Wondering what to serve with pigs in a blanket? We have the answer. In fact, we have 15 answers, each one better than the last!
Pigs in a blanket are little hot dogs that are baked inside a flakey pastry. They are perfect for popping in your mouth as an appetizer. They can also be a great full meal if you pair them with the right sides.
There are so many delicious foods that go well with pigs in a blanket. From healthy sides like salads to sweet sides like maple syrup baked beans, we found them all!
Delicious Side Dishes for Pigs in a Blanket
Take a look at all of our yummy side dish ideas and see which you like best. Pick more than one side dish to really make your meal complete!
Our Simple Green Moms roasted carrots and potatoes are a perfect side dish for pigs in a blanket. It is also very easy to make with just four simple ingredients.
Baby carrots, small potatoes, olive oil, and salt are all it takes to make this quick roasted vegetable side. Toss everything together, spread it on a baking sheet and then cook!
You can even bake these roasted vegetables while you bake your pigs in a blanket. Everything will be ready at the same time!
2. Baked Beans
There is nothing quite as delicious as baked beans and pigs in a blanket. This recipe from Hungry Healthy Happy is very easy to make and will give you an unforgettable plate of baked beans.
This recipe uses the slow cooker to make tender, simple baked beans. We love the sweetness of the maple syrup. It is the perfect compliment to those lil smokies that you have crisping in the oven.
Serve baked beans on the side of pigs in a blanket or dip the mini hot dogs right into the baked beans instead of ketchup.
Mashed potatoes are a nice filling side dish to serve with pigs in a blanket. They are hearty and help make your meal complete.
If you want the best-mashed potatoes ever, make these from Jo Jo Recipes. The recipe is made with only four ingredients, making perfect, creamy mashed potatoes. It is one of the most delicious recipes we have ever tried!
Be sure to use baking potatoes like Idaho potatoes or Russet potatoes. These have less gluten and will be nice and soft rather than sticky.
4. Potato Salad
Everyone loves a good potato salad. It is also the perfect answer to what to serve with pigs in a blanket.
This recipe from A Spicy Perspective is perfect for making in advance. You can whip it up a day or two before a party and then serve it straight from the fridge.
Potato salad and pigs in a blanket are great picnic meals. You can even cook your pigs in a blanket on the grill outside. Use a grill oven box to bake them perfectly while stirring up your salad.
5. Pasta Salad
Speaking of picnic foods, we have another one! Pasta salad is a perfect complimentary picnic-style food that goes well with pigs in a blanket. Wrap those mini hot dogs in crescent rolls and make this recipe from Inspired Taste while the lil smokies bake.
This pasta salad is made with peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, banana peppers, olives, and mozzarella. A homemade red wine vinegar vinaigrette is the perfect topping for the salad.
We like the rotini pasta in this macaroni salad recipe but feel free to use any kind of pasta you’d like. Shell pasta and rigatoni both work well. You can even make it with tortellini!
6. Deviled Eggs
A perfect plate of deviled eggs is a great side dish to serve alongside pigs in a blanket. This recipe from Downshiftology is our go-to dish for buffets and passed appetizers.
Start by making hard-boiled eggs. Cut them in half and scoop out the hard yellow yolk. Mayonnaise, mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper are mixed with the yolks to make a creamy filling.
Sprinkle a bit of paprika over the deviled eggs as a finishing touch. The pigs in a blanket can bake while you are making deviled eggs. Everything will be ready to serve at the same time!
7. Cheese Dip
We are big fans of cheese dip alongside pigs in a blanket. This easy recipe from Budget Bytes can be made in just 5 minutes. Nothing beats a quick recipe like that! We just love easy side dishes.
Serve pigs in a blanket with a big bowl of cheese dipping sauce. Dunk your lil smokes right into the cheese to make cheese dogs.
Serve them with another side of chili to make chili cheese dogs. Just the thought of that makes our taste buds sing!
Make a whole sauce bar to go with your pigs in a blanket. Barbecue sauce, cheese dip, honey mustard, ketchup, pickle relish, and even a bowl of baked beans will give your guests lots of options to serve with their dishes.
A big casserole dish of scalloped potatoes and a plate of pigs in a blanket might be one of our favorite meals to serve to a crowd. Everyone can grab their pigs in a blanket and a big scoop of creamy scalloped potatoes. Buffet-style meals are always great.
This recipe from Spend With Pennies is extremely popular. Butter, onions, garlic, and milk always make things delicious.
The chicken broth used in the sauce for the scalloped potatoes is the secret ingredient. It adds a layer of depth to the potatoes that are very yummy. It is also the perfect complement to pigs in a blanket needs!
9. Quinoa Salad
Still wondering what to serve with pigs in a blanket? Try a healthy quinoa salad! This recipe from Cookie and Kate is full of healthy ingredients that you will adore.
Chickpeas, cucumber, red onion, and red bell pepper are just a few ingredients tossed into this salad. Olive oil, lemon juice, and red wine vinegar make a tasty, tangy dressing.
Take a look at all the required ingredients, as there are quite a few! But don’t worry, they are all super tasty.
Quinoa salad is best when served cold. It is good to have side dishes with different temperatures and textures to make your meal interesting.
10. Fruit Salad
Pigs in a blanket are summery, warm weather food. We like to think of serving little smokies on a picnic table alongside other outdoor side dishes. Fruit salad is one of those delicious sides we love serving pigs in a blanket with. It is refreshing, colorful, and such a tasty dish.
Use this recipe for rainbow lime fruit salad from Cooking Classy. It uses all different kinds of bright fruits that go well with the buttery taste of blanket pigs.
Bananas, strawberries, mandarin oranges, blueberries, grapes, kiwis, and pineapple are just a few of the fruits in this recipe. Feel free to add your favorite fruits too. We like to add some apples and raspberries to the mix.
The lime and honey dressing on the fruit salad really ties the whole salad together. Try using brown sugar or syrup in place of honey to complement the hot dogs’ meaty taste.
11. Corn Pudding
Corn pudding is a classic side dish to serve with pigs in a blanket. The creamy, sweet taste of the corn is just so good!
Make this recipe from Barefeet in the Kitchen for a classic corn pudding. All of the ingredients just need to be mixed in a bowl and then spread in a casserole dish. All you need to do is preheat the oven, pop the dish in and bake!
Bake the pigs in a blanket at the same time as the corn casserole. Serve everything hot out of the oven. Another cold side of coleslaw will add a healthy, crunchy textured food to your dinner.
12. Scrambled Eggs
We know it might sound a little crazy, but scrambled eggs and pigs in a blanket are one of our favorite breakfasts. Got leftovers? Reheat pigs in a blanket in the morning, and make these perfect scrambled eggs from Pinch of Yum.
Eggs, butter, and a little salt are all you need to make these eggs. Be sure to read the recipe for tips and tricks to help you make the scrambled eggs light and fluffy.
This will definitely be your favorite recipe for scrambled eggs ever. With little prep time and just three ingredients, it is truly fantastic!
Serve the meal with a little ketchup or barbecue sauce to really tie the meal together.
A tray of little smokies with crispy homemade potato chips is a must-have meal. These potatoes from Bowl of Delicious are super easy to make. Once you have tried homemade chips, you will never go back to store-bought!
The chips are baked in the oven rather than fried. Toss thinly sliced potatoes with olive oil and spread them on a parchment paper-lined tray. Bake until they are golden brown.
Use a paper towel to sop up some of the excess grease from baking.
Try sprinkling the chips with some shredded cheddar cheese when they come out of the oven. Chessy potatoes can’t be beaten!
14. Green Beans
A nice side dish of green beans is perfect to serve with pigs in a blanket. Try making these delicious, oven-roasted green beans from Wanderlust Kitchen.
Green beans are tossed with some olive oil, lemon juice, capers, and garlic. This salty, herby combination is great with the buttery pigs in a blanket.
We also love side dishes that are healthy. Beans are full of essential vitamins and nutrients that will make your main course more nutritious.
15. Corn Salad
Corn and hot dogs are often served together. A simple, tasty side like this corn salad from Lil Luna is ideal for serving with pigs in a blanket.
Fresh corn is tossed with tomatoes, basil, and cucumbers. A little feta cheese is added to the mix. You can also try using blue cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese for a whole new flavor profile. Some canned black beans are a good addition, too.
Add some bacon crumbles for even more salty goodness. You can’t go wrong with bacon!
If you do not have time to cook corn or just want super-fast side dishes, use canned corn instead of fresh. Sweet corn is best as it adds a sweet taste to a salty side dish.
Corn salad will be delicious for days after it is made. It is great for meal prepping and cooking ahead of time. Store it in the fridge for up to a week. Reheat your favorite blanket pigs and serve them with a big scoop of corn salad for a great meal.
Perfect Sides For Mini Hot Dogs- From Mashed Potatoes to Baked Beans
There are so many great side dishes to serve with pigs in a blanket. You will have to try them all!
Let us know which side dishes you love best and enjoy!