Pigs in Blankets

  • 5MINS
  • 25MINS
  • 79KCAL

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories79
  • Carbs0.3g
  • Protein6g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates1g

Pigs in Blankets are one of the highlights of a traditional Christmas dinner, but who says you have to wait until Christmas to enjoy these meaty treats?

This slimming friendly recipe for Pigs in Blankets means you can have them anytime and still stay on track if you’re calorie counting or following Weight watchers.

There are only two ingredients in this recipe…the ‘Pigs’ and the ‘Blankets’. You may think that something this easy doesn’t warrant a recipe all of its own but our Facebook Group was crying out for a Pinch of Nom version, so we were more than happy to oblige.

What diets are these Pigs in Blankets suitable for?

This Pigs in Blankets recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Low-Fat Sausages

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Pigs in Blankets recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Pigs in Blankets recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Pigs in Blankets recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Pigs in Blankets recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

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

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You can use any sausages in this recipe, but just remember to check the nutritional values of whatever you use as they do vary. We like to use Heck Chicken Italia Sausages as a twist on the classic Pigs in Blankets flavour.

How many calories are in this Pigs in Blankets recipe?

There are 79 calories per portion in this Pigs in Blankets, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Pigs in Blankets recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Pre heat the oven to 190°C.

Step 2

Cut each sausage in half, then cut the bacon medallions in half lengthways.

Step 3

Wrap each piece of sausage in the bacon pieces and place them on a baking tray seam side down.

Step 4

Cook at 190°C for 25 minutes or until they are cooked through and the bacon has started to crisp a little.

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How do you know when the Pigs in Blankets are cooked?

Cook for around 25 minutes until they are cooked through and the bacon has started to crisp.

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

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Pigs in Blankets in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Pigs in Blankets?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Pigs in Blankets?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Pigs in Blankets

Why buy Pigs in Blankets when you can have our slimming friendly version instead – perfect if counting calories or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 79
  • Carbs 0.3G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 4 Low Fat Sausages
  • 4 Bacon Medallions

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Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 190°C
  2. Cut each sausage in half, then cut the bacon medallions in half lengthways
  3. Wrap each piece of sausage in the bacon pieces and place them on a baking tray seam side down
  4. Cook at 190°C for 25 minutes or until they are cooked through and the bacon has started to crisp a little

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Dave LawrenceSunday 25th December 2016

Low fat variant, of course . . . . .

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