My daughter LOVES these for breakfast on school days, and I feel great knowing she devoured some spinach, a meat, and a carb before working hard all day long. I like to make lots of these and freeze them uncooked for quick meals in the future.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 rolls
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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.

  • Mix sausage, cream cheese, spinach, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a bowl.

  • Unroll and separate crescent roll dough into individual portions. Spread equal amounts of the sausage mixture into the middle of each dough portion. Roll and wrap dough around the filling to look like a baseball rather than a crescent roll; arrange onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

If the dough does not completely cover the filling after wrapping, the mixture seeps out during cooking.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 14g 28% DV; carbohydrates 14.2g 5% DV; fat 25g 39% DV; cholesterol 53.8mg 18% DV; sodium 869.2mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2013
My "day" starts at 0500 dark and my job is very physical so I am always looking for a breakfast that is easy to transport (just can't eat right after waking (0200))that is also packed with protein. I tried this as written the first time and thought it was dry and lacking. I followed the original recipe but made a few changes to my taste. I used turkey sausage; I did not thaw or drained the frozen spinach (extra liquid is needed); used low-fat cream cheese, not Neufchatel; added about 1/3 cup of diced onion; diced a small (6.5 oz) can of mushroom pieces and stems; chopped one (8 oz) can of sliced water chestnuts; added one egg and did my usual generous sprinkling of crushed red pepper flakes. With the added ingredients it makes a lot and could easily fill 4 cans of crescent rolls, however, evenly divide the remainder and freeze. I had eaten 2 of these biscuits before we started our work leaving one for our 7 AM break. A co-worker was hungry at 0700 and I offered my remaining biscuit of which she savored and then talked about it the rest of the day..:)). I had no issues of leakage and cooked on parchment paper on a pizza pan. This is terrific right out of the oven or cold and any way it is looked at great for those on the go mornings and much better tasting than any drive-thru! I gave this 4 stars as a base recipe then adjust to what you like. Enjoy!! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2013
My "day" starts at 0500 dark and my job is very physical so I am always looking for a breakfast that is easy to transport (just can't eat right after waking (0200))that is also packed with protein. I tried this as written the first time and thought it was dry and lacking. I followed the original recipe but made a few changes to my taste. I used turkey sausage; I did not thaw or drained the frozen spinach (extra liquid is needed); used low-fat cream cheese, not Neufchatel; added about 1/3 cup of diced onion; diced a small (6.5 oz) can of mushroom pieces and stems; chopped one (8 oz) can of sliced water chestnuts; added one egg and did my usual generous sprinkling of crushed red pepper flakes. With the added ingredients it makes a lot and could easily fill 4 cans of crescent rolls, however, evenly divide the remainder and freeze. I had eaten 2 of these biscuits before we started our work leaving one for our 7 AM break. A co-worker was hungry at 0700 and I offered my remaining biscuit of which she savored and then talked about it the rest of the day..:)). I had no issues of leakage and cooked on parchment paper on a pizza pan. This is terrific right out of the oven or cold and any way it is looked at great for those on the go mornings and much better tasting than any drive-thru! I gave this 4 stars as a base recipe then adjust to what you like. Enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2017
all I can say awesome Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2016
I made it as per the instructions and I really enjoyed it. Be SURE to mix the pepper flakes well throughout the entire mixture! I got one really hot biscuit! Still very tasty relatively easy to make and a welcome treat in the cold weather. Thanks for submitting this recipe Kristi! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2018
This is a fun and easy recipe for left over meat. I used our turkey leftovers. It was great for game day! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2020
I used all of the original ingredients, I pulled them out after 14 minutes. They were perfectly golden brown!!! Thank you for this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2018
Delicious! I used a full bag of frozen spinach and two rolls of crescents and there was enough filling for all of it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2018
Huge hit and I didn't make nearly enough will definitely be going into the dinner rotation. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2016
I made these for my freezer meal exchange group. My husband loved them and I appreciated there was no pre-planning when making them frome the freezer to the table.taking Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2017
This is so good! All 5 of us loved it! Read More