Get ready for another game day favorite of mine – with golden brown crescent rolls, mini sausages, and my favorite dipping sauce, these Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket are a take on a classic appetizer is a crowd pleaser during football season (and leftovers also makes a tasty snack).
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Air Fryer Pigs In A Blanket Recipe
Air fryer appetizers have never been more popular than they are right now, and I get why!
This simple recipe for crescent rolls wrapped around cocktail weenies and served with your favorite sauces is perfect for football games, family get-togethers, and that New Years Eve party that’ll be here before you know it.
Not only are they good for big events, but they also make a great snack for after school.
You can’t go wrong with a can of crescent roll dough and some savory, smoky sausage. These easy air fryer pigs in a blanket are quickly becoming one of my favorite appetizers.
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Crescent rolls or crescent roll dough – You can choose pre cut crescent roll triangles, puff pastry dough, or biscuit dough, whatever is easiest for you.
Cocktail sausages – I prefer lil smokies for the flavor, but any small hot dog will work.
How To Make Pigs In A Blanket Air Fryer Style
FIRST: Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F. Spray the bottom of your air fryer basket with cooking spray.
SECOND: Unroll crescent dough or puff pastry sheet. For crescent roll triangles, cut each one into thirds the long way. For dough sheets, cut across and then into 12 strips on each side, for 24 total.
THIRD: Wrap each of the lil’ smokies with a strip of dough. Pinch closed on the bottom.
Continue until all of the lit’l smokies are wrapped. Place the first batch of wrapped sausages in a single layer in the basket.
FOURTH: Cook time will be around 5 -7 minutes or until dough is golden brown. Remove and air fry second batch, continuing until all are cooked.
Serve warm with your favorite dips.
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
How Can I Store My Leftovers?
These easy pigs in a blanket are one of the best recipes because they don’t require a lot of attention. All you need to do is pop them in an airtight container, and they can stay good in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can also freeze them to have on hand when you want a more dynamic snack but don’t have the time to cook. All you need to do is pop the frozen pigs into the oven and heat thoroughly.
What Should I Serve My Pigs In A Blanket With?
Since pigs in a blanket is only a two ingredient recipe, you can serve them a number of dipping sauces and sides.
I personally like honey mustard and bbq sauce, but you could serve with ketchup, buffalo sauce, ranch, or any number of things.
If you’re looking for another delicious appetizer to serve these hot dogs with, a mini dog pairs well with something healthier like celery and carrot sticks or with other easy air fryer recipes like a tater tots.
Why Should I Use An Air Fryer?
I love an easy recipe in the air fryer, and the use of direct hot air makes it much faster than waiting for the conventional oven to heat up.
There are so many types of air fryers on the market now, but I personally love my Ninja Foodi.
Air fryers have also made it much easier to cook things without having to dirty another baking dish, or risk food sticking to your un-greased baking sheet. I highly recommend using one for this hot dog recipe!
Tapas Tips & Tricks
- Tip when cooking in batches – place uncooked little smokies in the fridge while the others are cooking.
- Place pigs with space between for cooking evenly.
- For a shiny look to your cooking dough, butter the tops of the sausage rolls around 1 minute before the end of cooking time.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds for a little texture on the outside.
- Use a pizza cutter and a cutting board to more easily section the dough.
- Place cooked small sausages on a paper towel and let them cool to room temperature before serving.
- To keep your air fryer clean, line with a piece of parchment paper. This will also give your crescent rolls a crispier finish.
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There are so many delicious recipes out there to try, and these little bites are at the top of the list as a great option. With mini hotdogs and savory crescent rolls dipped in cheese sauce, honey mustard, or your favorite sauce, you have to try this easy appetizer recipe. They’re both an easy snack and a great way to feed a crowd quickly at your game day, not to mention they make a perfect appetizer for family gatherings.
- 1 (8 ounce) can crescent rolls (or 1 can crescent roll dough sheets)
- 24 cocktail sausages
- dipping sauces
- Preheat air fryer to 350F. Spray basket with non-stick spray.
- Unroll the dough.
- If using the precut triangles, cut each one into thirds (long way to make 3 long strips). If using the dough sheets, cut in half cross way and then into 12 strips on each side for 24 strips total.
- Wrap each little smokie sausage with a strip of dough. Be sure to pinch it closed on the bottom.
- Continue until all sausages are wrapped.
- Place the wrapped sausages in the basket, leaving plenty of room around each one to cook evenly. You will have to do multiple batches depending on the size of your air fryer. Tip: Place uncooked ones in the fridge while the others are cooking.
- Cook 5-7 minutes or until the dough is cooked through and golden brown.
- Remove and cook remaining piggies until all are done.
- Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 606Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 836mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 13g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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