Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Little Piggies in a Blanket!

These cuties are delicious, and they're such a perfect little appetizer for a game night or lunch for your children!  Easy is the word when it comes to piggies in a blanket, and they're fun to eat, too!  Here's the dilly ....

I use the Hillshire Farm turkey sausages so they don't have as much fat as the regular ones. I love the hot & sweet mustard that I rub in the cresent before adding the sausage.  It adds just the right flavor.  There is a yummy looking dipping sauce with this recipe that I need to make the next time.  My kiddos are easy, so when I make them for lunch I simply serve it with fresh grape tomatoes and pretzels or the like, but feel free to "jazz" them up however your family wants!

I know this is not a new concept, but here is the yummy recipe I've been using to make these piggies in a blanket for my own sweet, little Piggies!  ;)

Piggies in a Blanket
adapted from The Neely's
1 8 oz. can of refrigerated crescent rolls
3 Tbsp. hot & sweet mustard (or Dijon)
21 (about 1/2 pkg.) mini turkey sausages  "lil smokies"
Poppy seeds

Dipping Sauce ingredients:
1/2 c. Sour cream
1/2 c. Mayo
3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 
1 Tbsp. Whole grain mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lay out the crescent roll dough triangles, and using a pizza cutter make three strips lengthwise in them all.  Using a pastry brush or back of spoon, spread on the mustard.  Lay down the mini sausage on the wider end and roll up like you would any crescent roll.  Place on a cookie sheet.

In a small bowl, crack the egg and whisk with a little bit of water.  Brush the egg wash on the top of each roll.  Sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until puffy and golden brown.

Stir together dipping sauce ingredients for a dip, or eat them as is... Delicious!!!  They can also be made ahead and fridge rated for tomorrow's lunchbox:)

(I split my little one's sausages because they're still so young.  I always want to be careful to prevent choking.)


elizabeth said...

Best Mama ever to go to that trouble for you little ones!

Kathy said...

This sounds so good and I am definitely going to be making this one.

Leslie said...

Aw, that sweet of you Elizabeth! There are many days when ham & cheese or pb&js are the norm. :D

Kathy, let me know how you like them! We sure find them yummy.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow these look super yummy!!

Kathy MomOfNine said...

These look like elegant "pigs in a blanket"! Perfect for serving any crowd. Thank you.