Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket

Published Date: November 28, 2022

The ultimate appetizer, Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket combines two of our favorite foods! Deliciously fluffy crescent rolls filled with yummy Lit’l Smokies and a rich green chili-cream cheese spread are full of flavor and truly addicting.

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • It’s a delicious combination of two classic appetizers: jalapeno poppers and pigs in a blanket!
  • It’s quick and straightforward to make, perfect for a big group or when you’re in a rush!
  • These ingredients are easy to find; many are pantry staples.
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Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket Ingredients

  • Lit’l Smokies
  • Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
  • Cream Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Canned Green Chilies
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Black Pepper

*see recipe card for amounts

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How to Make Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket in the Oven

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F, then spray a 9 x 13-inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2: Then, remove the crescent rolls from the package and separate the triangles. Using a pizza cutter, cut each one in half lengthwise, then cut in half again, horizontally. You should have 4 pieces from every triangle and 32 pieces total. Set aside.

Step 3: In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, then add the bacon, green chilies, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.

Step 4: Divide the cream cheese mixture evenly between the crescent roll pieces, spreading a thin layer on each one. 

Step 5: Then, place a Lit’l Smokie on the widest end of each piece of dough. Roll it up.

Step 6: Place the pigs in a blanket on the prepared baking sheet, seam side down.

Step 7: Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Storage and Re-heating Notes

These pigs in a blanket make great leftovers!

IN THE FRIDGE: Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy for up to 3 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: This dish can be frozen for up to 2 months. Freeze them individually on a baking sheet before placing them all in a bag.  

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Reheat in the oven or air fryer until warm.

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can you prepare pigs in a blanket ahead of time?

You can prepare these up to 2 days before baking them. Once prepared, cover them in plastic wrap and refrigerate until it’s time to bake them.

Can I substitute fresh jalapenos for canned green chilies?

You can substitute jalapenos for canned green chilies. When using fresh jalapenos, the taste and texture are different, and the dish is spicier.

A Crowd Pleaser!

Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket are a great recipe to whip when feeding a group!

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Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket

The ultimate appetizer, Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket combines two of our favorite foods! Deliciously fluffy crescent rolls filled with yummy Lit’l Smokies and a rich green chili-cream cheese spread are full of flavor and truly addicting.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 32
Calories: 102kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Pizza Cutter
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 14 oz Lit'l Smokies drained and patted dry
  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 4.5 oz can green chilies drained
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, then spray a 9 x 13-inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Then, remove the crescent rolls from the package and separate the triangles. Using a pizza cutter, cut each one in half lengthwise, then cut in half again, horizontally. You should have 4 pieces from every triangle and 32 pieces total. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, then add the bacon, green chilies, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Divide the cream cheese mixture evenly between the crescent roll pieces, spreading a thin layer on each one.
  • Then, place a Lit’l Smokie on the widest end of each piece of dough. Roll it up.
  • Place the pigs in a blanket on the prepared baking sheet, seam side down.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Notes

  • Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket are a great recipe to whip when feeding a group!
  • You can substitute jalapenos for canned green chilies. When using fresh jalapenos, the taste and texture are different, and the dish is spicier. 
  • You can prepare these up to 2 days before baking them. Once prepared, cover them in plastic wrap and refrigerate until it’s time to bake them.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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