Pull apart pigs in a blanket appetizer is great for Super Bowl parties or just a fun dinner idea! Using refrigerated dough it is easy and YUM.
Pull apart pigs in a blanket bread is so fun! It is so easy to use pizza or biscuit dough and smokies that your kids can even do it. Sprinkle with cheese at the end or serve with dip and done!
Lil Smokies Pigs in a Blanket
If you love our air fryer pigs in a blanket recipe you’ll love these!
You can really use whatever type of weiners you want for this. Cutting hot dogs into thirds is fine too. Smokies however do have a bit thicker outer skin with a stronger flavor already so they’re great.
Seen below is Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough. Biscuits would be okay too, flattened and sliced into strips so it can be wrapped around each one.
Most important part of that is to make sure the thickness of the dough is the same all the way across so it bakes evenly. Nobody wants to bite into raw dough.
What does pigs in a blanket mean?
It’s basically a hot dog product with dough wrapped around it and cooked. There are many ways to bake, air fry, or you could even deep fry them. Typically you use your oven just long enough for dough to brown.
How do you keep pigs in a blanket from getting soggy?
Make sure before you wrap them up you blot the smokies with paper towels. You want to ensure there is no moisture on the outside or else it may not turn out as crispy as you’d like.
If you use a round cake pan it will turn out best, and prettiest for serving purposes. Of course you could use a spring form pan square one if that is all you have.
If you want to lift the whole thing out you may want to use these 9″ parchment paper sheets. They have handles on the sides so when done you just grab the sides, lift out, and slide on to your serving platter!!
Sausage Roll Ring
- Package of smokies
- Refrigerated pizza dough roll
- crescent roll dough would work
- Melted butter
- Garlic powder
- You could even sprinkle everything bagel seasoning all over the top so it sticks if you wanted more flair and flavor. OR Italian seasoning or red pepper flakes would add heat.
How do you keep pigs in a blanket warm for a party?
If you prep this ahead of time make sure you dry hot dogs before wrapping. Do not pour on butter until right before baking so they don’t get soft and icky. Bake just as the party begins so they’re fresh.
You could turn off when done and place them into the microwave on the warm setting. Or remove, lower temp. to 225 F and put inside but I wouldn’t leave them in for long or they’ll dry out.
Here’s how you do it. There is a printable recipe card at the bottom for you too. It will take under 30 minutes to preheat oven, and prepare these, add foil and get ready to bake these in your oven.
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray 9″ cake pan with non stick spray.
Open refrigerated dough and roll out on to a non stick cutting board or lightly floured surface. Use a pizza cutter to slice dough into 1×2″ pieces
Lay smokies on paper towels and roll up to remove moisture on the outside. Wrap each small hot dog in dough and seal on the ends.
Face the smokie blankets standing upward in the cake pan starting at the outer rim going all the way around, not overcrowding each piece (dough will spread).
Once you have 3 rows all the way around there will be space in the middle probably. Wad up foil and bake it in the center of the oven.
Mix together melted butter and garlic (and/or any other dry seasonings you want). Pour butter mixture over the top of all of the wrapped sausages.
Put into preheated oven at 375 for 30 minutes. Then check to see if dough is lightly browned and not sticky anymore. If not bake for additional 5 minutes and check again.
Take out and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate. This will be easy if you use the precut parchment paper pieces with handles.
Remove foil and add a small dish with dip in the middle and serve!
Want to make something equally as delicious in your air fryer? Try these air fryer smokies too!
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Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray 9" cake pan with non stick spray.
- Open refrigerated pizza dough and roll out on to a non stick cutting board
- Use a pizza cutter to slice dough into 1×2" pieces
- Lay smokies on paper towels and roll up to remove moisture on the outside. Wrap each small smokie in dough and seal on the ends, then place facing upwards in the cake pan starting at the outer rim going all the way around, not overcrowding each piece (dough will spread)
- Once you have 3 rows all the way around (about how many will fit with 1 package of weiners) there will be space in the middle probably. You can wad up a piece of aluminum foil and place it in the center so they don't fall over.
- Mix together melted butter and garlic (and/or any other dry seasonings you want)
- Pour this over the top of all of the wrapped sausages.
- Bake at 375 for 30 minutes and then check to see if dough is lightly browned and not sticky anymore. If not bake for additional 5 minutes and check again.
- Take out and allow to cool for 10 minutes. If you want to transfer to a plate put one on top and gently flip over, then put another plate on the top of that and flip it upright. Remove foil and add a small dish with dip in the middle and serve!