Sunday, February 8, 2009

Cream Cheese Sausage Pinwheels!



These are super yummie! I am not real sure where the recipe came from, but they are pretty easy to prepare and great to take with you to work to share with co-workers... they will thank you! These are also a big hit at baby showers... or just for your husband on a Saturday morning- because you love him (my husband ate about 3/4 of these... and I let him... because I love him!)

Cream Cheese Sausage Pinwheels
1 Roll Breakfast Sausage
1 Tube Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1 Pkg Softened Cream Cheese

Brown sausage and drain.




In a large bowl, combine cooked sausage with softened cream cheese.




Remove crescent roll dough from packaging do not separate sections, and roll out into a rectangle, sealing the perforated areas with your fingers- so the cream cheese doesn't oooze out of the cracks!




Spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough in a thin even layer. Roll the dough lengthwise (if you roll from the short side- the pinwheels will be fatter- but you wont get as many!)




Once rolled up- refrigerate for at least 20 mins- or if you are in a hurry like I usually am, put it in the freezer til' firm... this will help the dough keep shape while cutting



Cut in about 1/4" sections and lay on baking sheet. Bake for about 15 mins or until crescent roll is cooked.

97 comments:

  1. This is a holiday favorite at our house....YUMMY

    Marnie in Tallahassee

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  2. what should the oven be sit on??

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  3. So sorry! I never realized that I didn't post that!
    Bake at 375, just keep an eye on them.. if they are cut thin they will cook faster!

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  4. These were great! I added some mushrooms to my mixture. Next time I will add some onions as well. I tried them at home and now will be taking them for teacher appreciation week at my children's school. I highly recommend them!

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    1. did you add the mushrooms during the rolling process? or were they cooked with the sausage?

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  5. I must to say the cheese drives me crazy, I approach every time for eat cheese and I add in my recipes all the time. I read some days ago the cheese have many properties and vitamin. The most important thing is the potassium and calcium the cheese contain. I am sure that When i buying my house through costa rica homes for sale i will prepare a dinner for all my friends and I will add many cheese. That will be wonderful.

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  6. How many pinwheels will it make?

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  7. It makes about 18 - 20. It's very easily doubled though if you need more!

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  8. did I miss how many ounces of cream cheese??? 3oz or 8oz?

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  9. you need one package of cream cheese softened

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  10. I have made these pinwheels for years. I use several layers of paper towels to drain the sausage and squeeze all of the fat out. I also use hot sausage in this recipe. It is spicey but not too much so. It is a great compliment to the cream cheese. Use the 8 oz. block of cream cheese. These are a family favorite here.

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  11. These were a HIT at a baby shower I hosted yesterday. Eaten until the last crumb! Super easy to make - thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Did you serve them warm, room temperature at the baby shower? I am hosting one this October and looking for something to take a little different!

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  12. We love these!! We add sautéed peppers and onions to ours and its even better!

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  13. Sounds really good! You could also vary the receipe by using italian sausage, add chopped baby spinach, red pepper, fresh parmesan cheese, a little mayo and a little sour cream.

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  14. I am going to make this look soooo good

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  15. In the oven right now! Got the hot sausage and accidentally purchased 1/3 less fat cream cheese...hope it's ok. They smell amazing!

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    1. I always use 1/3 less fat cream cheese. Recipes turn out fine :)

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  16. So glad you are all trying this! I haven't made these in so long! I need to!

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    1. Leah, I'm so happy for you and your family that your husband is back! The recipe's great - I use Pepp. Farm puff pastry sheets instead of bread dough....

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  17. We do something like this, but with leftover rotisserie chicken, cream cheese, crescent rolls, and a Tb milk and 1/4 c. onion. I lay them on squares and pull up the corners, usually making six. Awesome. I'll have to try these with the sausage.

    I've learned that the chicken ones are great for playing with flavors - garlic and herb, curry with fruit, etc.

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  18. OUR NEW TURKEY DAY EVE TRADITION...CREAM CHEESE SAUSAGE PINWHEELS and CHEESE GRITS..YUMMMM

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  19. Can I prepare them the night before then cook the next day?

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  20. I'm sure itt would be fIne, if you wake it to the point of regrigeration. just wrap it in Plastic wrap so it doesn't dry the crescent roll dough out.

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  21. I sometimes use the Maple Flavored Jimmy Dean Sausage which gives the pinwheels a nutty, rather sweet flavor. Awesome!

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    1. Sounds good! I have used the maple flavored Jimmy Dean sausage to make sausage balls before. They turned out really well!

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  22. We just had them for breakfast and they were a hit, especially with my 3 and 5 yr old. I used pilsbury garlic breadsticks instead of the crescents and it worked great.Thanks for an easy and Great Idea.

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  23. I have got to try this, sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Making these for Family Game Night (the family will be my guinea pigs before I take them to my ladies' bible study group next week!) - can't wait to try them. =)

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  25. I just made these! really good and so easy

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  26. Sound great ... making Christmas Eve!

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  27. I make this using 2 rolls of crescent rolls (Big & butter), 2 8oz cream cheese and 2 rolls of sausage (I use one regular and one hot). Prepare just as Leah does except, roll one can of crescent rolls out (on wax paper) to fit a 9x13 dish (I usually use a disposable one) line the pan sprayed with some sort of cooking spray (I use baker's joy)with the 1st rolled out cressant, pinching any seams together. Add the sausage mixture and top with the reamining crescent rolls (rolled out as the first layer) Bake in 350 degree oven until golden brown. Cut into squares to serve. Left overs are great heated in the Microwave!!

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    1. Thanks for letting us know it's 8 oz. of cream cheese. ;-)

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  28. Do these need to be refrigerated after they are cooked? I made them and realized I wasn't sure where I should store the leftovers!

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  29. For a lighter version, I used low fat cream cheese, jimmy dean turkey sausage crumbles, and added onions for extra flavor. they were delicious! thanks for the recipe!

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  30. Ann P, I make it the same way all the time and it is a huge hit. I am going to make the pin wheel version tomorrow. I am sure it will be just as delicious!

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  31. Simply delicious!! Even my 5 year old who eats like a bird gobbled them up!

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  32. OMG! Just made them and they were totally delicious! Thanks for the receipe and sharing all the tips. This is a definite for all occasions now.

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  33. WOW just made them they were great!
    my husband said, it was the best thing he
    had ever ate thanks

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  34. I saw this recipe when I was in a pinch. I knew I had a can of crescent rolls in the fridge, but I didn't have sausage. So I made something similar, BUFFALO style. I used chicken instead of sausage with the cream cheese. Then I added some franks red hot sauce. YUM..

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  35. Yummy!!!!!! I made these today for the first time! Definitely NOT the last! I added a can of rotel! Delicious!

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  36. Can I freeze them? :)

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  37. these were wonderful! just made them for the first time this morning and each of my boys and hubby had 3 of them!

    I used turkey sausage (lower calories)and fat free cream cheese and ended up with 17 of these at 120 calories each (I count so I was so happy to see that they were pretty low! YuM!

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  38. Just made these.... big crowd pleaser!!! I bought the store brand crescent rolls and they seemed smaller than yours. My sausage/cheese mixture was way to much to roll up, so I put it all in the middle, sliced the sides of the dough and braided it over top. It worked great!

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  39. These were awesome! We made these before but with cheddar cheese. I like these much better.

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  40. Here is another version too:
    SAUSAGE PINWHEELS
    Printed from COOKS.COM

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    Read more about it at www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,161,155170-254203,00.html
    Content Copyright © 2012 Cooks.com - All rights reserved.

    1 c. flour
    1 (3 oz.) cream cheese
    1 stick butter
    1/2 lb. sausage

    Mix together for pastry flour, cream cheese, and butter; roll out on waxed paper into a 6 x 12 inch rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Top with 1/2 pound browned and drained sausage; roll up like a jelly roll. Chill. Slice and bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees until done.

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  41. Made these for Sunday School breakfast today. I added the green peppers and onions. They were a hit. Thank you!

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  42. can you make them in advance and freeze them prior to cooking?

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  43. I'm going to make this for Sunday School class tomorrow. If you didn't know, they sell seamless crescent rolls now! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!

    I'm making them with onions and peppers!

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  44. Has anyone tried to freeze these for a few days before cooking?

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  45. These sound wonderful, but how do you print this recipe? Mind you it is not a difficult one but it would be nice to have a printed version.

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  46. I WOULD LIKE A PRINTED VERSION AS WELL.

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  47. Cream Cheese Sausage Pinwheels
    1 roll breakfast sausage
    1 Pilsbury Crescent Roll
    8-oz. pkg. soft cream cheese
    Brown and drain sausage. Combine with cream cheese. Roll out dough and spread mixture on. Roll jelly style, length ways. Refrigerate for AT LEAST 20 minutes. Slice in 1/4 inch sections; lay on baking sheet (lined with parchment), bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 min.

    Can't wait to try these!

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    1. Thanks, Heather! My Sunday School class has a pot luck lunch once a month, and I can see these going to the next one on June 10th!

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  48. Yummy! Made these for my girls game night and they loved them. I wanted to maybe add diced green chilis but didn't have any. They were fabulous without!!! Thank you!!!

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  49. P.S. I always use whipped cream cream, it's easier to work with!

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  50. Just made these...they are delicious!

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  51. I am so excited for these to come out of the oven so I can try them!!!

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  52. Spread a light layer of your favorite jelly over the roll BEFORE you roll and refrigerate and you have a sweet and savory version.

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  53. suggestion, use the crescent sheets instead of crescent rolls and you don't have to worry about the perforations or dough falling apart!

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  54. I make these with a pound of crispy fried bacon instead of sausage. They are wonderful.

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  55. Cathryn from MissouriJuly 13, 2012 at 7:06 AM

    I made these last night and left them in the fridge. I cut and baked them this morning. They are fantastic!!!

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  56. I put at least 1 cup of shredded cheese in mine also....usually colby jack cheese...super yummy

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  57. Summer,
    I had the same problem; the store bought brand is a lot smaller. I didn't even think to do that though haha. I just rolled it all up and am hoping for the best! They're in the fridge now.

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  58. I love these being single I use one tube of crescent rolls pull apart spread mixture roll has usual bake. This will mix up enough to use three tubes of crescent rolls.

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  59. Can the leftovers be frozen?

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  60. Delicious. Tried to fix them in a rush. Didn't work. definitely needs to be chilled first. I will try mine with cheese next time.

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  61. I use the chives and onion cream cheese instead of the plain cream cheese and it is AMAZING!! It comes in the little tub instead of the block.

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  62. Try these with STRAWBERRY JAM or if you like a little spicy try Red pepper jelly... WOW!! Such an unexpected delicious combination!

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  63. My dad just made it. It smells DELICIOUS!! I can't wait to try it!! :)

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  64. Doing them in a second. My husband goes gaga over cream cheese. I'm thinking about putting some cinnamon in the cream cheese/sausage mixture. Hope it works! :)

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  65. Wow! My family has been making these since I was born! We call them sausage roll-ups and we put mushrooms and seasoned salt in ours. We only make them at new years for some reason but I look forward to them every year and sometimes make them as a special treat gor myself! So happy I read this!

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  66. I added some shredded cheese to mine. Also, I had some extra of the cream cheese mixture so I put the it on a bagel and threw it in the oven and flipped it halfway through and it's pretty good!

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  67. mine seem like it was to much mixture but about to put in the oven

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  68. I'm sure you could use pizza dough in the can too. That way you don't have to worry about the whole thing falling apart.

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  69. So, do I slice them up before baking them?

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  70. Husband made these this morning delish and sooo easy

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  71. How do you reheat these if you take them to a party?

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  72. how come no one every answered the question: After making these can you freeze them and bring out later to eat. My answer would be I would think so but I wouldn't wait over a day or so. All of these comments gave me great ideas to take this simple roll up to a whole new level. Thanks everyone

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  73. Yes, these can be frozen. either cook or uncooked. great to make ahead and freeze then take out what you need later.

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  74. I'm sure you could use pizza dough in the can too. That way you don't have to worry about the whole thing falling apart.

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  75. I added some shredded cheese to mine. Also, I had some extra of the cream cheese mixture so I put the it on a bagel and threw it in the oven and flipped it halfway through and it's pretty good! cheap Hockey Jerseys
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  76. If you let these sit in the freezer for 30 minutes or so to set up a little they cut easier. I cut mine with fishing line!Cross it over and pull and it cuts without mashing all of the insides out!

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  77. Great suggestion! I actually use dental floss to cut mine right after I roll them up! They are so yummy, I don't want to wait on the frig.

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  78. can you leave in the fridge over night and then cut in the morning

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  79. I make something very similar every Christmas Eve and take them to my son's house to eat on Christmas morning. Just wouldn't be right without them.

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  80. I make them every year for our Christmas afternoon family drop in. We have six children and sixteen grandchildren so I triple the recipe. I have found that by tripling the cream cheese and sausage it takes four rolls of crescent rolls and there will still be a little left over which my husband kindly gets rid of for me by eating with a spoon (he loves it). I always use Jimmy Dean Maple sausage and they are great.

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  81. My mother in law makes these and serves them with white pepper gravy. So delish!!!!

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  82. I use the seamless dough. You can also put the.dough on bottom of 9×11 or 9×13 pan spread mixture evenly abd then add another layer of dough on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
    I also add grated cheddar cheese to my mixture

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  83. Wonder how they would be using puff pastry instead of crescent rolls?

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  84. Are they good if they cool off? I'm taking them to a party an they won't stay hot.

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  85. I made a double batch last night. I used one roll of regular sausage and one roll of hot & spicy. It was delicious!

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  86. We don't have crescent rolls in supermarkets in nz, can we use shortcrust or puff pastry?

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  87. Making these for a mothers day out church group brunch, after reading all the comments, I can't wait to see the others mom's reaction to these as it's my first brunch (gotta make a good first impression)

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  88. I have made these, but I spread a thin layer of spicy mustard before I add the sausage mixture....gives it a kick !!!!!!

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