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Air Fryer Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Pigs in a Blanket

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Air fryer bacon jalapeño cheese pigs in a blanket are perfect if you want an easy appy or finger food. This air fryer appetizer uses Pillsbury pizza dough along with brats, cheese, jalapeños, and more. Pigs in a blanket with bratwurst is the perfect treat on game day.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5


  • 5 bratwurst, or sausage brats
  • 5 Pieces mozzarella, string cheese
  • 3 jalapeños, sliced, seeded for less heat
  • 12 Ounces bacon
  • 1 Can pizza dough, refrigerated, classic crust
  • 1 egg, for egg wash
  • 1 Tablespoon water, for egg wash
  • 1 Tablespoon Everything Bagel seasoning

Horseradish Mustard Dip:

  • 2 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ Cup mustard, yellow
  • 1 Tablespoon horseradish
  • ¼ Cup sour cream


  • Cut string cheese in half for thinner pieces. Slice brats in half down the center, careful not to slice all the way through. *Leaving the bottom of the brat intact will help the cheese inside not to escape once it melts as the brats cook.* Place both halves of string cheese into the opening of the brat, then line sliced jalapenos between the cheese. Repeat with all brats.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Wrap brats in bacon. Overlap the bacon as you wrap to completely cover the brat. We ended up using 2 slices of bacon per brat.
  • Add brats to the air fryer and cook for 7 minutes.
  • Prepare the dip. Combine dijon mustard, yellow mustard, horseradish, and sour cream in a small bowl and whisk well.
  • Remove brats from the air fryer and let cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Blot lightly with a paper towel to remove excess grease.
  • While the brats are cooling, unroll the canned pizza dough onto a lightly floured wooden cutting board. Use a pizza cutter and cut the dough into ¼” strips.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees F.
  • Wrap the dough around the brats. For this step, we used 2 strips of pizza dough per brat.
  • Brush dough with egg wash and sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning. Place into the air fryer basket and cook for 7 minutes, or until browned.
  • Serve brats with dip.


Calories: 1116kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 96g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 45g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1292mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
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