Pigs in a Blanket

When hosting a party it is important to prep as much as possible. Prepping allows you to be an easy breezy host. We found this Pigs in a Blanket recipe on Martha Stewart and it is a huge hit!! Every time we make this recipe at least 5 people from the party ask for details! Rather than use fatty smoked sausages I like to find either a smoked turkey or chicken sausage for a less greasy pig. What makes this recipe even better is you can freeze the pigs in a blanket a week ahead of time!

Pigs in a Blanket


INGREDIENTS

  • Flour for dusting
  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • Honey Dijon mustard
  • 18 fully cooked sausages either smoked turkey or andouille chicken
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • Poppy seeds for sprinkling
  • Sea salt for sprinkling
  • Mustard or Ketchup for serving

DIRECTIONS

On a lightly floured work surface, roll each pastry sheet out into a 12-inch square, then cut into 4-inch squares. Lightly brush lower half of each square with mustard, center a sausage on mustard-coated edge, and brush top inch with egg. Roll sausages in pastry, pressing seams to tightly seal. Brush tops with egg, then sprinkle with poppy seeds or flaky salt. Cut each at an angle into thirds. Freeze pigs in blankets, uncovered, on a parchment-lined baking sheet until firm.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place frozen pigs in blankets 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until pastry is puffed and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve warm with mustards.

*Recipe from Martha Stewart Living 

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Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Trying new recipes has always been a hobby of mine. I have memories after school of microwaving different dips together then anxiously awaiting the outcome! Sometimes I pick strange recipes to experiment on my friends and family. When I introduced this barbecue chicken pizza recipe my husband bought Funfetti cake mix pretending it would be fun to make when in reality he had low confidence in the dish and created a back up plan to avoid hurting my feelings. He was wrong!. Our Barbecue Chicken Pizza recipe is delicious, fast, and easy to make. The combination of the rich rotisserie chicken, sweet barbecue, creamy blue cheese and sharp red onion is addicting. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal or side dish for Super Bowl Sunday. Enjoy!

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

  • Servings: 4-6
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Ingredients

  • 1 Boboli 12” 100% Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Spread sauce over the crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with chicken and remaining ingredients. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is crisp. Cut into 12 wedges.

*This recipe is based on Cooking Light’s BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza

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