These certainly aren't gourmet, but they are YUMMY!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir in cream cheese.

  • Unroll crescent dough and separate into individual pieces; spoon 2 to 3 teaspoons sausage mixture onto each piece of dough. Roll dough around filling. Brush each crescent roll with egg white. Arrange crescent rolls on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until rolls are lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 11.6g 4% DV; fat 17g 26% DV; cholesterol 31.6mg 11% DV; sodium 518mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
I have long been using essentially the same recipe that uses hot breakfast sausage which gives it a nice kick but not too much. Today I decided to try and lighten them up and used neufchatel cheese (the American version, not French, there's a big difference) and subbed half of that with cottage cheese, which also increases the protein content. To reduce the possibility of my kids whining about chunks of cottage cheese in it, I food processed the cottage cheese, though I'm not sure that is even necessary if you use small curd. I just didn't want to take a chance. I could tell no difference with these modifications. They were just as good, maybe even better. I think they are a little heavy and dense with all cream cheese and they seemed "fluffier" this way. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
I have long been using essentially the same recipe that uses hot breakfast sausage which gives it a nice kick but not too much. Today I decided to try and lighten them up and used neufchatel cheese (the American version, not French, there's a big difference) and subbed half of that with cottage cheese, which also increases the protein content. To reduce the possibility of my kids whining about chunks of cottage cheese in it, I food processed the cottage cheese, though I'm not sure that is even necessary if you use small curd. I just didn't want to take a chance. I could tell no difference with these modifications. They were just as good, maybe even better. I think they are a little heavy and dense with all cream cheese and they seemed "fluffier" this way. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2013
This recipe is a good one. I add some onion and a few spices to liven it up. You cut the crescent rolls in half to get the 16 servings, I usually use 2 cans because it makes a lot. Originally, I found this recipe on the Pillsbury recipe site but they call them "Donkey Balls". They are good as recipe states but I like to add some spice! This is a good basic recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
I made this recipe and my co-workers loved them!! I added some onion powder and garlic powder and thought they were better than with just the cream cheese. I'm thinking that it would be fun to experiment with different flavors of cream cheese, too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2016
This is a great recipe! Easy to make and very delicious. We have a lot of venison breakfast sausage and it was really good in this recipe you'd never know it was deer meat! The only thing I would try differently the next time is to use less cream cheese maybe 6 oz. seemed like there was a little more than was needed. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2018
Very basic but good. My 14 year old and 10 years old boys loved them. The sausage mixture was a wee bit bland maybe I'd add a couple dashes of tabasco the next time. I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2017
Not fancy but really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2016
Served them at christmas party They were a hit Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2016
This is sooooo good! I added chopped mushrooms onion fresh chopped spinach...and left the red flakes out (didn't have any). My husband is so picky but even he loves these! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2015
This was a hit on Easter - I added onion powder garlic powder cheddar cheese Worcestershire and stuffed it inside freeze and thaw white dinner rolls. I would have given this 5 stars but it needed a lot of work to make it to our liking. I think a few more upgrades and it will be a crowd pleaser. Read More
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