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Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

On hectic mornings when we’re rushing out the door, I whip up a batch of these Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket while everyone is getting their shoes on. This is enought time for everyone to enjoy a fun and kid-friendly breakfast!

cinnamon roll pigs

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

Cereal again? I love it but sometimes my family needs something fun to encourage them to eat before they run out of the house.

But I don’t want to spend hours getting it ready as I am a hot mess in the morning.

These breakfast pigs in a blanket rescue me every time. And I can make them with crescent dough (Man, I love this stuff) or cinnamon rolls if I happen to have a can of these instead.

Once you roll up those sausages you can finish helping the kids get ready while they are baking. 

Dip them in syrup or drizzle with that leftover cinnamon roll frosting and the whole family will enhale them instantly.

These aren’t just for breakfast, try my puff pastry pigs in a blanket, these sausage crescents, and my easier air fryer pigs in a blanket for an after school snack or game day celebration.

simple ingredients for this easy breakfast recipe

Ingredients Needed

Crescent roll dough – I like crescent rolls or you can substitute cinnamon roll dough or biscuit dough.

Breakfast sausage links – I like precooked sausage links or try bacon or smoked sausage.

Cheese – American or cheddar cheese. This is totally optional.

Syrup – I like a buttery maple syrup or try cane syrup or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

​Staples – Egg, cooking spray.

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How to Make Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

First: Preheat your oven to 375°F. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on your work surface. Unroll the crescent roll dough onto the parchment paper, and separate it into 8 triangles.

Second: On each crescent dough triangle, place a slice of cheese, add a cocktail sausage, and drizzle with about 1/4 teaspoon of maple syrup.

Roll each triangle from the wide end, and seal the edges.

Third: Place the rolls seam side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or coated with cooking spray. Brush each roll with the beaten egg.

Fourth: Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and puffed, making sure the sausages are fully cooked. Serve warm and drizzle with syrup.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

breakfast pigs in a blanket are fun twist on breakfast

​How long do they last?

If you have any leftover Breakfast Pigs, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat them in a 350F oven for 8-10 minutes or until warmed through.

You can also prepare these the night before and store tightly wrapped in the fridge. Bake the next morning to make it even easier!

Can I freeze them?

Bake and let them cool to room temperature. Freeze on a baking sheet and place in a ziptop bag or freeze safe container. Store for up 2 months.

Reheat them in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until heated through.

breakfast pigs in a blanket are a delicious breakfast idea

What do you serve with them?

To round out your breakfast you can serve them with scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, or hashbrowns.

How big should the breakfast sausages be?

Standard breakfast sausage links are best. You can use uncooked sausage links, just be sure to cook them before wrapping in dough. Or you may have to increase the cooking time.

You can get creative with the sausages. Try different flavors and sizes to add variety to your pigs in a blanket.

these breakfast pigs are fun any day of the week

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • No crescent roll dough? Use cinnamon rolls, puff pastry, or biscuit dough.
  • Switch up the sausages for little smokies or even crispy bacon!
  • Try cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, or pepper jack cheeses.
  • Although the breakfast sausages are already cooked, be sure the the internal temperature reaches 165F before eating.
  • Reheat in the oven to avoid them getting soggy.
  • Dip them in ketchup, mustard, maple syrup, or even honey mustard.
  • You can also drizzle them with a royal icing similar to cinnamon rolls, honey, or a fruit jam.

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easy breakfast pigs in a blanket

Want some easy breakfast ideas? Skip the cereal and make these delicious little pigs. These are one of my favorite breakfast recipes for game days. Perfect for Christmas morning too!

breakfast pigs in a blanket

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Whip up a batch of Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket and still get everyone out the door on time.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 8 cooked breakfast sausage links
  • 4 slices of American cheese, cut in half to make two triangles
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (more for dipping)
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Cooking spray or parchment paper for baking

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray.
  3. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on your work surface. Unroll the crescent roll dough onto the parchment paper, separating it into 8 triangles.
  4. On each dough triangle, place a slice of cheese, add a cocktail sausage, and drizzle with about 1/4 teaspoon of maple syrup.
  5. Roll each triangle from the wide end, ensuring the edges are sealed to contain the filling.
  6. Place the rolls seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Brush each roll with the beaten egg.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and puffed and the sausage is cooked through.
  9. Remove and serve warm with syrup or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Notes

  • No crescent roll dough? Use cinnamon rolls, puff pastry, or biscuit dough.
  • Switch up the sausages for little smokies or even crispy bacon!
  • Try cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, or pepper jack cheeses.
  • Although the breakfast sausages are already cooked, be sure the the internal temperature reaches 165F before eating.
  • Reheat in the oven to avoid them getting soggy.
  • Dip them in ketchup, mustard, maple syrup, or even honey mustard.
  • You can also drizzle them with a royal icing similar to cinnamon rolls, honey, or a fruit jam.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 342mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

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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Marilyn

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

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