Portuguese Linguisa “Pigs in a Blanket”

Lingucia Wraps


In the United States, the term “pigs in a blanket” often refers to hot dogs, sausages, cocktail or breakfast/link sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, pancake, or croissant dough, and baked. Canned dough is most common. They are somewhat similar to a sausage roll, but typically served as an appetizer, a children’s dish, or as a breakfast entree. (Thank you, Wikipedia!)

Zenner's linguisa recipes

Linguica is a Portuguese smoke-cured pork sausage seasoned with garlic and paprika. Heavenly stuff! It only seemed reasonable that this sausage-of-the-gods would make awesome pigs-in-blankets. You could make a larger “wiener wrap” version of these, as well.

Suínos em um cobertor! (Pigs in a blanket)

There really could not be a much simpler recipe that this, and it’s SO good!

1lb Zenner’s Portuguese linguisa sausage
8 Rhodes dinner rolls (dough), thawed
Cooking spray
Sweet Hot Mustard (or your favorite)

Proof the rolls according to package directions.

Cooking with rhodes dinner rolls

Meanwhile, cut the linquisa into 8 equal pieces, and sear in a hot pan, until just browned on all sides (doesn’t need to be heated through) remove and set on paper towels to drain and cool.

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Zenner Linguisa

Flatten each roll into a 4 x 4-inch square, and set on a sprayed baking pan.

Place a round of linguisa on the dough and roll the dough around the sausage, pinching the ends closed, and folding under.

Bread 005

Cover the pan with plastic-wrap and let the dough rise again, 30-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F

Remove plastic wrap, and bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool 10-15 minutes, and serve with mustard.


Chef Perry

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