"Spicy seasoned sausage mixed with cream cheese and wrapped in crescent rolls. For a different variation, add thin slices of pepperoni on the bottom of crescent roll before the sausage mixture and shred cheddar on top of sausage; roll pastry over." — Andy
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fresh, ground spicy pork sausage
1 (8 ounce) package
2 (8 ounce) packages
refrigerated crescent rolls
egg white, lightly beaten
Very good! Instead of making as directed, I cut small squares from the crescent dough and made cups in a small muffin tin. I then put filling in and baked them. Nice individual appetizers and my boys loved them!
too rich, try regular cheese next time and slice the sausage instead of ground
I enjoyed this recipe. Brought it to work this morning for a treat and they loved it. I prefer more seasoning, so I added crushed red pepper and black pepper, also a little onion powder. I will experiment more in the future with additional cheeses. This is a keeper!
Update 10/08: I have made this recipe countless times since my first review, the folks at work absolutely loved it everytime. It didn't last 10 minutes once I hit the door. I use Hot sausage and add a bit of red pepper flakes, I've even done a version with cheese. Always tastes great. So many options you can do.
I make these as "Sausage Puffs" in mini-muffin cups with chunks of the crescent rolls (reduced fat) on the bottom as others suggested, and they are wonderful for appetizers! They would be specially for a brunch or super bowl-type event.
Now I make these with 2 tblsp onion and 1 tblsp garlic added while cooking the sausage (you could add other veggies like diced green pepper, mushrooms...), then mix with 1 pkg lite cream cheese, 1 beaten egg and 1/2 cup stove top mix (I like the Savory Herbs variety). After covering the bottom of the cups with red. fat crescent rolls, spoon a 1-2 inch scoop of sausage/cheese mixture on top, then bake 12 minutes (don't forget the cooking spray!). You can try different kinds of sausage or flavored cream cheese for different spins as well. I usually use the reduced fat sausage as well, and I'm sure it would work with ground turkey sausage. I love these so will try the actual rolls as the recipe describes soon - I know the taste is great but will be curious to try it in a different format!
Thanks for the great recipe!
I made these for Christmas brunch, and my uncle (who is a chef) said they were the best thing on the buffet. They taste really yummy with Jimmy Dean's Hot Sausage... just make sure you pinch the cresent together at the pre cut seams so they don't tear apart.
Took this to a poker party and it was gobbled up FAST! I used turkey sausage and reduced-fat cream cheese to lower the fat content and taste was NOT compromised! YUM!
Loved it. I used 2 hot sausages and 1 mild, so it was about 3/4 of a lb. I sauteed one small onion, threw the sausage in, seasoned with some basil, oregano, cayenne, and garlic powder. I ended up using 3/4 of the container of cream cheese. I didn't bother to brush the egg white on the crescent dough. This recipe was super easy & super good. I would make this anytime for an easy breakfast and it goes really well with scrambled eggs and toast.
Great recipe! They're perfect for a quick appetizer or snack. They even make for a nice side dish for eggs at breakfast which is why I made them. I swear you could put just about anything in a Pillsbury Crescent Roll and it'll turn out great. I cut the recipe in half and used breakfast sausage adding in a little finely chopped onion. I opted out of the the poppy seeds since I was serving this with scrambled eggs and a side of OJ! Very simple and really tasty!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sausage Crescent Rolls
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 162
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