Easy Breakfast Sausage Crescent Rolls

When it comes to breakfast, most families are looking for an easy solution for their morning meal. Sausage Crescent Rolls make morning time easy while at the same time satisfying even the hungriest of family members. It’s just another fantastic family breakfast idea that you can get on the table with little effort. 

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In my household, I’ve got two hungry men to feed. Whenever possible, I like to prep breakfast the night before. This way, breakfast will be ready to grab and go in the morning. Sausage crescent rolls are perfect for doing just that.

Also, the recipe is so simple that you can mix it up from time to time to change the flavor a bit. I’ll share tips below for how to do just that.

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Family Breakfast Idea for Sausage Crescent Rolls

With just a few common ingredients, this recipe is a must-try. And once you do, it will become a staple on your meal planning menu.

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  • pork sausage
  • red pepper
  • cream cheese
  • crescent rolls
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • shredded cheese
  • green onion
  • tomato

How simple are these ingredients? I’m guessing most of these you probably keep on hand. This means you can give this recipe a try tomorrow!

You’ll need a heavy-bottomed skillet for frying up the sausage. I like to use a cast-iron skillet because I can cook without scorching.

You will need a baking sheet, a silicone sheet liner, or parchment paper. You won’t need any fancy equipment!

How to Make Sausage Crescent Rolls

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Add a little oil to the bottom of the pan to keep the pan moist. I use olive oil and wipe the pan with a paper towel. You can skip this step if you have a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet.

Let the skillet heat up for just a minute, then lower the heat to medium and add the sausage. Use a wooden spoon to crumble the meat as it cooks. Continue cooking until all the pink is gone. Turn the temp down to medium, add the diced red pepper and continue stirring until the pepper is tender. Add in the cream cheese. Continue stirring until cheese is melted and the mixture is blended.

Line a baking sheet with the silicone mat or parchment paper. Open the crescent roll tubes and separate them into 4 rectangles. You will have 8 rolls from the two packages of crescent rolls.

Using your fingers, seal the triangular perforations to make a complete rectangle. Gently stretch by pressing the crescent roll dough into a rectangle to about 4×6 inches. This makes them about a 1/2” thick.

Remove the meat mixture from heat and place it in a bowl. Add the chopped green onion, shredded cheese, and diced tomatoes to the bowl and stir together.

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Measure a 1/3 cup of the mixture onto each rectangle. Spread the filling across the rectangles, evenly spreading and leaving about a 1/4 inch edge for closing.

Carefully start to roll the dough starting on the long edge. Roll it forward as you would roll a jelly or pumpkin roll. Pinch the seam closed to seal. Repeat this process for all rectangles using all the crescent roll dough.

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Place the baking tray with the sausage roll logs into the freezer for one hour. This makes it easier to cut the pieces after the dough has been set. If you don’t have time for this step, skip it, and bake the sausage rolls for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the baking sheets with logs from the freezer.

Gently cut the log into 8 slices and arrange the slices on the prepared baking sheets. Slide the baking sheets in the oven and bake until golden brown for 15 – 18 minutes.

Remove from the oven and rest on a cutting board or rack. Serve warm.

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Prep Ahead Ideas for this Family Breakfast

If you don’t have time to prepare in the morning, you can prep the day before. There are several ways to prep ahead, and I’m sharing some ideas with you.

  • After rolling the dough into logs, you can freeze the dough in the freezer. In the morning slice the rolls, and arrange the slices on the baking sheets. While slicing, pre-heat the oven. Arrange on the baking sheets as directed and bake.
  • Another option is to do all the prep work ahead of time, slice, arrange on the baking sheets, and place the baking sheet into the freezer. The next day, just take it out of the freezer and put it into a pre-heated oven. You may need to cook for up to 5 more minutes to compensate for the cold baking sheets.
  • Of course, you can pre-bake the sausage crescent rolls and store them in a zip bag in the fridge. They’ll be best within the first 24 hours, but you can also freeze for up to two weeks.

Ideas to Change Up the Recipe for Sausage Crescent Rolls

This simple recipe is easy to mix up. Just swap out some ingredients to change up the flavor whenever you wish.

  • Don’t like red pepper? You can simply leave it out or swap it with chopped sweet or yellow onion.
  • You can use sweet Italian sausage instead of regular sausage. Add chopped basil instead of red pepper. And use grated parmesan cheese for a yummy Italian breakfast.
  • Sub chorizo sausage and queso fresco for the pork sausage and cheese. Then, spoon in some salsa. You can go as spicy as you’d like for this south-of-the-border twist.
  • Using your favorite pork sausage mix in mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar, add a couple of spoonfuls of marinara sauce into the mix for a breakfast pizza sausage crescent.
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Yield: 5 Dozen

Breakfast Sausage Crescent Rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Savory breakfast rolls using common, easy to find ingredients make for an easy to prep family breakfast idea.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bulk pork sausage (regular or spicy)
  • ½ cup diced red pepper (omit if preffered)
  • 1 - 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tubes 8 oz each crescent rolls
  • Himalayan pink sea salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • diced tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Preheat the cast-iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add the sausage to the pan and crumble using a wooden spoon. Season the meat with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until it is no longer pink, about 7 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat down to medium, add in the diced red pepper and continue stirring till the peppers are tender, about another 2 – 3 minutes. Add in the cream cheese, and keep stirring until cheese is melted and the mixture is blended.
  3. Turn the temperature to low to keep warm.
  4. Next, line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Open the crescent roll packages. Separate the dough into the four sections, and unroll to form 4 rectangles pinching together the perforated seams. You will have 8 total rectangles from the two packages.
  5. Then open one of the crescent roll tubes. Unroll the crescent rolls and separate them into 4 rectangles. You will want to seal the triangular perforations with your fingers. Gently stretch the dough by pressing with your fingers a rectangle to about 4x6 inches making them about a 1/2” thick.
  6. Remove the meat mixture from heat and place it in a bowl. Add the chopped green onion, shredded cheese, and diced tomatoes to the bowl and stir together.
  7. Measure a 1/3 cup of the mixture onto each rectangle. Spread the filling across the rectangles, evenly spreading and leaving about a 1/4 inch edge for closing.

    Carefully start to roll the dough starting on the long edge. Roll it forward as you would roll a jelly or pumpkin roll. Pinch the seam closed to seal. Repeat this process for all rectangles using all the crescent roll dough.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the baking sheets with sausage roll logs from the freezer. Gently cut each sausage log into 8 slices. Or, you can cut them each to 10 pieces to make them thinner. Arrange the slices on the prepared baking sheets. Slide the baking sheets in the oven and bake until golden brown for 15 – 18 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and rest on a cutting board or rack. Serve warm.

Notes

Garnish with chopped tomatoes, and sliced green onion, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

72

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

Nutritional values are estimates and intended for informational purposes only. Actual results may vary.

I think your family will truly enjoy these sausage crescent rolls for breakfast! What other ways do you use crescent rolls for your breakfast meals? Tell me some ideas in the comments below.

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