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Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket

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These delicious pull apart pigs in a blanket are a great party appetizer for the winter holidays or summer BBQs. 
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  1. Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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Pull apart pigs in a blanket are a fun twist on classic pigs in a blanket. This is one appetizer recipe that is fun to make and eat. Dough, cocktail wieners, melted butter, and seasonings are baked together to a golden brown for this party favorite.

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Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket Ingredients

Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 1 tube of Pillsbury pizza dough
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Flour for dusting the cutting board
  • 2 (12-ounce) packages of cocktail wieners

PRO TIP:

The Pillsbury brand of dough is bigger than generic or grocery store brands, so take that into account if you purchase another brand to prepare this recipe. 

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

COCKTAIL WIENERS: You could also make these using hot dogs cut into smaller pieces. Lil’ smokies are also a popular choice for this recipe.

CHEESE: These would be delicious with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese, either inside with the wieners or on top of the bundle of pigs a few minutes before the end of baking.

How To Make This Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

STEP ONE: On a lightly floured surface, remove the pizza crust from the tube and unroll it onto the floured surface. Square it up. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut strips 1 inch by 2 inches. To keep your strips even, you can use the edge of a plastic cutting mat.

STEP TWO: In a small bowl, melt the butter and add the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and red pepper flakes.

melted butter and seasonings added to a bowl

STEP THREE: Brush the pizza dough with the butter mixture (there will be some leftover for later).

butter mixture brushed over the dough

STEP FOUR: Wrap each cocktail wiener in a small strip of dough and pinch the seam together.

cocktail wiener wrapped into the dough

STEP FIVE: Grease the inside of an 8-inch springform pan or other round cake pan with cooking spray — you don’t want these little guys to stick after baking! Place the individual pigs in a blanket standing up in the springform pan, not packed too tightly. You can tip the pan at an angle while stacking them in so that they don’t tip over like dominoes while you’re working.

STEP SIX: Brush the remaining butter mixture over the top of the filled pan. Bake covered loosely with foil for 30 minutes at 375°F. Then bake for about 15 minutes uncovered to allow them to brown without burning. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing them from the pan.

PRO TIP:

Place the springform pan on a baking sheet. This is sooo important so that you don’t end up with a mess in your oven from the melted butter and seasonings dripping! 

Pigs in a Blanket placed in a baking dish then baked

How To Serve

Stack the pigs in a blanket on a serving plate with your favorite dipping sauces. We like ours with ranch, marinara sauce, ketchup, or mustard. You can use classic yellow mustard, go with spicy brown mustard, or honey mustard, based on preferences.

Pull apart pigs in a blanket also pair wonderfully with our cheese dip, Rotel dip, or beer cheese dip.

Want more delicious, easy recipes for appetizers? Try buffalo chicken dip and crockpot little smokies.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store your baked and cooled pigs in a blanket in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and they will stay good for up to 3 days. If you’d like to enjoy them for any length of time beyond this, you should consider freezing them.

IN THE FREEZER: Leftover pigs in a blanket freeze beautifully, and all you need to do to freeze them is allow them to cool to room temperature, then transfer them to an airtight, freezer-safe container or a freezer-safe gallon-sized Ziploc bag.

REHEATING: To reheat frozen mini pigs in a blanket in the oven, place them on a baking sheet in a 350°F preheated oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

close up shot of a bunch of Pigs in a Blanket

Are you looking for a hearty, easy appetizer idea to serve at your next party or game day celebration? Look no further! These pull-apart pigs in a blanket are a fantastic option.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

When it comes to entertaining, make-ahead recipes can be a life-saver. You can easily make these pigs in a blanket the night before and serve them the next day. Actually, you can make them up to 3 months in advance!

Does this recipe have to be baked in a springform pan?

If you don’t have a springform pan, another 8-inch pan will work fine, when you are ready to serve, you will have to turn the pan over and allow the bundle of pigs to all pop out of the pan onto a plate to retain the pull-apart quality of the recipe.

Can I use crescent roll dough instead of pizza dough for this recipe?

These pull-apart pigs in a blanket could be made with crescent roll dough in place of the pizza dough. Just follow the cooking instructions for the crescent dough so that they don’t get too brown.

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Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket

5 from 6 votes
These delicious pull apart pigs in a blanket are a great party appetizer for the winter holidays or summer BBQs. 
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tube Pillsbury pizza dough
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • flour, for dusting the cutting board
  • 2 (12-ounce) packages cocktail wieners (remove from packing juices and pat dry)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Grease the inside of an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl melt the butter and add the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and red pepper flakes.
  • On a lightly floured surface remove the pizza crust from the tube and unroll onto the floured surface. Square it up.
  • Using a pizza cutter cut strips 1 inch by 2 inches.
  • Brush the crust with the butter mixture (there will be some leftover for later).
  • Wrap each cocktail wiener in a small strip of dough and pinch the seam together.
  • Place the pigs in a blanket standing up in the springform pan, not packed too tightly.
  • Place the springform pan on a cookie sheet.
  • Brush the remaining butter mixture over the top of the filled pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes covered loosely with foil and then remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes to allow to brown.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
  • Serve with the dipping sauces.

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Notes

  • The Pillsbury brand of dough is bigger than generic or grocery store brands, so take that into account if you purchase another brand to prepare this recipe. 
  • Place the springform pan on a baking sheet. This is sooo important so that you don’t end up with a mess in your oven from the melted butter and seasonings dripping! 

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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