Here is how long to cook pigs in a blanket in the oven or air fryer! A fun meal or snack you can make with smokies or whole hot dogs. Whether you call them franks in a blanket, franks in blanks, or wiener winks you are going to love these family friendly bites.
Cooking pigs in a blanket in air fryer or oven is easy. A classic crowd-pleaser. A delicious combination of cocktail sausages wrapped in a warm, flaky blanket of dough. Whether you’re hosting a party, a game night, or simply looking for a tasty snack, these are the perfect choice. (affiliate links present)
If you have a homemade pigs in a blanket recipe or store bought dough, we’ll guide you on how long to cook these delightful treats. Every time you will get that golden-brown perfection that will have everyone reaching for more.
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How Long to Cook Pigs in a Blanket at 375
Before we dive into the cooking time, let’s quickly go through the preparation process. You have a few options when it comes to the dough:
- Pigs in a Blanket with Crescent Roll Dough – One of the most popular choices for making pigs in a blanket is using crescent roll dough. Simply unroll the dough. If you’re using pre-cut triangles, cut each one in half lengthwise to create smaller triangles. Great for mini pigs in a blanket.
- Make some Pigs in a Blanket with Biscuit Dough – Use refrigerated biscuit dough or defrosted frozen rolls too. If you’re using canned biscuits, flatten each biscuit with your hands or a rolling pin and cut them into strips.
- Recipe for Pigs in a Blanket with Puff Pastry – For a more luxurious twist, you can use puff pastry. Just defrost and wrap your cocktail sausages in this.
Lay your cocktail sausages on the dough triangles or strips and roll them up. Make sure to seal the edges securely. Place the wrapped sausages on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, seam side down.
For a lovely golden color and added texture, brush the tops with an egg wash. Make this with a little water or milk, or melted butter. This step also helps the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or bagel seasoning to adhere to the dough. It also gives it a delightful finish.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius). Bake the pigs in a blanket for approximately 15 minutes or until they turn golden brown and the dough is cooked through. The exact cooking time may vary slightly depending on the type and thickness of the dough you’re using.
- But wait!! Have you heard of Pigs in the Blanket with Cabbage before?? Sometimes referred to as stuffed cabbage rolls, this is another name without hot dogs at all. 😉
How Long to Cook Pigs in a Blanket without Crescent Rolls
Once your pigs in a blanket are baked to perfection, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. Serve them on a platter and watch them disappear in no time. To enhance the flavor, offer a variety of dipping sauces such as mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce, or even a tangy honey-mustard dip.
If you’ve opted for mini pretzel pigs in a blanket using pre-cut crescent roll dough or biscuit dough, the cooking time may be slightly less. Keep an eye on them as they bake and adjust the time accordingly, ensuring they achieve that same golden-brown finish.
If you do not want to use packaged refrigerated dough, I get it. Homemade is always best even though it does take more time. For those just follow our Copycat Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Dogs recipe. I mean pretzels and wieners are just a win.
Pigs in a Blanket Variations
For our first fun version, our pull apart pigs in a blanket are top of the list. But there are other ways to customize this in various delicious ways. While the classic version features cocktail sausages wrapped in dough, there are plenty of creative variations to explore. From different types of sausages to alternative dough options and exciting toppings, check them all out. Here are some delightful pigs in a blanket variations to try:
- Upgrade the traditional cocktail sausages to gourmet varieties. Many times you can find chicken and apple sausages, spicy chorizo, bratwurst, or even vegetarian sausages. These unique flavors will add an extra dimension to the classic snack.
- Cheese Stuffed Pigs in a Blanket – Elevate the flavor by adding a layer of cheese to the middle. Use string cheese or small slices of your favorite cheese. Cheddar, mozzarella, or pepper jack are great and roll them up with the sausages in the dough.
- You could infuse with global tastes by wrapping the sausages in tortilla or flatbread for a Tex-Mex twist. Use phyllo dough for a Greek-inspired version, or try empanada dough for a Latin flair.
- Combine sweet and savory flavors by adding a touch of sweetness. Before wrapping, brush the dough with honey or maple syrup. Then sprinkle with a pinch of brown sugar and cinnamon for a delectable treat.
Bacon Wrapped Pigs in a Blanket – Take indulgence to the next level by wrapping the sausages with bacon strips. Or do this step before encasing them in dough. The bacon adds a smoky and savory element that complements the sausage perfectly.
Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket
6. Mini Breakfast Pigs – Transform these into a delightful breakfast option by using sausage links. Serve them with a side of scrambled eggs or a drizzle of maple syrup.
7. Veggie Pigs in a Blanket– For a vegetarian twist, use veggie sausages. Or substitute with roasted vegetable sticks like carrots, zucchini, or sweet potatoes. These veggie pigs in a blanket offer a delightful and healthy option for all.
Elevate the enjoyment of pigs in a blanket with a selection of dipping sauces. Try creamy ranch dressing, tangy barbecue sauce, spicy sriracha mayo, or a zesty aioli to enhance the flavors. You can roll the dough-wrapped sausages in everything bagel seasoning too. Or combine sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, onion, and salt yourself. A deliciously savory and crunchy topping.
There are endless possibilities for experimentation and creativity in the kitchen if you think outside of the box. From gourmet sausages to alternative dough choices and exciting toppings, you can tailor these treats to suit any occasion. Jump to recipe and get started!
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How Long to Cook Pigs in a Blanket
- Pigs in a blanket in the oven – Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Open hot dogs and set on paper towels to absorb moisture on the outsides. Open tube of crescent rolls and roll out flat. Push the perforations together so you have a solid piece of refrigerated dough.
- Use a pizza cutter to slice lengthwise into 6 equal pieces. Hold one hot dog by the end with one end of the dough. Twist all the way to the top wrapping the wiener all the way up with your dough until covered. Do this for each one and set on baking sheet paper.
- Optionally you can whisk egg in a bowl and brush each one to make a deeper golden brown with a bit more crunch, I like to sprinkle sea salt on top of that when I do to make more of a pretzel type of wrap. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until outsides are a golden brown.
- Air fryer pigs in a blanket – Preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees. Prepare dogs the same way as above. Spray basket with non stick spray and air fry for 3 minutes, then leave in the basket for 3 more minutes to continue warming the inside. Enjoy.