Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

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Sausage cream cheese crescent rolls are an irresistible recipe that the whole family will love! These flaky, savory rolls are a delicious blend of creamy cheese and flavorful sausage. Get ready to indulge in a delightful treat that will have everyone asking for seconds.

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Sausage cream cheese crescent rolls are a delectable combination of savory sausage, creamy cheese, and flaky crescent dough, which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. These bite-sized treats are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s for a holiday party or game day get-together, sausage cream cheese crescent rolls will quickly become a favorite among your friends and family.

If you’re looking for more crescent roll recipes, try these Lil Smokies Pigs in a Blanket, Peanut Butter and Jelly Crescents, and Steak and Cheese Hand Pies.

A wooden serving plate with a spatula and the sausage rolls.

Why We Love This Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Recipe

For many of us, food is not just fuel for our bodies but an expression of love and a way to bring families together. And what better way to show your love than with a warm, juicy sausage cheese crescent roll? This delicious treat is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or any time you want to indulge in something savory and comforting.

  • Family Friendly: Kids and adults will love the savory sausage and creamy cheese wrapped in a buttery crescent roll. It’s a crowd-pleaser for all ages.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: If you have any leftovers, these rolls can still be enjoyed the next day as a quick snack or satisfying breakfast.

Ingredients for Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Recipe

Sausage, cream cheese, vegetables and seasonings for the rolls.
  • Pork Sausage: Choose your favorite flavor or variety of pork sausage when making these rolls. You can use Italian Sausage or any type of ground sausage.
  • Refrigerated Crescent Rolls: Crescent rolls are a type of pre-made pastry dough that is known for its buttery and flakey texture. They are a convenient and time-saving option for this recipe. These spicy sausage crescent rolls are great for a party appetizer or breakfast treat.

See my recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

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Variations and Substitutions for this Sausage Meat Appetizer

When it comes to sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls, the possibilities are endless. You can get creative and experiment with different types of sausage, veggies or cheese. No matter how you make them, these sausage rolls are sure to hit the spot.

  • Vegetables: You can mix in any of your preferred veggies to create a personal touch. Mushrooms are a great addition to this recipe.
  • Vegan: You can easily make this recipe vegan by using a meat substitute, such as a vegan sausage crumble. You can also opt for a nondairy cheese.
  • Cooking variation: If you don’t feel like turning the oven on, you can pop these crescent rolls right in the air fryer. The air fryer will give crescents a nice crunchy exterior that is insanely good.

How to Make Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep work, a batch of these sausage and cream cheese mixture crescents rolls are perfect for any occasion but also a great breakfast recipe.

These are the basic steps for making sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Preparing the vegetables, unrolling the sheets of crescent rolls and preparing the sausage.

Step 1: Create Sausage Mixture

First, place a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Crumble the delicious breakfast sausage in a skillet and season with salt and pepper. Brown the sausage for about 7 minutes. Then add in the red pepper and cook until tender. Add in the cream cheese and stir until the cream cheese mixture is combined. Place stove on low.

Step 2: Prepare Crescent Roll Dough

Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll the crescent sheets and separate them into 4 rectangular pieces. Press the crescent roll pieces into a 6×4 rectangle that is a half-inch thick.

Step 3: Fill Crescents

Use a measuring cup to scoop the cream cheese and sausage filling onto the crescent rectangle. Then use a spoon to spread the filling out. Make sure a small space near the edge of the roll is clear so you can seal it properly.

Lay the sheets on the baking tray, adding the filling and rolling.

Step 4: Roll Dough

Carefully start to roll up the crescent roll, jelly roll style, and pinch the seams to seal. Next, repeat this rolling process until all dough is rolled. Place the sausage rolls in the freezer for at least an hour.

Step 5: Bake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the sausage roll log into 8-10 slices. Lastly, place the sliced rolls onto the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes until they turn golden brown.

Recipe FAQs

Although both these rolls are very similar in shape, croissants are typically made with a yeast based dough, while crescent rolls are made from a butter-enriched dough.

Absolutely! You can experiment with your favorite type of cheese or you can try a combination of your favorite cheeses for maximum flavor and customization. Try adding a shredded cheese such as cheddar cheese to make it more cheesy.

Yes! while pork sausage is used in our recipe, you can use chicken sausage, turkey sausage, or beef sausage. Feel free to play around and find out which flavor best suits you.

To store any leftovers, place them in an airtight container and keep in the fridge. For the best taste, eat any leftover crescent within 2-3 days. Reheat in the toaster oven or oven until warmed through.

Sausage crescent rolls with a red and white check napkin.

Expert Tips for Making Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents

Make things even more exciting and take these sausage cream cheese crescents to the next level! From seasoning the cream cheese filling with your favorite spices to adding a fiery kick with chopped jalapeños, these tips will help you unleash your culinary creativity and make this recipe truly your own.

  • Season Cream Cheese: Take your cheese cream crescent roll by seasoning your cream cheese filling. You can mix in your favorite spices or seasonings such as taco seasoning, garlic powder, or dried herbs.
  • Make Spicy: If you’re looking for an extra bit of heat, you can incorporate chopped jalapenos into the cream cheese filling.
  • Seal Crescent: You want to make sure you are properly sealing your crescent rolls, that way no filling falls out while baking. Press the edges of the dough firmly together and ensure no filling falling out.
  • Low Fat: These savory sausage and cream cheese appetizers can be made with low-fat or fat-free cream cheese reduced-fat crescent rolls and even a low-fat cooked sausage.
  • Make ahead: Cook the sausage the day before, allow it to cool, and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. Then add cream cheese and bake the crescent rolls the next day for an easy breakfast.

What to Serve with Easy Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

Four sausage crescent rolls on a white plate.
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Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

Yield: 6 dozen
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Freeze Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes
Sausage cream cheese crescent rolls is an irresistible recipe that the whole family will love! These flaky, savory rolls are a delicious blend of creamy cheese and flavorful sausage. Get ready to indulge in a delightful treat that will have everyone asking for seconds.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Pork sausage, regular or spicy
  • ½ cup Red pepper, diced
  • 8 ounces Cream cheese
  • 16 ounces Crescent rolls, 2- 8 oz tubes
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 cup Shredded cheese
  • 1 Green onion, optional garnish
  • Diced tomatoes, optional garnish

Instructions

  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add crumbled sausage to the skillet and season with kosher salt and black pepper. Cook for about 7 minutes or until the sausage is no longer pink.
  • Afterwards, cook the diced red pepper until it becomes tender for approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Then, mix in the cream cheese and stir until everything is well combined. Finally, set the stove top to low.
  • Afterward, get your baking sheet ready by covering it with either parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Begin by opening one of the tubes of crescent rolls and separating the dough into 4 rectangles. Use your fingers to seal any perforations. Then, gently press out the crescent roll dough into a rectangle that measures 6×4 and is 1/2 inch thick.
  • Afterward, switch off the stove and proceed to transfer the sausage filling into a measuring cup and spread it onto a rectangle, using a spoon. Be cautious not to spread it beyond the edge, leaving a 1/4 inch space.
  • Begin rolling up the dough in a jelly roll style, ensuring that the seam is pinched to seal and placed facing downwards. Repeat this step until all the crescent roll dough has been used.
  • Freeze the sausage roll logs for one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the log into 8 to 10 slices, taking into account the desired thickness, and then place them on baking sheets that have been prepared.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes until they turn golden brown.
  • Take out of the oven and serve immediately, while still warm. Accompany with chopped green onions and diced tomatoes.

Expert Tips

  • Season Cream Cheese: Take your cheese cream crescent roll by seasoning your cream cheese filling. You can mix in your favorite spices or seasonings such as taco seasoning, garlic powder, or dried herbs.
  • Make Spicy: If you’re looking for an extra bit of heat, you can incorporate chopped jalapenos into the cream cheese filling.
  • Seal Crescent: You want to make sure you are properly sealing your crescent rolls, that way no filling falls out while baking. Press the edges of the dough firmly together and ensure no filling it falling out.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1845mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 613IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American

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