Fourth of July is right around the corner, so I thought I would provide a quick appetizer you could do for the neighborhood block party or your own backyard BBQ. Most everyone loves pigs in a blanket, they are almost a staple of American appetizer cuisine that have been around for decades. Perfect to celebrate America’s birthday!

These little things are a snap to put together but will taste like it took a long time. The ingredients I’ve used have lightened things up a bit for this recipe using reduced fat crescent rolls and turkey little smokies. In the end, these little tykes are so flakey with the rolls wrapping the savory links – but they have friends with them: Cheddar cheese and honey mustard.

Oh yes, a party isn’t a party without friends! Putting all of these together makes for a great party in your mouth.

You can easily double and triple this recipe depending on how many people you want to provide for. This recipe serves 6 people at 4 pieces each. You may just want to make more because these things are seriously that good. You won’t have any left over….

Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6
  • 1 tube reduced fat crescent rolls
  • 24 turkey little smokies
  • 1½ Tbs. honey mustard
  • 3 Tbs. mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or non-stick aluminum foil.
  2. On a clean surface, roll crescent rolls out and separate at perforations. Line them up so the large portion is at the bottom and the tip is toward the top.
  3. Spread honey mustard evenly over each crescent roll.
  4. Sprinkle cheddar cheese at the large end of each roll.
  5. Starting at the smaller end of the roll, cut a strip lengthwise, making 3 long strips out of each roll. You will end up having 24 strips of crescent roll.
  6. Place a turkey link at the bottom of the roll and roll up to the tip. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in oven 11 - 13 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Serve with additional honey mustard for dipping.
  9. Happy 4th!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 213 Fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 20 Sugar: 5 Protein: 11

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