Pigs in a blanket, also known as crescent rolls, are a great way to kick off a party. Guests of all ages enjoy them because they’re convenient, light, delicious, and cute. Also, they’re easy to make; thus, you can avoid some hassle.
Pigs in a blanket usually come with tasty dips like mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and other types included in this article. Besides the dips, you can also serve them with other delicious appetizers! This article can help you decide what to serve with pigs in a blanket and give your guests more options to choose from and enjoy while waiting for the party to get to full blast.
Ketchup and mustard are the most classic partners to pigs in a blanket. But if you want to put a little twist, try this honey mustard sauce! The honey adds an irresistible sweetness to the flavor palette. Thus, when you dip your sausage pastries into it, you get a delectable blend of spicy, savory, and sweet tastes. It takes only five minutes to make, and you can keep the extra refrigerated.
Creamy sauces like mayo or ranch are well-recommended for pigs in a blanket. But if you want something similar but slightly elevated, try roasted garlic aioli. It’s a lot like mayonnaise, but there are key differences, such as olive oil and flavorings. Aioli also takes more time, effort, and care to perfect. However, once you’ve had it, you won’t be dipping your appetizers and treats into store-bought condiments again.
This bloomin’ onion sauce is a popular treat from Outback Steakhouse. While it is usually served with blooming onions – as it was named – you can have it with other goodies, like fries, onion rings, and pigs in a blanket. It has mayo, ketchup, horseradish, paprika, salt, garlic, oregano, black pepper, and cayenne. While you’re making it, why not cook some blooming onions, too, and serve with pigs in a blanket?
You’ve probably had some cheesy condiments, like nacho cheese or queso. But have you had one with some beer in it? In this beer cheese recipe, you get to incorporate your favorite beer. Thus, it’s perfect for game day! Besides the beer, there are two kinds of cheese: sharp cheddar and either gruyere or swiss. You’ll also need butter, flour, onion, garlic, cayenne, milk, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.
Consider serving this buffalo sauce if you have pigs in a blanket and chicken wings on your appetizer menu. It’s spicy, smoky, and tangy, thus providing every treat with an incredible kick, heat, and zesty flavor. There are also hints of sweetness because the recipe calls for honey. Besides that, you’ll also need butter, cayenne hot pepper sauce, garlic powder, and paprika.
Horseradish is a root crop that’s surprisingly spicy and pungent. Thus, despite the creamy white look of this dip, don’t underestimate it. It could be packing a punch, especially if you’re using fresh horseradish. Besides the spiciness, this dip is full of tangy flavors from sour cream, mayo, and apple cider vinegar. Finally, there are also chives and black pepper to bring it all together.
Blue and green-veined cheeses aren’t everyone’s favorite because of their odor, taste, or concept. But if you’re a fan of them, you should serve your pigs in a blanket with this creamy and delicious blue cheese dressing. It’s made with your favorite blue cheese, sour cream, mayo, parsley, sea salt, ground pepper, and lemon juice. Skip the added milk or water to keep the dip thick.
This crab rangoon dip can serve two purposes – an additional party appetizer and a dip for your pigs in a blanket. It’s rich, cheesy, and savory, often served with fried wonton wrappers and crackers. The crab taste is also intense, especially if you use fresh or authentic crab meat. However, you can also use imitation products. Enjoy the dip, either hot or cold!
9. French Fries
French fries are a timeless partner to pigs in a blanket. You can have them as snacks, appetizers, or even a meal. Both are versatile with dips; hence, you can choose any of the above mentioned ones. Moreover, you have many options for French fries: store-bought, frozen, or made from scratch, like this recipe. You can also bake, air-fry, deep-fry, or fry them twice for extra crispy textures.
Potato skins are a unique treat you can add to your appetizer menu. As the name implies, they’re made from skins. Thus, it’s an innovative and delicious way to transform discarded potato shells. Remember to use russet or sweet potato skins to ensure they are crisp and whole. Then, you can fill the baked shells with toppings like cheese, bacon, meat, or chives. Serve with some side dips!
11. Jalapeno Poppers
Do you want to start your party with a kick? Serve your pigs in a blanket with these jalapeno poppers! This partnership has an exciting contrast of flavors because these poppers are spicy, cheesy, and crisp. Comparatively, pigs in a blanket are tender and meaty, with subtle dough flavors. However, both share this quality – they’re best served with dips, especially creamy, cool ones like blue cheese dressing.
Surf and turf is not the only dish that combines the sea and land flavors. This bacon-wrapped shrimp has crisp-tender textures and salty, meaty, sweet, and spicy flavors. Moreover, this recipe calls for only four ingredients: jumbo shrimp, bacon, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. Like poppers and pigs in a blanket, it’s usually served with a condiment.
The final appetizer suggestion in this article is grape jelly meatballs. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and unique. This recipe calls for three ingredients only: grape jelly, chili sauce, and frozen meatballs. You can add cayenne for smoky, spicy flavors. Also, you can opt for homemade meatballs if you give time or effort. Otherwise, frozen ones are just as good!