Rotel Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents

Rotel Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents – only 4 ingredients! Sausage, cream cheese, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, and crescent rolls. Can make filling ahead of time. These are great for breakfast or as an appetizer. Whenever I take these to a party or potluck I never have any leftovers. People go crazy over these things! #breakfast #appetizer #sausage #creamcheese #partyfood #gameday

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Easy Crescent Roll Appetizer

Stop what you are doing and add these Rotel Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents to your list of things to make ASAP! Only 4 simple ingredients and they taste AH-MAZ-ING! Sausage, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, cream cheese, and crescent rolls. I made these during the holidays and they flew off the plate! They are great for breakfast or parties.

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How to Make Rotel Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents

These crescent bites are super easy to make. Start with cooking some breakfast sausage. Drain the fat and mix in cream cheese and drained Rotel tomatoes. Cut refrigerated crescent rolls in half. Top each roll with the sausage mixture and roll them up. Place the crescent rolls on a baking sheet and bake.

  • It is very important to drain the Rotel tomatoes. I suggest draining them in a colander and squeezing out any excess liquid with paper towels. You need to get as much moisture out of the tomatoes as possible.
  • I used Jimmy Dean Sausage. Can substitute turkey sausage.
  • I like to pulse the cooked sausage in a food processor to get it very finely chopped. It isn’t necessary, but it helps to get all of the ingredients evenly incorporated.
  • Can substitute low-fat cream cheese if you prefer.
  • Can use reduced-fat crescent rolls. I use the reduced fat crescent rolls all the time. You can’t tell a difference.
  • You can make the filling ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to assemble the crescents. The filling will keep up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • I find it easier to cut the crescent rolls in half with a pizza cutter.
  • I use a small cookie scoop to scoop the filling on to the crescent rolls.
  • These bites taste great hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature.
platter of crescent rolls stuffed with sausage cream cheese and rotel

Sausage Crescent Bites for Breakfast or Parties

These easy crescent bites are great for breakfast or parties. Heck, I’ve eaten these for dinner while watching football and movies. I am seriously addicted to these things!

We usually eat these bites plain, but they are also super delicious dipped in Ranch Dressing or Homemade Salsa. If you want to really get crazy – dip them in some Spinach Queso – YUM!

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platter of crescent rolls stuffed with sausage cream cheese and rotel

Rotel Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents

Yield: 32 bites
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Rotel Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents – only 4 ingredients! Sausage, cream cheese, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, and crescent rolls. Can make filling ahead of time. These are great for breakfast or as an appetizer. Whenever I take these to a party or potluck I never have any leftovers. People go crazy over these things! #breakfast #appetizer #sausage #creamcheese #partyfood #gameday

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1-lb) roll breakfast sausage , cooked and crumbled
  • 1 (8-oz) cream cheese , softened
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies drained very well
  • 2 (8-oz) cans refrigerated crescent rolls

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Mix sausage, cream cheese, and drained Rotel tomatoes and green chilies together.
  • Separate rolls into triangles. Cut eat triangle in half lengthwise making two triangles. Using a small cookie scoop and scoop sausage filling onto each roll and roll up.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Notes:

  • It is very important to drain the Rotel tomatoes. I suggest draining them in a colander and squeezing out any excess liquid with paper towels. You need to get as much moisture out of the tomatoes as possible.
  • I used Jimmy Dean Sausage. Can substitute turkey sausage.
  • I like to pulse the cooked sausage in a food processor to get it very finely chopped. It isn’t necessary, but it helps to get all of the ingredients evenly incorporated.
  • Can substitute low-fat cream cheese if you prefer.
  • Can use reduced-fat crescent rolls. I use the reduced fat crescent rolls all the time. You can’t tell a difference.
  • You can make the filling ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to assemble the crescents. The filling will keep up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • I find it easier to cut the crescent rolls in half with a pizza cutter.
  • I use a small cookie scoop to scoop the filling on to the crescent rolls.
  • These bites taste great hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature.

Steph

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Comments

  1. I plan on making these and using my Keto friendly tortillas, just wont bake in the oven as long…think it should work if the rotel is drained good.

  2. I’m not a fan of losing the flavor in the rotel liquid. Would it be gross to cook it down? I say “gross” because the rotel would have a totally different texture, like a paste probably. How would that work?

      1. I don’t know how raw crescent rolls hold up being frozen and then baked. I don’t usually recommend it.

      1. You can make it however you wish. The recipe listed is how I made it and what is in the photos. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  3. I added a little grated parmesan to the mix. These were delicious. Save that juice from the tomatoes and make a bloody mary! Great brunch item

  4. YUM! Made these for us to snack on today while watching the football bowl games. They were so good. I saved some for us to snack on tomorrow, too! LOL!
    Hope y’all had a very Happy New Year.
    Claudine in Fort Worth, TX

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