BBQ Pigs In Blankets Toastie

Can’t wait until Christmas Day for those delicious pigs in blankets? Well, we’ve got the perfect reason not to. Make this meaty toastie in a matter of minutes for a taste of everyone’s favourite trimming.

@niallkirkland’s newest recipe has them slathered in Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, so you can tuck into this sarnie without worrying about all that added sugar. If you’re all too aware of how much fat your pigs in blankets have in them (we try not to think about it too much…) then this recipe uses chicken sausages as a tasty and lean alternative too.

Topped off with low-fat melted mozzarella, there’s no reason not to love this toastie.


  • 3 chicken sausages
  • 3 rashers of streaky bacon
  • Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce
  • 2 slices of sourdough – toasted and buttered
  • 30g of light mozzarella – sliced
  • Some watercress to garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C or 180°C for fan-assisted.

2. Take your chicken sausages and wrap each of them separately in the bacon.

3. Coat your pigs in blankets in the Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce.

4. Next, transfer them to a baking tray and bake for 10 mins.

5. After 10 mins, remove the pigs in blankets from the oven, turn them and then add some more BBQ sauce.

6. Return to oven and bake them for another 10 mins.

7. Once cooked, it’s time to build your toastie.

8. Place the mozzarella slices on top of your pigs in blankets and grill for 3-4 mins to melt the mozzarella.

9. Garnish with the watercress and then enjoy.

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Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 590
Total Fat 18g
Total Carbohydrates 52g
Protein 53g

Evangeline Howarth

Evangeline Howarth


Evangeline has taken part in competitive sports since a young age. As a qualified RYA Dinghy Instructor, she understands the importance of proper nutrition for fuelling extreme and endurance sports, especially due to her experience in Team GBR Squads and captaining and coaching her University first team.

In her spare time, Evangeline loves running – especially marathons. On the weekends, you’ll find her taking on water sports or hiking up a hill. Her favourite evenings are spent taking on a HIIT session or squats in the gym before digging into some spicy food and a ton of vegetables – yum!

Find out more about Evie's experience here.

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