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There are certain things in this world that make me smile no matter what.
A babies laugh
My children's faces
and pigs in blankets
I am not talking about the Gieco pig in a blanket either,
although he does kind of make me giggle.
I am talking about those good old fashion piggies that your Mom made for you when you were a kid.
That buttery dough,
and meaty hot dog.
But as much as those little bundled up weenies make me happy, it has been years since I have had one.
I think I made them for my kids a few times, but they didn't seem to appreciate them as much as I did.
Ppfffttt kids these days!
So I learned to live without my swaddled swine, and had to rely on babies, puppies, and my kids (who obviously did not get my piggy gene) to make me smile.
Fast forward to a tantalizing tweet I received from @PigsBlanketsDay on Twitter one day asking me what I was going to be making for Pigs In Blanket Day.
Be still my heart!
There is an actual day for my tasty treat?
I was hot on it! I had already had a recipe in mind,
but it was filed away under "Hopefully One Day".
Who knew that day would come?
And you know what? Kevin loved, luvd, lurved these little guys. I mean, I had to fight him off to be able to take a picture before he jumped in with both feet
feet would just be weird.
Happy happy me!!
So a word of advice.
If you plan on serving more than just two, make a double batch!
Mini Reuben Pigs in Blankets
Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
- 1 cup sauerkraut, drained well and roughly chopped
- 1 (8-ounce) tube Pillsbury crescent roll dough
- 3/4 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
- 24 beef cocktail sausages
- 1 egg, beaten
- Caraway seeds
- Spicy brown mustard
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place sauerkraut on a cutting board and roughly chop, then transfer to a clean kitchen towel and wring the rest of the moisture out of it. Fluff with your fingers.
- Unroll the crescent dough and pinch the seams together. Cut the dough in half lengthwise, then cut each half crosswise into 12 strips. Spread about 1 teaspoon of sauerkraut on each dough strip, leaving a 1/2 inch border on one end. Sprinkle with the cheese and place one sausage on the strip. Roll the dough around the sausage and press lightly to seal the edge.
- Transfer to the baking sheet, seam side down, and brush with the egg wash. Sprinkle with caraway seeds and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve with mustard.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Tags: appetizer, football, Reuben
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Wow! Now how fun are these! Kids would love them , too. But maybe I'll stick to making them for adults... Thanks.
These look amazing, love them!! Who knew there was a day dedicated to them. LOL
I’m surprised with all of the food holidays, there isn’t something dedicated to pigs in a blanket. This looks so simple and deliscious to make.
Kraus House Mom
My husband loves Rubens, this would be perfect for him. I , on the other hand, can't stand sauerkraut.
AS if pigs in a blanket weren't already a great snack! Reubens are seriously my favorite sandwich.
Normally I'd say kids these days right along with you. But not on this. My kids are going to love them! Anything little in size makes them super happy for some reason.
Awwww these are almost too cute to eat. I am in love with them
This sound so yummy! And who knew there was a pigs in a blanket day! So funny. 🙂
These mini reuben’s are so cute! They are perfect with cocktails and kids’ parties.
Too bad I cant eat this I cant eat pork. But I have a friend who loves pork alot and enjoys hosting parties he should make this.
Those sound and look SO good! I had no idea that there was an actual day for it, but I'll take it! Delicious!
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
These are such a neat take on Pigs in a Blanket! I am going to have to give these a try asap.