Pigs-in-blankets Christmas stuffing balls served on a plate

Pigs-in-blankets Christmas stuffing balls

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 6

Treat yourself at Christmas with these moreish stuffing balls. The sausagemeat and bacon add the ‘pigs in blankets’ flavour, while cranberries make them taste extra festive

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal275
  • fat17g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 85g pack sage & onion stuffing mix
  • 300g sausagemeat
  • 90g cooked chestnuts, chopped
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 12 rashers smoked streaky bacon or pancetta


  1. Put the stuffing mix in a bowl and pour over 150ml boiling water. Leave the mix to absorb. When cool, add the sausagemeat, chestnuts and cranberries and bring everything together with your hands. Cut each rasher of bacon in half lengthways so you get 24 long strips of bacon.

  2. Cross two bacon strips, then roll a walnut-sized ball of the stuffing mix and sit it on the cross. Wrap the stuffing in the bacon and sit on a lightly oiled baking tray, cross-side up. Repeat to make 12 stuffing balls. Can be made up to two days ahead and chilled. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and roast the stuffing balls for 25-30 mins until the bacon is crisp and the stuffing is cooked.

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26th Dec, 2019
These were lovely for a different take on pigs in blankets. Very tasty and so easy. I'll definitely use them again for Christmas or any time of the year as they will be lovely for snack or buffet. we scored them 8/10
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