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Air Fryer Pigs in Blankets – The Perfect Christmas Recipe

Christmas dinner wouldn’t be the same without some pigs in blankets. They are easy enough to make in the oven, but what if you’ve run out of space?

Cooking pigs in blankets in an air fryer is quick and easy, whether you are assembling your own or cooking some prepared ones.

pigs in blankets in bowl next to air fryer

🛒 What You Need

raw chipolatas and streaky bacon on a plate

Sausages

The best sausage variety to use is either cocktail sausages or chipolatas. Allow two to three cocktail sausages per person or one to two chipolatas.

Bacon

Use rashers of streaky bacon cut in half lengthways. Allow one or two halves of a rasher per chipolata sausage and one half per cocktail sausage.

👩‍🍳 Preparing Pigs In Blankets

There aren’t many steps to making pigs in blankets, even if you make your own from scratch.

prepared pigs in blankets on a plate ready to put in the air fryer

After you have cut the bacon rashers in half lengthways, wrap around each sausage so that the sausage is covered. You may need to use two halves for longer chipolata sausages.

👩‍🍳 Cooking Pigs In Blankets In An Air Fryer

This works for any air fryer, but depending on the size of your model, you may need to adjust the number of sausages you can cook at once.

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prepared pigs in blankets in the air fryer ready to be cooked

Transfer the prepared pigs in blankets to the air fryer basket. Make sure there is space between each one so they can cook on all sides.

cooked pigs in blankets in an air fryer basket

Set the air fryer off at 180°C. For chipolatas, cook for 15 to 18 minutes, checking on them at 10 minutes. For cocktail sausages, cook for around 8 minutes, checking on them at around the 5-minute mark.

cocktail sausages used for pigs in blankets in the air fryer

Cook until the sausages are lightly browned, and the bacon is crispy.

pigs in blankets made from chipolatas next to air fryer

🧾 More Air Fryer Side Dishes

The air fryer is ideal for cooking side dishes, especially if your oven is being used to full capacity or if you are trying not to use the oven.

Here are some more easy air fryer recipes you might like to try;

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pigs in blankets next to air fryer

Air Fryer Pigs In Blankets

Yield: 10 Pigs in Blankets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Everyone loves some pigs in blankets to go with their Christmas dinner - and they are quick and easy to make in an air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 10 chipolata sausages*
  • 10 rashers of streaky bacon

Instructions

  1. Wrap each sausage in one rasher of bacon.
  2. Set the air fryer off at 180°C. For chipolatas, cook for 15 to 18 minutes, checking on them at 10 minutes. For cocktail sausages, cook for around 8 minutes, checking on them at around the 5-minute mark.
  3. Cook until the sausages are lightly browned, and the bacon is crispy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 804mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g

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