Game day, a holiday, or any day is a great day to make pigs in a blanket!

Make this classic appie and kiddo favorite with two ingredients and less than ten minutes in the Air Fryer!

Simple and delicious, everyone loves this crowd-pleaser!

Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket in a dish with parchment paper

Easy Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

  • Powerful Ninja, Nuwave, or Cuisinart air fryers cook with little to no fat and in less time than other methods!
  • Easy recipe! Just roll, cook, and serve. Even little chefs can help make pigs in a blanket.
  • Simple ingredients! Mini cocktail wieners and a can of crescent rolls are all it takes to make this fun and festive recipe. Experiment with different seasonings and add-ins to match the menu!
  • Make ahead! Then just reheat in the air fryer right before serving!
Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket ingredients including crescent rolls and cocktail smokies

Ingredients and Variations

Crescent Rolls – Crescent rolls are the perfect size for pigs in a blanket. Also, the dough is perforated so each little piggie is uniform in shape and size!

Short on dough? Use refrigerated biscuits! Cut each biscuit in half and roll it into a larger circle. Place the little smokie on one end and roll it up!

Cocktail Smokies – AKA “lil smokies,” these are found in nearly every supermarket and convenience store. They can come in cans of 12 or shrink-packed in 2 or 3-pound packages and can be mild or spicy. If you can’t find smokies, cut hot dogs into 2” pieces.

Variations – Cut a slice of cheese into 4 quarters and roll up with the smokie in the crescent roll, if desired. Try American slices, Swiss, or Havarti cheese for different flavor profiles every time.

Try brushing a little garlic butter or BBQ sauce on the dough before rolling up the smokies, if desired. Even a dash of DIY Cajun seasoning or a blackened blend will add extra zesty flavor to these pigs in a blanket.

How to Make Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

It’s so easy to make this air fryer favorite!

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 325°F.
  2. Roll up cocktail smokies in strips of crescent roll.
  3. Place the pigs in a blanket seam side down in a single layer in the air fryer and cook (per the recipe below) until the pastry is golden brown, flipping them over halfway through.

Keep batches of pigs in a blanket warm in the oven until ready to serve. Serve ‘em with homemade buffalo sauce, ranch, honey mustard, or a spicy chili sauce.

Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket in the air fryer basket

How to Store Pigs in a Blanket

Keep leftover pigs in a blanket in a covered container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Reheat them in a preheated air fryer until crispy on the outside. Pigs in a blanket can be frozen but must be thawed before reheating in the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

Air Fryer Pigs in a blanket are flavorful smokies wrapped in crescent rolls and baked to perfection.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 24 cocktail smokies


  • Preheat the air fryer to 325°F.
  • Open the crescent rolls and cut each triangle into three long, narrow triangles length-wise.
  • Place one smokie at the larger end of the triangle and roll up. Place them seam-side down in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook the rolls for 4 minutes then flip them and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until they are golden brown.


These pigs in a blanket will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. They can be reheated in the air fryer. 
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 4each | Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1593mg | Potassium: 195mg | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American

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