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Little Smokies in a Blanket Charcuterie Board

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Do you love game day food? Well then you’ll love these pull apart “pigs in a blanket” because they are a hit at every party! [Check out all my the big board ideas.]

Little Smokies in a Blanket Charcuterie Board

These “Little Smokies in a Blanket” are delicious served with your favorite mustard or dipping sauces! Or, you may want to try this Pull Apart Charcuterie Bread recipe!

Little Smokies in a Blanket Charcuterie Board - springform pan

What are pigs in a blanket?

Pigs in a blanket (or smokies in a blanket) vary from recipe to recipe, but they are dough wrapped around different sausage-based foods.

Smokies in a Blanket Charcuterie Board

How do you make little smokies in a blanket?

In a springform pan! I saw the vide that Delish made and we created our own charcuterie board with mustards and everything “yummy” for a game day party!

Little Smokies in a Blanket Charcuterie Board - how to

This time we used pizza dough to make these little smokies in a blanket, but you can also use crescent rolls.

Easy Little Smokies in a Blanket Charcuterie Board

Can you make pigs in a blanket in advance?

Yes, you can. Make ahead and keep the springform pan in the fridge. Remove from the fridge an hour before baking (or, add extra time for baking because they are so cold).

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I found a new quote that I love!

The fruits of your labors may be reaped two generations from now. Trust, even when you don’t see the results. –Henri Nouwen

I think about what I’m teaching my kids (now in their 20s) and how they love to cook and have people over. Maybe not to the extent of this epic charcuterie board every single time, but on a slimmer scale.

Little Smokies in a Blanket Charcuterie Board Appetizer

It makes me happy as a mom to know my kids understand the importance of hospitality. There are so many styles, when you think of sit-down dinners, potlucks, barbecues, buffet-style (our new favorite way to host in our mountain home). Then there’s GAME DAY!

Set the food out and they will come :)

Party Little Smokies in a Blanket Charcuterie Board

Lil’ Smokies Charcuterie Board

This Little Smokies in a Blanket Charcuterie Board today is perfect for Game Day if you’re serving a lot of guests! This recipe makes 60 bites, but of course it’s hard to stop at just one, so maybe consider that each person will eat 5, that would serve 12 guests.

Little Smokies in a Blanket Charcuterie Board - bite

Readers ask me a lot how many people this large charcuterie board feeds and I usually say 12-20. Depending on if it’s dinner or appetizers!

More charcuterie ideas:

Party Ham & Rolls Charcuterie Board

Retro Epic Spam Charcuterie Board

Italian Bread Dipping Oil Charcuterie Board

Spaghetti and Meatballs Dinner Board

Epic Greek Charcuterie Board

Our son helped me whip this up for a few friends and we all got to enjoy it on a cold, chilly day.

Tasty Little Smokies in a Blanket Charcuterie Board

On game day, pop in the oven (place a cookie sheet under the pan) and bake. Serve hot with your favorite mustards.

Better yet, serve on an EPIC charcuterie board!

I love Game Day treats, don’t you?

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Little Smokies in a Blanket Charcuterie Board

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Yield: 12
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Little Smokies in a Blanket

  • Cooking spray
  • 6 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting the board
  • 1 14 oz. tube refrigerated pizza dough, roll out and cut into 60 pieces
  • 24 oz. package cocktail wieners, little smokies (or 2 12 oz. packages)
  • 1 cup Sharp cheddar white cheese, grated


  • Marinara, warmed
  • Mustard
  • Ranch

Charcuterie board

  • Springform Wrapped Sausage Bites
  • Broccoli
  • Ranch dressing
  • Light queso dip
  • Ketchup and mustard
  • Specialty mustard, we buy _____ at Trader Joe’s
  • Terra Real Vegetable Chips
  • Mini whole peppers
  • Pepperoncini
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Snap peas
  • Salami
  • Cheese slices
  • Crackers


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Grease inside of an 8 or 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together butter and seasoning; add in salt.
  • On a lightly floured surface, unroll pizza dough (slightly rolling to make 60 rectangles). Cut into 1”-x-2” rectangles, 5 x 12.
  • Brush top of each with butter mixture, then wrap each cocktail wiener in pizza dough and pinch seam shut.
  • Place wrapped sausages standing upright in springform pan. They should be snug, but not too tightly packed together. (Otherwise dough won’t bake!) Brush top with remaining melted butter mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake until golden, 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Serve warm with dipping sauces on a large charcuterie board.
  • Place the plate of sausages in the center of a charcuterie board. Lay down broccoli around it, then place the rest of the foods on the board.
  • Fill small bowls with dipping sauces (mustard, bbq sauce, etc.)
  • Serve while the sausages are hot!
Course: Appetizer
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a party food board with little smokies, pigs in a blanket, in the center