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donniemdonniem Posts: 5,251 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Who in the world doesn't love pigs in a blanket ?


On April 24, observe National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day with just a few ingredients. 

Celebrated across the world, the term often refers to a variety of different dishes. In the United States, Pigs-in-a-Blanket is often hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked. Pigs-in-a-Blanket are generally served as an appetizer or as breakfast. However, it can be served at any mealtime!

Another popular version of pigs-in-a-blanket includes cabbage rolls stuffed with a beef filling. It’s often covered with a tomato or cream sauce. Many recipes use the name “Pigs-in-a-Blanket” to describe just about any meat product wrapped in something. For example, one recipe we found called for stuffing a hotdog with a slice of cheese and wrapping the whole works with bacon. No dough or cabbage involved here. 

And while some references give Betty Crocker credit for the first printed use of the phrase in 1957, records as early as 1901 reference recipes for pigs-in-a-blanket in a variety of forms. However, the phrase did increase in usage in the English language after it was printed in the 1957 cookbook. 

Pigs in a Blanket FAQ

Q. Can I use phyllo dough to make pigs in a blanket?

A. Yes. You can use many different kinds of dough to make pigs in a blanket, including phyllo. Consider using these:


  • Pizza dough
  • Puff pastry
  • Croissant dough
  • Biscuit dough

Q. What kinds of dipping sauces can I use with pigs in a blanket?

A. Dipping sauces take pigs in a blanket to a whole new level of tastiness. Try these 6 Dipping Sauces to get started. 

There are a veritable plethora of ways to make pigs-in-a-blanket. What is your favorite? Do you have a favorite recipe you can share? If not, maybe you can try one of these:

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