Perfectly seared, and fully-cooked Johnsonville Bratwurst are tucked into buttery crescent dough with melty cheddar cheese, and baked to a golden perfection. These Brats in a Blanket are the perfect tailgating finger food to make for a crowd.
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Game days are my favorite kinda days this time of year. The weather is getting colder, and days are getting shorter. There is really not much better to than tailgate or homegate with friends and family.
Our New England team is on fire and kicking some butt which is always appreciated! It makes tailgating so much more rewarding and fun.
If you love to enjoy the game with good food, good drinks, and good company you will want to enter the Johnsonville Tailgate Throwdown Contest which is accepting entries now through November 5th!
Johnsonville Tailgate Throwdown Contest
Whether it’s Alabama-inspired Smoked Sausage & Grits or Hot ‘N Spicy Sausage Jambalaya for Louisiana fans, Johnsonville is asking SEC fans to share their most original and treasured sausage tailgate recipe for a chance to win championship game tickets!
Super appealing, huh? The best part is it is so easy to enter!! Get the scoop below!
SEC fans can enter their original tailgating recipe for a chance to win by visiting www.TailgateThrowdownContest.com now through Nov. 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Individuals will be asked to share the name of their recipe and its ingredients, cooking instructions and a photo of the finished dish.
There will be two groups of winners: one (1) Ultimate Fan Favorite and two (2) Finalists.
The Ultimate Fan Favorite recipe entry will be determined by a public vote, conducted on www.TailgateThrowdownContest.com between the dates of Nov. 6-15. See official contest rules for complete details.
Who is as excited as I am to enter? I mean, Johnsonville Sausage is kind of a big deal when it comes to the king of tailgating food! Whether you enjoy perfectly seasoned sausage crumbles, juicy bratwurst, or flavorful sausage links–Johnsonville has it all!!
The recipe possibilities are endless. But, since you all know I love my crescent dough creations, I thought it would only be fitting to make these adult pigs in the blanket.
How about some Brats in a Blanket? Sounds tasty and funny, huh? Get the full scoop on how to make these puppies below!
Ingredients Needed for Brats in a Blanket
- Johnsonville Bratwurst in your favorite variety-they have many
- Cheddar block style cheese
- Crescent Dough
- Favorite seasoning- I like everything bagel seasoning
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
How to Make Brats in a Blanket
Start out by grilling, or pan-frying your Johnsonville Bratwurst until fully cooked.
Allow brats to cool until you can slice them into 3 pieces each. You might end up with extra sausage.
Open up crescent dough and unwrap each triangle.
Slice each triangle into two halves the long way.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Using one half of each slice of crescent roll, wrap sausage and cheese chunk slice into the dough like a blanket.
Leave at least 2 inches of space between each on the baking sheet.
Bake for 11-12 minutes until crescent dough is puffy and golden brown.
Serve with cheese sauce, spicy mustard or ketchup for dipping!
How to Freeze Brats in a Blanket
Assemble pigs as directed. Add them in a single layer to a baking sheet and freeze until solid (about 4 hours). Once frozen, add frozen brats to a freezer-safe bag. I would personally keep them frozen for up to 6 weeks for best taste.
How to Bake from Frozen
To bake from frozen, they will need more time than fresh baking. I recommend 20-25 minutes or until the crescent dough is puffy and golden brown.
How to Reheat
Simply add Brats in a Blanket to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 3-5 minutes on 350 degrees. f.
If you love this recipe, you will enjoy these additional Johnsonville Sausage recipes we have created over the years!
- Cheesy Sausage Pull Apart bread
- Grilled Brats made indoors
- Buffalo Sausage Wontons
- Apple Cheddar Brat Bites
- Beer Cheese Brats
- Rigatoni Salsiccia e Rapini
- Breakfast Sausage Crostini
Be sure to get your Ultimate Fan Favorite recipe entry in by November 5th at 11:59pm est. on www.TailgateThrowdownContest.com. See official contest rules for complete details.
Cheesy Brats in a Blanket
- 8 ounces crescent dough
- 6 ounces cheddar sliced rectangle block into 15 thin slices
- 5 Bratwurst Johnsonville, your favorite flavor
- 3 tbsps melted butter
- 1 tbsp everything bagel seasoning
- Start out by grilling, or pan-frying your Johnsonville Bratwurst until fully cooked.
- Allow brats to cool until you can slice them into 3 pieces each. You might end up with extra sausage.
- Open up crescent dough and unwrap each triangle.
- Slice each triangle into two halves the long way.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Using one half of each slice of crescent roll, wrap sausage and cheese chunk slice into the dough like a blanket.
- Leave at least 2 inches of space between each on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 11-12 minutes until crescent dough is puffy and golden brown.
- Serve with cheese sauce, spicy mustard or ketchup for dipping!
Amy Desrosiers says
Hi, I am not sure that would be good!
Can I substitute pie dough for crescent rolls?
Amy Desrosiers says
This will work! Some might come out but it will be tasty!
james p. spatz says
What are your thoughts on putting the mustard on the brat and cheese before baking?
Amy Desrosiers says
Sorry, it is to brush on the wrapped, raw crescent before adding spice.
What is the melted butter used for?
Sorry, it is used to brush the brats before seasonings.
What did you do with the melted butter mentioned in the ingredients list? There is no mention of it in the directions.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
This would be nice to serve for when my sons have their friends over. It looks delicious and filling. I just need to make a large batch though. You know what kind of appetite boys have.
The best snack ever! So great to make them at home with my kid!
These look really amazing!! A sure hit at my house!
I love Johnsonville Brats. These brats in a blanket are going to be a hit with my family.
Myrah Duque says
I giggled when I saw Brat, but then I realized why! They look so delicious. I need to make them.
Tara Pittman says
This is a dish that my husband would love. He loves brats.
These look so good. I’ve never made them with brats before. I’m going to have to try these next.
Yum! I love how quick and easy this recipe is… and everyone in the family loves it.
Holy. Moly. It’s like Pigs in a Blanket grew up and reached its true potential. I have to make these!