Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

March 25, 2024 - Country Cooking

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket are both sweet and savory and make an easy breakfast the whole family will enjoy. Only 4 ingredients needed!

Fully cooked sausage links are wrapped in puff pastry that has been drizzled with a little pancake syrup. They are baked for 15 minutes and get wonderfully golden and crispy.

Pigs in a Blanket are a favorite appetizer of mine. Why not enjoy them for breakfast too? This recipe uses breakfast sausage instead of hot dogs or cocktail wieners to make an unbelievably delicious breakfast and brunch dish.

Ingredients Needed


Puff Pastry– crescent dough can be used instead.

Pancake Syrup– or real maple syrup.

Fully Cooked Sausage Breakfast Links

Tips For Making Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

You could use crescent roll dough for this recipe, but you really can’t beat the buttery light crunch of puff pastry.

You want to use fully cooked sausage for this recipe. You can find it in the refrigerated section with the bacon. Or you can buy it frozen, but you will need to thaw it. As an alternative, you can use uncooked sausage links and cook them. Let them cool before proceeding with the recipe.

Make sure your puff pastry is thawed sufficiently  or it will crack when you roll it out.

Use a pizza cutter to quickly and easily cut the puff pastry into squares.

To make them spicy, sprinkle a little cayenne pepper on each puff pastry piece before placing the sausages on them.

How To Store

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days or frozen for up to 2 months.

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Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket are both sweet and savory and make an easy breakfast the whole family will enjoy. Only 4 ingredients needed!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Pigs in a Blanket, sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes minutes
Total Time 30 minutes minutes
Servings 12
Calories 195kcal


1 large egg1 teaspoon water1/2 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed2 tablespoons pancake syrup1 (9.6-ounce) package fully cooked breakfast sausage links


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Whisk together egg and water in a small bowl and set aside.

Roll the thawed pastry sheet out on a lightly floured surface. You want it to roughly be 14×10-1/2 inches. Cut it into 12 squares. Note: A pizza cutter makes this really easy. Don’t worry too much about the shape or size of the puff pastry pieces as long as they are big enough to wrap around the sausage.
Drizzle a little pancake syrup on each square and place a sausage so that it sits diagonally on each square.
Brush two opposite corners of puff pastry with egg wash on each square. Pull the corners up over the sausage and pinch them together to seal. Place on prepared baking sheet.
Brush tops with egg wash and bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden.


To make this dish spicy, sprinkle a little cayenne pepper on each piece of puff pastry before adding the sausage.

Be sure to thaw the puff pastry sufficiently before rolling it out or it will crack.

I like to roll the puff pastry out on a piece of parchment paper sprinkled with a little flour. Makes for easy clean-up.

Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used. Not to be used for specific dietary needs.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

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Originally posted May 17, 2019.

Recipe adapted from Paula Deen

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