Crescents with Cream Cheese Sausage

         Here is a breakfast idea for those super busy times in life, or when you have a houseful of overnight guests. I actually had these at a friend’s home the morning of the day she got married. I could not believe it when I was told the few ingredients in these breakfast sandwiches. I have since made these many times and my family and I enjoy them each time.

            Crescent rolls taste so good on their own, but pair it with sausage and cream cheese, and it is a hit! I am surprised Gordon Ramsey has not made these! Of course, those in the southern United States already know about these delicious breakfast sandwiches.

This dish can be made as individual sandwiches or put together in a 9×13 baking pan. This makes it even easier to fix this meal.

So whenever you need a quick and easy meal to feed a hungry crew that has just woken up, make this for them. They will be so happy they got out of bed.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I use ground pork?

Ground pork is simply ground pork. You want pork sausage. The sausage has been seasoned with spices to make it a different taste.

            Could I use pizza dough?

I am sure that you could use pizza dough if you were making this as a dinner item. Pizza dough has a completely different flavor than crescents. Plus, it is also a much thicker and heavier dough. For this breakfast dish, I really recommend using crescent roll dough.

            How do I store this dish?

If there are any leftovers, be sure that it is completely cooled. Wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. It will be good for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

            Can I freeze this?

If you put this into individuals serving dishes, cover them with airtight lids or tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. They will last in the freezer for 1 month.

What do you need to make Crescents with Cream Cheese Sausage

            1 pound ground breakfast sausage, pork or turkey

            8 ounces of cream cheese

            Salt and pepper to taste

            2 rolls of crescent dough

How to make Crescents with Cream Cheese Sausage

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*

In a large skillet, crumble and brown the sausage until the meat is cooked thoroughly.

a)

b)

Season with salt and pepper.

SECOND STEP:

Add the cream cheese to the sausage after draining the fat off.

Stir until melted and remove from the heat

THIRD STEP:

Lightly spray a 9×13 baking pan

Unroll one can of the crescent dough and place at the bottom of the pan, stretch if necessary

a)

b)

FOURTH STEP:

Spoon the meat mixture over the layer of crescent dough

Top the meat mixture with the other roll of crescent roll dough.

FIFTH STEP:

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the crescent roll dough is lightly browned.

Cut into squares

Enjoy!

Notes

This dish can be served up with scrambled eggs and hashbrowns, with orange juice on the side.

A pizza cutter works excellent to cut this into squares. You could also use chicken or beef and make this into a dinner meal.

Crescents with Cream Cheese Sausage

Crescents with Cream Cheese Sausage

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage, pork or turkey
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 rolls of crescent dough

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*

In a large skillet, crumble and brown the sausage until the meat is cooked thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper.

SECOND STEP:

Add the cream cheese to the sausage after draining the fat off.

Stir until melted and remove from the heat

THIRD STEP:

Lightly spray a 9x13 baking pan

Unroll one can of the crescent dough and place at the bottom of the pan, stretch if necessary

FOURTH STEP:

Spoon the meat mixture over the layer of crescent dough

Top the meat mixture with the other roll of crescent roll dough.

FIFTH STEP:

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the crescent roll dough is lightly browned.

Cut into squares

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 120gSugar: 16gProtein: 10g