December 2, 2022

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Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket

Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket make a great appetizer for game day. It’s also perfect for a quick and easy after school snack! Mini sausages are rolled up in store-bought crescent dough and sprinkled with tasty everything bagel seasoning. Serve them with honey mustard dipping sauce for the best bite!

a bowl of baked pigs in a blanket

Pigs in a Blanket with Everything Bagel Seasoning

Is there an appetizer more tried and true than pigs in a blanket? We think not! This is an easy, classic recipe for a snack you already know and love, but with a flavorful little twist. Everything bagel seasoning makes this two bite savory treat even tastier!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll end up sprinkling more than enough of this savory seasoning on your crescent dough. The combination of crunchy sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, and onion flavors are just too good to resist.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe for Pigs in a Blanket:

  • GAME DAY: Present a platter of these seasoned pigs in a blanket on game day and watch them disappear. I have it on good authority that they pair pretty well with cold beer!
  • KID-FRIENDLY: Kids always love these! Even picky eaters won’t mind the extra sprinkle of bagel seasoning on top.
  • DELICIOUSLY DIPPED: Homemade honey mustard dipping sauce on the side is so easy to make, and it perfectly compliments these snacks.

You only need 4 inexpensive ingredients to make these everything bagel pigs in a blanket!

a bowl of pigs in a blanket in the center of a table, surrounded by bowls of ingredients and a cloth napkin
pigs in a blanket in a bowl

How to Make Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Slice the crescent dough into strips.
  2. Wrap each mini sausage in a strip of crescent dough, then brush with egg wash.
  3. Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.
  4. Bake and serve with honey mustard dipping sauce.

Ingredient Notes

  • Crescent Dough: Buy some dough at the store to save on time. It’s available in the refrigerated section of almost all grocery stores. If you can’t find the sheets, you can buy the traditional crescents and pinch the seams together to create one large rectangle.
  • Sausages: For the mini sausages, I’m using “lil’ smokies” but feel free to use any kind you like. Even thick-sliced hot dogs would work!
  • Egg: Helps the seasoning stick to the dough and turns the dough a golden brown.
  • Seasoning: I’m using everything bagel seasoning on these pigs in a blanket, but flakey salt or sesame seeds would work too! For the BEST flavor, use Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning.
how to make pigs in a blanket step by step photos
What are pigs in a blanket?

Pigs in a blanket is a dish consisting of sausages wrapped in dough. The most common iteration is hot dogs wrapped in croissant dough, but there are many variations that change up the type of sausage and the type of dough wrapping.

What goes into everything bagel seasoning?

Everything bagel seasoning is a classic mixture of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and salt.

Is everything bagel seasoning good with meat?

Yes! Everything bagel seasoning contains classic meat seasonings, like onion, garlic, and salt. The sesame seeds and poppy seeds add a bit of crunch and a nutty flavor, which pairs really well with most meats.

Can I make everything bagel pigs in a blanket with a different kind of sausage?

You sure can. Feel free to use the mini sausages of your choice, or cut regular sausages into quarters. These would be great with chicken sausage, turkey sausage, venison sausage, or even traditional hot dogs!

How do I keep everything bagel pigs in a blanket from becoming soggy?

To prevent these pigs in a blanket from becoming soggy, be sure to pat the sausages with a paper towel prior to wrapping them in the crescent dough in order to reduce the amount of moisture added in. This will help keep the pigs in a blanket crispier. Also, do not skip the egg wash. This helps the surface to brown and become crisp.

Can I make everything bagel pigs in a blanket in the air fryer?

Yes! Preheat your air fryer to 350°F and lay the pigs in a blanket in a single layer with space between them (you may need to cook them in batches). Spray them with olive oil or nonstick spray and air fry for 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway through.

After you enjoy a few pigs in a blanket with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning, you’ll probably never go back to making them without it again!

everything bagel pigs in a blanket lined up on parchment paper
overhead view of everything bagel pigs in a blanket

Make Ahead Instructions

Everything bagel pigs in a blanket can be assembled through step 2 up to 1 day before baking. Store the prepared pigs in a blanket in the refrigerator, and egg wash before baking. You may need to add an extra minute to the final bake time.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover everything bagel pigs in a blanket in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in a 350°F oven for 4-5 minutes, until hot.

Freezing Instructions

Freeze everything bagel pigs in a blanket in a single layer on a lined baking sheet until solid, about 1-2 hours. Transfer to an airtight container or Ziplock bag to store for up to 2 months. Reheat from frozen in a 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes, or until warmed through.

Substitutions

  • If you can’t find crescent dough sheets, you can buy the traditional crescents in the tube and pinch the seams together to create one large rectangle.
  • You can also make these pigs in a blanket with thawed frozen puff pastry sheets.
  • Feel free to use whatever sausages you like, such as turkey, chicken, venison, or even hot dogs. If using full-sized sausages, simply cut them into quarters.
  • You could use flaky sea salt or sesame seeds in place of the everything bagel seasoning.

Tips for the Best Pigs in a Blanket

  • Pat the sausages dry with a paper towel before wrapping them in the crescent dough to help the dough stick and remove excess moisture that could lead to soggy pigs in a blanket.
  • To keep pigs in a blanket warm for a party, place them in a 225°F oven for up to 30 minutes.
  • To make larger pigs in a blanket, use a full-sized hot dog or sausage and larger piece of crescent dough. You may need to adjust the baking time.
bowl of pigs in a blanket with everything bagel seasoning

Everything bagel pigs in a blanket are flavorful, easy to make, and inexpensive appetizers! This kid-friendly recipe is great for game day, potlucks, or any other time you’re craving a mini sausage wrapped in crescent dough with a little sprinkle of seasoning.

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!