Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

These little pinwheels are great party food. I’m hesitant to say ‘guy food’ because food is food, but the fact is all the guys at the holiday party were going crazy over these. You could add in seasonings if you like but it is delicious just the way it is.

I am not a big fan of crescent dough so next time I would use puff pastry and possibly maple sausage since I have experienced many times the deliciousness that is maple + sausage + cream cheese.

Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels
Makes about 3-3 1/2 dozen, depending on thickness


  • 2 tubes of crescent dough
  • 1 lb. sausage, cooked and fat drained
  • 1 (8 oz.)  pkg. cream cheese, softened


1. Open the tubes of crescent dough and lay out on a piece of parchment paper. Press the seams together so there aren’t any large gaps.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the sausage and cream cheese and stir to combine. Add the mixture evenly between the two sheets of crescent dough. Roll up the longer sides into a pinwheel. Wrap tightly in parchment or plastic wrap and chill for an hour or longer.

3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to  375-f degrees. Slice into 1/2″ (slice thinner if you prefer, baking time may be less if thinner) thick pieces and bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 10-14 minutes, until lightly browned on the edges. Let cool and transfer to a platter.

Recipe from Allrecipes.

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  1. I'm stopping by from your awesome link party, Recipe Sharing Monday, to see your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe and for hosting every week. This looks yummy and easy. Happy New Year! HUGS!

  2. This has been our Christmas morning breakfast sine I was a child. Before the big dinner at 2:00. Many, many moons ago! I have never cooked the sausage first. Just roll up and freeze until easy to slice. Then freeze until ready to use!! Great make-ahead