Spicy Pigs in a Blanket

April 24th is National Pigs in a Blanket Day!

I always remember on our state-mandated testing days, one of the class moms would bring pigs in a blanket along with a bunch of other yummy treats and I always loved them!

This recipe is an adult-version that is a spicy spin on the original finger food that we all know and love.



  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 16 mini cocktail sausages
  • 16 small slices Pepper Jack cheese
  • 16 jarred jalapeno slices
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • whole grain mustard, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with a piece of parchment or with a silicone baking mat.
  2. Lay the puff pastry sheet flat and cut it into 4-equal size trips, then cut those into 4 more strips so that you have 16 pieces of dough.
  3. Cut a slit across the top of each sausage, then fill it with a piece of cheese, lay a jalapeno slice on top, and place the sausage at one end of the puff pastry strip. Roll the sausage into the strip.
  4. Brush the tops with melted butter and bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes.
  5. Let them cool slightly and then serve with some whole grain mustard.
  6. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

spicy pigs in a blanket

Preheat oven to 375ºF and lay a thawed out piece of puff pastry on the counter.

Cut the puff pastry into 4-equal (ish) sized strips.


Then cut each of the 4 strips into 4 more strips, equaling 16 strips total.


Cut a slit into each cocktail sausage.


Then stuff the sausage with a piece of Pepper Jack cheese and a jarred jalapeno slice.


Place the sausage onto one end of the puff pastry.


And then roll up, placing it on a baking sheet that has been lined.


Brush the tops of each with some melted butter.


And then bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.


Serve on a platter with whole grain mustard.


And enjoy!



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