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Puff Pastry Sausage Bites

Puff Pastry Sausage Bites
Yield:   30 or more as desired
Cook Time:  13-15 minutes
Tips:   May be served with Mustard Dip (recipe included), or other dips such as prepared yellow mustard, BBQ sauce, ketchup, ranch dip or any other preferred dips.
Suggestion:   Perfect served as party appetizers, a fun lunch or anytime snack.
Sometimes the most simple of recipes can be the tastiest! These Puff Pastry Sausage Bites (often also referred to as Pigs in a Blanket) are made of mini cocktail weenies (often also referred to as Little Smokies, Lil' Smokies or coctail sausages) wrapped in thin strips of puff pastry (cut off of puff pastry sheets). The pastry wrapped cocktail weenies are then baked until hot and lightly browned (about 15 minutes).

There's something about the combination of puff pastry with the cocktail weenies that really hits the spot! This appetizer recipe comes with a tangy mustard dip that features a combination of Dijon mustard and honey mustard,
along with some prepared horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and some mayonnaise to give it a creamy texture as well as tone down the sharp flavors a bit. These sausage appetizers also taste great alone (without dip), or served with any variety of dipping sauces, such as prepared yellow mustard, ketchup, sweet and sour sauce, barbecue sauce, or other dips that would go well with cocktail weenies.

Depending on the type of cocktail weenies your grocery store carries, you can make this appetizer recipe using any variety of little smokies you find available. A common type of cocktail weenies are those made with beef, turkey and pork (such as Hillshire Farm's Lit'l Smokies). There are also other types of cocktail weenies, such as those made with chicken and flavored with apple or pineapple (made by Aidell's). Most any type of cocktail weenies will work beautifully with this recipe. You'll likely find puff pastry sheets in the frozen section of your grocery store near frozen pies and frozen puff pastry breakfasts, usually on one of the lower racks, You can easily make as many or as little as you want of these sausage appetizers. Puff Pastry Sausage Bites are perfect for parties and other social events, and are also great for lunch or snacking anytime!


  • Mustard Dipping Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Worcesershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • Puff Pastry Sausage Bites
  • about 30 mini cocktail weenies (cocktail sausages) (about 12 oz.)
  • 2 sheets prepared puff pastry
Mustard Dipping Sauce

Mix all ingredients, then transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and store in refreigerator until ready to serve.

Puff Pastry Sausage Bites

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Place pastry sheets flour dusted side down (1 rectangular section at a time) on a cutting board and slice lengthwise into 1/4-inch-wide strips, about 3 times as long as cocktail weenies. (Note: A pizza cutter works well for this step.) Re-freeze any unused pastry sheets.

One at a time, place a weenie at a slight diagonal over the end of one of the strips and roll up, making sure edges of pastry strip slightly overlaps itself while rolling up. (Tip: Puff pastry may be slightly stretched for larger weenies.) Place about 1 inch apart on a baking sheet and bake for 13-17 minutes, or until pastry is golden and puffed. (Sausages will brown nicely in oven as well.) Remove from oven and transfer sausage appetizers with a spatula to a serving tray.

Remove Mustard Dipping Sauce from refrigerator and serve with hot baked Puff Pastry Sausage Bites.

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