Puff Pastry Pigs in a Blanket

Puff Pastry Pigs in a Blanket is an upgraded take on a classic appetizer recipe!

Puff Pastry Wrapped Hot Dogs can be made in the oven or the air fryer for a quick, crowd pleasing snack or dinner!

puff pastry pigs in a blanket with bowl of ketchup on a plate

Who can resist a pig in a blanket? My fellow 80s and 90s kids probably grew up eating this snack at sleepovers and football games, likely with a side of Cold Veggie Pizza, because #balance.

I’d honestly forgotten about this old favorite until one day I was racking my brain for a fun way to use up some hot dogs left in our fridge.

Digging around my freezer uncovered a package of puff pastry, and soon this glammed up, grown up version of pigs in a blanket was born.

Prepare to fall in love all over again, friends. These perfectly poppable, dunkable little piggies are irresistible!

two plates full of puff pastry pigs in a blanket

Puff Pastry Pigs in a Blanket

Three ingredients make this the absolute BEST pigs in a blanket recipe around.

  • Puff pastry. While the classic crescent roll version is good, swapping in puff pastry takes these to the next level. It’s the ultimate flaky, buttery swaddle for the hot dogs.
  • Cheese! Why make plain ol’ pigs in a blanket when you can have puff pastry pigs in a blanket with cheese? I use shredded cheddar cheese, but you could swap it for any of your favorites!
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning– Just a sprinkling of this seasoning adds the right amount of salt, garlic, and crunch to finish these off.
white plate with stack of puff pastry hot dogs

How to Make Puff Pastry Hot Dogs

These puff pastry pigs in a blanket are a cinch to make! You can either make these with full size hot dogs or hot dogs cut in half.

For the full size dogs, you’ll need 1 sheet of puff pastry and 8 hot dogs. For the half size, you’ll use 1 sheet of puff pastry and 6 hot dogs, cut in half.

  1. Allow the parchment paper to thaw until cold, but workable. On a lightly floured surface, roll the puff pastry out to a rectangle roughly 14 inch long and 9 inches wide.
  2. Cut the puff pastry in half lengthwise and then in fourths (for the full hot dogs), or in thirds and fourths (to make 12 squares for the half hot dogs).
  3. Sprinkle each square with cheese, then place a hot dog in the center, lined up with the diamond tips.
  4. Bring the two sides together and brush with an egg wash to seal. Brush the outsides of the puff pastry with egg wash as well and sprinkle lightly with everything bagel seasoning.
hot dogs being wrapped in puff pastry before baking

How to Bake Puff Pastry Wrapped Hot Dogs

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the wrapped hot dogs on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and puffy.
baked puff pastry hot dogs with cheese

How to Make Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

Remember those incredible Air Fryer Hot Dogs? These Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket crisp up just as quickly!

Need an air fryer? We love this Ninja!

  1. Brush the air fryer grate with a neutral oil.
  2. Place the pigs in a blanket in the air fryer and fry at 375 degrees for 6-7 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed.

Either full size or half size hot dogs can be fried in the air fryer, but the smaller size fits better. I absolutely LOVED how quick and easy it was to make pigs in a blanket in the air fryer, and the crispy puffiness just can’t be beat!

pigs in a blanket in the air fryer

Tips + Serving Suggestions for Puff Pastry Pigs in a Blanket

  • I prefer to use all beef hot dogs for this recipe, but you can also substitute chicken sausage links or Lit’l Smokies.
  • Serve these with ketchup and whole grain mustard for dunking, or whip up the incredible sweet and spicy dipping sauce we use in our Meat Candy recipe.
  • These are best served soon after being made, but leftovers can be re-crisped in the air fryer.
puff pastry wrapped hot dog being dipped in ketchup

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puff pastry wrapped hot dog being dipped in ketchup

Puff Pastry Pigs in a Blanket

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Puff Pastry Pigs in a Blanket is an upgrade on a classic appetizer! Flaky puff pastry wrapped hot dogs are loaded with cheese and sprinkled with everything bagel seasoning for an irresistible dinner or snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 8 all beef hot dogs (or 6 hot dogs, cut in half for the mini version)
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Everything bagel seasoning

Instructions

  1. Allow the puff pastry to thaw until cold, but workable. On a lightly floured surface, roll the puff pastry out to a rectangle roughly 14 inch long and 9 inches wide.
  2. Cut the puff pastry in half lengthwise and then in fourths (for the full hot dogs), or in thirds and fourths (to make 12 squares for the half hot dogs).
  3. Sprinkle each square with cheese, then place a hot dog in the center lined up with the diamond tips.
  4. Bring the two sides together and brush with the egg wash to seal. Brush the outsides of the puff pastry with egg wash as well and sprinkle lightly with everything bagel seasoning.
  5. To bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the pigs in a blanket on top. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown.
  6. To air fry pigs in a blanket, lightly brush the air fryer grate with a neutral oil. Place the wrapped hot dogs in the air fryer-- do not stack them! Air fry at 375 for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 636mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g

Please note nutritional information for my recipes is calculated by a third party service and provided as a courtesy to my readers. For the most accurate calculation, I always recommend running the numbers yourself with the specific products you use.

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