Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents

Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents – only 3 ingredients! Sausage, cream cheese, 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

Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents - only 3 ingredients! Great breakfast or party food! Can make filling ahead of time. People go crazy over these things!

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I have been making these Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents for as long as I can remember. I got the recipe at one of my first jobs out of college and have been making it ever since. It is super easy to make and tastes great. These are great for breakfast or as an appetizer. Whenever I take these to a party or potluck I never have any leftovers.

Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents - only 3 ingredients! Great breakfast or party food! Can make filling ahead of time. People go crazy over these things!

How to Make Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents

These crescent bites are SUPER easy to make. Start with browning sausage. As the sausage is cooking, break it up into small pieces. Drain any fat. Combine the cooked sausage with cream cheese. Cut refrigerated crescent rolls in half. Top each roll with the sausage mixture and bake.

  • I used Jimmy Dean Sausage. Can substitute turkey sausage.
  • I like to pulse the cooked sausage in the food processor a few times to make sure it is chopped very fine.
  • 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.
  • The filling can be made ahead of time and refrigerated up to 3 days.
  • I use a pizza cutter to cut the crescent rolls in half. It makes it much easier!
  • 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.
plate of sausage & cream cheese crescents

What to Serve with Sausage & Cream Cheese Bites

We make these crescent bites all the time. I am addicted to them! As I said these are great at breakfast with some scrambled eggs, grits, and fruit. They are equally delicious as an appetizer at a party or potluck. I often take these to our tailgates. They are perfect for those early morning games!

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Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents

Yield: 32 bites
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents – only 3 ingredients! Sausage, cream cheese, 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
  • 2 (8-oz) cans refrigerated crescent rolls

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Mix sausage and cream cheese 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:

  • I used Jimmy Dean Sausage. Can substitute turkey sausage.
  • I like to pulse the cooked sausage in the food processor a few times to make sure it is chopped very fine.
  • 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.
  • The filling can be made ahead of time and refrigerated up to 3 days.
  • I use a pizza cutter to cut the crescent rolls in half. It makes it much easier!
  • 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. A can of green chilies mixed in with the sausage is what makes this a favorite at our house, but we like spicy! When I was a kid, we called them Rattlesnake Bites.

  2. I've made these for years, they are a family favorite for breakfast. Recently I add a handful of shredded cheese, it adds a little something.

  3. Wend – you are going to take the 8 triangles and cut them into 16 triangles. Just lay one crescent roll flat with the wide end facing you and cut it straight down the middle to get two triangles.

  4. Hi. I will be making these Friday to take to a party Sat. I'm assuming after baking them, I need to put them in the refrigerator because of the cream cheese?? How do I reheat them? Thank you!

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