Campfire Pigs in a Blanket is perfect meal to prepare while camping. You only need a few ingredients and they are easy to make.

Pigs in a Blanket on a baking sheet
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Take you hot dog to the next level and make Campfire Pigs in a Blanket. This is the perfect recipe to make while camping but you can even made them at home.

These pigs in a blanket can be made with any open flame at a campsite or a fire pit at home. Add your favorite sides for a complete meal idea. You may also love these Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs.

What are Pigs in a Blanket?

Pigs in a blanket are a popular meal idea. It is simply a hot dog wrapped in a pastry that is similar to a sausage roll.

Ingredients

Supplies needed - crescent roll dough, mustard, hotdogs, ketchup
  • Crescent Roll Dough, (I used Pillsbury Grands Crescent Rolls)
  • Mustard
  • Hotdogs
  • Ketchup for serving

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Supplies Needed

You do not need very many sides to make this recipe. These are some that we recommend and are helpful to make this recipe.

  • Wooden Grilling Skewers
  • Metal Skewers

How to Make Campfire Pigs in a Blanket 

  • Step 1 – Pre-boil hot dogs according to package directions and set them aside to cool
Unrolling the crescent rolls on a parchment paper

Step 2 – Separate the crescent rolls into 8 equal portions along the precut lines. You can place them on a heavy duty foil sprayed baking sheet.

Spreading mustard on to crescent rolls

Step 3 – Lightly brush mustard onto one side of each of the 8 triangular pieces of dough 

Rolling hot dogs onto mustard crescent rolls

Step 4 – Place the hot dog along the shortest edge of the triangle. Wrap the dough around the hot dog.

hot dogs wrapped in crescent roll dough over a campfire

Step 5 – Insert the hotdog into a clean skewer and place over the embers of your fire. You do not need to use cooking spray on the skewer.

  • Step 6 – Let cook for 10-15 minutes rotating the skewer frequently to ensure even cooking and to prevent burning. We recommend grill over indirect heat. We like to cook over medium heat.
  • Step 7 – They are done when the dough is golden brown on all sides and has puffed up. Make sure the dough is properly cooked around the hot dog. Then place it back over the embers if the dough is still sticky looking. 
  • Step 8 – Remover from skewers and serve with ketchup on the side. Total cook time is 15 minutes.

Grilled Pigs in a Blanket Recipe Tips

  • Wooden Skewers – If you are using wooden skewers, you may want to cover any portion exposed to the fire. Cover with tin foil, or you may choose to use metal skewers
  • Place Hot Dog – If you are using wooden skewers. It is best to skewer the hot dog onto skewer before wrapping the dough around it. The hot dog only needs to be inserted about ¾ of the way down the skewer
  • Crescent Dough – Make sure to keep the crescent dough cool in your cooler before using. This will ensure a nicely baked Pig in a Blanket.
  • Flame – When cooking a hot dog is best to keep them away from a flame. As they will burn on the outside and remain raw inside.
Pigs in a Blanket cooking over fire

How to Store Leftovers

These pigs in a blanket are best served immediately. If you do have leftovers, store in an air tight container in the fridge. They will stay good for up to 3 days.

FAQ Questions

Can I substitute different kinds of sausages?

Absolutely! Bratwurst, chicken sausages, and mild Italian sausages would all work well. 

What sides go well with Pigs in a Blanket?

Since you have an open fire, you could grill corn on the cob and skewered bell peppers. Also, many different types of salads such as coleslaw, potato salad, and pasta salad are nice accompaniments.

What other condiments can I use?

You can use ranch dressing as a dip. Melt some Velveeta cheese and make yourself some Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket on a baking sheet

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Campfire Pigs in a Blanket

5 from 2 votes
Campfire Pigs in a Blanket is perfect meal to prepare while camping. You only need a few ingredients and they are easy to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 260

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce crescent roll dough pkg (I used Pillsbury Grands Crescent Rolls)
  • mustard
  • 8 hotdogs
  • ketchup for serving

Instructions

  • Pre-boil hot dogs according to package directions and set them aside to cool
  • Separate the crescent rolls into 8 equal portions along the precut lines
  • Lightly brush mustard onto one side of each of the 8 triangular pieces of dough
  • Place the hot dog along the shortest edge of the triangle and wrap the dough around the hot dog
  • Insert the hotdog into a clean skewer and place over the embers of your fire.
  • Let cook for 10-15 minutes rotating the skewer frequently to ensure even cooking and to prevent burning
  • They are done when the dough is golden brown on all sides and has puffed up. Make sure the dough is properly cooked around the hot dog and place it back over the embers if the dough is still sticky looking.
  • Remover from skewers and serve with ketchup on the side
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  • Special Ingredients/Supplies: wooden grilling skewers, metal skewers

Recipe Notes

If you are using wooden skewers, to prevent burning of the wood, you may want to cover any portion exposed to the fire with tin foil, or you may choose to use metal skewers
Additionally, if you are using wooden skewers, it is best to skewer the hot dog onto skewer before wrapping the dough around it. The hot dog only needs to be inserted about ¾ of the way down the skewer.
Make sure to keep the crescent dough cool in your cooler before using, this will ensure a nicely baked Pig in a Blanket. When cooking your Pigs in a Blanket it is best to keep them away from a flame as they will burn on the outside and remain raw inside.
FAQ Questions: Can I substitute different kinds of sausages? Absolutely! Bratwurst, chicken sausages, and mild Italian sausages would all work well. 
What sides go well with Pigs in a Blanket? Since you have an open fire, you could grill corn on the cob and skewered bell peppers. Also, many different types of salads such as coleslaw, potato salad, and pasta salad are nice accompaniments.
What other condiments can I use? You can use ranch dressing as a dip, or melt some Velveeta cheese and make yourself some Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket

Nutrition Facts

Calories 260kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 6g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 642mg, Potassium 66mg, Sugar 4g, Vitamin C 0.04mg, Calcium 11mg, Iron 2mg

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