Homemade Pigs In A Blanket

Lily-Rose: Kindergarten Cook is at it again! This time she and her cousin create homemade pigs in a blanket that will be a hit with the whole family.

Homemade Pigs In A Blanket


1 lb mild pork sausage

1 cup flour

1 cup cornmeal

1 tbsp baking powder

½ cup sugar

½ tsp salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

¼ cup honey

¼ cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350℉.

Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Add sausage and cook, breaking up pieces, until fully cooked, 10-14 minutes.  Drain off grease and allow to cool completely.

Mix together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, honey and butter.  Add to flour mixture and mix until blended.

Stir in sausage.

Place 3 (12 ct.) silicone pig molds sheets on cookie sheets and coat with cooking spray.  Fill each mold with the cornbread mixture.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out clean.  Allow pigs to cool completely before removing them from the mold.

Serve warm with honey mustard or ranch dipping sauce, if desired.


Yield:  36 pigs, 100 calories per pig

Hack:  For a smoother, less granular texture, mix cornmeal and milk.  Cover and allow to soak in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

Hack:  Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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12 Replies to “Homemade Pigs In A Blanket”

  1. Hi Cynthia,

    I landed on your website and now I’ve started feeling hungry already. This is a great avenue to learn more about cooking. I love your homemade pigs’ recipe. Well, I’ve been trying to make mushrooms at home but I never seem to get it right every time. Could you be kind enough to point me to some helpful info? Thanks in advance!



    1. You don’t mention how you’re trying to cook mushrooms or what you’re using them for but I prefer mine carmelized like they are in this garlic chicken recipe.   It’s a simple method of cooking them in butter over medium-low heat until all the moisture has evaporated, about 1 hour.  Thanks for asking!

  2. Okay, I just have to mention the adorable kids in the video!!! So cute!

    Looks like another great recipe from Cynthia Eats. I have never had this with your suggested honey mustard or ranch dipping sauce. Sounds good though. I usually just have had them with plain old yellow mustard.

    Have you tried cooking pigs in a blanket with any other meats other than pork sausage?

    1. Thank you for your comments!  The girls love to make videos and post them online…it makes them feel like movie stars!  haha!  

      Yes, I have used different meats in this recipe, including ground beef, ground chicken (or chicken sausage) or hot dogs.  I use whatever I have on hand!

  3. I would like to share with you a little hack a friend shared with me recently. Keeping pigs in a blanket warm without getting soggy is a challenge. Well, no more. If you want to keep your pigs in a blanket already made in the fridge a day before cooking, you need to wrap them in a paper towel so it can absorb any moisture that may leak out overnight. This will surely prevent them from getting soggy!

  4. In the UK pigs in blankets are cocktail sausages wrapped up in bacon.  

    So it was very interesting to see your recipe as it is totally new to me.

    This sounds like a really good alternative to the usual.

    I wonder if I can get cornmeal in the UK?  

    As I don’t have molds I think I will shape tin foil to do the same job.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. I love bacon-wrapped hot dogs!  I must admit that this is my personal take on pigs in a blanket as it varies in my country as well.  

      As for the molds, muffin tips would work well or just bake it in larger pan and cut it into pieces!  It will all taste the same in the end!

  5. Thank you, Cynthia, for this beautiful article. The recipe for homemade pigs in a blanket is so easy to make, great. I’ll try this recipe at Easter when our neighbors’ children come to visit us. I really loved the video. The kids were so talented and disciplined. It was great, of course, I shared it.
    You made me happy with this, thank you so much.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments and thank you for sharing!  My granddaughters have a lot of fun making these!

  6. Thanks for this interesting recipe for homemade Pigs in a Blanket! I’m very sure I have access to honey mustard but no access to ranch dipping sauce in my own part of the world. But I so much enjoyed the recipe, and I’m more than ready to practice this at home any time so soon. Most of the required ingredients listed are within my reach except for the mild pork sausage, which is far from my present location. Thanks for the instruction on preheating!

    1. Joyce, interestingly enough, the reason I used mild pork sausage in this particular recipe and video was that it was what I had on hand at that time.  Feel free to substitute any kind of sausage, ground beef or cut-up hot dogs.  I have used all these things and the result is just as good!

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