Although quite tasty, American-style pigs in a blanket are not very healthy and definitely unsuitable for vegans. With our meat-free recipe, you can now make this evergreen party snack 100% plant-based and worry-free.
The classic pigs in a blanket recipe usually consists of a hot dog or sausage wrapped in buttery puff pastry. With the right ingredients, you can easily convert this meat-based recipe into a vegan option that tastes even better.
We turned carrots and parsnips into small sticks and then used them as a filling for the pastry bites. Then, we replaced all-butter pastry with a dairy-free, low-fat alternative, and job done!
If like us you can get hold of rainbow carrots, you'll have a gorgeous and colourful combo. Red carrots, in particular, will look exactly like pork sausages when cooked. Your guests will hardly notice the difference!
We first roasted these root veggie sticks with a yummy seasoning of garlic, thyme, and parsley. Then, we wrapped them in small rectangles of puff sheet and coated them with sesame seeds before baking.
These vegan pigs in a blanket are so incredibly flavourful you won't believe they have less than 70 calories per pastry. And the good news is they're great both warm and cold, which is perfect if you want to make them ahead of time and bring them over to a party.