This crescent wrapped smoked sausage recipe is a delicious appetizer that takes only a matter of minutes to make and only uses two ingredients. So yummy and always the first to disappear from the appetizer table.
Pigs in a blanket are a classic appetizer, and I’ve made them more times than I can count over the years. Everyone always loves them, and they always seem to fit no matter what the special occasion might be. After making this classic appetizer for years, I wanted to change them up somehow. That’s when I decided to try making them with smoked sausage instead of little smokies. I’m so glad I did because these little crescent-wrapped guys are absolutely delicious! Jumbo-sized little smokies!
Crescent Wrapped Smoked Sausage
These delicious smoked sausages wrapped in crescent dough are so delicious and so easy to make. Juicy, flavorful smoked beef sausage is wrapped in crescent roll dough and then baked to golden, crispy perfection. Every bite is beefy, smoky, and full of that delicious buttery flavor of crescent roll. It’s a new take on a very old favorite that has everyone coming back for more again and again. Cook up a batch for your next party, potluck, game day bash, movie night, or simply for an after school snack. They work for literally any occasion.
Why You’ll Love This Smoked Sausage Wrapped in Crescent Rolls
- It’s so incredibly popular with everyone. No matter where you take these little bites, they’re always the first to disappear.
- They’re super easy to make, needing only two ingredients and a matter of minutes.
- They are so, so good. All that beefy, smoky flavor and buttery crescent roll dough combine to create an appetizer that is absolutely delicious.
Crescent Wrapped Smoked Sausage Tips and Variations
Although this recipe is super easy to make, there are a few tips that will help you avoid any potholes on the road to deliciousness. I also have some fun variations to help you switch things up even more.
- Lightly spray your cookie sheet with nonstick spray to avoid sticking.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the sausages to length so you have a nice clean edge rather than a jagged, ripped edge.
- Use any of your favorite smoked sausage variations to change the flavor. You’ll find them with jalapenos, cheese, and more.
- Use summer sausage or kielbasa for a different flavor.
- Add a cheese slice around the sausage before you roll it up in the crescent.
- Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper to add some more flavor.
- Brush the crescent dough with an egg wash for even more golden color.
Crescent Wrapped Smoked Sausage FAQ
If you have questions about smoked sausage pigs in a blanket, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.
Why are they called pigs in a blanket?
Traditional pigs in a blanket are made with hot dogs wrapped in pancake batter, biscuit dough, or crescent dough. They’re literally a pig (the hot dog) in a blanket (the dough).
Can I make pigs in a blanket the night before?
Absolutely. Just cut up the sausage, wrap them, and cover and refrigerate. Then, make them the next day.
Who started pigs in a blanket?
This dish is thought to have originated in either Czechoslovakia or Germany, but its first appearance in print is in the Cooking for Kids cookbook from Betty Crocker published in 1957.
Can you freeze pigs in a blanket?
Absolutely. Transfer your cooked, chilled pigs in a blanket to an air-tight, freezer-safe container or seal in a heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 2 months.
How to Store and Reheat
You can store these in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. To reheat them, bake them in the oven for 4 to 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
Crescent Wrapped Smoked Sausage Ingredients
It only takes 2 ingredients to make this recipe. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
- Pillsbury original crescent rolls (8-count)
- Beef smoked sausage (Eckrich family pack)
How to Make Crescent Wrapped Smoked Sausage
Making this delicious appetizer is just as easy as gathering up the ingredients. It only takes a few simple steps and a few minutes of baking.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
Step 2: Prepare the Crescent Dough
Unroll the crescent roll dough and pinch edges together. Then, roll pastry so it makes one solid crescent roll sheet. Then, cut the dough into long, 1-inch wide strips.
Step 3: Wrap the Sausage
Working around the sausage, wrapping it in crescent dough strips, spacing the dough so that all of it is used to wrap the sausage.
Step 3A: Wrap the Sausage (Alternate Method)
Alternately, you can cut the sausage into bite-size pieces and wrap them individually with the crescent roll dough, cutting them to length for each sausage piece.
Step 4: Bake
Place the crescent dough-wrapped sausage (or sausage pieces) on your prepared baking pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the crescent dough is golden brown and the sausage is heated through. Place on a cutting board to slice into equal pieces. Serve with mustard, ketchup, or your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!
Try These Delicious Smoked Sausage Crescent Rolls Today
These tasty smoked sausage crescent rolls are a super fun, super tasty take on an old favorite. Using crescent dough and any of your favorite smoked sausages, you’ll be able to make this classic appetizer for any occasion in just a matter of minutes. It’s perfect for keeping on hand for afterschool snacks or to whip up quickly for a potluck or party. Give this recipe a try, and I know you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
More Delicious Appetizer Recipes
Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket – This recipe combines two classic favorites, jalapeno poppers and little smokies, into one fabulous appetizer recipe that is always the first to go when placed on the appetizer table.
Soft Pretzel Bites – These homemade pretzel bites are soft on the inside and pair well with mustard, cream cheese, or cheese sauce. These make for the perfect finger-food appetizer to bring to any party or get-together.
Prosciutto Crescent Rolls with Asparagus – Melted gouda, tender asparagus spears, and flavorful prosciutto wrapped in a crescent roll and baked until perfectly golden brown make these the perfect appetizer dish to bring to any garthering.
And, here is an Easy Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies recipe from Great Grub, Delicious Treats. This appetizer recipe is quick and easy and loaded with flavor. It is the perfect addition to add to your appetizer menu.
Crescent Wrapped Smoked Sausage
- 1 container Pillsbury™ original crescent rolls 8 count
- 30 ounce package beef smoked sausage Eckrich® family pack
- Preheat oven to 375° and lightly spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Unroll crescent rolls and pinch the seams together and roll it out so it makes one solid crescent sheet.
- Cut into long strips about an inch thick.
- Take one strip and start wrapping it around the sausage.
- Add another strip as needed (can cut sausage into smaller sizes before wrapping) and continue wrapping until all the sausage is wrapped.
- Place wrapped sausages on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crescents are golden brown and sausage is heated through.
- Remove from oven and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.
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