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Smoked Pigs in a Blanket

This is a great way to put a new twist on an old favorite. We’ve all had pig in a blanket at one point either at parties or around holidays. This time we’re taking the age-old standby and pumping up the flavor with some awesome smoke!


  • Beef Franks, Or Any Cooked Sausage
  • 1 Can of Crescent Rolls
  • 3 Tbsp. Mustard
  • Grilla Grills All Purpose Rub


Preheat smoker to 350 degrees, or per the instructions on the can of crescent rolls, The temp on the can is the one you need to go with; some brands vary!

Unroll the crescent rolls onto a flat surface and season to taste with the mustard and a pinch of rub. A little can go a long way here.

Place your sausage in the middle of the prepared roll and fold over until completely wrapped. It’s okay if the ends of the sausage stick out.

Place the pigs in a blanket on a sheet tray, sprayed with non-stick oil, and put in the smoker for 20—25 minutes, or until the pastry has reached your desired doneness.

 7 Party Favorites to Serve With Pigs in a Blanket

BBQ pigs in a blanket are a must-have at any celebration. Tailgate parties, game days, even a simple weeknight dinner — the sky’s the limit! These cocktail sausages — hot dogs, frankfurters, wieners, take your pick — are wrapped in a sweet, soft croissant pastry and baked to perfection.

A guaranteed crowd-pleaser, smoked pigs in a blanket are fantastic when served with:

  • Dips.
  • Mac and cheese.
  • Fruit salad.
  • Deviled eggs.
  • Baked beans.
  • Corn pudding.
  • Scrambled eggs and pancakes.

How Do You Keep Smoked Pigs in a Blanket Warm for a Party? 

Wondering if you can make smoked pigs in a blanket ahead of time? The answer is yes, as pigs in a blanket can be both frozen or refrigerated. Try not to make them more than two hours before baking if you decide to store them in the refrigerator. Place your pigs in a blanket on an ungreased cookie sheet for the best results and cover them tightly with plastic wrap. Before baking, remember to remove the plastic wrap.

If you go the frozen route, you’ll want to bake them first. After the pigs have cooled completely, place them in a single layer in freezer bags. To reheat them, follow the same instructions as you did when you initially baked them, just reducing the heat to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep an eye on the oven and make sure to pull them out once they’re hot all the way through. This step takes approximately 15 minutes. 

What’s the best way to keep BBQ pigs in a blanket warm for a party? Here are two options:

  • Keep them in a low-heat oven around 225 degrees Fahrenheit, and pull out one serving at a time.
  • Keep them warm in a slow cooker, a less hands-on method than the oven method.

What Sauce Do You Eat With Pigs in a Blanket? 

The classic dip for pigs in a blanket is ketchup. While you can never go wrong there, you may be feeling adventurous and want to try something a little hotter, a little smokier or even a hint sweeter. 

If that’s the case, we suggest mustard and a pinch of Grilla Grills All Purpose Rub. An outstanding balance of just the right amount of sweet, salt, herbs and heat, Grilla Grills All Purpose Rub contains the perfect blend of spices to up your grillin’ game. This rub will help you add flavor and versatility to your BBQ, but we know its real purpose is to make you a star in your backyard. 

Get Ready for the BBQ of Your Life With Grilla Grills 

Of course, you can always create your favorite smoked pigs in a blanket on your Grilla Grill smoker. We have a range of pellet grills sure to up your barbeque game.

Now that you’ve experienced pigs in a blanket on the grill, there’s no going back! Check out our Silverbac or Grilla grills for insulated all-season options, restock on fuel or browse our other smoker parts and accessories

We invite you to join the Grilla Grills family — browse our FAQs or contact us to learn more about our high-quality, durable Grilla smokers today.

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