These Pigs in a Blanket are a quick, fun summer lunch idea that kids will love and are a classic finger food for parties! All you need to make this recipe are two simple ingredients and an oven!
Traeger Pigs in a Blanket
This simple Pigs in a Blanket recipe uses hot dogs wrapped up in a refrigerated biscuit dough to make a fun lunch or snack for your kids! They’re super easy for a busy family and always hit the spot, no matter the occasion!
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What sauce goes with Grilled Pigs in a Blanket?
Everyone’s dipped their Pigs in a Blanket in ketchup – and it’s SO good. If you feel like keeping the classic feel, stick with good ketchup!
If you’re feeling adventurous, I’d recommend trying my Homemade Barbecue Sauce. It’s sweet, smoky, and tangy and it goes with anything you put it on!
Looking to really live on the wild side? Try dipping them in my Easy Steak Chili. I know, it sounds crazy, but it makes these Pigs in a Blanket into mini-chili dog bites! Top them with a little bit of cheddar cheese and sour cream for a truly unique bite.
Side Dishes That Are A MUST With These Pigs in a Blanket
- Coleslaw with Vinegar Recipe – My Coleslaw with Vinegar Recipe adds just the right amount of tang to compliment the savory hot dogs and rich biscuit dough. Biting into that lightly crisped dough and the juicy hot dog is delicious on its own, but adding a crispy crunch afterward makes it the perfect combination!
- Traeger Baked Beans with Brisket – Sweet, savory, and simple! Hot dogs and baked beans have been partners in crime for all of time, so it’s only fitting that they’d go with Pigs in a Blanket!
- Loaded Baked Potato Salad – Yet again, another summer must-have! Who doesn’t love potato salad? Creamy with a little bit of a bite from some vinegar and sour cream is a dreamy summer combo with this dish!
- Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad – This veggie-filled option is a hit with everyone, even the kids! It’s a great way to make sure that everyone’s eating their vegetables and you can make it while the Pigs in a Blanket are cooking!
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How can I make Traeger Pigs in a Blanket taste Homemade?
If you wanted to add a little home cook touch to these pigs in a blanket, try making your own dough using the same dough in my pizza rollups recipe.
Using homemade dough for these bad boys adds a whole new flavor profile!
If you’re having a potluck at work or a party at your house, making your own homemade dough is a fun twist, and who doesn’t love homemade fresh bread? The best part is that it’s still a super simple appetizer to make.
Can I make Pigs in a Blanket ahead oftime?
If you’re the kind of person who has a crazy busy life and likes to make things ahead of time, these are perfect for you!
If you want to freeze the Traeger Pigs in a Blanket before you bake them, you’ll want to roll out the biscuit dough and cut it into equal strips. Then, cut the hot dogs into pieces that fit the dough and roll them up! Place them on a baking sheet and pop them in the freezer at least until they’re firm. Once they’ve hardened a bit, transfer them into a freezer safe bag and take them out as you want!
If you would like to just prep them for a party, follow the steps above but instead of putting them in the freezer, cover them with plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready.
To serve either preparation, preheat your Traeger to 400 degrees and bake them for 25-30 minutes. Turn the baking sheet halfway through to make sure they cook evenly.
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What else can I add to Traeger Pigs in a Blanket?
If you want to stand out from the crowd and have some extra time, here are some ways to shake it up:
- Add some of your favorite cheese! – The simplest way to enhance any dish is to add ALL of the cheese. Sprinkling some on top of your pigs in a blanket will add to the texture SO much! Stretchy, salty goodness or a crispy little bite – super simple way to take these to the next level. You could also use a cheesy hot dog too.
- Use veggie dogs. – If you’re making these for a party and want to make sure everyone can enjoy them, try using veggie dogs! It’s a simple swap that won’t disappoint!
- Make them sweet. – To really change it up, take a walk on the sweet side! Use my Buttermilk Pancakes to wrap up some sausage links for a fun breakfast! Drizzling some maple syrup on top makes it a sweet and savory flavor explosion!
- Double the pork! – Have a serious meat lover in your mix? Try adding bacon around the hot dog! If you’re feeling daring, lose the dough and make the bacon the blanket!
- Make them gluten-free. – For those who have friends and family with gluten sensitivities, just substitute the biscuit dough for a refrigerated dough that’s gluten-free! Yes, it’s really that easy!
Can I make this in the oven?
Sure! If you don’t have a wood-pellet grill you can totally make these in the oven. You won’t have any wood-fired flavor, but these easy Pigs in a Blanket will be delicious either way.
- 1 package hotdogs, cut into thirds
- 1 package refrigerated biscuit dough
- Place a parchment paper on a baking tray and preheat your Traeger to 350° according to factory directions.
- Cut the hot dogs into thirds as well as the biscuits, and wrap the biscuit dough around the hot dog pieces and place on the parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Place the sheet on the grill and close the lid. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the biscuits are cooked through and golden brown.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 732mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.