Pigs in a Blanket are a campground treat that’s both classic and fun. The classic recipe is a hot dog wrapped in cheese and a crescent roll. If this is the first time you’re hearing about this: you’re welcome. They’re cheesy and flaky and borderline magical.
You can makePigs in a Blanket at home, but camping is the perfect opportunity to mix things up. These 7 recipes offer the familiar flavor that so many of us enjoyed as kids (and maybe still do) with some new ingredients and exciting twists.
1. Pigs On a Stick
Nothing beats cooking a hot dog over an open flame! Cooking Pigs in a Blanket with a stick is the way to go when you’re sitting around a campfire. Wrap your hot dog with crescent dough, place it on a stick, and cook it for about 10-15 minutes. Pigs on a Stick are perfect for adding even more condiments, because you don’t have to hold them with your hands. That means ketchup and mustard, or whatever condiments you choose, can go aaaall the way around.
2. Bacon-Wrapped Cheesey Pigs
Because everything is better with bacon and cheese: If you’re looking to add a little more favor to the traditional Pigs in a Blanket, add these two standbys. Just slice a hot dog in half lengthwise, add a slice of cheese, wrap it with a piece on bacon, and roast it over the fire on a stick. Either add it to a hot dog bun or wrap crescent dough around it.
3. Reuben Pigs
Mix up some sauerkraut and relish for a tangy twist. If you love reubens, and you love hot dogs, your mind might explode over these reuben style Pigs in a Blanket. Get the recipe, here.
4. Pigs in a Blanket on the Grill
If you don’t have access to a campfire or prefer cooking over a grill, you can still make Pigs in a Blanket. Prep your Pigs in a Blanket as you normally would, but instead of using a stick, place your Pigs about two inches apart on foil over the grill. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes. If you’re feeling fancy, add a little cheese!
5. Pigs in a Blanket with Beer Cheese
You had us at beer. And then again at cheese. Whip up some beer cheese for the perfect pigs and a blanket fondue. We like this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens for the beer cheese.
6. Pigs in Pizza Dough
While most people opt to use Crescent rolls, pizza dough works just as well. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can make your own pizza dough, but store-bought pizza dough is perfectly fine, too. For pizza flavored Pigs in a Blanket, you can roll Italian sausage with a mixture of mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with a little rosemary and olive oil and enjoy pizza-style Pigs.
7. Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket
Pancakes are easy to make in a skillet over a campfire. Just mix up your favorite pancake batter while roasting your sausage. Once both ingredients are cooked, wrap the pancake around the sausage, add a little maple syrup, and voila – breakfast piggies!
8. Dates in a Blanket
Not everyone is a meat eater and that’s okay. We have a “pigs” in a blanket recipe for you! Instead of sausage, you can use dates. For a sweet treat, mix chopped dates with cream cheese, cinnamon, sugar, and a dash of salt. While this recipe works best in the oven, it can be modified for the campfire using a skillet.