Vegan pigs in blankets recipes
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If you’re looking to make healthier choices by cutting out processed meat from your diet, but you love an indulgent snack of sausages wrapped in bacon or pastry — aka pigs in blankets — then the good news is you don’t have to miss out.

Plant-based pigs in a blanket are not only possible, but they’re just as tasty, if not tastier, than their meat-based counterpart. The only difference is, they’re healthier, more ethical, and kinder to the environment. Here are seven vegan recipes for plant-based pigs in blankets.

7 Vegan Pigs-in-a-Blanket Recipes


1. ‘I love pigs. In a blanket.’ by Healthy Happy Life

“I love pigs. In a blanket” | image/Healthy Happy Life

This recipe calls for just three ingredients — Daiya cheddar cheese, Field Roast frankfurter hot dogs, and baking rolls. Kathy Patalsky from Happy Healthy Life says, “For quick, easy and totally cravable “pigs” in under 20 minutes – grab these products at the store and make this recipe!” It’s a total crowd-pleaser, perfect for children’s parties, a side dish at dinner time, a buffet tea, or even just a lunchtime snack.

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Get the recipe here.

2. ‘Snuggy Bunnies’ by Food Republic

Snuggy Bunnies | image/Food Republic

These little “bunnies” don’t require any vegan meat products. All you need is some baby carrots, puff pastry, paprika, sesame seeds, olive oil, and salt.

“I don’t have to tell you that these are the cutest things in the world! Darling little roasted carrots in puff pastry, because bunnies love carrots and real pigs deserve real blankets,” writes Food Republic author and “pioneer of plant-based cuisine” Isa Chandra Moskowitz.

They’re sprinkled with a little paprika for smokiness, but the flavors are kept simple, relying more on the gentle roasting of the carrot, which sweetens a bit as it cooks. There are sesame seeds for fanciness, and I serve these with a hint of mustard just to drive the point home,” she continues.

She added that she loves the simple and quick nature of this recipe, noting that “most of the time spent is wrapping the baby carrots in their blankets.” Cute.

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3. Vegan Pigs in a Blanket by Epicurean Vegan

Vegan Pigs in Blankets | image/Epicurean Vegan

This recipe is super easy to follow,  breaking down every step, complete with photos. It calls for Daiya cheese, Pillbury Crescent Rolls and Smart Dogs, or pretty much any vegan or veggie dog you fancy.

“There’s nothing wrong with some Pillbury Crescent Rolls once in a great while,” writes Epicurean Vegan. “[My] seventh-grader really wanted to try these, so after a tiny bit of prep, we had a quick snack. I added a little Daiya cheese to one, just to see how it tasted and it was pretty darn good!”

Get the recipe here.

4. Carrots In a Blanket by Vegan Sandra

Carrots in a Blanket | image/Vegan Sandra

This super simple, cheap, and easy recipe calls for carrots, puff pastry, and fresh dill. It’s also super tasty, and you can guarantee it will be a hit at any dinner party.

Vegan Sandra says, “I wish pigs in a blanket were really cute pigs in a warm blanket not sausages made out of actual pigs. And who needs sausages anyway when you have delicious, juicy and vibrant carrots?” She adds, “I just LOVE recipes like these – so simple, cheap and so delicious in its simplicity. Carrots really shine in this dish.”

Epicurean Vegan says, “These are great served with ketchup, horseradish, mustard…you name it. Enjoy!”

Get the recipe here.

5. Vegan Cheesy Bacon Pigs in Blankets by Vegan Mos

Vegan Cheesy Bacon Pigs in Blankets | image/VeganMos

Does a recipe get any more indulgent than when it contains vegan cheese, bacon, pastry, and sausages? Nope. This is the ultimate comfort food. Like Michael Suchman from VeganMos highlights, this recipe gives you your favorite 1980s party food but without the cruelty. Like the author asks, why would anyone want to eat an animal like Esther?

Suchman adds, “You can make [these pigs in blankets] large for a meal or small for appetizers.  As an added treat, I’m giving you two recipes for the price of one!  For the large size, add bacon and cheese. It is a little difficult to add them if you’re making them appetizer sized.  Yes, these contain a lot of processed foods, but these are treats for special occasions, like National Pig in a Blanket Day.”

Get the recipe here.

6. Homemade Vegan Pigs in a Blanket by the Tofu Diaries

Homemade pigs in blankets | image/the Tofu Diaries

This recipe was put together for Christmas time, but it’s so delicious, there’s nothing to stop you from enjoying it all year round. If you don’t fancy making your own chickpea sausages, or you simply don’t have the time, the Tofu Diaries recommends subbing them for Linda McCartney sausages or another variety of gluten-free sausage.

“Homemade chickpea sausages wrapped in sun-dried tomato blankets,”
says the Tofu Diaries. “The perfect vegan pigs in blankets… why not include them on a buffet all year round for a tasty vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free option?” If these aren’t a people-pleaser, we don’t know what is.

Get the recipe here.

7. Dijon (Vegan) Pigs in a Blanket by Well Vegan

Dijon Pigs in a Blanket | image/Well Vegan

Whether you’re watching sports, hosting a social event, making a warming appetizer during a cold day, or cooling off in summer, these vegan “pigs in a blanket” are the perfect go-to recipe. It’s even complete with a veganized egg wash and Dijon mustard. “They bring the perfect balance of carbs, fat, and protein to keep those mid-day beers from sneaking up on you,” says recipe author Well Vegan. “Nobody wants that.”

They add, “I prefer to use a high-quality fake dog in my blankets and (in my opinion) Field Roast is a favorite. Now if you live in Brooklyn or somewhere hip enough to have a vegan butcher, by all means, go there! You lucky dog, you. But the rest of us will make do with store-bought peasant dogs and be quite content.”

Get the recipe here.


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