Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

Flavorful sausage and cream cheese are rolled up in crescent dough, sliced and baked to make the perfect party food!

These little pinwheels are great party food. You could add in seasonings or various flavored sausage if you like but it is delicious just the way it is.

Ingredients needed

  • crescent dough
  • sausage
  • cream cheese

I would love to try using puff pastry and possibly maple sausage since I have experienced many times the deliciousness that is maple sausage + cream cheese.

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Sausage Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Sausage Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Flavorful sausage and cream cheese are rolled up in crescent dough, sliced and baked to make the perfect party food!
4.59 from 12 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 19 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 36 pinwheels
Calories 104 kcal


  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper Sheets


  • 2 tubes crescent dough
  • 1 lb. sausage cooked and fat drained
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375-f degrees. Slice into 1/2″ thick pieces (slice thinner if you prefer, baking time may be less if thinner) 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.


Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 199mgPotassium: 40mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 94IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
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Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels


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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

    1. Hi Cindy – I haven’t baked these and then reheated on another day. I can’t vouch for how they would turn out that way.

      If you were to make them ahead of time, I would prepare them, sliced with the filling, but not bake them. I would flash freeze them on a parchment lined baking sheet and then put in a ziploc when they are fully frozen through. You would want to add a few minutes to the baking time.

      Alternatively, you could prepare the filling and store it in the fridge and assemble them the same day you plan to serve.