Pigs In A Blanket! It’s What’s For Dinner!

pigs in a blanket recipe ideas

April 24th is National Pigs in a Blanket Day–and we certainly think that everyone should be celebrating this childhood classic. The real appeal behind this delicious dish is that kids can make them. In fact, Pigs in a Blanket are a great way for kids to learn thay can have fun making dinner. And, although it’s a relatively simple dish/snack to make, there are lots of different ways and ideas on how you can make Pigs In A Blanket special.  [photo via flickr]

Check out the recipe below for ideas on how your kids can join you in making a custom selection of Pigs in a Blanket that’ll satisfy all the tastes in your family. That’s from the childish to the sophisticated. Although we admit to occasionally reaching over to the childish side of the serving plate. We’ll start with the simple facts, and then get fancy….

  • 20 cocktail sausages
  • 2 cans of biscuits(approximately ten in a single can)
  • Open up the can of biscuits and place each individual biscuit flat on a baking pan. Flatten each biscuit until each one is thin and round.
  • Place a single sausage on the left side of the flat biscuit. Carefully wrap the edge of the biscuit around the sausage and roll it up. Repeat the same with the other sausages, then bake according to the biscuit package.

Now let’s talk about what you can add to this recipe. Try adding a small slice of cheese on the biscuit. You could also wrap the sausage in bacon before rolling it in the biscuit. Here’s a small list of other ideas to consider:

  • Apples
  • Mushrooms
  • Cabbage
  • Red or Green Peppers
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sliced Scallions

And no one should serve pigs in a blanket without a tasty dip or two! Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious sauces and dips to serve with the dish…

  • Spicy Mustard
  • Honey Mustard
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Barbeque Sauce
  • Chipotle Mayo (or any flavored mayo)
  • Queso Cheese Sauce
  • Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce
  • Plain Yogurt

You can also try spooning sauces on the biscuits before adding the sausages. This will make it easier to serve–and hopefully reduce the chances of a mess being made. When it comes to making your own pigs in a blanket, the possibilities are truly endless. But be sure to add some fresh veggies or fruit to balance out the meal. And don’t be surprised if your kids turn Pigs in a Blanket into a regular part of your Summer cooking!