Pigs in a blanket is a must-have snack that fits the bill on birthday parties, game days, weekend get-together, and formal dinners. It’s easy to make and incredibly delicious. I love to make pigs in a blanket in the oven. The oven temp and time to cook pigs in a blanket are key factors for a good result. One popular question I often hear is this. How long to cook pigs in a blanket in the oven? In this guide, I like to talk about this as well as share some tips on perfecting the recipe for pigs in a blanket baked in oven.
How long to bake pigs in a blanket in the oven depends on the oven temperature used. The oven temperature I like to use is 350 and 375 degrees Fahrenheit. So let talk about the cooking time for pigs in a blanket for these 2 oven temperatures and the result you will get.
It takes 15 to 18 minutes to cook pigs in a blanket at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven, depending on the dough thickness. Towards the end of the baking time, keep an eye on the dough. When the dough turns golden brown, the pigs in a blanket is cooked and you can remove them from the oven and enjoy.
It takes 12 to 15 minutes to bake the pigs in a blanket rolls at 375 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven, with extra thin sheets of dough taking only 12 minutes. This cooking temperature gives you a delicious pigs in a blanket with a extra crisp. If you like crispy food, this temperature will be ideal for you.
If you are really in a rush for time or want an extremely crispy pigs in a blanket, you can consider using 400 degrees Fahrenheit. You can get the rolls ready in just 10 minutes with this oven temp. However, you have to be careful to watch your rolls as this temperature cooks really fast and if you don’t watch your time well, you may end up having burnt rolls, especially when you are using thin slices of dough. Trust me, you won’t want to have that as it tastes really awful. Personally, I don’t like using this temperature as this means that I can’t do anything else for the next 10 minutes.
You can’t go wrong baking pigs in a blanket at 350 or 375 degrees F. Both temperatures render the dough crispy and the hot dog tender. If you are pushed for time, you are best off choosing 375 degrees.
Pigs in a blanket are delicious and easy to prepare. There are many pigs in a blanket recipes on the internet. However, I just like to stick to this one easy recipe for pigs in a blanket. And here’s how to make pigs in a blanket from scratch.
Take the dough out of the refrigerator. Then cut it into triangles. The wide end of the triangle should have the same length as the sausage.
Place the sausage on the wide end of the dough triangle and start wrapping up.
The egg wash will help the rolls turn golden and make the sesame seeds stick better. Beat an egg in a small bowl and add a tablespoon of water. Stir until the ingredients turn into one. Dip a pastry brush into the egg wash and apply it on each roll. Then you can sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the dough for a pleasant bitter taste. Poppy seeds and caraway will also do the trick.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange each roll on it. Leave a space between them to allow the heat to circulate and crisp the dough and sausage up.
Bake them at 350 degrees in the oven for 15 minutes. Once baking is done, remove them from the oven and let them sit for 5 minutes before serving.
A surefire way to speed up the process is to use ultra thin dough. The thinner the dough triangles, the faster they will cook through. Moreover, by thinning the dough out, you can cut it into more triangles and wrap more sausages in it.
Another method you can use is convection. It makes the heat circulate faster throughout the oven, allowing for a quicker cooking time. If you use convection, make sure to remove the rolls from the oven 2-3 minutes early. Don’t forget to arrange the pigs in a blanket a few inches apart. If they touch, they will take longer to cook and will stick to each other.
If you want to make your sausage-filled pastries fancier, dip them in a savory dipping sauce such as bbq or honey mustard. This sauce is going to enhance their supreme deliciousness and there is a chance you won’t get enough of these small snacks.
To make your meal heartier, you can also add side dishes for pigs in a blanket. And here are some ideas of sides that goes well with homemade pigs in a blanket.
Baked beans with their smoky and sweet flavors complement greatly with the savory pigs in a blanket. Don’t hesitate to add some bacon, pepper, and onion to make the beans even more flavorful and heartier.
Another filling dish to try is mac and cheese. It’s easy to make and balances out the savoriness of sausages with its sweetness and creaminess.
Being rich in carbs, pigs in a blanket may upset your tummy. That’s why, it’s good to combine them with a light and refreshing vegetable salad.