Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of all.  I just love it!  The food, the friends, the family…did I mention the food?  I am a pretty traditional girl when it comes to my Thanksgiving spread.  Give me all of the holiday fixings and I couldn’t be happier.  Serve me a couple of delicious appetizers before hand and I am in food heaven.  This Pigs in a Blanket Appetizer Wreath will definitely be on the menu!  So simple and such a crowd pleaser!

pigs in a blanket recipe pillsbury | pigs in a blanket appetizer | appetizer wreath | little smokies recipes |

I am also less than a week away from being reunited with my Tater!!  He and his sweetheart are coming home for Thanksgiving and I couldn’t be more excited about it.  I haven’t seen either of them since July and that is exactly 4 months too long.  My plan for the holiday weekend includes spending as much time as I possibly can with all of our kids!  Thankfully they like to help in the kitchen but that doesn’t mean I want to live in there.  That is exactly why I like to have quick and impressive recipes like this one in my back pocket.

It starts with refrigerated pizza crust.  Cut it into 36 rectangles with a pizza cutter or sharp knife and you are set to start rolling.

But not before you brush on a little garlic butter.  We all know that a garlic butter makes everything better.

Roll each Little Smokie {pig} in one of the rectangles.

Place your oven safe bowl {this is going to hold the dip} in the middle of your pan {I used a 9″ spring form pan because of the removeable sides} and place the wrapped Piggies around it.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the pizza crust is golden brown.  Fill your bowl with your favorite dip {I chose BBQ} and enjoy!  So fun and so delicious!  It will be a hit at your next gathering.

Pigs in a Blanket Appetizer Wreath

Little Smokies are wrapped in refrigerated pizza dough and baked in a spring form pan to create a wreath of Pig in a Blanket goodness.

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tube refrigerated pizza dough {I used thin crust}
  • 1 pkg. Little Smokie's
  • 2 tbsp butter {melted}
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce or dip of choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Prepare spring form pan, by placing oven proof bowl in middle of pan and generously spraying pan and outside of bowl with nonstick spray.  On a lightly floured surface and unroll tube of dough.  Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut into 36 rectangles.  Combine melted butter and garlic powder, spread generously onto each rectangle.  Wrap each little smokie into a piece of dough.  Once all of the smokie's have been wrapped, begin to place them vertically into the prepared pan.  You want them to be snug but not super tight.  Bake for 35-40 minutes.  Remove from oven, allow to cool for about 5 minutes.  Remove side of spring form pan, fill dish with dip of choice.  Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  •  If you feel like the outside or tops of wrapped Pigs are getting to dark but not quite cooked through, then cover with foil for the remaining cook time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.