Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels


Easy sausage pinwheels made with crescent roll dough and cream cheese. Good for breakfast or parties.

close up view of Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels on a white platter
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened


  1. Cook and stir sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  2. Spread dough from one package crescent rolls out onto a work surface; pinch perforations together to create a single sheet of dough. Spread 1/2 of the cream cheese over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch margin on each edge. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cooked sausage evenly over cream cheese. Starting at a long edge, roll dough around filling into a log; wrap in plastic wrap or parchment paper. Repeat to make and wrap a second roll. Refrigerate rolls until firm, at least 1 hour.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Remove rolls from the refrigerator and unwrap. Cut rolls into 1/2-inch-thick slices and place onto a baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
23g Fat
15g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 686mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 116mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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