Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry

  • 20MINS
  • 18MINS
  • 76KCAL

Elevate the humble sausage roll to a whole new level! Ideal slimming and Weight Watchers friendly festive treat for a party table.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories76
  • Carbs4.8g
  • Protein7.6g
  • Fat2.9g
  • Saturates1.1g
  • Sugars0.5g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Sausage rolls and pigs in blankets are buffet and party table classics but are usually high in calories and use full fat pork so they’re not a great choice when you’re following a slimming plan! What if we told you that you could make a slimming friendly sausage roll even better? Introducing Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry!

Mini low fat chipolatas wrapped in salty bacon and encased in crispy puff pastry, perfect for snacking on over the Christmas period.

We love homemade sausage rolls as they’re so easy to make with minimal fuss, but they’re so much nicer than shop bought ones and they’re well worth the effort!

Not only are they really quick and simple to make, they only use four ingredients. Yes, four! Why not get the kids involved in a little Christmas cooking? Cheese and Pickle Twists are another great recipe for to get little hands involved:

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You could serve alongside some of our other wonderfully festive finger food for a party spread that’s far from beige and boring! Spiced Christmas Biscuits, anyone?

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Take a look at our Christmas category for even more delicious festive recipes!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green you need to count 2 Points per portion of this Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue you need to count 2 Points per portion of this Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple you need to count 2 Points per portion of this Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry?

Low fat chipolatas are essential to keeping these Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry lower in calories. We used Heck branded low fat chipolatas, but any brand will do as long as they’re low fat.

Each chipolata should be long enough to be able to twist in half to make two smaller ones.

You can find ready-made light puff pastry in the chilled aisle at the supermarket, and it’s SO easy to use. You can make the most of the leftover pastry in many other of our recipes too, so it won’t go to waste.

How many calories are in these Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry?

This Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry is included in our Everyday Light category because it contains just 76 calories per portion. For more delicious dishes all under 400 calories, take a look at other Everyday Light recipes!

This Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry recipe is ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Spray a large baking sheet with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 2

Twist each sausage in the middle, then snip through the twist. This will give you 20 mini chipolatas.

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Step 3

Lay the half pastry sheet out in front of you, so the long edge is facing you, then cut it, from top to bottom into 20 even strips. They should be a little less than 1cm in width.

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Step 4

Wrap each mini chipolata in a piece of bacon, then wrap each in a strip of puff pastry.

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Step 5

Pop on a baking tray with the edges of the pastry on the underside.

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Step 6

Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes.

Step 7

Serve, either warm or cold.

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What could I serve with these Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry?

Serve with a selection of festive favourites for a buffet table that will be the highlight of the party:

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How do you know when Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry is cooked?

You should cook this Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry until the sausage is cooked through and the pastry is golden. This will take around 18 minutes in the oven.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry in the fridge?

Ideally you should eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it.

If you have any leftovers, then make sure that you allow them to cool before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftovers of this Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry can be kept in the fridge for around 3 days.

Can I freeze Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry?

YES you can freeze this recipe! If you do, then remember to do the following:

  • Allow it to cool and then freeze as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Place in a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Add a label with the recipe name and what date you froze it (no one likes mystery meat!)

How do I reheat Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry?

From chilled: Reheat in a moderate oven for 5-10 minutes, ensuring they are piping hot throughout.

From frozen: Allow to defrost fully overnight, and heat from chilled.

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Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry

Elevate the humble sausage roll to a whole new level! Ideal slimming and Weight Watchers friendly festive treat for a party table.
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    18 MINS
  • KCals 76
  • Carbs 4.8G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 10 low fat chipolatas we used Heck branded
  • 10 bacon medallions cut in half lengthways
  • ½ pack ready made light puff pastry cut the sheet in half lengthways
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC. Spray a large baking sheet with low calorie cooking spray.
  2. Twist each sausage in the middle, then snip through the twist. This will give you 20 mini chipolatas.
  3. Lay the half pastry sheet out in front of you, so the long edge is facing you, then cut it, from top to bottom into 20 even strips. They should be a little less than 1cm in width.
  4. Wrap each mini chipolata in a piece of bacon, then wrap each in a strip of puff pastry.
  5. Pop on a baking tray with the edges of the pastry on the underside.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes.
  7. Serve, either warm or cold.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Save the remaining puff pastry sheet to make some of our Cheese and Pickle Twists (or any of our delicious recipes using puff pastry!)

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