Thursday, February 29, 2024

Elevate Your Appetizer Game with These Delicious Pigs in a Blanket Recipes

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Pigs in a blanket are classic appetizers that are loved by many people. Not only are they easy to prepare, but they’re also incredibly delicious, making them a great choice to serve at your next gathering. Whether you’re looking for a simple recipe to whip up in minutes or a more complex one, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best pigs in a blanket recipes to help you elevate your game and impress your guests.

Traditional Pigs in a Blanket Recipe  

Let’s start with the basics. This is your classic recipe that you’ve probably had all your life and will be a hit at any gathering.

Ingredients:

  • One 12-ounce package of refrigerated croissant dough or canned biscuits

  • 12 hot dogs

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Unroll the croissant dough or open the can of biscuits and cut each into three equal parts.

  3. Wrap each hot dog with one piece of dough or biscuit, leaving some of the dough/biscuit exposed on both sides.

  4. Place the pigs in a blanket on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

  5. Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sea salt (optional).

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

  7. Let cool before serving. Enjoy!

Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket Recipe  

If you’re looking for a little extra spice, try this jalapeno popper variation. The cream cheese and jalapeno studded inside of the biscuit dough gives these a nice kick while still maintaining the classic flavor.

Ingredients:

  • One 12-ounce package of refrigerated croissant dough or canned biscuits

  • 12 hot dogs

  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened

  • 1-2 jalapenos, minced

  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Unroll the croissant dough or open the can of biscuits and cut each into three equal parts.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, minced jalapeno, and cheddar cheese.

  4. Take one piece of dough or biscuit and spread 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on it.

  5. Wrap the hot dog with the dough, leaving some of it exposed on both sides.

  6. Place the pigs in a blanket on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

  7. Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sea salt (optional).

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

  9. Let cool before serving. Enjoy!

Cheesy Garlic Pigs in a Blanket Recipe  

Love cheese? Then this variation is for you. The garlic and parsley add an extra punch of flavor that makes the cheese truly pop.

Ingredients:

  • One 12-ounce package of refrigerated croissant dough or canned biscuits

  • 12 hot dogs

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped

  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Unroll the croissant dough or open the can of biscuits and cut each into three equal parts.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, minced garlic, parsley, and cheddar cheese.

  4. Take one piece of dough or biscuit and spread a generous teaspoon of the butter mixture on it.

  5. Wrap the hot dog with the dough, leaving some of it exposed on both sides.

  6. Place the pigs in a blanket on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

  7. Brush the tops with remaining butter mixture.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

  9. Let cool before serving. Enjoy!

Local Favorites  

Everyone has a twist on their pig in a blanket recipes and here’s a few of our favorites:

  • The Hawaiian: a hot dog wrapped in a slice of ham and pineapple.

  • The California Burrito: a hot dog wrapped in a tortilla and topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.

  • The Southern Comfort: a hot dog wrapped in bacon and topped with cheddar cheese, creamy coleslaw, and fresh jalapenos.

  • The German: a hot dog wrapped in a pretzel dough and topped with mustard and crispy onions.

  • The Italian: a hot dog wrapped in a pizza dough and covered in marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.

  • The Tex-Mex: a hot dog wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with refried beans, crumbled Mexican cheese, and salsa.

With so many delicious variations of pigs in a blanket recipes, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a classic take on the dish or something a little more creative, these recipes will help you take your appetizer game to the next level. So, the next time you’re hosting a party or gathering, try one of these recipes and watch them fly off the table. Enjoy!

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