Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

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Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket are simply hot dog sausages wrapped in strips of crescent dough. Make this simple pigs in a blanket air fryer recipe in under 15 minutes!

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Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

When weeknights are busy, you need something that is quick, easy, and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients.

Homemade pigs in a blanket are the perfect solution and something the whole family will enjoy.

Plus, you can air fry pigs in a blanket in minutes and keep your kitchen cool! Try these hot dogs in the air fryer for a quick and easy meal!

Want more simple meal solutions? Try baked potatoes with all the fixings or crispy chicken wings coated in your favorite flavors.

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Tips to Air Fry Pigs in a Blanket

  • Avoid sausage explosions. Use the tip of a knife to make a shallow cut down the center of the hot dog.

    This prevents the casing from bursting and also helps prevent a cold center.
  • Make them cheesy. Cut in a little further when scoring the meat and add a few small pieces of your favorite cheese before wrapping.
  • Don’t forget to preheat! While not required, I find that waiting the extra minute or two ensures more even cooking when making pigs in a blanket in an air fryer.
  • Keep the dough chilled. Place half of the prepared dogs in the refrigerator while you cook the other half, otherwise the dough will become too soft.
  • Making a large batch? Line a baking sheet with some parchment and transfer the crescent dogs over when done.

    Keep the tray in a low temperature oven so all of your air fryer pigs in a blanket are warm when it’s time to serve.
crescent dogs in air fryer basket

What to Serve with Homemade Pigs in a Blanket

Pair these air fryer pigs in a blanket with one or more of your favorite dipping sauces like ketchup, barbecue sauce, or honey mustard.

Add some tater tots and sliced fruit for a kid-friendly plate, or a scoop of coleslaw for the adults.

Want something extra comforting? You can’t go wrong with any of my mac and cheese recipes!

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

I find that these are best when they are first made, but it’s safe to store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat, return pigs in a blanket to the air fryer for a few minutes until warmed through.

pigs in a blanket on a wire rack

Pigs in Blanket Air Fryer FAQ

Can I make air fryer pigs in a blanket ahead of time?

You can prep crescent dogs up to 2 hours in advance and keep them covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook.

Then, let them rest on the counter for a few minutes while you preheat the air fryer. Or, air fry pigs in a blanket for an extra minute or two if still cold.

How to make pigs in a blanket with smokies?

First, separate the crescent dough into triangles along the perforation. Slice each section into three even strips starting from the narrowest point, then wrap each mini sausage with one strip.

The cooking time for this pigs in blanket air fryer recipe will remain the same, but you may want to reduce the temperature to keep them from getting too dark or crispy. Try somewhere between 325° – 340°F.

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Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket Recipe (with Crescent Rolls)

Donna Elick
Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket are simply hot dog sausages wrapped in strips of crescent dough. Make some for dinner in under 15 minutes!
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Method Air Fryer
Servings 8


  • 8 hot dog sausage, I used Ball Park Beef from Sam’s Club
  • 8 ounce original crescent dough sheet
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, optional
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds, optional


  • Rinse the hot dog sausage and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Score hot dog sausage in the middle to prevent the sausage to explode in the air fryer
  • Unwrapped the crescent dough and roll into a rectangle 10 inches x 16 inches
  • Cut your dough in half so you have 2 rectangles of 10 inches by 8 inches. Cut every half into 4 equal strips.
  • Roll 1 hot dog sausage per strip. If you want to add the sesame seeds and poppy seed sprinkle over each one. If not, put 4 pigs in a blanket in the basket
  • Cook at 370 degrees F for 3 minutes, turn them around and cook for another additional 3 minutes.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

You can use any sausage you want.
I use the crescent dough sheet because I am using full length sausage. However, you can use the crescent one as well. You may need to cut the sausage to fit the dough.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 250cal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 684mg | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published May 2021, updated and republished April 2023

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I love pigs in a blanket and these were so yummy and easy to make. I will be making these again for sure!

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