Remember the first time you tried an appetizer and thought, “you know, I could just eat this as my meal”? Quite the revelation, right? Well, Pigs-in-a-Blanket Sandwich is on the same wavelength because it takes one of the most amazing appetizers and makes it into a sandwich you could enjoy anytime! The savory, spiced sausages rolled in crispy, succulent bacon and topped with bright, sweet, and tart cranberry sauce and thick gravy, all atop a roll is a literal recipe for success; your tastebuds will certainly feel successful as they enjoy each bite of Pigs-in-a-Blanket Sandwich. Your appetite will be more than sated with this appetizer-based lunch!

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Ingredients

  • 12 slices streaky bacon
  • 12 chipolata sausages
  • 12 small sage leaves
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • olive oil, to taste
  • 3-6 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 3 large soft white rolls, halved
  • gravy, to taste, cooked

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –On a cutting board, lay 1 strip of the bacon.

Step 3 –Place a sausage and a sage leaf perpendicular at one end of the bacon strip.

Step 4 –Tightly roll the sausage and the sage leaf in the bacon and secure it with a toothpick.

Step 5 –Repeat with the remaining bacon, the remaining sausages, and the remaining sage leaves.

Step 6 –On a small baking tray, lay the rosemary sprigs.

Step 7 –Add the bacon-wrapped sausages to the tray.

Step 8 –Drizzle the olive oil over the bacon-wrapped sausages.

Step 9 –Bake the bacon-wrapped sausages, turning them once halfway through, until they are deeply golden and crispy, about 30 minutes.

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Step 10 –When they are cool enough to handle, remove the toothpicks from the pigs in blankets.

Step 11 –Add a dollop of the cranberry sauce to each of the rolls.

Step 12 –Add the bacon-wrapped sausages to the rolls.

Step 13 –Serve the bacon-wrapped sausages with the gravy.