3 Ingredient Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls are so easy to make and they taste amazing for breakfast or they make a great appetizer!
3 Ingredient Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
I have been making a ton of crescent roll recipes after I purchased 3 boxes of them from Costco on my last delivery.
I am not sure why but somehow, I managed to add 3 boxes to my order instead of the one I was planning to get.
Thankfully Crescent Rolls are super fun to work with and you can make so many different things with them.
I made these sausage cream cheese crescents for breakfast for my husband and he loved them! He kept asking me if he could try just the sausage and cream cheese mixture on a cracker while I rolled the crescents for baking.
I love that I can make these ahead of time and my husband can take them to work with him. They are the perfect bite-size breakfast that he can eat while heading to work.
When I had a huge stack of the sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls on a platter, I sent a photo to my Sister in Law and told her she was going to LOVE the recipe I was about to share.
I truly think this is one of those recipes that you keep in the kitchen drawer to make when you need a quick and easy breakfast, snack, or game day party appetizer.
How can you go wrong with sausage, cream cheese, and crescent rolls wrapped together. Hello yum!
The buttery goodness of the crescent roll pastry balances with the creamy filling and richness of the savory sausage.
This is a quick overview of the simple ingredients that you'll need to make sausage cream cheese crescent rolls! Specific measurements and step by step instructions are included in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post
- Cream Cheese
- Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
Sausage - We used Jimmy Dean Ground Pork Sausage Roll but you can easily switch this to beef or turkey sausage. You could also use Jimmy Dean fully cooked pork sausage crumbles to save time. Regular or spicy sausage is amazing.
Cream Cheese - Regular or low-fat cream cheese works great. To spice is up you can use a jalapeno cream cheese or flavored cream cheese. Check out all of our cream cheese recipes.
Crescent Rolls - Regular or reduced fat crescent rolls work great.
Optional - Shredded sharp cheddar cheese or your favorite cheese. Toss in some bacon bits or bacon crumbles for even more meaty flavor.
These cream cheese sausage and crescent rolls can easily be jazzed up by adding in some shredded cheese.
You could also add in a bit of diced bell pepper for some color. Add in diced onions for more flavor.
Sprinkle a bit of garlic powder in for a fun flavor twist. Dip these in maple syrup for a sweet breakfast recipes.
Rotel Sausage and cream cheese crescents - Add drained Rotel Diced tomatoes and green chilies to the sausage cream cheese mixture before rolling the crescent rolls.
Mix n Chop - We use the mix n chop to break up the sausage and love it.
Large Skillet - Make sure to use a frying pan you can easily pick up to move the cooked sausage to a mixing bowl.
Pizza Cutter - We use a pizza cutter to cut the crescent rolls in half
Small Cookie Scoop - a small scoop works great for evenly portioning out the filling.
Large Mixing Bowl - We are big fans of this glass batter bowl that has a handle. It makes it easy to mix ingredients and keeps the mixing bowl steady on the counter.
Parchment Paper - We love how easy parchment paper makes clean up.
Baking Sheets - We are huge fans of these baking sheets with sides. You don't have to worry; you will remove the Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents from the oven and have them slide right off.
Heat resistant potholders - A couple of years ago, we had a fire scare when we didn't realize we had turned a burner on, and a cloth potholder caught fire. Thankfully we walked by the kitchen and saw the smoke and were able to get it out ourselves. Since then, we have only used these heat-resistant potholders.
How to make Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post but here's a quick version.
Step 1 - Preheat the oven, gather the three ingredients and supplies
Step 2 - Brown the sausage making sure to remove/drain the grease before adding it to the bowl. This will help keep the sausage cream cheese filling contained in the crescent rolls and not leaking out the sides.
Step 3 - Stir cream cheese into the sausage until mixed together
Step 4- Divide refrigerated crescent roll dough into triangles and then cut them in half.
Step 5 - Add a spoonful of cream cheese sausage mixture to the crescent dough and roll it from large end to the triangle tip.
Step 6 - The crescent rolls expand a bit when baking but you can place them semi-close to each other on the baking sheet. Bake the until golden brown
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead –The sausage cream cheese filling can be made ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in advance.
Storage – Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
Freezing/How to freeze – These cream cheese sausage crescent rolls can be frozen easily. Let them cool and then freeze them on a baking sheet before placing them in a freezer-safe bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave or in the toaster oven.
How to reheat – Warm leftovers in the microwave or a toaster oven.
Substitutions - Sausage can be exchanged for ground beef, ground chicken, ground turkey
Vegetarian Option - Vegetarian meat crumbles can be used.
Vegan Option – Crescent rolls are vegan, You can use vegan meat crumble and vegan cream cheese. We have not prepared these vegan so I am not sure if the texture will change.
Gluten Free - Gluten Free crescent rolls can be used.
Smaller Serving Size – The serving amount can be changed on the recipe card below to a smaller amount.
Make it Spicy – Feel free to add in a bit of spice with red pepper flakes or your favorite spice blend.
Larger Group/More servings –The serving amount can be doubled or more on the recipe card below to make these for a larger group.
You can pulse the sausage in a blender or food processer to get finer pieces if you like. We normally use the mix n chop and a spatula to break the sausage up into smaller pieces.
These sausage cream cheese crescents can be served hot or at room temperature.
Printable recipe card instructions are below.
Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
When to serve Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
- Football/Game Day Parties
- Holiday parties
- After school snack
- Easy dinner idea
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Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
- 16 Ounce ground pork sausage
- 8 Ounce Cream Cheese Softened
- 2-3 Cans Crescent Rolls
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Brown sausage until crumbled and cooked through, drain grease
- Add sausage crumbles and cream cheese to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Roll out crescent roll dough an separate into triangles. Cut each triangle in half lengthwise.
- Add a scoop of cream cheese sausage mixture to the large end of the crescent dough triangle. Roll the dough from thick end to triangle point and place on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
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