Elevate Your Snack Game with Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

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A delightful recipe, sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls are an irresistible treat that everyone will enjoy! These flaky, savory rolls combine creamy cheese and delicious sausage to make an irresistible treat for the whole family.

Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls For Game Day

Sports are a big part of our household, and we love watching them together as a family. It doesn’t even have to be a big game for us to be enjoying it. And there is nothing like having a delicious snack to enjoy. Add some adult beverage recipes, and game day snacking is a sure-fire winner.

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Sausage And Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls on A Platter

FAQ’s About Game Day Sausage And Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

How Do You Hold The Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Together?

The best thing you can do is make sure the ends are sealed well before slicing. Press firmly after wetting the edges.

How Do You Keep Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls From Getting Soggy?

To keep your crescent roll sandwiches from getting soggy, create a barrier between any wet ingredients.

How Many Pinwheels Should I Plan For Each Person?

Make sure each person gets 4-6 crescent rolls. Add the end slices as a bonus, but don’t count them when determining how many rolls each person needs.

Easy Game Day Sausage And Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Recipe

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 lb bulk pork sausage (regular or spicy)
  • ½ cup diced red pepper
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tubes 8 oz each crescent rolls
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 green onion, sliced (topping, optional)
  • Diced tomatoes (topping, optional)
  • 1 pack taco seasoning (optional for cream cheese)
  • Diced green chilies (optional for cream cheese)
Sausage and Cream cheese crescent roll ingredients

Kitchen Tools To Make This Recipe

  • Baking sheet
  • Silicone mat
  • Measuring cup
  • Kitchen knife
  • Cutting board
  • Serving tray

Recipe Basics

  • PREP TIME: 15 minutes
  • COOKING: 10 minutes
  • FREEZER TIME: 1 hour
  • OVEN TIME: 15–18 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 35 minutes 
  • YIELD: approximately 6 dozen

How To Make The Sausage And Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

Now that you have all the basics, it’s time to get to the directions to make this recipe.

Step #1: Prepare The Sausage Mixture

In a cast iron skillet, preheat the skillet to medium-high and then crumble up the sausage into the pan, season with kosher salt and black pepper. Cook until it is no longer pink, about 7 minutes.

Then add in the diced red pepper and cook until the pepper is tender, about another 2–3 minutes. Next, add in the cream cheese, stir until everything is thoroughly blended. Turn the stove top to low heat and make sure to stir to avoid it burning to the pan.

Diced Veggies For Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
Sausage Mixture for Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescent rolls

Like your cream cheese spicier? Add a packet of taco seasoning or some diced green chilies to it for an extra kick.

Step #2: Prepare Your Dough

First, prepare your baking sheet by either lining it with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Once the crescent roll tube is open, unroll the crescent rolls and break them into four rectangles. Be sure to seal the perforations with your fingers. Gently press out a rectangle about 6×4 and 1/2″ thick.

Crescent Dough For Sausage and Cream Cheese rolls

Step #3: Time To Fill Your Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

Next, use a measuring cup and spoon, spoon the sausage filling into a 1/3 measuring cup and spread it onto a rectangle. Carefully spread it to within ¼ inch of the edge.

Sausage And Cream Cheese Mixture on Crescent Roll

Step #4: Make Your Log

Then, carefully, start to roll up the dough jelly-style and pinch the seam to seal. Make sure the seam side is down, and place on the baking sheet. Repeat this process until you have used all of the crescent roll dough.

Rolled Dough Ready for freezing sausage cream cheese crescent rolls

Step #5: Freezer Prep

Place the baking tray and the sausage roll logs into the freezer for one hour.

When you are ready to start baking, preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Step #6: Get Ready To Bake

Carefully cut the log into 8 to 10 slices (depending on how thick you want them) and arrange them on prepared baking sheets (either lined with parchment paper or silicone mats).

sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls ready for baking

Place in the oven and back until they are golden brown, usually 15–18 minutes. I always check mine a minute or 2 early because my oven is newer.

Final Step

Remove from the oven and serve while warm. Serve up with sliced green onions and diced tomatoes.

sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls finished

Make It A Complete Meal With These Ideas!

If you are anything like me, one item is never enough. You can have a complete game-day meal by adding these delicious sides to the sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls. There is nothing like watching your favorite team with a full belly!

  1. Have some slow cooker white chicken chili will feed an army of fans without a ton of work.
  2. Of course, you can’t go wrong with this pizza dip appetizer recipe.
  3. And for those that love their beef, this recipe for easy cheesy beef barbeque bake can’t be beat.
  4. Looking for a healthier option? Why not serve some air fryer sweet potato fries with your sausage and cream cheese pinwheels.
  5. Wash down your game day snack with an easy tequila sunrise cocktail. Just remember to be responsible when having one.
  6. A little lighter option to go on the side is a creamy pasta salad. Make it ahead of time for less time in the kitchen and more time on the couch.
  7. You can also serve these with this delicious chicken corn noodle soup. Make a large batch and have leftovers another day during the week.
  8. And who can resist these homemade Jalapeno poppers? I know they are a huge hit for any sports fan. Or TV fan. Or even for a Netflix and chill night.

Recipe Storing & Reheating Instructions

In the unlikely event that you have some sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls leftover, here are the best ways to store and reheat any leftovers.

How Long Do Cream Cheese Pinwheels Last In The Fridge?

In the refrigerator, leftovers can be stored up to 4 days (although it is best to consume them within 2 days

What Are The Best Ways To Store Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls?

Always store in an airtight container in the fridge. Cover with plastic wrap for even better results.

Can The Leftovers Be Frozen?

Freezing the leftovers is not recommended because of the cream cheese. Plus, defrosting will make the pastry soggy, and they will not reheat well.

How Should I Reheat The Leftovers?

You should reheat them in the oven before serving so that the pastry can crisp up again. To reheat, heat on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 375 degrees F until warm (usually 8-10 minutes). If you do plan to reheat in the microwave, keep in mind that they will be warm but not crispy. Start with 15 seconds and repeat until you get the desired temperature.

Printable Recipe Card For Game Day Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

Love this recipe? Here is a printable recipe card you can add to your recipe binder. Make sure to rate the recipe after you make it!

Sausage and cream cheese Crescent roll appetizer

Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

Yield: 6 Dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

A delightful recipe, sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls are an irresistible treat that everyone will enjoy! These flaky, savory rolls combine creamy cheese and delicious sausage to make an irresistible treat for the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bulk pork sausage (regular or spicy)
  • ½ cup diced red pepper
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tubes 8 oz each crescent rolls
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 green onion, sliced (topping, optional)
  • Diced tomatoes (topping, optional)
  • 1 pack taco seasoning (optional for cream cheese)
  • Diced green chilies (optional for cream cheese)

Instructions

  1. In a cast iron skillet, preheat the skillet to medium-high and then crumble up the sausage into the pan, season with kosher salt and black pepper. Cook until it is no longer pink, about 7 minutes.
  2. Then add in the diced red pepper and cook until the pepper is tender, about another 2–3 minutes. Next, add in the cream cheese, stir until everything is thoroughly blended. Turn the stove top to low heat and make sure to stir to avoid it burning to the pan.
  3. First, prepare your baking sheet by either lining it with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Once the crescent roll tube is open, unroll the crescent rolls and break them into four rectangles. Be sure to seal the perforations with your fingers. Gently press out a rectangle about 6×4 and 1/2″ thick.
  4. Next, use a measuring cup and spoon, spoon the sausage filling into a 1/3 measuring cup and spread it onto a rectangle. Carefully spread it to within ¼ inch of the edge.
  5. Then, carefully, start to roll up the dough jelly-style and pinch the seam to seal. Make sure the seam side is down, and place on the baking sheet. Repeat this process until you have used all of the crescent roll dough.
  6. Place the baking tray and the sausage roll logs into the freezer for one hour.
  7. When you are ready to start baking, preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  8. Carefully cut the log into 8 to 10 slices (depending on how thick you want them) and arrange them on prepared baking sheets (either lined with parchment paper or silicone mats).
  9. Place in the oven and back until they are golden brown, usually 15–18 minutes. I always check mine a minute or 2 early because my oven is newer.
  10. Remove from the oven and serve while warm. Serve up with sliced green onions and diced tomatoes.

Notes

*If you want to add a bit of spice, add a pack of taco seasoning or diced green chilies when you make the cream cheese

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 540mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g

All amounts are approximate. Consult your physician or registered dietician for exact nutritional values.

More Crescent Roll Recipes You Will Enjoy

So now that you have seen this recipe, are you ready to have the perfect game day snack? Sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls are tasty, easy to make, and great for a large crowd.

More Snack Ideas You Will Enjoy

Did you love this recipe? Make sure you leave a comment and let me know what you think. Here are a few more snack recipes I think you will really enjoy!

Big Game Day Baked Cheesy Dip
Homemade Creamy Corn Chowder
Easy Rum Punch Cocktail For At Home

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  1. Yum! Sounds amazing!
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