Pigs in a Blanket

December 7, 2020 (Last Updated: December 6, 2020)

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Mini smokie sausages wrapped in puff pastry make perfect finger food. These Pigs in a Blanket are always a hit at a party or when watching a game on tv.

Mini pigs in a blanket piled onto a white platter.

These mini pigs in a blanket are always a favorite at our house. They are made with little smokies or little precooked sausages and puff pastry. You can make homemade puff pastry or use store bought. Either works perfectly in this appetizer.

I like to top these with sesame seeds and poppy seeds just before baking. I think it adds a fun touch. And wouldn’t you know, these are perfect dipped into my sweet and spicy mustard.

A bowl of mustard next to mini wrapped smokies.

Kid food or adult fare?

These fun little wrapped smokies are perfect for kids, but adults love them too! When I make these for a party, they are gobbled up by young and old.

The name, Pigs in a Blanket probably originated as food for kids and is most traditionally made with a full size hot dog wrapped up in dough. You could certainly make these with hot dogs cut up into small pieces, but for me the little smokies are the best.

Steps to make

A complete list of instructions is available below! Just scroll to the bottom!

  • Roll out puff pastry and cut into small strips about 1″ x 3″
  • Wrap each smokie in the puff pastry strips
  • Secure the end by dabbing a bit of egg wash on the end where it overlaps
  • Place on a lined baking sheet
  • Brush egg wash on puff pastry
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and poppy seeds
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes

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Mini pigs in a blanket piled onto a white platter.

Pigs in a Blanket

Fun appetizer made with puff pastry wrapped around a mini smokie or sausage.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 36 pieces
Calories 40 kcal



  • 1 14 oz package Little Smokies (approx. 36 smokies)
  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Poppy Seeds (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Slice puff pastry into rectangular strips about 1"x3"
  • Beat egg with water
  • Working with one smokie at a time, place on a puff pastry strip and roll up. Seal the overlapping puff pastry with a dab of the egg mixture.
    Little smokies being wrapped up into puff pastry dough.
  • Continue with remaining smokies, placing each smokie on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with a non stick spray.
  • Brush the tops and sides of the puff pastry
    A red pastry brush adding an egg wash to little smokies wrapped in puff pastry.
  • Sprinkle on sesame seeds and poppy seeds, if desired
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes until golden
  • Serve hot or warm


  • These are best served the same day they are made
  • Can be served hot or warm
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce


Serving: 1pieceCalories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 19mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 7IUCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Mini Pigs in a Blanket, Mini Sausage with Puff Pastry, Pigs in a Blanket
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  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    December 11, 2020 at 11:04 am

    5 stars
    Who wouldn’t love these? Such a fun name and presentation. Great for holiday entertaining too ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Friday!!

    • Reply
      December 11, 2020 at 6:23 pm

      Right!!! They are fun and you just can’t go wrong with them at your next party! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    December 8, 2020 at 4:48 am

    5 stars
    Ah! These totally remind me of holiday appetizer parties as well as Super Bowl parties. It’s a perfect recipe for both events! And now I see a great way to use that mustard sauce that you posted recently. Pour a glass of wine, and I could see making an entire meal out of this one!

    • Reply
      December 8, 2020 at 5:03 am

      Yep! This tasty appetizer can be used all year long!

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