We can’t understand people who don’t like pigs in a blanket. It’s a childhood favorite, full of nostalgia. They’re the ultimate, delicious, bite-sized comfort food; if you don’t have a sizable portion, you just have to measure it out. Growing up, we thought Oscar Meyer weiners and Pillsbury Crescent dough were the only way to make a pig in a blanket. These days, we no longer wish we were Oscar Meyer Weiner, even if it meant everyone fell in love with us. We progressed in the world and discovered the magic of puff pastry and cocktail sausage. Whether you serve them as an appetizer or devour the last of them for lunch, these are always a hit. You can thank us later.
What is Cocktail Sausage?
Cocktail sausages are just bite-sized little sausages. You can find chicken, beef, or pork cocktail sausages, making it easy to customize to your dietary needs. You should be able to find these at your local grocery store in the same area as regular full-size sausages.
If you can’t find cocktail sausage, you can always use full-size sausage. Either cut them in half or use full size, make sure you cut your puff pastry slightly larger than the length of the sausage.
Can I use store bought canned croissant dough?
While we only love puff pastry, we know canned food is easier sometimes. If you prefer to use store-bought canned croissant dough, reduce the bake temperature to 375°F and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
Air Fryer Instructions for Easy Party Pigs in a Blanket:
Cook hogs in a blanket in an air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-4 minutes. Flip over and bake for another 3-4 minutes. Make sure they are not touching and there is space between them. All air fryers are different, so watch carefully.
These are good enough to eat straight away, but we recommend that you go bold and try them with Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce.
Note in advance:
To prepare your pigs to cook later in a blanket, wrap them all up on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and store in the fridge for up to 24 hours before you get ready to bake.