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

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium skillet, lightly brown sausage and drain. While sausage is still hot, add cream cheese and stir until cheese is melted and mixture is creamy. Cool completely.

  • Separate crescent rolls and arrange into two rectangles. Form log of sausage mixture lengthwise down center of each rectangle. Fold over the long sides of pastry to cover sausage log. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, seam down. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with poppy seeds.

  • Bake 20 minutes until crust is golden. When completely cooled, slice into one and one-half inch slices.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 9.4g; fat 18g; cholesterol 27.8mg; sodium 363.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2005
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2011
too rich try regular cheese next time and slice the sausage instead of ground Read More
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282 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 199
  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2008
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. Great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2012
My family has made a different version of this for years and still loves it adults and kids and coworkers and friends. Take 1 lb sausage cook (I micro for 5 min drain) add 1 block cream cheese (micro for 1 min to soften). Stir together. Put 1 whole can cresent rolls in bottom of greased 13x9 pan pinch seams. Put all mix on top. Add second can of cresent rolls pinch seams and sides. Bake for time on roll can. May need extra 3-4 min. Much faster and easier than individual triangles. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2012
I make a similar recipe just prepared a little differently. I roll the Crescent dough flat making sure the seams are well pressed together. Spread 4 oz of softened cream cheese over the dough. Then spread the cooked sausage over the cream cheese and roll it up like a cinnamon roll. Then slice the roll with a bread (serrated) knife. I can usually get about 12-13 slices out of the roll. Lay them flat on a grease cookie sheet and cook at 350 for about 15-18 minutes. They come out as perfect sausage rolls. Mmmmm! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2011
too rich try regular cheese next time and slice the sausage instead of ground Read More
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