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Pigs In A Blanket Day

Updated on January 11, 2017
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April 24th is Pigs in a Blanket Day!

Did you know that a favorite party food "Pigs in a Blanket" have their own day?

I'm not surprised! True it's just an unofficial food holiday but still a good reason to make these easy and kid friendly party or every day appetizers.

Pigs in a blanket are a fun finger food and are usually the first snack to go at most parties or holiday gatherings. This delicious nibble is fun to make and even more fun to eat! Because making pigs in a blanket are so easy give them a try at your next party whether it's a Super Bowl party, New Year's Open House or a birthday.

What are Pigs in a blanket?

The simplest explanation is hot dogs, cocktail sausage or pork sausage wrapped in a sweet or savory dough and baked until golden brown. There are no secret ingredients to most pigs in a blanket recipes but many people like to add fillings before they wrap their favorite dough around the hot dog or sausage including bacon, cheddar cheese or hot sauce to make their pigs in a blanket recipe unique.

Other ways to eat or prepare

Sausage links wrapped in pancakes for breakfast, sausage links wrapped in flaky puff pastry dough, or as some recipes suggest, wrapping the "pig" in "pig" (bacon) and then wrapped that in savory dough. Some recipes call for adding cheese to the biscuit, corn bread or pie dough. Have you tried Bisquick Pigs in a Blanket?

Experiment with different types of sausage:

Try lean turkey or chicken apple sausage, hearty lamb sausage, Irish Bangers or spicy Andouille or Italian.

Photo: Mini Pigs in a Blanket Creative Commons

Pigs in a blanket recipe

Pigs in a blanket are not complicated. Just take any kind of prepared dough think puff pastry, croissant dough, biscuit dough or pie crust and wrap it around small pieces of hot dog or sausage and bake until golden brown. Serve with spicy mustard, barbecue sauce or chutney.

Mummy Pigs in a Blanket

Many people turn the popular pigs in a blanket into Halloween hot dog mummies for Halloween parties. Just wrap strips of dough "mummy style" around a hot dog or sausage leaving a little piece of sausage showing for the mummy face. Decorate your mummy face with little drops of mustard for the eyes!

Pigs in a Blanket for your Christmas or Holiday Party

If you're looking for an inexpensive or budget minded Christmas platter consider putting together a pigs in a blanket Christmas wreath. Just arrange mini pigs in a blanket in a wreath shape and decorate your Christmas wreath with a roasted pepper bow!

Christmas Food Platters

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

For breakfast "Pigs in a Blanket" fully cook sausage links and set aside in a warm oven. Prepare pancakes and wrap pancakes around cooked sausage. Serve with melted butter and real maple syrup!

Pigs in a Blanket Dipping Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Try this BBQ Sauce as a side dip for your pigs in a blanket!

1 cup Coca-Cola

1 cup ketchup

1 cup A-1 sauce

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp liquid smoke

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Mix all ingredients well and heat over medium heat approximately one hour.

Cool and refrigerate until needed.

Pigs in a Blanket Day

April 24th is Pigs in a Blanket Day. I'm guessing not a real holiday but one held dear by people who love pigs in a blanket! What would be part of pigs in a blanket celebration?

Involve your kids with these fun recipes...use refrigerated biscuits or croissant roll dough. For your pig, choose hot dogs.

© 2012 Writing Nag

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Yes! They're also popular in children's parties in my country.

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Oh yes... I do love pigs in a blanket. Even better, pigs in a quilt. ;-)

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      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      I never heard them called that before but I certainly have had cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon and they are delicious. Must try his recipe using brown sugar - they look tasty.

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      Vicki Green 3 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Who doesn't love pigs in a blanket? Who knew there was a day to celebrate these tasty treats!

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      Of course I do! You know, it is amazing how simple this "recipe" is and how delicious it can taste. Who doesn't love pigs in a blanket, I ask?

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      Any time I want to eat eggs, bacon and sausage I make pigs in a blanket by wrapping th sausages in the bacon, because it seems to me that they taste much better that way!

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      Whatsittoyou 4 years ago from Canada

      Yes, unfortunately so does everyone else in my family. So the minute they are put out you better go get some or you won't get any.

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      LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      I love pigs in a blanket, and am going to buy some sausages tomorrow!

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      blessedmomto7 4 years ago

      Yes, love them!

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      Expat Mamasita 4 years ago from Slovakia

      In England we call them sausage rolls, and pigs in blankets are cocktail sausages, wrapped in bacon and served alongside the turkey for Christmas dinner.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've newer heard of Pigs in a Blanket Day before:), but I love them. Nice lens, I learned something new today:).

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      They are a favorite of my kids.

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Of course! They're delicious! When we don't have flaky pastry, I'll even wrap the sausages (or hot dogs) in buttered bread and broil them in the oven. Yum!

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      BoyScoutPopcorn 5 years ago

      How can you NOT like pigs in a blanket???

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      Writing Nag 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      @BoyScoutPopcorn: surprisingly there are some people that don't, it's a strange world we live in.

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      Sky-lab LM 5 years ago

      Hehe, I don't really, but my boyfriend really does!

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      Satdin 5 years ago

      I love becon and where the becon is.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Love 'em .. but without the pork! Blessed!

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Yes I do!

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      janicemiller lm 5 years ago

      Pigs in a blanket are so supper yummy... though honestly corn dogs are just a little bit better :)

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I can't wait to try your pigs and bbq sauce recipes. What a celebration? Blessings.

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      I do love pigs in a blanket and the dipping sauce recipe sounds fabulous!! Thanks for that!

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      charlb 5 years ago

      Slurrrp! Yum tasty lens!

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      Pigs in a blanket with cheese are yummy.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      This lens is making me hungry, LOL

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      A great party snack.....everyone seems to love them because they're gone in a flash.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Sounds like a fun holiday - I enjoy a pig from time to time. :)

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      Genesis Davies 5 years ago from Guatemala

      I am not a fan of pigs in a blanket, though I love the name! :) How funny that there is a day for them!