Breakfast sausage cream cheese crescent rolls are hearty and delicious. This recipe features a mix of breakfast sausage wrapped in Pillsbury crescent rolls that are cooked to golden brown perfection.
These breakfast rolls are a true breakFEAST. Tender, flaky, golden brown crescent rolls are wrapped around a hearty filling of breakfast sausage, cream cheese, Rotel tomatoes, and eggs. It’s an on-the-go, hand-held feast that will power you through the entire day.
This is one of my favorite pillsbury crescent roll breakfast recipes with cream cheese. I can’t wait for you to try it.
Breakfast Sausage Wrapped in Crescent Rolls
This recipe for this mix of cream cheese and breakfast sausage wrapped in Pillsbury crescent rolls is super simple to make. There’s no fancy kitchen acrobatics going on here. You simply mix up a stuffing mixture and wrap it up in crescent roll dough. That’s really all there is to it.
These sausage Pillsbury crescent rolls are little hand-held bites of joy perfect for any occasion. Whip up a batch for a hearty breakfast, a great game day appetizer, as a try at your next pot luck, or a snack for the kids when they get home from school or before heading out to practice.
I’m sure you’ll love these sausage Pillsbury crescent rolls as much as I and my family do, and I hope you’ll give them a try. They’re easy. They’re delicious. They’re open to interpretation. Those are the best parts of any recipe, in my book!
Sausage Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
The simplicity of these delicious breakfast crescent bites begins with the ingredient list. You only need five ingredients to make them.
- Crescent Rolls
- Breakfast Sausage
- Cream Cheese
- Rotel Tomatoes
- Black Pepper to Taste
See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.
Making these breakfast crescent rolls is a simple procedure. It’s mostly a matter of mixing the ingredients. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time!
Step 1: Cook the Sausage
Cook the breakfast sausage on medium heat until it’s browned. Then, drain.
Step 2: Make the Filling
Add the sausage to a bowl. Then mix in the cream cheese until it’s almost melted. Add black pepper and Rotel tomatoes and mix well. Finally, add the eggs and mix until well blended.
Step 3: Wrap the Crescent Rolls
Roll out the crescent roll dough and separate it along the perforations. Add about 2 tablespoons of the mixture to the large end of the triangle and roll it up.
Step 4: Bake
Place the crescent rolls on a baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown.
Hint: Be careful not to overfill your crescent rolls. Otherwise, the filling will overflow out of the crescent rolls.
Don’t have the correct ingredients on hand or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this cream cheese and breakfast sausage wrapped in crescent rolls.
- Italian Sausage – Italian sausage will work in this recipe.
- Any Crescent Dough – I like Pillsbury, but use any variety you like.
Want to personalize this breakfast sausage cream cheese crescent rolls recipe? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this This is one of the best pillsbury crescent roll breakfast recipes with cream cheese and sausage.
- Spicy – Add red pepper flakes to the sausage mix for a spicy kick.
- Add Vegetables – Try adding red peppers, chopped broccoli, jalapenos, onions, or sun-dried tomatoes to the mix. Anything you’d add to a scramble will work.
- Use Different Meat – Try any kind of cooked meat you like. Ham, steak, pancetta, salami, and lamb are all delicious. Get creative
- Add Different Cheeses – Add any of your favorite shredded cheese to the mixture before wrapping it up.
- Mustard – Believe it or not, mustard works wonderfully in this dish. Use any kind you like.
- Mix it Up – Mix and match your meats and cheeses for even more variation.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy these easy breakfast crescent roll egg cups.
It only takes some basic equipment to make this recipe.
- Baking sheet
You can store these sausage cream cheese crescent rolls in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for about 2 days. For longer storage, use a freezer-safe, air-tight container or a heavy-duty freezer bag and store these crescent rolls for up to 2 months.
Although this recipe is very simple on its own, with so many variation possibilities, there are a few tips to keep in mind when creating this dish to ensure that you get the tastiest possible bites of Heaven each and every time.
- The better the ingredients, the better the dish, so only buy high-quality ingredients for this dish.
- It is so important to drain your sausage thoroughly to avoid a greasy filling.
- Taste your sausage mixture before rolling it up in the crescent dough and season accordingly.
- Don’t overfill these crescent rolls. You’ll end up with a soggy mess of dough and filling all over your baking sheet.
Do you have questions about breakfast sausage cream cheese crescent rolls? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about these sausage Pillsbury crescent rolls.
Not at all! My personal preference is Pillsbury, but you can use any brand you like.
Absolutely. You can use any cooked meat you like. I’ve used everything from leftover steak to pancetta in this recipe.
Absolutely. Any kind of veggie will generally work in this recipe. The rule of thumb is this. If you’d find it in an omelet or a scramble, it will work.
Almost any kind of cheese will work well with this recipe. I especially advise cheeses you’d normally see in breakfast items like cheddar, mozzarella, swiss, and Monterey jack.
You probably didn’t drain your sausage well enough. Draining the sausage thoroughly is the key to keeping these little bites relatively grease-free.
You can store these for up to 2 days in an air-tight container in the fridge. For longer storage, freeze them in a freezer-safe, air-tight container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 2 months.
These sausage cream cheese crescent rolls are the perfect bites for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or as an appetizer. They’re an entire meal in themselves, so serving them is easy. Simply plate them up and watch everyone scarf them down.
If you’re using these crescent roll bites as appetizers, consider serving them alongside a dipping sauce. Try ranch dressing, honey mustard, and especially syrup. Dipping these little bites into syrup is the ultimate breakfast experience.
More Sausage Recipes
Do you like sausage? Here are some recipes you may also like to try.
- Air Fryer Frozen Sausage Patties
- Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing
- Air Fryer BAcon Wrapped Breakfast Sausage
Breakfast Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
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Breakfast Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
- medium bowl
- Cutting board or other flat surface
- Baking Sheet
- 2 tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
- 16 oz breakfast sausage
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 10 oz canned tomatoes, drained
- 2 large eggs
- Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
- Cook breakfast sausage over medium heat until browned and cooked through. Drain any remaining grease.
- In a medium bowl, combine cooked sausage and cream cheese and stir until the cream cheese is nearly melted and fully integrated.
- Stir until blended.
- Sprinkle the black pepper in and continue to stir until blended.
- Add in the canned tomatoes and stir until to incorporates.
- Next, add in the eggs and stir continue to stir until incorporated.
- On a cutting board or another flat surface, unroll the crescent rolls and separate into triangles along perforated lines. Fill each crescent roll with about 2 Tbs of the sausage mixture.
- Fold the bottom edges up and over the filling and press into the crescent roll just above the filling.
- Next, bring the top edge of the crescent roll over the filling and tuck it underneath of the bottom edge.
- Place on prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
- Place into the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crescent rolls are lightly browned.
- Storage: Breakfast crescents may be stored in an airtight container or in a baggie in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- Serve immediately
- Enjoy every bite.