Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls are always a hit, whether you serve them for game day or breakfast! No one can resist the combination of savory sausage, creamy cheese, and puffy, golden brown crescent rolls!
If you’re looking for an easy recipe, look no further—these Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent rolls are made with only three ingredients! They’re oh-so-easy to make, and they’re totally irresistible. And did I mention that they’re versatile? Because that too! You can serve these for a weekend breakfast with your family, a brunch potluck, or make them as an appetizer for a party or game day gathering.
Easy Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
I totally have a weakness for crescent roll appetizers. Taco rings, pigs in a blanket, cranberry brie bites—I will take them all! I don’t know what it is about crescent rolls that makes them so dang good, but I would eat just about anything rolled up in that puffy, soft, golden-brown dough. Even better, when you use crescent roll dough, you’re saving yourself the hassle of having to measure out flour, make a dough, wait for it to rise, etc. Who has time for that?!
These Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls might just be my easiest crescent roll recipe yet! All you need to do is stir together the sausage and cream cheese, then roll it into the triangles of dough. Basically, you’re stuffing your crescent rolls with deliciousness! If you’re making these for a party, you can make the filling in advance, then roll it up into the crescent dough and pop them in the oven just before you plan on serving them.
See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
- Breakfast sausage – You’ll need to cook the sausage according to the package directions and drain off any grease.
- Cream cheese – To make it easy to mix the filling, let the cream cheese sit on the counter for a bit so it comes to room temperature.
- Refrigerated crescent rolls – The kind that comes in a tube!
How to Make Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
Preheat your oven to 375ºF.
2. Make the Filling
Transfer the cooked sausage to a mixing bowl and add the cream cheese. Stir to combine, making sure the sausage is evenly distributed throughout the cream cheese.
3. Cut the Dough
Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles, then cut each triangle in half lengthwise to make two triangles.
Use a spoon or small cookie scoop to add a spoonful of sausage filling onto each triangle of dough, then roll it up. Place each roll on a baking sheet with the seam side facing down.
Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls for about 15 minutes, or until the dough is puffy and golden brown. Let the rolls cool a bit before serving (the filling will be super hot!), but serve them warm.
How to Store and Reheat Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
If you have any leftovers (doubtful!), pop them in an airtight storage container and refrigerate them for 3 to 4 days. Reheat them in a 350ºF oven or in the microwave. Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
What should I serve with Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls?
If you’re making these as a party appetizer, they go well with other appetizer recipes like Easy Jalapeño Popper Dip and Soft Pretzel Bites. Making them for breakfast? Then I like pairing them with a sweet option for contrast, like Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole.
Are croissants and crescent rolls the same?
No, they’re not! The name and shape are similar, but croissants are made with flaky layers, while crescent rolls are slightly crisp on the outside, but puffy and soft on the inside. Crescent rolls are bread, but croissants are a pastry!
Is crescent roll dough the same as puff pastry?
No, crescent roll dough isn’t the same as puff pastry, so it can’t be used interchangeably in this recipe.
Can Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls be made in advance?
You can make the filling for this recipe a day in advance, but I recommend assembling right before baking and serving, which keeps the dough from getting soggy.
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Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
- 1 1 lb roll breakfast sausage cooked and crumbled
- 1 8-oz cream cheese softened
- 2 8 oz cans of refrigerated crescent rolls
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- In a bowl, combine cooked sausage and cream cheese together. Mix well.
- Separate crescent rolls into triangles and then cut each triangle in half lengthwise making two triangles.
- Using a small cookie scoop or a spoon, add sausage filling onto each triangle roll and roll up.
- Add to a baking sheet with the seam side down.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.