavor combinations. The addition of dijon mustard and sharp cheddar cheese to miniature smoked sausages and flaky crescent style rolls gives you Fancy Pigs in a Blanket!

Fancy Pigs in a Blanket
Fancy Pigs in a Blanket

The older version of pigs in a blanket that was common in 1940s America was a simple dough wrapped around a small hot dog or even cut up regular hot dogs. By using smaller smoked sausages, you get a deeper flavor. But to keep it semi-homemade, I used the store bought dough found in the tubes.

To add to the presentation of these tasty bites, I added a sprinkle of everything seasoning. It also gives a lovely crunchy texture to the final bite. Everything seasoning is a favorite of mine, and buy it in bulk. You can also make it fairly easily. You just need two tablespoons each of dried minced onion, dried minced garlic, coarse sea salt, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and parsley.

Fancy Pigs in a Blanket

These would be great for an appetizer night or as a dish at a pot luck. They also make a great afternoon snack or even a brunch addition. If you are planning a big party for the upcoming Super Bowl – these two bite appetizers are the perfect things for your grazing table!

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Fancy Pigs in a Blanket

Take these tasty appetizers to the next level with some sharp cheddar and dijon rolled in.
Course Appetizer, hors d’oeuvres, snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, crescent rolls, dijon, everything seasoning, hors d’oeuvres, little smokies, pigs in a blanket, sharp cheddar, snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 32 bites


  • 2 8ct Crescent Roll Tubes
  • 32 Mini Smoked Sausages
  • ¼ cup Dijon Mustard
  • 8 slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese cut into 4 slices
  • 2 tbsp Everything Seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 375degF
  • Open and roll out crescent roll dough. Cut each perforated piece in half lengthwise.
  • Add a squirt of dijon mustard to the wider end. Place the strip of cheese over the mustard and then top with a sausage. Roll up the dough. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • Line the pigs in a blanket out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the top of each with everything seasoning.
  • Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes (tops should be slightly golden and cheese melted).

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11 thoughts on “Fancy Pigs in a Blanket

  1. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    This sounds like an easy and delicious meal that my grandkids would like.

  2. Pigs in a blanket are actually one of my favorites. I loved them growing up and my mom would make them only for parties but it was such a fun treat. Still haven’t outgrown them haha…a perfect appetizer for game day!

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