Delicious and Easy Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket #1 !

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These specifically are made for breakfast. When I put this recipe together I wanted to have something that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch but could be snacked on by a hungry crowd (or child) at any time of the day. There are a number of different variations of pigs in a blanket that you could modify this recipe to fi you like. If you do – please make sure to rate this recipe, and leave me a comment below telling me what you changed about it. I want to hear about it, and possibly make a video about it!

I often times make pigs in a blanket for a party or big game type of event that I’m going to. My favorite “regular” (meaning non-breakfast) type is to take a Lil Smokie, and wrap it up in crescent dough and bake them. I’ll serve these with BBQ sauce, or even ketchup or mustard. Though they are perfectly delicious on their own. They go quickly too! Left unattended on a counter top of a highly trafficked kitchen, they simply don’t stand a chance of survival.

I’ve seen people add toothpicks to them also depending on the size to make them easier to eat, and to cook better. I’ve found this to not be necessary, rather an unnecessary step because if you put the dough with the seam side down, they bake and seal into themselves. You’ll notice that this breakfast recipe calls for the same where the dough is wrapped around the sausage and the seam goes on the bottom when they go on the baking sheet. You don’t need to seal these up very much because the dough will meld together. Just a little pressure to join the 2 sides goes a long way!

When choosing the ingredients at the grocery store for this recipe, less is truly more here. While there are many different types of breakfast sausage to choose from at the store, I prefer the thin, pork sausages that already come pre-formed and in the packaging ready to open and cook. You can definitely experiment with other types of sausage that you like, I found this to work best though.

When looking for your cinnamon roll dough – a premade, refrigerated dough like Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls work perfectly. If you are into making your own cinnamon rolls and want to use some of that dough for this recipe, please feel free (and let me know how it goes!) but I designed this recipe completely around simplicity like me and my family like to cook and eat – so I wanted this to be as easy as possible to be able to prepare and cook quickly with common ingredients that we have laying around.

With that said as well – I used the icing that’s included in the package for the cinnamon rolls. There are a number of simple icing recipes that you can use that include powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. However as I mentioned above, less is more, and simplicity is key for this recipe, so I just warmed and used the icing that came included with the pre made cinnamon roll dough.

Let’s Prep:

Gather all of those delicious breakfast favorites!

I always like to start out all of my recipes and cooks by having all of my ingredients and supplies laid out within reach for the maximum level of efficiency. This means the ingredients, baking sheet, wire cooling rack, and plates. As well as any silverware that will be used, for example, a butter knife to spread the icing on with. I’ve found that when i’m creating content for social media, or cooking for my family having as much of the items being cooked and tools easily and readily available it takes as much as 50% off of my cook time.

Let’s Cook:

breakfast sausage cooking
cinnamon roll

Let’s Eat:

Now that your breakfast pigs are all baked and nice and toasty in their blankets, remove them from the oven and take off of the baking sheet immediately. You can put them on a plate, or better yet a wire cooling rack, so the bottoms don’t continue to cook.

At this point you can either whip up your own icing, or use the cinnamon roll icing that came with the dough. Another option would be to drizzle with, or dip into maple syrup (which I’m a huge fan of)! There’s no wrong way to enjoy these!

breakfast pigs in a blanket

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Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

Easy and Delicious Breakfast they'll LOVE!
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 86kcal


  • 1 Refrigerated Cinnamon Roll dough
  • 8 Breakfast Sausages
  • Premade Icing


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Cook breakfast sausage until cooked through on medium heat, turn regularly to prevent burning
  • Remove sausage from heat, and place on paper towel lined plate to cool and the grease to absorb off sausage for about 10 minutes
  • Remove cinnamon roll dough from tube and flatten with a rolling pin, place parchment over top to make this easier – flatten 1 roll of the rolling pin.
  • When sausages are cooled place 1 on each cinnamon roll dough piece
  • Wrap each sausage 1 time with each piece of dough
  • Place on baking sheet with seam side down.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until dough is cooked through
  • Remove and place on plate or cooling rack for 10 minutes
  • Drizzle with icing from cinnamon rolls


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.3mg


  1. 5 stars
    Can I give it 10 stars? The family absolutely loved this recipe and have requested twice!

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