Caramelised Onion Pigs in Blankets

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It’s no secret that pigs in blankets are pretty much the most important part of our Christmas dinner and they are something I look forward to throughout the year. We often have them as part of a buffet during the festive season and always make sure we cook a few too many to snack on or have in festive leftover sandwiches too.

Caramelised Onion Pigs in Blankets

Pigs in a blanket variations

Over the last few years I’ve made so many different easy pigs in blankets recipes – traditional pigs in blankets as well as maple glazed pigs in blankets and honey and mustard ones too. There’s nothing like a little bit of flavour to give a really lovely twist on a classic recipe. Don’t get me wrong, pigs in blankets aren’t the most healthy side dish but they’re definitely a tasty one!

So this year I thought I’d combine my favourite food of the festive season with something else we only ever seen to have at Christmas – caramelized onion relish. We usually save this relish – or chutney – for the cheeseboard but it makes an amazing marinade for pigs in blankets too.

This isn’t exactly a gourmet pig in a blanket recipe. Instead it’s a really simple homemade pigs in a blanket recipe that every family can enjoy at home over the festive season. It’s quick, perfect and delicious!

You can see all our pigs in blankets variations here if you’re looking for even more inspiration – and we have a whole bank of Christmas recipes too!

Caramelised Onion Pigs in Blankets

So here’s our Caramelised Onion Pigs in Blankets Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 18 cocktail sausages or you can use chipolata sausages for bigger pigs in blankets! Chicken sausages or vegetarian sausages would work well too.
  • 9 smoked streaky bacon rashers
  • Half a jar of caramelised onion relish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C and line an oven dish or deep baking tray with foil
  • Cut each rasher of streaky bacon in half and wrap around a sausage, securing with a cocktail stick if needed. Repeat, placing the wrapped sausages in the oven dish.
  • Bake the pigs in blankets for 20 minutes before pouring away the excess fat from the dish.
  • Pour the caramelised onion relish over the sausages.
  • Place back in the oven to roast for another 15-20 minutes until the sausages are nicely golden browned.
  • Once they’ve finished cooking, remove sausages from the dish, giving them one last coat in the marinade.

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Caramelised Onion Pigs in Blankets

A great twist on a classic traditional recipe. These Caramelised Onion Pigs in Blankets are fantastic with Christmas dinner or as a buffet addition.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 pigs
Calories 114kcal

Ingredients

  • 270 g cocktail sausages or you can use chipolata sausages for bigger pigs in blankets! – 18 sausages
  • 200 g smoked streaky bacon rashers – 9 rashers
  • 200 g caramelised onion relish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C and line an oven dish with foil
  • Cut each rasher of streaky bacon in half and wrap around a sausage, securing with a cocktail stick if needed. Repeat, placing them in the oven dish.
  • Bake the pigs in blankets for 20 minutes before pouring away the excess fat from the dish.
  • Pour the caramelised onion relish over the sausages.
  • Place back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes until the sausages are nicely golden browned.
  • Remove sausages from the dish, giving them one last coat in the marinade.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Caramelised Onion Pigs in Blankets

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