Recipe by PaulaG
This is my version of a recipe that was printed in recent magazine. I couldn't get that recipe to work for me; however, with a little patience this was the end result. The sausage I used was a pork and turkey sausage blend.
Top Review by Domestic Goddess
These were very good, they reminded me of those HOT POCKETS (even tho I don't buy them). I think one could make these substituting other meats and other flavors of cheese for the pork sausage. I bet one could also make these with scrambled eggs, cheese, and cooked meat, and have them for breakfast. When I made these, I used already seasoned pork sausage, (which our family makes) and since our seasoned pork sausage already has garlic, onion, sage, salt & pepper in it, I didn't add the basil or chives. I did add a bit more cheese, (about 3/4 cup) and used 1/2 cup of extra sharp white cheddar, and 1/4 cup sharp cheddar. Next time I may add 1 cup of the cheese. My husband says no matter how much cheese you add, you still can't see or taste it in the sausage rolls. I found these were done baking within 13 minutes, but to be sure they weren't doughy, I turned off my oven, then placed them on the upper rack, and let them sit in the oven for 2 more minutes. After I removed them from the oven, I let them sit for 5 minutes before we ate them. The next time I make these, I'm going to add a few red pepper flakes, but I'll add it when I stir in the cheese. I'm sure my hubby will like them even more made that way. By the way, I found these made 2 servings, rather than 4 servings (2 per each person). One more thing I wanted to add...when I rolled up the crescents, I rolled them up from the short end, (like one would do when making a jelly roll) as the other way did not work too well for me. Thank you Paula for sharing this recipe, as they were very good!
- 1⁄2 lb bulk pork sausage
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons chives, snipped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 egg, lightly beaten (or egg substitute)
- 1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- 1⁄2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- sesame seeds (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brown the sausage and garlic, drain well.
- Stir the snipped chives, basil and cheddar cheese into the drained sausage.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and separate the crescent rolls into 4 rectangles.
- Lightly roll the cresent rolls out, sealing at the perforations.
- Brush each lightly with a portion of the beaten egg, top with sausage mixture and roll up from a long side.
- If necessary, pinch seams to seal, brush with remaining egg, sprinkle with seasame seeds if desired and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.