Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Everyone’s favorite pigs in a blanket appetizer just got a whole lot easier and faster, thanks to air fryer magic, for an almost-instant snack.*

Listen to our editor, Christine Pittman, explain briefly how to make these Pigs in a Blanket, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:

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  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 (8-oz./8-count) can refrigerator crescent roll dough
  • 24 cocktail franks or mini hot dogs


  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°F. 
  2. Remove crescent dough from can; unroll and separate dough along the perforations (you should have 8 triangles). Cut each triangle into thirds, lengthwise, to create 3, long, skinny triangles per piece of dough, yielding 24 pieces.
  3. Make the pigs in a blanket. With the tip of the triangle facing away from you, place a single cocktail frank on the base of the triangle; roll cocktail frank and dough toward the tip of the triangle so that the dough encases the cocktail frank; set aside. Repeat with remaining triangles and cocktail franks.
  4. Using tongs, transfer 12 pigs in a blanket to air fryer basket. Insert basket, set timer for 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer cooked pigs in a blanket to a plate or cooling rack. Repeat with remaining pigs in a blanket.


  • Because every air fryer is a little different, the cook time might need adjusting. If after 3 minutes the dough appears too light, reinsert the air fryer basket and cook 1 additional minute. *This recipe was tested in both Corosi and Secura air fryers.
  • Most air fryer baskets have a non-stick surface, however if your air fryer has metal grates without the nonstick coating, use parchment or a pan to prevent the pigs in a blanket from sticking.