Breakfast Pigs-In-A-Blanket

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket
Leah Maroney
  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 40 servings
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 I have been eating pigs in a blanket for breakfast since I was a kid.  But that's because my family, like all families is a little weird!  Our beloved grandfather always insisted on serving them up for breakfast around Christmastime, and it has always stuck around as a tradition!  

I mean a hot dog is basically like a sausage, right?  And it's wrapped in crescent rolls, which are basically like croissants, right? I've found plenty of ways to justify it.  These pigs in a blanket actually are perfect for breakfast.  They are stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, and sprinkled with cheese! 

I finally looked up how to cut crescent rolls properly for pigs in a blanket.  You need to cut each crescent triangle into three skinny and long triangles. Roll from the thick and first and you've got a wrapped up piggy. I feel like I should have known this...

These pigs in a blanket don't need to be dipped in anything, but you could definitely serve ketchup and maybe even mustard alongside these oinkers. 

They are perfect for tailgating, game-day snacking, or any brunch!

What You'll Need

  • 2 packages crescent roll dough
  • 1 package cocktail franks
  • 1/4 lb bacon (about 5 slices)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

How to Make It

  1. Cook the bacon in the oven or on the stovetop until crispy.  Let cool slightly and chop into very small bits. 
  2. Whisk the eggs until completely combined and cook in the tablespoon of butter until cooked through. 
  3.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 
  4. Cut each crescent triangle into three smaller, long and skinny triangles. 
  5. Sprinkle each triangle with a little bit of bacon.  Place a small teaspoon of scrambled eggs on top.  Then top with a cocktail frank. Roll until completely wrapped in pastry.  Place the roll on an un-greased baking sheet.  Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese.  
  1. Repeat steps with remaining dough and dogs. 
  2. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.  Serve immediately!