Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

If you like pigs in a blanket, then you will love this air fryer pigs in a blanket recipe. It hardly takes a few minutes, and this recipe is on another level.

Air fryer pigs in a blanket work best as an appetizer, snack, or finger food during game day. It is the perfect appetizer and hardly takes a few minutes to cook in the air fryer.

If you want to make these in large batches, then you can also cook them in the oven but it would just take slightly longer in comparison to the air fryer.

Air fryer is just a quicker, healthier option to cook these pigs in a blanket and you are going to love how easy it is to get perfect results in them.

Ingredients and Substitutions-

1. 1 can (8 ounces) crescent roll dough or Pizza dough cut in triangular shapes.

2. 8 Cocktail hot dogs- You can use any hot dogs. Make sure they are small and cut in equal sizes to get similar-looking pigs in a blanket when everything is done cooking.

3. Mustard and ketchup (for serving, optional)

How to make Air Fryer Pigs In a Blanket

1.Prepare the dough/ Crescent Rolls: If you use pizza dough, just cut them up in triangles, like how you get crescent rolls when you separate them. If you are using crescent rolls, then your work is relatively easier 

2. Cut Hot Dogs: If using standard-sized hot dogs, cut each one into halves or thirds, depending on your preference. You can also use the cocktail hot dogs that are usually small in size and perfect for making pigs in a blanket.

3. Wrap Hot Dogs: Take each crescent roll triangle and wrap it around a cut-up hot dog, starting from the wider end. Make sure to encase the hot dog in the crescent roll completely. If you are using a pizza dough like I did, you should do the same since you should cut the dough in a triangular shape similar to crescent rolls.

4. Arrange in Air Fryer: Place the wrapped Pigs in a Blanket in the air fryer basket and ensure they do not overlap or touch each other.

5. Air Fry at 200°C (392°F) for 5 Minutes: Cook the Pigs in a Blanket for the first 5 minutes at 200°C (392°F). This initial cooking time helps set the crescent rolls.

6. Flip and Cook for Another 4-5 Minutes: Carefully flip each Pigs in a Blanket using tongs, and continue to air fry for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the crescent rolls are golden brown and cooked through.

7. Serve: Once cooked, remove the Pigs in a Blanket from the air fryer. Allow them to cool for a moment before serving. Serve the Pigs in a Blanket with mustard and ketchup on the side for dipping.

Enjoy these delightful Pigs in a Blanket as a fun appetizer, snack, or party treat!

Types of Hotdogs that are ideal for Pigs in a blanket

Here’s a list of hotdog options that work well for Pigs in a Blanket:

1. Classic Beef Hotdogs
2. Frankfurters
3. Smoked Sausages (e.g., kielbasa, smoked bratwurst)
4. Chicken or Turkey Hotdogs
5. Cheddar or Jalapeño Hotdogs
6. Gourmet or Specialty Hotdogs
7. Cocktail Franks (Miniature hotdogs)

Tips on making Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

1. Line with Parchment Paper: I like to line my air fryer basket with perforated parchment paper to prevent sticking and make cleanup easier.

2. Wrap from Wider to Narrow End: When wrapping the sausages with a crescent roll or pizza dough, start from the wider end and end with the narrow part.

This helps the dough stay secure during cooking. I made this mistake and wrapped it the other way but realized it the hard way.

3. Use Pizza Dough/ Homemade Puff Pastry: Pizza dough or homemade puff pastry dough can be a great alternative to crescent roll dough. Cut it into triangles and wrap it securely around the sausages to get the pigs in the blanket.

3. Cut Longer Sausages: If you have longer sausages, cut them into smaller pieces before wrapping them. This not only makes them bite-sized but also ensures even cooking.

4. Spacing in the Air Fryer: Ensure enough space between each Pigs in a Blanket in the air fryer basket to allow for proper air circulation and cooking.

How do you make pigs in a blanket not soggy?

If you somehow end up with soggy pigs in a blanket, cook the sausages and cool them down before you wrap the dough around them so that they do not release any water and help you get the perfect crispy pigs in a blanket.

Variations for Pigs in a Blanket

1. Classic Pigs in a Blanket: Wrap mini hot dogs or cocktail sausages with crescent dough and air fry till golden brown and cooked through.

2. Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket: Add a slice of cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your favorite) before wrapping the hot dogs or sausages with the dough. The cheese will melt inside as they cook.

3. Bacon-Wrapped Pigs in a Blanket: Wrap the hot dogs or sausages with bacon before wrapping them with the dough. Air fry until the bacon is crispy and the dough is golden brown.

4. Spicy Pigs in a Blanket: Add a slice of jalapeno or a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes before wrapping the hot dogs or sausages with the dough for a spicy kick.

5. Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket: Before wrapping the hot dogs or sausages, brush them with egg wash and sprinkle everything bagel seasoning. Then, wrap with dough and air fry for a delicious twist.

6. Mini Pretzel Pigs in a Blanket: Use pretzel dough instead of crescent roll dough for a salty and savory twist on this classic snack.

7. BBQ Pigs in a Blanket: Brush the hot dogs or sausages with barbecue sauce before wrapping them with the dough. The barbecue flavor adds a delicious tanginess to the snack.

Best Dip Ideas for Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

1. Mustard Dip: Classic yellow mustard or honey mustard is a perfect accompaniment to Pigs in a Blanket. You can also mix Dijon mustard with some mayonnaise and honey for a creamy honey mustard dip.

2. Ketchup: Simple yet always satisfying, ketchup is a classic dip for pigs in a blanket.

3. BBQ Sauce: Tangy barbecue sauce complements the savory flavor of pigs in a blanket beautifully. You can use a favorite store-bought BBQ sauce or make your own.

4. Cheese Dip: A warm cheese dip, such as cheddar cheese sauce or nacho cheese, is irresistible with pigs in a blanket. You can make a simple cheese dip by melting cheddar cheese with a bit of milk or cream and adding some spices like paprika or garlic powder.

5. Ranch Dip: Creamy ranch dressing is a versatile dip that goes well with many appetizers, including pigs in a blanket. You get store-bought ranch dressing or make your own by mixing mayonnaise, sour cream, and ranch seasoning.

6. Buffalo Sauce Dip: If you enjoy a bit of heat, try serving pigs in a blanket with a side of buffalo sauce or buffalo ranch dressing. Buffalo sauce adds a spicy kick that complements the savory flavor of the sausages or hot dogs.

7. Sriracha Mayo: Mix Sriracha sauce with mayonnaise for a creamy and spicy dip that adds a flavorful twist to your pigs in a blanket.

8. Sweet Chili Sauce: Sweet chili sauce mixes sweet and spicy flavors that pair nicely with the savory taste of pigs in a blanket.

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Air fryer pigs in a blanket

Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

Try this easy and quick air fryer pigs in a blanket recipe which is an ultimate party snack/ appetizer. You can make this with flaky pastry crescent rolls enveloping savory smokies or little sausages or even wrap bacon for a variation in flavor. This appetizer is best for paties, gatherings or even gamedays.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • 1 Philips Air fryer


  • 1 Can Cresccent dough
  • 8 pieces Cocktail Hot Dogs
  • 1 tbsp Mustard and Ketchup


  • Cut pizza dough into triangles; for crescent rolls, use as is.Cut the hot dogs in halve or third standard-sized hot dogs or use cocktail hot dogs.
  • Wrap each hot dog piece with a crescent roll triangle or a pizza dough triangle that you can make from leftover pizza dough, starting from the wider end.
  • Place wrapped pigs in a blanket in the air fryer basket without overlapping.
  • Air fry at 200°C (392°F) for 5 minutes to set the rolls.Flip the pigs in a blanket and cook for another 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let cool briefly and serve with mustard and ketchup for dipping. Enjoy as a tasty snack or appetizer.
    Air fryer pigs in a blanket


1. Line air fryer basket with parchment paper for easy cleanup and to prevent sticking.
2. When wrapping sausages, start from wider end to ensure dough stays secure during cooking.
3. Try pizza dough or homemade puff pastry for pigs in a blanket variation.
4. Cut longer sausages into smaller pieces for bite-sized treats and even cooking.
5. Ensure adequate spacing between each pig in a blanket for proper air circulation.
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