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….
- 1 tube reduced fat crescent rolls
- 24 turkey little smokies
- 1½ Tbs. honey mustard
- 3 Tbs. mild cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or non-stick aluminum foil.
- 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.
- Spread honey mustard evenly over each crescent roll.
- Sprinkle cheddar cheese at the large end of each roll.
- 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.
- Place a turkey link at the bottom of the roll and roll up to the tip. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake in oven 11 - 13 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve with additional honey mustard for dipping.
- Happy 4th!