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Pigs in Blankets

Pigs in blankets can be found on many Christmas dinner plates. They also work well as party snacks and side dishes in the Christmas holiday season.

How to make pigs in blankets

They are one of the easiest sides to make – they can be prepared ahead of time, or quickly assembled on the day. 

What Sausages Should You Use For Pigs In Blankets?

sausages and bacon for pigs in blankets

Depending on the size of the pigs in blankets you can use either cocktail sausages or chipolatas. I prefer to use chipolatas, they are long and thin and a rasher of streaky bacon rolls around it perfectly.

I also like to use some of the different flavoured chipolatas that you can get to add some varying tastes.

What Bacon Should You Use For Pigs In Blankets?

Rashers of smoked streaky bacon are best. They may need to be sliced in half if they are too big to roll around each sausage.  

What You Need To Make 12 Pigs In Blankets:

pigs in blankets ready to cook

  • 12 sausages
  • 12 rashers of streaky bacon
  • Baking tray
  • Herbs, spices, honey, Worcestershire sauce to drizzle on top (all optional)

How To Make Pigs In Blankets From Scratch

Take each sausage and wrap a bacon rasher around it. Place it on the baking tray. Repeat until they are all done. If you are using cocktail sausages you might need to use a cocktail stick to hold the bacon in place.

pigs in blankets baking tray

Place in a preheated oven (Gas Mark 6, 200°C, fan 180°C) and cook for 30 minutes, until the sausages are golden brown and the bacon is crispy. 

Adding Extra Flavours

Optionally flavour the pigs in blankets.

Whilst they are cooking you can gently heat up a little honey (2tbsp), mustard (1tbsp) and some chopped fresh herbs (rosemary works well), or dried herbs. Drizzle this over the top of the pigs in blankets about 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time.

Serve the pigs in blankets at a party, or as part of your main Christmas dinner.

Pigs in blankets and stuffing

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Pigs in blankets and stuffing

Pigs in Blankets

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Pigs in blankets make an appearance on most Christmas plates - enjoy them as a party snack, or as part of your main Christmas dinner!

Ingredients

  • 12 chipolata sausages
  • 12 rashers of streaky bacon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C, fan 180°C.
  2. Wrap a rasher of streaky bacon around each sausage. If you are using smaller sausages (eg. cocktail sausages) you will need to slice the bacon in half. If necessary hold in place with a cocktail stick. Place each wrapped sausage on a lined baking tray.
  3. Once all the sausages are ready place the baking tray in the preheated oven and cook for around 30 minutes, until the sausages are golden brown in colour and the bacon is crispy.
  4. If you want to add some extra flavours, whilst the pigs in blankets are cooking, heat up 2tbsp honey and 1tbsp of mustard. Sprinkle some herbs in (either chopped fresh Rosemary or some dried herbs). Brush this over the pigs in blankets about 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time.

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Roy Baynton

Sunday 6th of December 2020

in your recipes does 1tsp mean level, rounded or heaped? Similar problem with 1tbsp.

Liana Green

Friday 11th of December 2020

Hi Roy - thanks for your comment - they are level, unless stated otherwise. I will try and add that in to applicable recipes in the future to clarify.

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