What to Serve With Pigs in a Blanket

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Pigs in a Blanket is one of those foods that has many purposes. Pigs in a Blanket can be an appetizer, a main dish, or a picnic side dish.

If you are thinking of serving Pigs in a Blanket, it is important to know what to serve with them. As they have many uses, they also have many preparations.

Whatever way you choose to use Pigs in a Blanket, here are 17 sure-to-please and Delicious sides to go along.


17 Side Dishes to Serve With Pigs in a Blanket

Are you having Pigs in a Blanket at a picnic? Or at a barbecue? Do you have some left over and want to eat them for breakfast? Take a look at these 17 simple, yet flavorful, sides to have with your Pigs in a Blanket.

1. Condiments

The simplest and most obvious sides of all are condiments. Pigs in a blanket often taste like little hot dogs. This means they go well with all the typical Hot Dog Condiments.

Ketchup, Mustard, and Pickle Relish are the most obvious choices. They are not the only options, though. Consider adding Ranch or another favorite Salad Dressing. Or Consider adding Barbecue Sauce options. You could even offer both.

2. Dips

Another simple and popular side for Pigs in a Blanket is Dips. Cheese Dip is the most obvious option here, but it is by far the only option.

If you are going for breakfast, try Maple Syrup, Ketchup, or Honey-Mustard. Tzatziki can add a Greek theme to the meal, especially when paired with a Greek salad.

3. Baked Beans

Baked Beans are simple, delicious, and they can be both a side and a dip. Eat them beside your Pigs in a Blanket, pour them over the top, or dip your Pigs in a Blanket in your beans.

Baked Beans are the best option if you are headed to a barbecue or picnic. Consider pairing Baked Beans, Pigs in a Blanket and Salad or Corn.

4. Eggs

There are many ways to prepare eggs to go with Pigs in a Blanket. If you are eating pigs in a blanket for breakfast, make scrambled eggs or fried eggs. Consider pairing this with breakfast potatoes.

If you are headed to a picnic, consider making deviled eggs or egg salad. You can also just bring hard boiled eggs with Mayo, Mustard, and Pickle Relish and let people decide which they want.

5. Corn

Corn is a great side for Pigs in a Blanket. Using Chorizo in your Pigs in a Blanket? Try Elote (Mexican Street Corn). Going to a Barbecue? Try Corn on the Cob, Creamed Corn, or simple Grilled Corn off-the-cob.

Going to a picnic? Try a corn salad or a cold corn gazpacho. Eating it for breakfast? Try corn succotash. Corn is one of the most versatile sides and this makes it a great addition to any meal.

6. Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad makes a great side for Pigs in a Blanket. Sweet and fruity it makes any picnic or Barbecue complete. If you are not sure about preferences go with a simple, traditional Fruit Salad.

Prefer other fruits? Try a Pineapple, Mango and Berry Salad. Love berries? Go for an all-berries salad. You can use as many different fruits as you want or as few as two.

7. Salad

Salad is another great side for anything, especially Pigs in a Blanket. One of the best parts is that your salad dressing can do double duty. It can be both the dressing for the salad and the dip or condiment for your Pigs in a Blanket.

There are thousands of different kinds of salads you could make. Do not let yourself get overwhelmed. First think about where you are going and what other foods might be served. If you can make your salad out of fresh, local ingredients.

8. Chili

Chili is a popular side dish for pigs in a blanket. Anyone who likes chili-cheese dogs would love this addition. Keep the cheese on the side or make a cheese dipping sauce to go with.

Dip your Pigs in a Blanket in your chili or pour your chili over top. Any kind of chili will do. The most popular is the traditional red chili with meat and beans. But you can also make a green Chile Verde if you prefer.

9. Fries

Who does not love fries with their Hot Dogs? Pigs in a Blanket is not that different. All three taste delicious with the same dipping sauces and condiments.

Looking for something a little more healthy than fried potatoes? Try Zucchini Fries or even Fried Pickles. Fried Potatoes are not the only delicious fried option.

10. Potatoes

Potatoes, like corn, are simple and easy to prepare and can be prepared in a variety of ways that go with Pigs in a Blanket.

Baked Potatoes, Potato Salad, or Mashed Potatoes are a great addition to any Barbecue. For breakfast consider potato pancakes, potato muffins, or potatoes and eggs.

11. Slaw

Slaw is a great side for Pigs in a blanket. Coleslaw and Collard Slaw are the most common. Slaw can be made with mayo or it can be made with a favorite dressing.

Do not like cabbage or collard greens? Try carrot slaw or broccoli slaw. For some color, use multi-color carrots with your other slaw vegetables.

12. Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese is a delicious option for fans of cheese. There are many ways to serve Macaroni and Cheese with Pigs in a Blanket.

A popular option is to serve Macaroni and Cheese with Chili on the side of Pigs in a Blanket. Add a salad or roasted vegetables to lighten the meal a bit.

13. Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad is a great option for anyone headed to a picnic or barbecue. Macaroni salad is a big hit at most barbecues. The best Pasta Salads are made from local and seasonal ingredients.

Looking for something a little healthier? try using Zoodles (Zucchini noodles) or other vegetable-based noodles for the pasta salad.

14. Cornbread

Cornbread is a delicious side for Pigs in a Blanket if you are headed to a picnic or barbecue. You can also eat it at home, it goes best with Chili and Baked Beans.

Try a simple Cornbread or make it fancy. To make a fancy cornbread try adding corn kernels and diced mild green chiles. You can also make a cornbread casserole or cornbread pudding.

15. Roasted Vegetables

Roasted vegetables are a delicious and healthy side option. Roast some cauliflower, carrots, peppers, onions, potatoes, squash, and/or asparagus.

Roast them in a pan and chop them into a bowl for a roasted veggie salad. Or roast and serve them on skewers. Look for local ingredients and make the vegetables you enjoy.

16. Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella Sticks are another fried goody that makes a tasty side for Pigs in a Blanket. Pair them with Chili, barbecue sauce, or marinara sauce.

While not as simple as some of the other sides, Mozzarella sticks are a popular picnic and barbecue side. They are wildly popular with fans of cheese and fried foods.

17. Pickled Vegetables

Pickled vegetables are another great side for Pigs in a Blanket. Everyone knows about pickles, and most people have heard of pickled peppers or pickled onions.

Do not limit yourself, pickling vegetables is not as hard as it seems. Popular, but lesser-known, pickled vegetables include pickled asparagus, carrots, green beans, and okra. Try them. If pickles go well with Pigs in a Blanket, why not the others?

Wrap Up

So that is a wrap. I sincerely hope you enjoy trying some or all of these 17 delicious side dishes with your Pigs in a Blanket.

Remember there are many varieties and many options for those above. Do not be afraid to substitute something you like in place of something you do not like in a recipe. Happy Eating!

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