Perfectly Piggy Dinner

Do you ever think your family eats like pigs?...
Well, why not make a theme night out of it?!
When my friends at Johnsonville Sausage sent me their recipe for Pig Tails and some sausage to try it out, I was inspired!
This dinner is around $1 per serving, so it's a new favorite for both the kids AND my grocery budget!

We whipped up the Pig Tails & Fries and served them in aluminum mini-bread pan "troughs"

and gobbled Pig Cupcakes for dessert! Such an easy dinner and it was a huge hit!
( yes, I did serve vegetables...not pictured...:))

Pig Tails & Fries from Johnsonville Sausage
Servings: 6, Prep: 10 min., Cook: 20-25 min.
1 package (28 ounces) frozen curly French fries
1 package (13.5-16 ounces) Johnsonville® smoked sausage (Polish, New Orleans, Smoked Turkey, BOLD Beef Hot Links or Beef Franks).
Oil for deep-fat frying

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Cut sausage links in half lengthwise. Cut each half into three long strips. Spread fries in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 450°F for 17-20 minutes, turning once. Arrange sausage strips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 450°F for 12-14 minutes or until they curl. Serve with fries.
I love how those sausages curl up like little pig tails! Too cute! You can serve them up in disposable aluminum bread pans or any other "troughs" you have on hand. :)Pig Cupcakes
Your favorite cupcakes
Pink Icing (we used Pillsbury Strawberry icing)
Large pink marshmallows (1 for each cupcake)
Mini chocolate chips
Edible Eyeballs
Pink sugar sprinkles (optional)

Frost cupcakes and dip in pink sugar (optional). Cut marshmallows in half, then in half again, as shown. This makes your "snout" and "ears".
Place two mini chocolate chips on the sticky side of the "snout" and place on cupcake. Add ears and two edible eyeballs. Oink!

Note: These Pig Cupcakes would also be a fun and easy Letter P snack!

Disclosure: I was given product and coupons from Johnsonville to try out this recipe. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions, as always, are my own.


A Little Bit of Everything! said...

Cute and I just love those pig cupcakes!

Lisa said...

Those piggy cupcakes are hilariously cute. I think they'd be great for birthday parties.

Abby Approved said...

Love those cupcakes! Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Made the cupcakes for my little sister's birthday party and the kids loved them! Cute idea!

Marie-Claude Leroux said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing!
I've linked your post on my site at

Anonymous said...

Couldn't find the candy eyes so I used a large medicine syringe and white icing to make drops then stuck tiny chocolate chips in them bottom side up, like the snout. Worked great and the kids loved them. Thanks!