Everything Pigs in a Blanket With Cream Cheese (Seattle Style)

24 rolls
35 min

FULL RECIPE HERE: https://biteswithbri.com/pigs-in-a-blanket-seattle-style-cream-cheese-onions/


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These Everything Pigs in a Blanket with Cream Cheese are inspired by a classic Seattle style hot dog. Like the classic, these pigs in a blanket are filled with caramelized onions and cream cheese. For extra flavor they are brushed with a honey dijon egg wash and finished with everything bagel seasoning.

My husband gets all the credit for this recipe idea (something I never thought I would say). He loves a good street cart hot dog and Seattle serves their hot dogs with cream cheese and grilled onions. Might seem odd but don’t knock it until you try it.


So he said to me why not make a Seattle style pig in a blanket? I gave it a try and we were hooked. So much more flavor than a traditional pig in a blanket.


Of course I put my spin on these babies with a little of everything bagel seasoning and dijon honey egg wash. I always like some extra salt and seasoning.


And now that I think about it, these are almost a cross between pigs in a blanket, an everything bagel with cream cheese, and a Seattle style hot dog. I know it sounds crazy, but whatever they are, they are damn good.


Highlights


  • Uses crescent dough for an easy shortcut
  • Perfect game day or party appetizer
  • Sweet and salty caramelized onions
  • Rich cream cheese
  • Everything seasoning on top


Ingredients

  • White Onion: Substitute sweet or yellow onion.


Complete list of ingredients and amounts is located on the .


Instructions

before you start . . .

Let your cream cheese sit out for 30 minutes. This makes it easy to spread and work with.


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.


Step 1: Grease a small pan with olive oil. Bring the pan to medium high heat and add the onions, salt, garlic, and brown sugar. Sauté for 10-15 minutes or until onions are very soft and browned.


Step 2: Unroll all of the crescent rolls. Cut each roll into 3 skinny triangles (see photo above). This should yield 24 pieces. Set aside.

TIP - Stir the onions frequently so they do not stick. If the are sticking or browning too quickly, turn the heat down and add a little more oil.


TIP - Don’t worry about getting the triangles perfectly even.


Step 3: Cut the cream cheese into 24 pieces (see photo above).


Step 4: Assemble the pigs in a blanket by starting with a piece of crescent roll. Flatten it out a bit and spread a piece of the cream cheese on it.

Step 5: Next, spread a few onions across the cream cheese.


Step 6: Place the sausage on the widest part of the triangle.

TIP - Don’t overload them with onions. Just a few will do, plus you want to make sure there are enough for all 24 pigs in a blanket.


Step 7: Roll the sausage up.


Step 8: Repeat with remaining ingredients and place on a baking sheet.

TIP - Roll them tightly so they stay together when baked.


Step 9: Whisk together the egg, dijon, and honey. Brush each roll with the egg wash and sprinkle the everything seasoning on top.


Step 10: Bake for 11-14 minutes or until golden.

TIP - Just brush them lightly with the egg wash, a little goes a long way.


Expert Tips & Recipe Notes


  • If you double the recipe, do not double the egg wash. You will have plenty of egg wash to double or triple the recipe. 1 egg goes a long way.
  • Stretch and flatten the dough. When you are assembling the rolls, be sure to press the dough out a bit with your fingertips. This will ensure there is enough surface area for the cream cheese and to fit around the fillings.
  • Roll tightly. You don’t want the filling oozing out or them to fall apart.
  • Use parchment paper. This is the best way to prevent the rolls from sticking.
  • Brush them lightly with the egg wash. You just need a light coating of the egg wash so the seasoning can stick. Don’t overdo it.
  • Serve warm. These pigs in a blanket are definitely best fresh out of the oven.

FAQs

Can you make these ahead of time?I do not recommend making these more than a couple hours in advance. Store them in the refrigerator and pop them in the oven when you are ready to serve.

How do you store leftover pigs in a blanket?Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or air fryer for best results. In a pinch, use the microwave, but note they will be a little soggier.

What goes with pigs in a blanket?I typically serve these as an appetizer with other snack foods, like chips, dips, wings, etc. Think game day food! However you can also serve them as a main with anything that you would serve with hot dogs or hamburgers, like chips, fries, salad, fruit, beans, mac and cheese, etc.

How do you keep pigs in a blanket warm for a potluck?The best way is to keep them warm in the oven around 200-250 degrees. Just note that doing this for an extended period of time will dry them out. Hot food should maintain an internal temperature of 140 degrees at all times. You can also keep them warm in a slow cooker on warm, but moisture typically forms and makes them a bit soggy.

What does pig in a blanket mean?In the South, a pig in a blanket refers to a small pork sausage wrapped in some sort of dough. Typically crescent dough is used, but puff pastry or pizza dough may also be used.

What dipping sauces go with pigs in a blanket?I recommend all the typical hot dog condiments, like ketchup or mustard. But some more adventurous options that I like include buffalo sauce, thai chili sauce, sriracha, or honey mustard.


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Everything Pigs in a Blanket With Cream Cheese (Seattle Style)

Recipe details

  • 24  rolls
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 cup thinly sliced white onion*
  • olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 can, (8 ounces) crescent rolls
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 24 mini sausages

Optional Topping:

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon dijon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • everything bagel seasoning

Instructions


Review all recipe notes and instructions before beginning.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Grease a small pan with olive oil. Bring the pan to medium high heat and add the onions, salt, garlic, and brown sugar. Sauté for 10-15 minutes or until onions are very soft and browned.
Unroll all of the crescent rolls. Cut each roll into 3 skinny triangles (see photo above). This should yield 24 pieces. Set aside.
Cut the cream cheese into 24 pieces (see photo above).
Assemble the pigs in a blanket by starting with a piece of crescent roll. Flatten it out a bit and spread a piece of the cream cheese on it.
Next, spread a few onions across the cream cheese.
Place the sausage on the widest part of the triangle.
Roll the sausage up.
Repeat with remaining ingredients and place on a baking sheet.
Whisk together the egg, dijon, and honey. Brush each roll with the egg wash and sprinkle the everything seasoning on top.
Bake for 11-14 minutes or until golden.

Tips

  • White Onion: Substitute sweet or yellow onion.
  • If you double the recipe, do not double the egg wash. You will have plenty of egg wash to double or triple the recipe. 1 egg goes a long way.
  • Stretch and flatten the dough. When you are assembling the rolls, be sure to press the dough out a bit with your fingertips. This will ensure there is enough surface area for the cream cheese and to fit around the fillings.
  • Roll tightly. You don’t want the filling oozing out or them to fall apart.
  • Use parchment paper. This is the best way to prevent the rolls from sticking.
  • Brush them lightly with the egg wash. You just need a light coating of the egg wash so the seasoning can stick. Don’t overdo it. Serve warm. These pigs in a blanket are definitely best fresh out of the oven.
Brianna May
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