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Smoked jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket

Smoked jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket
Photos for this recipe are from Erin Hungsberg (IG: erin_hungsberg)

If jalapeño poppers and pigs in a blanket had a baby you would get these smoked jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket! These cheese and bacon filled jalapenos, stuffed with a little smokie, wrapped in golden brown crescent dough, are hard to beat!

I’m all about a great appetizer and these little bites couldn’t be any easier or more satisfying. 

What makes the perfect appetizer? 

For me, my favorite appetizers are budget friendly, have simple steps, and of course are delicious. This recipe is all of those things and needs to be served at your next party.

Using similar ingredients as my smoked atomic buffalo turds these jalapeno popper pigs are too easy and too good not to try.  They can be made in under an hour and your guests will devour them until there are no more left. 

Smoked jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket

Can I make these ahead of time? 

You can prep all of the ingredients a day or two ahead and then place them onto your smoker when you are ready to go. 

Smoked jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket

Can I make these in my oven? 

Bake these in your oven at 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until the dough on the outside of the poppers are golden brown and cooked all the way through. Personally I use my smoker because I love the way the smoke enhances the flavor of this recipe.

This recipe a lot like my other ones can be made in an oven. A smoker is just another heat source and acts like an oven with the exception of the smoke. 

Ingredients you will need: 

Fresh jalapenos 

Cream cheese 

Cheddar cheese 

Little smokies (cocktail wieners) 

Crescent roll dough 

Bbq seasoning

Crispy bacon bits 

Ingredients for smoked jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket

How to make smoked jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket. 

Prepare the jalapenos 

Prep the jalapeño peppers by cutting a 1/2 inch of the top, removing the stem, and a 1/2 inch from the bottom. Then cut them length wise and remove the seeds. 

Make the cream cheese mixture 

In a medium bowl combine cream cheese, crispy bacon bits, shredded cheddar cheese and bbq seasoning. You can use my homemade bbq seasoning or your favorite store bought brand. Mix everything together to incorporate and move to filling each slice of jalapeno. 

Putting it all together. 

You can use a piping bag but a spoon will do just as fine. Take a scoop of the popper filling and place about a tablespoon into each jalapeno piece. Next, place a little smokie into the filling and push it into the center.

Then take a piece of crescent roll, cut it half and wrap each filled jalapeno. Brush on some melted butter or egg wash on the crescent rolls and get cooking!

Cooking the jalapenos poppers pig in a blanket. 

I smoke my poppers because I like the flavor a little better than the oven but doing them in your oven works great! 

If using a smoker, start at 225°F for 30 minutes and then increase the temperature to 350°F for another 20-30 minutes. 

Smoked jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket on the smoker

In the oven bake them at 350°f for 20-30 minutes. You know they are done when the dough has puffed up, become golden brown and the jalapenos have softened some. 

Smoked jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket on the smoker

These are the ultimate party appetizer and I always break these out for game day! With the super bowl coming up, they are a must make. 

Storing and reheating. 

Store the jalapenos popper pigs in a blanket in an shallow airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. To reheat, place them in your microwave on high for 30 seconds or to crisp them up use an air fryer or your oven works at 350°f for 3-5 minutes. 

Smoked jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket

Variations.

Make them spicer 

For a spicy twist try adding some buffalo sauce to your filling mixture or put some of the seeds back in from the jalapenos. 

Change the filling

​You can change the filling by adding different types of cheeses, seasoning, or extra ingredients such as diced chicken or onion.

Add some texture 

Add texture to the tops of the pig poppers with some flaky salt, extra bbq seasoning, everything bagel seasoning or sesame seeds. 

Check out these other appetizers with bacon and jalapeño. 

Candied bacon crackers 

Atomic buffalo turds 

Jalapeno popper dip 

Jalapeno and cheddar corn pudding

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Smoked jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket

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  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 jalapeño peppers
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 1 package of lil smokies 
  • 6 slices of bacon 
  • 1.5 tablespoons bbq seasoning (homemade or store-bought) 
  • 1 packages of crescent roll dough 
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter 

Instructions

  1. Cut your bacon into small pieces, add to pan and cook over medium heat until crispy. Lay bacon on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb the grease. Set aside. 
  2. Slice a 1/2 inch off the tops and bottoms of your jalapeño peppers. Then cut lengthwise to split in half and remove seeds with a spoon. 
  3. Make the filling by combining softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon bits, and bbq seasoning. Mix together to incorporate. 
  4. Fill each jalapeño piece with the filling you just prepared and place a little smokie sausage in the center of it. 
  5. Cut each piece of crescent roll dough in half (should have 16 pieces).  Then wrap each filled jalapeño with a piece of crescent roll dough. Brush each piece of dough with melted butter. 
  6. Smoke jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket at 225°F for 30 minutes and then at 350°F for 20-30 minutes until dough is golden brown and cooked all the way through. If baking in oven, cook at 350°F for 20-30 minutes until dough is golden brown and cooked all the way through. 

Notes

  • Author: Jordan Hanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer

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15 Comments

  1. My husband and I have made it a hobby to make these fun recipes and this by far has been our favorite! 10/10 🙂






  2. I have made these twice and will be making them a third time for Super Bowl! They are an absolute hit! Made around 80 of them for a potluck and they were gone so fast. These will be on regular rotation for me!






  3. Took to superbowl party, they were a hit. They got a bit soggy though so I stuck them upside down in the airfryer, worked great!

  4. OMG, these smoked jalapeño poppers pigs in a blanket are insane! The combination of the crispy pork exterior and the spicy jalapeño filling is pure genius. I’m making these for my next game day party without a doubt. Can’t wait to see my guests’ reactions! 😍

  5. These were a HUGE hit for Super Bow weekend! They were so easy to make! Made the filling a day in advance which made it even more easier






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