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How To Make Pigs in A Blanket Without Crescent Rolls

Pigs in a blanket are an excellent choice for appetizers or snacks and are loved by people of all ages. This dish is super easy to make and uses only two main ingredients. Most people use crescent rolls to make the blanket for pigs in a blanket, but crescent rolls are not required.

So, if you are wondering how to make pigs in a blanket without crescent rolls? We have a few ideas for you to try. Read ahead and find out!

What are pigs in a blanket?

Pigs in a blanket are typically a hot dog or sausage wrapped in dough and baked until the dough is cooked through.

Although the true origin of this dish is not clear, it is believed that it originated in the United Kingdom in the 1850s.

The dish is given this unique name because the hotdogs or sausages are made using pork, and when you wrap them in dough and bake them, they seem as If they are wrapped in a blanket. Hence the name pigs in a blanket originated.

Can you make homemade pigs in a blanket without crescent rolls?

Crescent rolls are made from a dough that offers a flaky yet soft roll. The name crescent is given to these rolls because the dough is shaped like a crescent or moon.

When making pigs in a blanket, the crescent roll dough is a top choice because when baked, it has a delicious, soft yet flaky texture. Plus, you can also buy premade crescent dough at grocery stores. Pillsbury crescent rolls are excellent. So, it’s convenient and thus widely used in almost every other pig in a blanket recipe.

Because crescent dough works so well in this dish, people often think you can’t make pigs in a blanket if you don’t have crescent dough on hand. Luckily, there are many substitutes for crescent dough.

Crescent rolls substitutions

  • Biscuit dough: A simple biscuit dough is usually a great substitute for crescent dough, and you can also find a premade version in any grocery store. Biscuit dough is perfect if you like your blanket more flakey than moist.
  • Pizza dough: If you prefer a moist and soft blanket for your pigs, I recommend you try wrapping them up in pizza dough. Pizza dough uses yeast which makes the dough moist, and you can also get the premade version.
  • Puff pastry: Puff pastry is known for its lightness and flakiness. It offers layers of buttery goodness and is so delicious. You can also use it to make pigs in a blanket. Although the blanket won’t be as thick as the crescent dough, it is a good substitute for the crescent dough.
  • Pancakes: You can wrap your sausage or hotdogs in cooked pancakes. It is so filling and delicious. Dip them in maple syrup for an out-of-this-world taste.
  • Bacon: Another ingredient you can use to replace crescent dough when making pigs in a blanket is bacon. There are certain variations of this dish that use bacon to wrap the sausages. This variation is widely enjoyed in the United Kingdom. It offers taste and piggy goodness to those who love bacon. Plus, it is also low in carbs!

How To Make Pigs in A Blanket Without Crescent Rolls

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 12 minutes
  • Total time: 22 minutes
  • Serving: 4

Ingredients

  • 12 mini sausages or hot dogs
  • Pizza dough, as required
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced or garlic powder
  • 1 tsp parsley, freshly chopped
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Cut the pizza dough into small triangles so that they wrap the mini sausages easily. You can use regular sausages and cut them into pieces as well.
  • Wrap the sausages in the pizza dough and place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Add melted butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley, and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Brush the mini sausages wrapped in pizza dough with this butter mixture.
  • Place the cookie sheet in a preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes at 375-degree F.
  •  Once the pizza dough puffs up and gets a golden color, remove the baking sheet from the oven and serve the pigs in a blanket with a cheese sauce, honey mustard sauce or your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!

How To Make Pigs in A Blanket Without Crescent Rolls

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 12 minutes Total time: 22 minutes Serving: 4

Ingredients
  

  • 12 mini sausages or hot dogs
  • Pizza dough as required
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp garlic minced or garlic powder
  • 1 tsp parsley freshly chopped
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cut the pizza dough into small triangles so that they wrap the mini sausages easily. You can use regular sausages and cut them into pieces as well.
  • Wrap the sausages in the pizza dough and place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Add melted butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley, and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Brush the mini sausages wrapped in pizza dough with this butter mixture.
  • Place the cookie sheet in a preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes at 375-degree F.
  • Once the pizza dough puffs up and gets a golden color, remove the baking sheet from the oven and serve the pigs in a blanket with a cheese sauce, honey mustard sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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