Monkey Bread turns smaller snacks into bigger ones. It’s a tasty way to bake mini-meats into treats. Our Lil Smokies Pigs in a Blanket Monkey Bread recipe is super easy to make and is a great snack that the kids will love.
I love pigs in a blanket, and I love monkey bread. One day at a party, I had a bit of both on my plate, and I realized that it might be an amazing idea to smush them together. After all, pigs in a blanket are simply smoked sausage wrapped in bread, and monkey bread is, well, bread. So I decided to give it a try. Guess what? I was right! This monkey bread is one of the best variations, and I love to bring it to parties. It’s ridiculously easy to make, and it always wows the crowd. That’s the perfect combination in my opinion.
Lil Smokies Pigs in a Blanket Monkey Bread
This delicious recipe combines pigs in a blanket and monkey bread to create a dish that has everyone begging for more. It starts with crescent roll dough. I roll out the dough and add Lil Smokies. Then, I cut the dough into strips and wrap it around the sausage, and add half the dough wrapped smokies to the Bundt pan. Sprinkle half the cheese over them and add then the remaining wrapped smokies. Finally, it’s baked until golden brown monkey bread perfection. It’s a twist on monkey bread that you might not have though of but you won’t be able to stop eating.
Why You’ll Love This Lil Smokies Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
- It’s super easy to make and only uses a few simple ingredients.
- It’s cheesy and delicious, loaded with Lil Smokies, layered with cheese, and baked until golden brown.
- Everyone loves pull-apart recipes, and everyone loves pigs in a blanket – two delicious combos in one!
Lil Smokies Pigs in a Blanket Ingredients
You’ll only need a handful of ingredients to make this recipe, and they’re all at your local grocery store. Actual measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Pillsbury Original Crescent Dinner rolls
- Beef Lit’l smokies smoked cocktail sausages
- Mozzarella cheese
- Melted butter
- Cloves garlic
- Dried parsley flakes
How to Make Lil Smokies Pigs in a Blanket Monkey Bread
Making this recipe is very easy. It’s as simple as both pigs in a blanket and monkey bread, so you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 2: Make the Pigs in a Blanket
Unroll the crescent dough and pinch the seems together. Then, place the Lil Smokies on the dough spaced out just enough to cut the dough into rows and then squares. Then roll the dough around the sausages and pinch closed.
Step 3: Construct the Monkey Bread
Place melted butter, minced parsley, and garlic flakes in the bundt pan. Then, add half the pigs in a blanket to the pan and top them with half the mozzarella cheese. Add the remaining pigs in a blanket and top with the remaining cheese.
Step 4: Bake
Bake the bread for 25 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
Step 5: Enjoy
Remove the bread from the oven, invert the pan over a plate, and tap to release it. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
- Be sure you really pinch the dough to seal the seems around the sausages.
- If your bread doesn’t immediately pop out of the inverted pan, gently tap it all over with the bottom of a wooden spoon to help it release.
- Be sure you get every nook and cranny of your bundt pan when spraying it with nonstick spray, or that bread is not coming out!
- You can use Lil Smokies, hot dog pieces, summer sausage pieces or even cooked bratwurst pieces in this recipe.
- Use your favorite shredded cheese variety in this recipe to change the flavor.
- Change things up by changing the dipping sauce you serve alongside your bread.
What to Serve with Lil Smokies Pigs in a Blanket
Serve this delicious pigs in a blanket monkey bread alongside any of your other favorite party foods. It’s perfect with any of them. For sauces, try:
- Ketchup and mustard blend
- BBQ sauce
- Honey mustard sauce
- Garlic butter
Are Lil Smokies already cooked?
Yes, they are. They’re smoked, so they are fully cooked and ready to eat.
What’s the difference between cocktail smokies and beef smokies?
Cocktail wieners are made with just pork, while beef smokies are made with beef and pork.
Can you cook pigs in a blanket ahead of time?
Pigs in a blanket reheat well, so you can make them a day ahead of time and then heat and serve. That being said, I find that they are their absolute best when served fresh.
What is the best way to reheat pigs in a blanket?
Pigs in a blanket can be reheated in a 400-degree oven for 15 minutes.
Can you freeze leftover Lil Smokies Pigs in a blanket?
They freeze very well. You can freeze pigs in a blanket for up to 2 months.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Store this in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 2 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
Try This Delicious Lil Smokies Pigs in a Blanket Monkey Bread Recipe Today
This Lil Smokies pigs in a blanket monkey bread recipe is super easy to make and absolutely delicious. It’s a combination of two of everyone’s favorite party foods rolled up into one amazing treat that you’ll never forget. One bite, and you’ll be looking for any reason at all to make this delicious pull apart bread. Give this a try, and I know it will become a regular part of your party food rotation.
More Delicious Little Smokie Recipes You’ll Enjoy
Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket – This delicious appetizer recipe combines two classics into one recipe, jalapeno poppers and pigs in a blanket. Absolutely delicious and definitely a crowd pleaser.
Crockpot Meatballs and Little Smokies – A slow cooker appetizer recipe with meatballs, little smokies and the classic grape jelly and barbecue sauce. Easy and delicious.
Air Fryer Cheese Pigs in a Blanket – These delicious pigs in a blanket are rolled up in crescent dough along with a cream cheese mixture and then air fried to golden perfection. Super easy, super delicious!
And, here are some Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies from Great Grub, Delicious Treats that you’ll enjoy as well.
Lil Smokies Pigs in a Blanket Monkey Bread
- Preheat oven to 375° and lightly spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Unroll crescent dough and pinch seams together.
- Place little smokies on the dough spaced out just enough to cut the dough in rows, then squares, and cover each smokie half.
- Place melted butter in the Bundt pan along with minced garlic and parsley flakes.
- Add half the dough wrapped lil smokies to the pan, top with half the mozzarella cheese, then the remaining wrapped little smokies and the remaining cheese.
- Pop in the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven, invert onto a plate and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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