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Italian Sausage Wrapped in Bread Dough {aka Big Pig in a Blanket}

Pigs in Blankets

Get a room full of people together for nearly any occasion, set out a platter of Pigs in a Blanket, and prepare to watch them disappear.  In a hurry.

We’ve become very fond of Jennie-O Hot Italian Turkey Sausage.  They seem to be on the menu most every week in one form or another.  It was on the back of their packaging that I saw this fabulous idea for Italian Sausage Wrapped in Bread Dough

Pillsbury Original Breadsticks

Wrap cooked sausages in breadstick dough and bake them….Pigs in a Blanket style.  Yet, bigger with grown up flavor.

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We’ll be enjoying these while watching the Big Game this evening.

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Italian Sausage Wrapped in Bread Dough {aka Big Pig in a Blanket}

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10


  • 2 packages 10 sausage links Jennie-O Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 1 tube Pillsbury Breadsticks Dough
  • Condiments of choice


  • Cook sausage as instructed on package until fully cooked, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Wrap each link in a breadstick. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Serve with condiments of choice.


  • Beverley

    Libby what a great recipe. It brought back memories of when my mother used to make mini ones when I was growing up in Florida and I made them for my kids here in England. Reminds me that I really do need to make them again xoxo

    • libby

      Awe thanks Beverley. These are definitely one of those recipes that reminds me of family as well. We still make the mini ones for Christmas Eve nibbles and everyone loves them. Thank you for stopping by. I always love to hear from you. xo Libby

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