Best Ever Pigs in a Blanket

I love Pigs in a Blanket.   I eat them by the dozen.   I guess if you are what you eat, then they are well-named…

Most recipes use canned biscuits to make them, but this one uses Rhodes Rolls.  I like them this way so much better because the bread is softer and just wonderful.  They are so easy to make too, especially since I make my girls do all the rolling.  And of course Jayden usually helps by stealing a few sausages while we’re in the middle of the process.  We usually see his hand sneaking up over the counter before he makes a quick mad-dash escape…


roll ingredients

1 Pkg. Rhodes Rolls       I think they come with 36 rolls.    (I find these in the frozen section at Super Wal-mart)

1 Pkg. Cheddar Lit’l Smokies  (Any mini smoked-sausages will do.)

(I have seven total in my family, so when I make these for us I use 3 pkgs. of sausages and 2 pkgs. of rolls.)


Basically it’s pretty cut and dried.  Thaw out the rolls for about an hour, they may rise slightly.  Sometimes if I’m in a hurry I’ll just defrost them in the microwave for a minute or two.

Flatten the rolls out, with your hand if well thawed or use a rolling-pin.  The girls love rolling them out.  Sometimes I sprinkle a little flour on the table for this but too much will make them dry.  You can also roll them between two sheets of wax or parchment paper.

payton circle

So, flatten out your rolls into a flat circle. Cut in half.  Roll up the sausages in the pieces of dough.

payton rolling sausage

Place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and cook in a pre-heated oven at about 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Until lightly browned.

cooked pigs

(There are around 38 sausages in each pkg. so therefore you’d need about 19 rolls, since you’ll be cutting them in half…)

Cool and eat and eat and eat.  Delicious!  Sometimes you can change it up by adding a small strip of cheddar or pepper jack cheese.  Yum!

Payton eating roll




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