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Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Recipe

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Sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls are a must make appetizer. This cream cheese crescent roll recipe will tickle your taste buds in a good way. These sausage crescent rolls also can be a great breakfast option as well.

These bite size appetizers are also sometimes called donkey balls. So no matter what you call these bite size sausage bites, they are a hit.

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A 3 ingredient appetizer that takes no time to whip up. Or serve these up for breakfast with some fruit for a jumpstart to your morning.

This Recipe Is…

  • Made with 3 Ingredients
  • Easy game day appetizer or Breakfast recipe
  • Simple sausage recipe
  • Delicious crescent roll sausage balls
  • Quick Prep
  • Freezes Well
  • Budget Friendly
sausage, cream cheese, and crescent rolls on white counter

Ingredients You Need

Breakfast Sausage – Breakfast sausage of your choice works great for this recipe. If you want some more spice add in hot breakfast sausage.

Cream Cheese – A block of softened cream cheese is what you will use for this. Now you can use a low fat cream cheese if you would like.

Crescent Rolls – The buttery flavor of the crescent rolls is a great pairing to the sausage and cream cheese.

Variations to Recipe

  • You can use chorizo if you wanted.
  • Drain and add in some Rotel for an added kick of flavor.
  • Add in 1/2 cup shredded cheese if you want some added cheese factor.
  • You could swap breakfast sausage with Italian sausage if you want.
  • Reach for low fat crescent rolls if you would like.
  • Add in scrambled eggs for a breakfast twist.

How to Make

Full directions on how to make this sausage cream cheese crescent roll recipe is in the printable recipe card below.

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Step One: Cook your sausage in a skillet over medium heat. You will cook until no longer pink and fully cooked. Drain off any grease.

Step Two: Once the sausage is done pour in a bowl and add in the softened cream cheese. Mix well until fully cooked.

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Step Three: Take your crescent rolls and cut in half. Then place a scoop of sausage mixture and roll up and place on a baking sheet.

Step Four: Bake as directed, and once golden brown serve and enjoy.

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Helpful Tips For Success

  • Use a pizza cutter to slice the crescent rolls quickly. This is such a handy way to slice your crescent rolls without tearing the dough.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. This will make for an easy cleanup.
  • Don’t overstuff your crescent rolls or they will make too much of a mess when they cook.

Common Questions

Here are some common questions when making this sausage roll ups with crescent rolls recipe.

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Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Recipe

Yield: 32
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls takes just 3 simple ingredients to make. This sausage crescent roll recipe is so easy, and offers a savory flavor. Give this appetizer a try for game day snacking, holiday parties, and more. A crescent roll appetizer that won't disappoint.


  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 1 block cream cheese, softened (8 ounces)
  • 2 cans Crescent rolls, Packs of 8


  1. In a skillet you will cook your sausage until no longer pink. Drain off any fat from the crumbled sausage.
  2. Pour sausage in a bowl and mix in the softened cream cheese. Mix until creamy and well mixed.
  3. Take your crescent rolls and slice in half on each crescent roll.
  4. Place a scoop of sausage mixture on the thicker edge of the crescent roll. Begin wrapping the crescent roll. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake the crescent rolls that are stuffed with the cream cheese and sausage for 12-15 minutes. You want the crescents to be golden brown.
  6. Serve the crescent rolls warm.


Sausage - You can use hot or mild sausage for this recipe.

Lower Fat - You can use low fat crescents and cream cheese if you want to help lessen the overall fat.

Store - Store your leftovers in the fridge for 2-3 days. Eat cold or warm up in the microwave.

Freezing - You can freeze your leftovers in the freezer for 2-3 months. Just store in a freezer friendly container.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 176mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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Thursday 16th of December 2021

I'm not sure why you say to cut the crescent roll in half, and then to use a scoop, that's incredibly difficult to put a scoop of anything in such a small pieces of pastry, and then to roll it. I gave up and just used the whole crescent with about a tablespoon scoop, much easier and they tasted wonderful.

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