Pigs In a Blanket With the Works

April 16, 2021
Take those piggies up a notch with the works! Loaded with mustard, relish, sauerkraut, and onion, Pigs In a Blanket With the Works are also loaded with fabulous flavor.

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Love a loaded hot dog? -- Then why not load up those pigs in a blanket, too?

Just like with a classic hot dog, we can take everyone's beloved piggies up a notch by piling on "the works." Simply tuck those favorite toppings inside the crescent roll-dough blanket before the pigs are rolled up, and you tuck in the extra deliciousness, too.

This Pigs In a Blanket With the Works version is loaded with mustard, relish, sauerkraut, and chopped onion. And let me just say, it's by far my favorite pigs in a blanket recipe ever. -- Because with all those wonderful classic hot dog toppings packed in, it's just loaded with fabulous flavor.

Loaded with mustard, relish, sauerkraut, and onion, Pigs In a Blanket With the Works are also loaded with fabulous flavor.

I especially love the little hint of sweetness in every bite from the relish. My husband? -- He most loves the onion and sauerkraut.

All the topping flavors work together to bring the full wonderfulness of "the works." But one of the beauties of this recipe is how easy it is to customize.  If you don't like sauerkraut? -- Leave it out.  Prefer spicy brown mustard over regular yellow mustard? -- No problem. Love extra onion? -- Pile it on!

Then get ready to dig in to the loaded Pigs In a Blanket deliciousness. These may just become your new favorite piggies, too.

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Pigs In a Blanket With the Works Ingredients:

Loaded "The Works" Pigs In a Blanket are a super tasty flavor twist on classic piggies.  To whip up a batch, you'll need:

  • Hillshire Farm Lit'l Smokies or other mini hot dogs - It's not Pigs In a Blanket without the piggies! There are about 35 to 40 links in each 12-ounce package of Lit'l Smokies, so a single package should work just fine for this recipe.

  • Crescent Rolls - Crescent roll dough forms the blanket around each Lit'l Smokie link.


  • Relish - Sweet pickle relish is a classic hot dog topping, and brings a hint of sweetness to this pigs in a blanket version.

  • White onion - Because they are so mild, white onions work well in this recipe. You could also use a Vidalia or any other type of sweet onion.

  • Sauerkraut - Another classic loaded hot dog topping.  Be sure to thoroughly drain the kraut and pat it dry with a paper towel before assembling the pigs in a blanket.

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    How to Make Pigs In a Blanket With the Works:

    "The Works" Pigs In a Blanket come together in the same easy way as their traditional counterparts, just with a few topping ingredients tucked inside the blanket alongside the piggies.

    Start by unrolling the crescent roll dough and separating it into triangles along the perforations.

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    Then cut each triangle through the point into two pieces, creating two long triangles from each.

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    Spread about 1/2 teaspoon mustard over the surface of each crescent dough piece.

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    Place about 3/4 teaspoon each of relish, sauerkraut and onion toward the wide end of each crescent dough piece. Then place a Lit'l Smokie on top.

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    Beginning at the wide end, roll each Lit'l Smokie up in the crescent dough, ending at the dough's tip. Each Lit'l Smokie should peek out a bit on both sides of the roll.

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    Place the rolled up piggies on a baking sheet that's been greased with non-stick cooking spray.  Then back them for about 15 minutes until they're nice and golden brown.

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    Serve them straight from the pan or pile them on a platter to enjoy the deliciousness. Loaded with mustard, relish, sauerkraut, and onions, these piggies are also loaded with tons of great flavor. 

    So if you're looking for a tasty twist on pigs in a blanket, give these Pigs In a Blanket With the Works a try. Simply tuck those favorite hot dog toppings inside the crescent roll-dough blanket before they're rolled up, and you tuck in the extra deliciousness, too.

    Enjoy!

    Check out these other super tasty crescent roll appetizers:
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    Appetizers & Snacks
    American
    Yield: 32 pieces
    Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
    Pigs In a Blanket With the Works

    Pigs In a Blanket With the Works

    Take those piggies up a notch with the works! Loaded with mustard, relish, sauerkraut, and onion, Pigs In a Blanket With the Works are also loaded with fabulous flavor.
    Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 35 Min

    Ingredients

    • 1 (12 oz.) package Hillshire Farm Lit'l Smokies or other mini hot dogs
    • 2 tubes crescent rolls
    • about 1/3 to 1/2 c. mustard
    • about 1/2 c. sweet relish
    • about 1 medium white onion, very finely chopped
    • about 1/2 c. sauerkraut

    Instructions

    1. Thoroughly drain sauerkraut and pat dry between two sheets of paper towels. Set aside.
    2. Unroll crescent roll dough and separate the triangles. Cut each triangle (through the point) into two pieces, creating two long triangles from each.
    3. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon mustard over the surface of each crescent dough piece.
    4. Place about 3/4 teaspoon each of relish, sauerkraut and onion toward the wide end of each crescent dough piece. Place a Lit'l Smokie on top.
    5. Beginning at the wide end, roll each Lit'l Smokie up in the crescent dough, ending at the dough's tip. Each Lit'l Smokie should peek out a bit on both sides of the roll.
    6. Place rolls on a baking sheet greased with non-stick cooking spray.
    7. Bake at 375℉ for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown.
    TRACEY'S NOTES:
    1. There are about 35 to 40 links in each 12-ounce package of Lit'l Smokies, so the recipe amounts should work with a single package.
    2. Use plain yellow mustard or spicy brown mustard -- whichever you prefer. Both are delicious in these loaded Pigs In a Blanket!
    3. White onions are mild and work well in this recipe. You could also use a Vidalia or any other type of sweet onion.
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