Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels


This is such a simple recipe that makes a really delicious breakfast!  This would be perfect for serving up on Christmas morning.  Or taking to your Sunday School class (like I did) as an alternative to Krispy Kreme donuts.  I mean, what southern baptist has not had Krispy Kremes?  Not that I’m knocking them…those things are ridiculously unhealthy good.

Anyways, this is a really really easy dish.  Only three ingredients and about as many steps to follow.  I like that they also act as finger foods.  That makes them easy to serve to a group and almost no cleanup!  In fact, these don’t have to be a breakfast item.  They’d be great as an appetizer or as finger foods for your next football party.

Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Source:  A Bite of My Life

Makes: 18-20 pinwheels

1 lb sausage
1 can of reduced fat crescent rolls
1 (8 oz.) pkg of reduced fat cream cheese, softened

Brown sausage and drain.  In a large bowl, combine sausage and cream cheese.

Unroll and flatten the dough onto parchment paper, pinching together any seams or holes.  Spread the cream cheese mixture on top.  Roll up the dough lengthwise.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so that the dough firms up, making it easier to cut.  (if you don’t have 30 mins, the freezer will be faster, just keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t get too hard.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cut the dough into about 1/2 inch slices and lay on a greased baking sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.


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