Let your taste buds do the talking! Get ready for a show-stopper dish with this lovable recipe for pigs in blankets stuffing balls. Follow our simple steps and get ready to indulge in this delightful side dish that will make your guests happy.
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
85g pack of sage and onion stuffing mix
300g sausage meat
90g cooked chestnuts, chopped
50g dried cranberries
12 rashers of bacon (smoked streaky or pancetta)
Step 1: Place the stuffing mix into a bowl and pour over 150ml of boiling water. Allow the mix to soak up all the water. Once it has cooled, add in the sausage meat, chestnuts, and cranberries.
Step 2: It's time to get your hands messy as you bring everything together. Take each rasher and cut it in half lengthways, resulting in 24 long strips of bacon.
Step 3: Take two bacon strips and cross them. Roll a ball of stuffing, roughly the size of a walnut (4cm) and place it on the crossed bacon. Gently wrap the stuffing in the bacon before placing it on a lightly greased baking tray, ensuring the cross-side is facing up. Repeat this process until you have created a delightful dozen. Can be made up to two days ahead and chilled.
Step 4: When you're ready to indulge, preheat your oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6, and place the stuffing balls in the oven. Let them roast away for 25-30 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the stuffing inside is cooked to perfection.