This recipe is a slight variation on the Pillsbury classic Piglets in a Blanket, using little smoked sausages instead of the usual little hot dogs.. It was one of our New Year’s Eve munchies. I decided to post it now because of all the games coming up and with the weather so cold right now in most of the country and the world (the UK is now in a deep freeze too)…more people are staying in and finding activities like family game nights a better alternative to going out in the cold.
These are so easy to make… I used a can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. The official Pillsbury recipe that makes Piglets in a Blanket tells you to cut each Crescent roll triangle into three…. Frankly I found it cumbersome … so I unrolled the dough into a long rectangle and cut strips (cut them along the long side so the strips aren’t that long). Then just place the little sausage at one end and roll the dough strip around it… it’s as simple as that.
You can roll these ahead and just pop them into the oven when you’re ready….
It’s a great little snack … serve with mustard and I promise you they will be a hit.
Recipe: Lil Smokies in a Blanket
All you need:
1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
24 fully cooked Lil Smokies cocktail sausages
All you need to do:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease it.
On a flat work surface, unroll the crescent dough into one big rectangle.
Cut strips (cut them along the long side so the strips aren’t that long).
Place the little sausage at one end and roll the dough strip around it.
Place them on the cookie sheet, leaving about an inch between them.
Bake at 375 degrees F. for 11 to 15 minutes or until deep golden brown.
Immediately remove them from the cookie sheet.
Serve with mustard.
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