So, you’re planning on making pigs in a blanket? Excellent choice! A classic pastry party appetizer, pigs in a blanket, are always a hit. If you have used some of my suggestions to spice these delicious bites up, you will need an equally delicious sauce to accompany them. They can sometimes get a little boring. But not anymore! I will tell you a secret: it’s all about the sauce! So what sauce to serve with pigs in a blanket?
From classic combinations like ketchup and mayonnaise or mustard, honey mustard, and Dijon mustard to cheesy dips, BBQ sauce, marinara sauce, tartar sauce, Hollandaise sauce, horseradish cream, or spicy gochujang sauce and sriracha sauce, pigs in a blanket can be combined with many sauces.
These 15 delicious sauce ideas will take your pigs in a blanket to the next level. All of these ideas are easy to make and will complement the flavor of the sausage perfectly. So, next time you plan a party, put these sauces on the menu, and your guests will love them.
Pigs in a Blanket & Sauce: Best Combinations
Even though pigs in a blanket are generally versatile when it comes to sauces, not all of them are created equal. So, here is my list of the top 15 sauces that I absolutely adored with pigs in a blanket. Keep going to find the one for you!
Honey Mustard for a Sweet Twist
I’m a big fan of honey mustard as a sauce for pigs in a blanket. It’s sweet, savory, and a little bit spicy all at the same time. The honey cuts through the tangy flavor of the mustard and adds an extra layer of flavor that perfectly compliments the salty smokiness of the pig in a blanket.
Besides, it’s effortless to make. Just mix some yellow mustard with honey, and you’re good to go. Plus, this sauce is perfect for adults and kids alike, so everyone can enjoy it!
If you’re looking for a little bit of a different flavor profile, you could also try using sriracha sauce instead of honey.
BBQ Sauce for an American Favorite
BBQ sauce is probably one of Americans’ favorite sauces to serve with numerous meaty meals, and pigs in a blanket are no exception. There’s just something about the tangy, smoky flavor that pairs so well with the salty, crispy goodness of the blanket-covered sausage.
Just mix ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder together in a bowl, and you’re good to go. If you want to get fancy, add some chili powder or smoked paprika for an extra punch of flavor.
Ketchup and Mayonnaise for a Delicious Combo
Ketchup and mayonnaise is a simple combo, but it’s delicious and perfectly combined.
Some people might think that ketchup and mayo are too heavy for pigs in a blanket, but I don’t see it this way. The tangy ketchup and creamy mayo balance each other perfectly, making the sausage taste even better. Plus, it’s a classic combo that never goes out of style!
Ketchup and Mustard for a Spicier Combo
Ketchup and mustard are another two classic sauce combo choices, and they’re both pretty darn delicious with pigs in a blanket.
I like to use a nice spicy variety for ketchup since it gives the dish a little kick. As for mustard, I like to go with either a grainy or honey dijon. Both are flavorful and pair well with the salty goodness of the pigs in a blanket.
Cheese Dip for Unbeatable Creaminess
Cheese dip is an absolute classic for any kind of party food, and there’s no reason why it can’t be served with pigs in a blanket. It’s creamy, warm, and perfectly pairs with a bite of these little appetizers. Plus, it’s simple to make, and all you need is three ingredients, including sour cream, mayonnaise, and shredded cheese.
Mix it all together in a bowl and microwave for three minutes, stirring every minute until it melts into a perfect dip that’s perfect for dipping. I also like to add some garlic powder and onion powder to the bowl and serve it warm. Or, just buy your favorite cheese dip at the store and serve it with the piggies. Either way, you will enjoy it!
Green Goddess Dressing
If you want something a little more unique, try green goddess dressing. This creamy dressing is made with mayonnaise, herbs, and garlic and goes great with anything savory. The flavors in the green goddess dressing perfectly match the smokiness of the sausage in pigs in a blanket.
It’s also incredibly easy to make your own green goddess dressing at home! Combine mayo, fresh herbs like parsley and dill, garlic, lemon juice, and salt. To make it even creamier, add some cream or sour cream to the mix or avocado. The possibilities are endless! Serve this delicious sauce warm or cold; either way, its deliciousness will be undeniable.
Horseradish Cream for a Stronger Kick
Horseradish cream is a great way to add a kick of flavor and zing to your pigs in a blanket. This creamy sauce has a specialized blend of horseradish, sour cream, mayonnaise, and lemon juice to give it a unique twist.
I love combining it with crispy bacon or onions for an extra layer of savory goodness. It’s also delicious with BBQ sauce to counter the heat from the horseradish.
For those with a more adventurous palette, horseradish cream pairs well with pepper jelly for some sweetness and spice. I also recommend adding a bit of dill and garlic for an irresistible flavor combo that will make your pigs in a blanket even better.
I have also recently stumbled upon the horseradish-mustard combination, and I’m telling you now: you must give this a try! It goes wonderfully with pastry.
Marinara Sauce As a Classic Red Favorite
Marinara sauce is the classic red sauce with just the right amount of sweetness and acidity, and it goes great with so many different types of dishes.
Plus, you need some tomatoes, garlic, onions, olive oil, fresh herbs, and your favorite spices to make it. The ingredients can be roasted together or cooked down into a thick sauce on your stovetop. It’s an incredibly versatile sauce with all types of appetizers and snacks.
Dijon Mustard for Some Sharpness
Dijon mustard adds a sharp, tangy flavor that complements the savory flavors of the pork and blankets. To prepare the homemade version, just mix equal parts mustard and olive oil with some garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Drizzle it over your pigs in a blanket before serving, and you’ll be in for an extra indulgent treat!
If you’re not into traditional Dijon mustard, try using honey or spicy brown mustard instead. They both add their own unique flavor that will make your pigs in a blanket even tastier.
Tartar Sauce for Zingy Tanginess
This creamy, tangy condiment is one of my favorites and a must-have at any summertime barbeque. I also like to make my own, but you can just as easily pick up your favorite brand at the store.
To make your own, you only need sweet pickle relish, mayonnaise, onion, parsley, and Worcestershire sauce. Just mix it all, and voila! Your own homemade tartar sauce.
I love this one because the zingy tanginess goes perfectly with the savory flaky dough-wrapped bite of deliciousness. From the first taste, you get that flavor combination that’s sweet and sour with a hint of smoky saltiness from the Worcestershire sauce, and it’s an irresistible mix of indulgence!
Ranch Dressing for Softness and Smoothness
The ranch’s creaminess helps balance out the salty, savory flavors of pigs in a blanket while the spice kicks it up a notch. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not add some diced jalapenos for even more heat?
I also like mixing ranch with a bit of hot sauce, adding flavor, and kicking the dip. You can use store-bought or make your own by combining buttermilk, mayo, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Sour Cream and Chive Sauce
If you’re looking for something a bit more savory, sour cream and chive sauce may just be the ticket. This classic combination is a great way to add flavor and texture to your pigs in a blanket.
All you need is some sour cream, fresh chives, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Just mix everything until it’s well blended, and then serve it alongside your pigs in a blanket. It’s also an excellent alternative for those who aren’t huge fans of mustard or ketchup.
Sriracha Sauce for a Smoky Feeling
Try serving your pigs in a blanket with Sriracha sauce for an extra kick. It’s a thick, tangy sauce made from chili peppers, garlic, sugar, vinegar, and salt. It’s perfect for those who like spicy food and looking to add a unique twist to their pig in a blanket.
If you want to make it even more interesting, mix some mayonnaise and Sriracha for an extra creamy texture and smoky taste that will tantalize your taste buds. A little goes a long way, so start out small, or else it might be too intense! Plus, the bright red color of the sauce will bring another layer of fun to the dish.
If you need to make a delicious fondue, you’ll need some melted cheese, butter, and a few herbs and spices!
I recommend using classic cheddar cheese for the base and adding chives, onion powder, and garlic powder for flavor. If you want to take things up a notch, you can add diced jalapeños or pimentos. Then just give it a good stir until everything is blended.
You can also experiment with different cheeses, like Parmesan or Gruyère, for even more flavor!
Last but not least, there’s hollandaise sauce. This creamy and buttery sauce always adds a delicious punch to any dish. It pairs incredibly well with the soft bready dough of pigs in a blanket, and it even helps enhance the flavor of the savory sausages.
I recommend making your hollandaise sauce from scratch, as it only takes about 10 minutes, and you can control the ingredients used. Start with melted butter, whisk in egg yolks, white wine vinegar, and lemon juice until light and creamy. Finish by adding seasonings such as salt and black pepper to taste.
Which one of these will you be combining with your piggies? Tell me all about your party food plans in the comments below!