If you’ve ever had a crazy busy week, you know all about the Dinner time struggle. By the time you get home, you realize that nothing has been taken out for dinner! Well, these Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket come to the rescue! An easy 2 ingredient recipe that takes less than 15 minutes from prep to table, you’re going to want to keep this one in your back pocket! The childhood classic, made easily in the Air Fryer!
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There are two things I can easily recall that I “introduced” my husband too. One is S’mores (I have an Air Fryer version up on the blog), and the other thing are these humble pigs in a blanket. While we had grown up eating many of the same foods, he had never known that such a thing as S’mores or Pigs in a Blanket existed! How strange!
Well all that has changed, because I just HAD to share this childhood favorite with him. Most of the time ours had homemade dough, but there is something just so nostalgic about serving these babies up with a nice can of crescent rolls. 😂 This means this recipe is a whopping 2 ingredients: hot dogs, and canned dough. I mean, it just doesn’t get any easier than that, does it!?
- Hot Dogs: Use whatever type of hot dog your family likes to eat. We prefer regular or all beef.
- Crescent Roll Dough: Like I mentioned above, the use of canned crescent roll dough makes this a crazy simple recipe. You don’t even need to cut the dough, since it’s already in portions that are perfect for wrapping your hot dogs! If you prefer a homemade taste, you can always opt to make your own Pigs in a Blanket dough.
How To Make Pigs in a Blanket in the Air Fryer
Get started by preheating your Air Fryer to 350F for 3 minutes, or according to your manufacturers instructions.
Open the can of crescent dough and roll it out carefully on a clean counter or a piece of parchment paper.
Separate each of the triangles gently, placing them apart on the parchment.
Take a hot dog and place it on one of the crescent dough triangles.
Wrap the dough around the hot dog until it is completely wrapped around and most of the surface of the hot dog is covered. You will want to leave each end open and without dough.
Repeat until all 8 of your hot dogs have been wrapped. Lay them on a parchment lined tray or plate. Place them in the fridge in between batches.
Transfer your Pigs in a Blanket to the Air Fryer using a pair of tongs. My Ninja Air Fryer fits about 4 comfortably, but you may be able to fit all 8 if you have an oven style air fryer.
Place your air fryer basket back into the unit and bake at 350F for 5-8 minutes, or until golden and puffy. My air fryer runs a little hot, and they were done right at the 5 minute mark.
Remove the Pigs in a Blanket from the air fryer using a pair of tongs. Set on a plate or tray and repeat with the remaining 4 wrapped hot dogs.
Canned crescent rolls: If you prefer to make a homemade dough, you can certainly do so! Ensure you roll it very thin, and cut it to small size so each portion can be easily wrapped around a hot dog. This recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen is a great place to start.
Hot Dogs: You can use whatever style of hot dog you choose, including a vegan or vegetarian option!
Bagel Dog: Brush the dough with melted butter and sprinkle everything bagel seasoning onto the tops of the dough. I would recommend doing this after baking, or doing so about 1-2 minutes before the end of cooking time. You could also do this with sesame seeds.
Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket: Cut a cheese string in half, and use one half to tuck in next to the hot dog as you wrap it in dough. Ensure to seal around the cheese with the dough, so you don’t get any messy leaks!
Side Dishes for Pigs in a Blanket
- French fries
- Sweet potato fries
- Tater tots
- Steamed veggies
- Roasted green beans
- Potato salad
- Macaroni salad
- Garden salad
Dipping Sauce for Pigs in a Blanket
We enjoy our Pigs in a Blanket with simple ketchup and mustard, but if you like to get adventurous, try a few of the suggestions from this list!
- Horseradish dip
- Sriracha mayo
- Mayochup (ketchup and mayo combined)
- Garlic sauce
- Honey mustard
- Sweet and sour sauce
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- 8 hot dogs
- 1 can crescent roll dough, or 1 cup of homemade dough, rolled out thin
- Preheat your air fryer to 350F for 3 minutes, or according to your manufacturers instructions.
- Open the can of crescent roll dough, and roll it out gently onto a clean counter or piece of parchment paper.
- Gently separate each triangle, spacing them out on the parchment or counter.
- Take a hot dog, placing it onto one of the triangles of dough.
- Use your fingers to carefully wrap the dough around the surface of the hot dog, leaving the ends open and unwrapped.
- Repeat with remaining hot dogs until all of the crescent roll dough has been used up.
- Use a pair of tongs to transfer 4 of the wrapped hot dogs to the basket of the air fryer. If you have a larger, oven sized model you can probably fit all 8 Pigs in a Blanket.
- Cook for 5-8 minutes, or until golden brown, puffy, and warmed throughout.
- Remove the Pigs in a Blanket from the Air Fryer basket with tongs. Place them on a plate or platter and repeat with the remaining 4 wrapped hot dogs.
- Serve immediately with dipping sauce of your choice.
As a best practice, keep your wrapped hot dogs in the fridge in between batches in the air fryer.
Use whatever style of hot dog you prefer, so long as they are not significantly larger than the "typical" hot dog. We like to use regular or all beef, but you can use chicken, or even vegetarian and vegan options.
Dipping sauces for Pigs in a Blanket:
- Siracha mayo
- Horseradish mayo
- BBQ sauce
- Honey mustard
- Sweet and sour sauce
Serving Size:1 Pig in a Blanket
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 642mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g
Nutrition information is an estimate only.