Easy Crescent Sausage and Cheese Appetizers

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

These are an adult version of "pigs in blankets" they are very easy to make and everyone just loves them! you can even prepare them a day ahead cover refrigerate and just pop in the oven when your ready to serve them --- you can substitute cheddar for Gruyere cheese if desired. I made these using honey Dijon mustard. This will make 16 crescent sausage appetizers, I most always double the complete recipe to 32 if I am serving these to a crowd.

Top Review by lazyme

What great little treats! I halved the recipe for just 2 of us and used a habanero and chicken sausage link (our tiny market didn't have anything else that I thought would work). My only suggestion for those who will try this with a sausage that has a casing is to dice the sausage because otherwise it can be harder to bite into - certainly not the recipe's fault - this was my change! Thanks for another great one Kitten.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (8 ounce) tubes refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 16 teaspoons honey mustard (or you can use a bit more)
  • 16 tablespoons gruyere cheese or 16 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 small cooked sausages (quartered lenghwise)


  1. Prepare a lage baking sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Unroll the crescent dough and separate on the perforations into individual triangles.
  3. Spread about 1 teaspoon honey mustard (can use a little more) on each crescent.
  4. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon grated cheese on the mustard.
  5. Arrange one sausage quarter on the triangle (parallel to short side, leaving 1/2-inch border).
  6. Fold the SHORT side of the dough over the sausage, continue to roll up.
  7. Arrange sausage rolls seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. At this point you can cover and refrigerate up to 1 day until ready to bake.
  9. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  10. Bake the crescents until the dough is golden, about 20 minutes.

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