Adult Pigs In A Blanket


Hot Italian Sausage, crescent rolls and Jalapeño Jam are the only three ingredients in this delicious and easy hors d’oeuvre that would be great to serve on Super Bowl Sunday or for any occasion.

Adapted from Becky Hardins recipe.


Spray regular size cupcake pans with cooking oil.

This recipe will make 16 Pigs in the Blanket

so you will need two pans.


Remove the crescent roll dough from the can.


Cut the dough into 16 even pieces without unrolling.

A sharp knife works well to do this.


Roll each piece long enough so it can fit tightly around the sausage.


Pinch the ends together making a circle.


Cut each sausage into 4 pieces for a total of 16 pieces.

Put one sausage piece, cut sides facing up and down,

into the center of each hole in the pan.


Place the dough circles around the sausage.


Add a small dollop of jam on the top of each sausage piece.


Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12 – 15 minutes

or until the crescent rolls are a golden brown. Let the

pan sit on a cooling rack for 5 minutes then serve.

Adult Pigs In A Blanket

  • Difficulty: Easy Makes 16
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  • 1 – 8 oz. can crescent rolls
  • 4 hot Italian sausage links, cooked
  • 4 Tbsp. Jalapeno pepper jam 


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray two cupcake pans with cooking oil as this recipe makes 16 hors d’oeuvres. 
  3. Cut each cooked Italian sausage link into four even pieces, you will have 16 total pieces. Place the sausage pieces cut side down into the center of the cupcake pan holes.
  4. Remove the dough from the can, do not unroll.
  5. Slice the dough into 16 even pieces, I cut mine in half lengthwise first. A sharp knife makes this easy.
  6. Take each piece and roll them into a ball.
  7. Roll the dough ball between your hands making a small rope shape just long enough to wrap around a piece of sausage. Pinch the ends together making a circle.
  8. Place the dough over the sausage and touching the bottom of the pan.
  9. Place a dollop of jam on the top of each piece of sausage.
  10. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the crescent rolls are a golden brown. 
  11. Let the pan sit on a cooling rack for 5 minutes then serve.


  1. Wonderful recipe, the first time I see. I will try to do for dinner, there will be something other than bread. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Best regards

  2. I love the traditional Little Smokies with crescent rolls, and I know I would love these. Unlike some of your readers, I love hot and spicy. Quite a different idea!

  3. At first sight I thought those were a dessert! “Adult pigs in a blanket.” What a great name! Looks good, Diane! Great timing for the super bowl, of course. You’re always thinking ahead. 🙂

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