Recipe By Andy
Published Jun 8th
Sausage Crescent Rolls
Prep 25m Cook 20m Additional 5m Ready In 50m
Servings 20 servings Calories 224.8

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh, ground spicy pork sausage
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 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.
  4. 4 Bake 20 minutes until crust is golden. When completely cooled, slice into one and one-half inch slices.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 224.8
  • Carbohydrate 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol 27.8 mg
  • Fat 18 g
  • Protein 5.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 7 g
  • Sodium 363.4 mg
  • Sugar 1.7 g


  1. 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 - Read more ...
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. 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 - Read more ...
  4. too rich try regular cheese next time and slice the sausage instead of ground
  5. 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 - Read more ...
  6. 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 - Read more ...
  7. 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 - Read more ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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!