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What To Serve With Pigs In Blankets – 45 BEST Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your pigs in blankets (the American kind), you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 45 of the most popular side dishes for pigs in blankets.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with pigs in a blanket are French onion dip, coleslaw, sweet potato chips, or bacon-wrapped shrimp. For healthier options, try caprese skewers, vegetable spring rolls, or smoked salmon pinwheels. You can also serve pulled pork sliders, cocktail meatballs, or buffalo wings.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Bacon-wrapped shrimp

Another delicious finger food are these bacon wrapped shrimp.

The sweetness of the shrimp goes nicely with the crispy bacon that’s wrapped around it, and then you get another touch of sweetness from the brown sugar rub.

Psst… for maximum flavor serve it with some garlic sauce.

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Bacon-wrapped shrimp
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Coconut shrimp
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Bacon-wrapped corn on the cob


Planning to serve pigs in blankets at a picnic? 

A refreshing side of coleslaw is a must. 

There are many recipes for this famous side, but the traditional mayo-based version will always hold a place in my heart. 

Check out The Kitchen Magpie for a classic homemade recipe that’ll transport you back to your childhood. 

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Make it mayo-free
Apple cider vinegar coleslaw
Make it different
Broccoli kale slaw

Fried bacon mac and cheese bites 

Turn this classic comfort food into a tasty party dish with these fried mac and cheese balls. 

These are everything you love about mac and cheese packaged into a crispy bite-sized form (with bacon – YUM!).

Psst… these go great with a marinara dipping sauce

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Fried bacon mac and cheese bites
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Homemade mozzarella sticks
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Fried jumbo pasta shells

Caprese salad skewers

Transform the classic Caprese salad into a party-friendly food by serving the ingredients on skewers. 

Skewers make everything more fun and they’re really easy for people to grab and go.

They’ll make a welcome change from the traditional carb-loaded snacks too.

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Caprese salad skewers
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Antipasto skewers
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Grilled chicken Caesar skewers

French onion dip

You can’t serve pigs in a blanket without a good dip on the side. 

The beauty about these treats is that they pair well with the simplest of condiments. But if you want something more flavorful, try this French onion dip. 

The most challenging step in this dish is caramelizing the onions. Apart from that, it’s a breeze to make. 

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Honey mustard sauce
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Sriracha mayo

Garlic roasted potato salad

Switch up your traditional potato salad by roasting your spuds instead of simply boiling them. 

Roasting brings out the potatoes natural sweetness, and they’ll develop a lightly crisp crust.

When it comes to seasoning, this recipe keeps it relatively simple with some salt, pepper, garlic, and sumac.  

All you need extra is an ice-cold beer on the side. 

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Garlic roasted potato salad
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Tzatziki potato salad
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Warm German potato salad

Crab-stuffed mushrooms


Make your party spread more interesting with a platter of these stuffed mushrooms. 

The highlight of this dish is the decadent mayo, cream cheese, and crab filling. It’s the perfect contrast to a meaty, savory mushroom.

And the panko breadcrumb topping adds a satisfying crunch to the appetizer.

Your guests will be lining up for second helpings!

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Crab-stuffed mushrooms
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Garlic parmesan stuffed mushrooms
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Roasted oyster mushrooms

Baked buffalo wings 

Chicken wings are a quintessential game day party food. 

Nothing beats eating fried chicken covered in a spicy, buffalo sauce while cheering for your favorite team.

This baked version won’t be as crisp as deep-fried chicken, but using baking powder in the coating definitely helps.

Whip up a quick ranch sauce for dipping and you’re ready to go.

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Baked chicken nuggets
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Buffalo cauliflower

Pasta chips

Getting bored of your usual potato and tortilla chips? 

Ditch the bagged snacks and make these trendy pasta chips instead. 

You can go crazy with the seasoning and use whatever you want! A lime and chili combination is tasty.

Enjoy your pigs in a blanket and pasta chips with a dip of your choice (I like creamy whipped feta).

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Air fryer pasta chips
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Fried tortellini
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Air fryer gnocchi

Vegetable spring rolls

Party food can be healthy too!

These fresh spring rolls are jam-packed with crisp, natural vegetables and creamy avocado. 

But what really makes this dish stand out is the peanut sauce – it’s savory, nutty, and oh-so-delicious. 

These vegetable spring rolls are great to give your guests a break from all the indulgent food.

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Vegetable spring rolls
Skip the wrapper
Rainbow collard green spring rolls
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Vietnamese fried spring rolls

Cocktail meatballs

Beef up your party spread with these cocktail meatballs. 

The finger-lickingly good sweet and sour sauce is so addicting! I would make extra so you can use it as a dip for your pigs in blankets too.

Psst… any mix of meat will work for these meatballs.

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Air fryer sweet potato chips

Craving something crunchy to go with your pigs in blankets? 

Skip the store-bought chips and make these sweet potato chips instead. 

They’re a lot healthier than the store bought stuff and if you have an air fryer they’ll only take 12 minutes to cook!

Psst… you can also use other root vegetables like beetroot.

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Baked zucchini chips
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Barbecue kale chips

BBQ pulled pork sliders

Try these BBQ pulled pork sliders if you’re looking for more meaty snacks.

These hearty sliders are filled with tender BBQ pulled pork, cheese, and bacon. 

But the best part about them is how easy it is to make a large serving – they’re great when you’re cooking for a crowd.

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Cheesy chipotle party sliders

Smoked salmon pinwheels

These smoked salmon pinwheels are another tasty little appetizer that would be great alongside your pigs in blankets.

They’re super easy to make with just a few ingredients, and they’re kid-friendly too.

Psst… if you’re not into salmon you can sub it for some smoked turkey or ham slices.

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Mediterranean pinwheels
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Spinach feta pinwheels

Maple bacon cake pops

These maple bacon cake pops are the ultimate sweet and savory treat.

Maple syrup, cake, bacon, and chocolate. What’s not to love?

It will be a race between these cake pops and the pigs on the blanket to see which will run out first.

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Candied bacon
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Bourbon bacon brittle

The best side dishes to serve with pigs in blankets

  • Bacon-wrapped shrimp
  • Coleslaw
  • Fried bacon mac and cheese bites
  • Caprese salad skewers
  • French onion dip
  • Garlic roasted potato salad
  • Crab-stuffed mushrooms
  • Baked buffalo wings
  • Pasta chips
  • Vegetable spring rolls
  • Cocktail meatballs
  • Air fryer sweet potato chips
  • BBQ pulled pork sliders
  • Smoked salmon pinwheels
  • Maple bacon cake pops

What To Serve With Pigs In Blankets

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your pigs in blankets.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pigs in blankets side dishes, what to serve with pigs in blankets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 281kcal


  • 1 portion pigs in blankets


  • Prepare your pigs in blankets according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: bacon-wrapped shrimp, coleslaw, fried bacon mac and cheese bites, caprese salad skewers, french onion dip, garlic roasted potato salad, crab-stuffed mushrooms, baked buffalo wings, pasta chips, vegetable spring rolls, cocktail meatballs, air fryer sweet potato chips, bbq pulled pork sliders, smoked salmon pinwheels, and maple bacon cake pops.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 281kcal

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