Combine two appetizer favorites into one with jalapeno popper pigs in a blanket! Roasted jalapenos are filled with cheese and little smokies, then wrapped in crescent rolls for an easy recipe that is sure to impress your friends!
One of my favorite things to do when creating new recipes is to combine two favorite dishes into one amazing new dish!
- Tacos + spaghetti = Buffalo Taco Spaghetti
- Meatballs + beef wellington = Meatball Wellington
- Baked brie + bruschetta = Bruschetta Baked Brie
- Mexican street corn + mac and cheese = Mexican Street Corn Mac & Cheese
- Pigs in a blanket + jalapeno poppers = Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket
I was inspired to make this recipe after seeing something similar on a menu in Washington DC at Fat Pete’s BBQ. Their version featured jalapenos, stuffed with cream cheese, topped with a little smokie, then wrapped in bacon.
I decided to go more traditional with my pigs in a blanket and wrap the entire thing in crescent rolls, but I have no doubt that bacon would also be an amazing choice!
The real debate was what to call this little appetizer, the best idea I heard from friends was “Pigs in a Popper”, so cute and perfect for this appetizer mash-up!
How do you make pigs in a blanket?
Pigs in a blanket are made by wrapping little smokies in crescent rolls and baking in the oven at 350 degrees for 11-15 minutes.
In this updated mash-up version, jalapenos are de-stemmed and seeded, sliced in half lengthwise and roasted in the oven for 10 minutes. The jalapenos are then filled with a combination of cream cheese and cheddar cheese, with a little smokey on top.
Each slice of crescent roll dough is sliced in half then wrapped around the “pig in a popper”.
The jalapeno popper pigs in a blanket are placed on a baking sheet and into the oven to bake for 15 minutes.
What sauce goes with pigs in a blanket?
Ranch dressing goes great with these Pigs in a Blanket, for an extra kick try jalapeno ranch dressing!
Missing the bacon around the jalapeno poppers? Dip these babies in bacon jam for a seriously good time!
Can pigs in a blanket be reheated?
Yes! To reheat pigs in a blanket, turn the oven broiler on to low and place the pigs in blanket on a baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven for 5 minutes.
Using this method to reheat them will keep the texture of the crescent rolls similar to when they were first baked, more so then heating them up in the microwave which can result in a soggy texture.
Looking for more fun spins on jalapeno poppers? Check out these recipes:
- Cream Cheese Stuffing Jalapeno Poppers
- Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls
- Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese
- Slow Cooker Ham & Cheese Jalapeno Popper Dip
- Jalapeno Popper Spaghetti Squash
Pigs in a Blanket Jalapeno Poppers
- 8 jalapenos
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 16 little smokies
- 8 count can crescent roll dough
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Slice the jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the stems and seeds. Place cut side down on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and cheddar cheese.
- After removing the jalapenos from the oven, fill each jalapeno half with the cheese mixture and one little smokie.
- Slice each piece of crescent roll dough in half, then wrap each jalapeno popper with a piece of crescent roll dough.
- Place on the baking sheet and back into the oven for 15 minutes.