Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

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Enjoy a classic party food by making it in an air fryer. These Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket are extra delicious all thanks to their cheese filling! So tasty and SO easy to whip-up!

Hey there, foodie pals! My name is Lisa and I am the founder of the Sugar Agenda blog – a website dedicated to party themes and party food ideas. Today, I’m going to show you how to make Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket, which is one of my favorite appetizers that I love serving when I’m hosting big parties.

A pile of Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket on a white plate, ready to be eaten, with some more in the background along with dip and slices of cucumber

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Pigs in a blanket is huge in my household. My kids and husband love them! They’re an easy lunch to put together and also very budget-friendly. This is another reason I love serving them at parties!

How To Make Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

Looking for more ways to use your air fryer? My Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket are a delicious option and can be served either as a lunch or appetizer.

What You Need:

Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

Ingredients Needed:

Canned croissant dough and hot dogs on a wooden cutting board

Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket Tips

Do I Need To Add Parchment Paper To My Air Fryer?

I avoid using parchment paper in my air fryer because the air fryer’s heating system depends largely on air flow. If you want to use parchment paper, I highly recommend using perforated parchment to help with air circulation.

How Do I Roll My Hot Dogs for My Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket?

To roll the hot dogs for your pigs in a blanket, always start at the widest end of the croissant dough.

Adding cream cheese and shredded cheese on canned croissant dough
Adding cream cheese and shredded cheese on canned croissant dough, a pile of hot dog halves sit next to the dough

Give Your Pigs in a Blanket Sufficient Space in an Air Fryer

Like I mentioned, cooking in the air fryer is all about air circulation, so when you’re using one, you want to make sure your food is laid out on in a single layer and spaced out between each other. I give a lot of room between my pigs in a blanket since it’s wrapped in croissant dough and those puff out tremendously when baked.

A pile of Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket on a white plate, ready to be eaten, with some more in the background along with dip and slices of cucumber
A pile of Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket on a white plate, ready to be eaten, with some more in the background along with dip and slices of cucumber

Use Cooking Spray To Prevent a Big Mess

Fair warning: when cooking, your air fryer pigs in a blanket may ooze out cheese since it has a generous cheese filling (trust me when I say: it’s SO tasty and totally worth it!). Rather than using parchment paper, I recommend spraying your basket with oil so that they can lift off the basket easily.

How Long Does It Take To Cook Pigs in a Blanket in the Air Fryer?

This recipe is very quick to make! All it takes is 8 minutes of cooking time in the air fryer! Be sure to check out the recipe card below for the full details!

Aerial shot of pigs in a blanket on a white plate
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Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

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Enjoy a classic party food by making it in an air fryer. These Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket are extra delicious all thanks to their cheese filling! So tasty and SO easy to whip-up!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:8 mins
Total Time:18 mins

SERVINGS

16

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 can mini croissants 8 count
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Dry out your hot dogs and cut each one in half.
  • Remove the croissant dough from its packaging and cut each triangle in half, lengthwise.
  • Use an offset spatula to spread cream cheese on each croissant half, followed by a sprinkling of cheddar cheese.
  • Starting at the widest end of the croissant, roll your hot dog half until you reach the other end of the croissant.
  • Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place your raw pigs in a blanket, leaving sufficient space between each one (about half an inch should suffice – you may have to work in batches). Spray the tops with cooking spray.
  • Cook for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Serve with mustard as a dipping sauce and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 38mg | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, croissants, hot dogs, pigs in a blanket
Servings: 16 pigs in a blanket
Calories: 78kcal
Aerial shot of pigs in a blanket on a white plate

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