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This Pigs In A Blanket Wreath will add a festive flair to your holiday table. Easy to make in minutes with minimal ingredients, this recipe transforms an everyday appetizer into an edible centerpiece experience!
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Table of Contents
  1. Pigs In A Blanket Christmas Wreath
  2. Why We Love This Lil Smokies Crescent Rolls Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Pigs In A Blanket Wreath
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. More Easy Appetizer Recipes
  11. Pigs in a Blanket Wreath Recipe Recipe

This Pigs in a Blanket Wreath Recipe is quick and easy to make for your Christmas dinner with cocktail hotdogs wrapped in refrigerated crescent rolls, washed with egg, sprinkled with poppy seeds, and baked until golden brown.

Decorate the dough with rosemary sprigs and cherry tomatoes and you’ve turned an everyday appetizer into an adorably festive holiday centerpiece.

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Pigs In A Blanket Christmas Wreath

Our Pigs in a Blanket Christmas Wreath takes 10 minutes to prepare simply by rolling mini hot dogs in crescent rolls, arranging them in a ring, and baking it into a beautiful pull-apart appetizer or edible centerpiece.

All dressed up for Christmas with poppy seeds and homemade “sprigs of holly,” this crescent wrapped lil smokies app transforms the traditional Pillsbury pigs in a blanket recipe into a holiday highlight.

Serve your pigs in a blanket wreath from Thanksgiving, Christmas and even New Year’s Eve.

Slide the smokies in a blanket onto a pretty platter for your guests, and place your favorite dipping sauces in the center for a fancy presentation.

Why We Love This Lil Smokies Crescent Rolls Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Only uses 4 ingredients plus the pretty garnish.
  • You can also make mini sausage crescent rolls for breakfast.
  • Beautiful contrasting textures and colors create the best-tasting dish.
  • Perfect for holiday parties, game day snacking, tailgate tables, and potlucks.

Other Easy Christmas Recipes

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Ingredients

  • Original crescent rolls: For this recipe, I used original crescent rolls but you can also use buttery-flavored crescents if you prefer.
  • Smoked cocktail sausages (Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies are perfect for this recipe!)
  • Egg
  • Poppy seeds 
  • Rosemary (garnish)
  • Cherry tomatoes (garnish)

Substitutions and Additions

  • Serve With Sauce: Serve this easy pigs in a blanket ring with your favorite dipping sauce in the center. Some suggestions include ketchup, yellow mustard, dijon mustard, or barbecue sauce.
  • Sprinkle On Seasoning: Feel free to sprinkle some garlic powder or Everything But The Bagel Seasoning on your wreath before baking.
  • Vegan/Vegetarian Version: To make a vegan pigs in a blanket wreath, replace the cocktail sausages with your favorite meat replacement and use aquafaba, olive oil, or another egg wash substitute.
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  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Whisk
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How to Make Pigs In A Blanket Wreath

  1. Cut The Dough: Pinch and seal the seams of the dough. Cut the dough into squares and then again into 2 equal triangles. 
  2. Wrap: Roll each cocktail sausage from the corner of a dough triangle to the end. 
  3. Assemble: Arrange the pigs in a blanket in a circular pattern) or stagger them or create your own design) and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. 
  4. Bake: Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until golden brown. 
  5. Decorate: Place the rosemary creating around the wreath and add the cherry tomatoes for additional garnish. 
  6. Serve: Serve on your favorite holiday platter and enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • Make sure your crescent-rolled cocktail smokies are slightly touching when you arrange them so that the wreath stays connected when you slide it onto your serving platter. 
  • I used about 30 cocktail sausages for this recipe. Each 12-ounce package has about 35 – 40 mini sausages.    
  • If crescent roll sheets are available at your local grocery, they would be great for this recipe! 
  • A pizza cutter works great for cutting the crescent rolls.

Storage

  • To Store: Store leftovers in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. 
Pigs in a Blanket Wreath with rosemary and tomato dip

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use regular hot dogs in this recipe?

Yes, you can easily use regular hotdogs if cocktail smokies are unavailable. Simply cut the hot dogs to fit the crescent dough and arrange them accordingly.

Can I make my pigs in a blanket in advance?

Yes, you can easily assemble your pigs in a blanket wreath and store it wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Then bake it when you are ready to serve.

Can I omit the poppy seeds from this recipe?

Yes, you can omit the poppy seeds. I love poppy seeds (but not everyone does) because they create fantastic texture and color to this beautiful appetizer. Did you know that poppy seeds are rich in manganese, a trace element important for bone health and blood clotting?

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Pigs in a Blanket Wreath Recipe

Serves — 12
This Pigs In A Blanket Wreath will add a festive flair to your holiday table. Easy to make in minutes with minimal ingredients, this recipe transforms an everyday appetizer into an edible centerpiece experience!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces (2 8-ounce) containers original crescent rolls
  • 12 ounces package smoked cocktail sausages
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • Rosemary garnish
  • Cherry tomatoes garnish

Instructions
 

  • Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Spread out the crescent rolls on the parchment paper. Pinch the seams of the dough together and press to seal them. Cut the dough into 2 ½ inch squares. Cut each square on the diagonal to create 2 equal triangles.
  • Next, place 1 cocktail sausage on the corner of the triangle piece of dough you previously created. Roll the cocktail sausage in the dough until you reach the end.
  • Arrange the dough-rolled cocktail sausages in a circular pattern to create the wreath. Feel free to stagger them or create your own design!
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk one egg. Using a pastry brush, coat the dough with a layer of egg wash. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  • Bake in the oven at 375°F for 20 minutes or until they start to turn a beautiful golden brown.
  • Carefully remove from the oven and sporadically place the rosemary creating a wreath effect. Lastly, add the cherry tomatoes for additional garnish.
  • Serve on your favorite holiday platter and enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store leftovers in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
Tips:
  • Make sure your crescent-rolled cocktail smokies are slightly touching when you arrange them so that the wreath stays connected when you slide it onto your serving platter.
  • I used about 30 cocktail sausages for this recipe. Each 12-ounce package has about 35 – 40 mini sausages.
  • If crescent roll sheets are available at your local grocery, they would be great for this recipe!
  • A pizza cutter works great for cutting the crescent rolls.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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