Jalapeño Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket

Jalapeño Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket are a twist on the classic party appetizer you know and love!

Jalapeño Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket are a twist on the classic party appetizer you know and love! #appetizer #littlesmokies #partyfood #gameday

Ah, pigs in a blanket. You are the appetizer that everyone loves. Classic crescent rolls wrapped around little smokies baked to golden perfection...what's not to love?

Every time I make this easy appetizer, kids and adults both flock to it. I swear, it is always the first thing to disappear at a party!

Jalapeño Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket are a twist on the classic party appetizer you know and love! #appetizer #littlesmokies #partyfood #gameday

Since this appetizer is so popular with everyone I know, I decided to put a spin on it to make it adult-only, cocktail party perfect just in time for your holiday get-togethers.  How did I do that, you may ask? With cheese and jalapenos, of course!

First of all, everything is better with cheese. At least in my world it is. A little bit of cheese wrapped up with your little smokies is almost a no-brainer. The addition of jalapeno peppers adds the perfect spicy zip to these little nibbles that you will fall in love with!

Jalapeño Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket are a twist on the classic party appetizer you know and love! #appetizer #littlesmokies #partyfood #gameday

Once you pop one of these bad boys into your mouth, you will wish you had tried this pigs in a blanket upgrade sooner. With just 4 simple ingredients wrapped up into a pretty little package dipped in ranch, you have the perfect marriage of flavors.

You'll need just a little bit of time for the assembly, right around 15 minutes, which is completely worth the time and effort.  After that, it's just a quick bake in the oven and you will be ready for munching.

Jalapeño Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket are a twist on the classic party appetizer you know and love! #appetizer #littlesmokies #partyfood #gameday

Before we get to the recipe, I wanted to be sure to tell you my favorite thing about this simple appetizer. It's those little bits of cheese that ooze out onto the baking sheet!

Make sure you use parchment, not foil, so those bits of cheese come right off of the baking sheet with your piggies.  The little bits of crisp cheese are oh so important and oh so delicious. Trust me on this one!

Jalapeño Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket are a twist on the classic party appetizer you know and love! #appetizer #littlesmokies #partyfood #gameday

If you are looking for even more cocktail party appetizer inspiration, check out this awesome collection of cocktail party appetizers from some of my foodie friends around the web:


I also have some delicious appetizers in the archives that will wow your guest at your next party! Here are a few of my very favorites that I know you will love:

Cream Cheese Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Dates Brie, Bacon, and Apricot Jam Crescent Bites Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies Whipped Feta and Corn Crostini





Do you have any pigs in the blanket twists that you love?  Tell me your favorite creations and combinations in the comments below! If you decide to try this version of pigs in a blanket, I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!


Yield: 12 servings

Jalapeño Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket


Jalapeño Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket are a twist on the classic party appetizer you know and love!

  prep time: cook time: total time: 28 MIN 

INGREDIENTS


1 pkg. original crescent rolls
24 little smokies
3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 24 pieces
12 pickled jalapeno slices, cut in half
ranch dressing


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

2. Unroll the crescent dough and separate into eight triangles. With a knife or pizza cutter, cut each triangle into three smaller triangles.

3. Roll one little smokie, one piece of cheese, and a half slice of jalapeño pepper in each crescent roll triangle. Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 13 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with ranch for dipping.


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