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Air fryer pigs in blankets

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I’ve got a TON of easy air fryer recipes that I love to cook, and these air fryer pigs in blankets are super simple, and absolutely delicious.

When cooking a huge roast dinner, particularly for Christmas Day, I’m often limited on the space that I have in the oven. We have a two rack oven, and a separate top oven that is VERY temperamental. As such I love to use the air fryer during the last 30-40 minutes of the roast dinner cook time to prepare what I can alongside the oven.

Pigs in blankets are bacon wrapped sausages, often cocktail sausages or chipolatas, that are the perfect salty accompaniment to a hearty dinner, and always a crowd pleaser at Christmas time! Air frying them makes them super crispy and is a real time saver versus cooking in the oven too.

Air fryers have really grown in popularity in the last year in particular, and with tasty goodies like this coming out it is easy to see why!

If you don’t have an air fryer be sure to try these honey and mustard pigs in blankets.

7 cooked air fryer pigs in blankets (bacon wrapped sausages), on a wooden chopping board. There is a glass bowl with tomato ketchup too.

Ingredients for making pigs in blankets in the air fryer:

6 pieces of streaky bacon

12 cocktail sausages OR chipolatas

Air fryer cookies and a glass of milk

How to make pigs in blankets in the air fryer:

Slice the streaky bacon in half, lengthways.

Wrap this around the cocktail sausages or chipolatas.

Place into the air fryer basket, bacon seam downwards. Alternatively you could use cocktail sticks to hold the bacon in place, but this feels like an unnecessary faff for me!

Air fry at 180C (355F approx) for 8-9 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

Pizza dough made in the Panasonic bread maker turned into an air fryer pizza served with rocket and balsamic vinegar dressing

Can you cook frozen pigs in blankets in the air fryer?

If you are going to cook frozen pigs in blankets then follow the same timings as this recipe but add 2-3 minutes to your cooking time. As always just ensure that they are piping hot throughout before serving.

You want to ensure the internal cooking temperature has reached at least 75C (167F approx) before serving.

What to serve with pigs in blankets as an appetiser?

Personally I love to serve these alongside a roast dinner, particularly a Christmas roast dinner, but if you’re going to serve these as a starter, or perhaps with a party food buffet, then they go great with brown sugar BBQ sauce, tomato ketchup or even a lovely thickened onion gravy.

When I’m feeding a hungry crowd I love to do a selection of goodies including air fryer pizza rolls, air fryer sausage rolls, simple cheese straws, air fryer quiche, air fryer prawn toast and tomato and chilli salsa for dipping.

Cooked air fryer stuffing balls decorated with sage leaves

Want to make glazed pigs in blankets?

Honey and mustard is the classic / traditional glaze for pigs in blankets, and so once the pigs in blankets are cooked through mix together 30ml of honey, 10ml of soy sauce and 10ml of wholegrain mustard. Drizzle this over the pigs in blankets and cook in the air fryer basket for a further 2 minutes. They’ll be DELICIOUS!

If you want to make them a little more grown up then a bourbon glaze is another delicious alternative. You’ll want to replace the soy sauce and mustard with bourbon and follow the instructions above.

Looking to make some other roast dinner related goodies? I’ve got LOTS of delicious recipes, here are some of my favourites:

Sausages cooked in the air fryer in an enamel dish with tomato sauce

These are some of my favourite cookbooks and air fryer accessories:

Something to note about air fryer recipes is that all air fryers have different sizes, depths and as such the cooking times can vary. All air fryer recipes on this website are intended as a guide, and not a guarantee that the timings will be perfect. Enjoy!

How to cook air fryer pigs in blankets:

7 cooked air fryer pigs in blankets (bacon wrapped sausages), on a wooden chopping board. There is a glass bowl with tomato ketchup too.
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Air fryer pigs in blankets

Delicious crispy air fryer pigs in blankets.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, bacon, Roast dinner, sausages
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 113 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 6 pieces of streaky bacon
  • 12 cocktail sausages OR chipolatas

Optional honey and mustard glaze

  • 30 ml honey
  • 10 ml soy sauce
  • 10 ml wholegrain mustard

Instructions

  1. Slice the streaky bacon in half, lengthways.
  2. Wrap this around the cocktail sausages or chipolatas.
  3. Place into the air fryer basket, bacon seam downwards. Alternatively you could use cocktail sticks to hold the bacon in place, but this feels like an unnecessary faff for me!
  4. Air fry at 180C (355F approx) for 8-9 minutes.

  5. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Air fryer pigs in blankets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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7 cooked air fryer pigs in blankets (bacon wrapped sausages), on a wooden chopping board. There is a glass bowl with tomato ketchup too.
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