These vegan pigs in a blanket are so easy to make and they're the perfect appetizer or snack! A good old party classic that can be made in the oven, or in your air-fryer. Serve with a delicious creamy silken tofu onion dip for extra satisfaction.
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💡 The recipe in a nutshell
- Vegan (eggless and dairy-free)
- Easy to make
- Classic party snack veganized
- Delicious and satisfying
- Recipe includes a tasty onion dip recipe
Did you know Pigs in a blanket are thought to have originated in Germany? The German version includes sausages wrapped in puff pastry. We call them “Würstchen im Schlafrock“ which translates to “small sausages in a dressing gown". Pretty funny, eh?
This delicious party food has long crossed international borders and grown to become a worldwide favorite with many variations and styles. So maybe next time you’re traveling ask the locals what they call and how they make their pigs in a blanket!
To make vegan pigs in a blanket you need:
- vegan pastry dough (you can use homemade, or a pre-made variety from the store)
- small vegan cocktail wieners
🤔 Is pastry dough vegan?
Sometimes! Traditionally it is made with dairy butter, and sometimes eggs. However, most puff pastry and shortcrust pastry available in stores are made without animal products to extend shelf life. Hence they are often suitable for vegans. Yayy! For example, most Pillsbury products are vegan friendly. Avoid those that say all butter and always check the ingredient list before purchasing.
🧑🏻🍳 How do you make vegan pigs in a blanket?
One of the reasons why pigs in a blanket are so popular is because they are crazy easy to make. Grab your ingredients, roll out and cut the dough into triangles with a pizza cutter or knife. Then roll your sausages into the dough. Bake (or air-fry) and enjoy! Read the section below for serving ideas and variations.
📋 What to serve with pigs in a blanket?
Vegan pigs in a blanket are great on their own, but served with other sides they can turn into a full meal! Spicing it up a little will excite everyone and make this a hit at any gathering each time. Try serving it with:
- Baked Beans
- Mac and Cheese
- German Potato Salad
- Roasted Baby Potatoes
- Broccoli Crunch Pasta Salad
- Tomato vegan Burrata Salad
- Roasted Vegetables such as cauliflower, or broccoli
- As part of a Charcuterie Board
- As part of your Raclette Dinner Party
- Serve with your favorite dips and spreads (read below for a creamy silken tofu onion dip recipe made form scratch)
Spice up the sausages by cutting a slit into the wiener and adding some vegan cheese shreds.
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🧅 Silken Tofu Onion Dip
This onion-flavored silken tofu dip goes perfectly with meatless pigs in a blanket. It is entirely vegan, nut-free, so creamy, and uses fresh sweet caramelized onions and Silken Tofu.
I like to use the Mori-Nu Silken Tofu brand. They specialize in silken tofu and offer different consistencies and flavors. Their soft silken tofu has a velvety, smooth texture that is perfect for making dips and spreads!
Using silken tofu as the dip base incorporates healthy plant protein and nutrients! In fact, tofu is a good plant-based protein since it contains all essential amino acids. Additionally, Mori-Nu Silken Tofu products are shelf-stable, meaning you can easily order it online and store it in your pantry. It does not need to be refrigerated until opened. How cool is that?
What you need for the silken tofu onion dip:
- Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Soft
- A white onion
- Garlic cloves
- Avocado oil (or extra-virgin olive oil)
- Agave syrup
- Vegan cream cheese
- Apple cider vinegar
- Pickled jalapeños
- Nutritional yeast
- Smoked paprika powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Green onions, or crispy fried onions, as garnish (optional)
These pigs in a blanket are best served warm or at room temperature the day they are made, but leftovers can be stored in the fridge covered or in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Vegan Pigs in a Blanket with Onion Dip
- pizza cutter or knife, oven-safe dish or sheet, large pan to sautée onions for onion dip and food processor
Pigs in a blanket
Silken tofu onion dip
- 12 oz Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Soft (340g)
- 1 large white onions
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoon avocado oil (or extra-virgin olive oil)
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup
- 7 oz vegan cream cheese (200 g)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 slices of pickled jalapeños
- 3 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- green onions, or crispy fried onions, as garnish (optional)
Vegan pigs in a blanket
- Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F. Roll out 8 oz of pastry dough (or one can of pre-made dough). Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife cut it into 12 small triangles. Place a sausage onto the long end of the triangle and roll it into the dough.
- Grease a round casserole dish or oven-safe pan (like a cast iron) with some oil. Place all the rolled-up wieners in there. Arrange them standing next to each other, with a bit of space in between. Don’t lay them flat on top of each other. Alternatively spread them out separately on a baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven uncovered for around 25-30 minutes until golden brown and baked through. If they brown too much on top, cover with foil. If you are baking them separately on a baking sheet instead of in a skillet, bake for around 15-20 minutes, or until baked through. Serve warm with vegan onion dip!
Air-fry pigs in a blanket
- Alternatively, you can air-fry your pigs in a blanket. Place the wrapped wieners in your air fryer basket and turn the air fryer to 390 F for 8-11 minutes or until golden brown. Check at the 8-minute mark to ensure they don't burn. Depending on the size of your air fryer you may have to bake them in several batches. Do not stack or overfill your air-fryer with pigs in a blanket.
Silken tofu onion dip
- Peel onions and garlic. Cut onions in thin rings. With the back of a kitchen, the knife presses garlic cloves while keeping them as a “whole“ clove. Heat oil in a large pan and sauté onions and garlic until they are glazed. As soon as they turn glazed, add agave syrup and let it caramelize for a couple of minutes. They should stay light in color.
- To a food processor add soft silken tofu, vegan cream cheese, nutritional yeast, jalapeños, smoked paprika, and apple cider vinegar. Mix it until smooth. Then add about ¾ of your onion apple and garlic mix (put the remaining ¼ aside for later). Start mixing again until everything is a delicious mash.
- Season and top with the remaining fried onions and green onions as garnish.
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