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Cinnamon Roll Pigs in a Blanket

Erica
Cinnamon Roll Pigs in a Blanket have juicy breakfast sausage wrapped in easy cinnamon roll dough and finished with a sweet drizzle of maple icing. Just three ingredients are all you need for fun and tasty breakfast pigs in a blanket.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 433 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (20 oz) package breakfast sausage links
  • 1 (12.4 oz) container Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Original Icing 8 rolls per package
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • In a large skillet over medium-low heat, brown the sausage until just cooked through. Transfer links to a plate lined with paper towels to drain fat.
  • Open the tube of cinnamon roll dough. Set the container of icing aside. Separate the rolls, then cut each roll in half.
  • Take a half roll and pinch the cut ends together to form a "mini roll" resembling the original whole roll. In your palms, flatten to an oblong disk. Lay a sausage on the disk. Wrap dough around the link; pinch dough closed to hold. Place seam side down on bake sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining dough and links.
  • Bake at 400°F for 9-11 minutes until dough is puffed, golden, and cooked through.
  • While pigs are cooking, stir the maple syrup and package icing in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over cooked pigs in a blanket and serve immediately.

Notes

I used Johnsonville brand Brown Sugar and Honey flavor breakfast sausage. Maple flavor is another option commonly available.
Note that the halved pieces of dough will cook faster (9-11 minutes) than the 13-17 minutes called for in the Pillsbury package directions. Keep an eye on them to ensure they don't burn.

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcal (22%) | Carbohydrates: 34g (11%) | Protein: 16g (32%) | Fat: 26g (40%) | Saturated Fat: 9g (56%) | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 52mg (17%) | Sodium: 1037mg (45%) | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 18g (20%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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