Sausage Pinwheels

"My Mama makes these for holiday breakfasts or as appetizers. We love 'em! Use your favorite sausage...we like Jimmy Dean."
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Ready In:


  • 1 lb bulk sausage
  • 1 can crescent roll dough


  • Take dough out of can in a whole sheet.
  • Press perforated edges together to form one sheet of dough.
  • Spread sausage over dough evenly.
  • Starting with a long edge, roll dough and sausage into a log.
  • Refrigerate log overnight or until firm.
  • Slice 1/2 inch pieces from the log and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 12-18 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. pattycicco
    Do I cook the sausage first or it Cooks with the cresant roll? TYIA
  2. Stacey G.
    Should the sausage be cooked before you spread it on the dough?
  3. Sue W.
    Do you cook the sausage first?
  4. kenlin
    Has anyone tried this with Italian sausage?
  5. CARoppel
    Should the oven be pre-heated? Thanks


  1. mybirdzone
    These are so good! Watch the time, the first batch got too dark. Using parchment paper helped with sticking to the pan. I added a light amount of shredded sharp cheese on top before rolling up. I used two cans of rolls in two different brands and could tell a difference. Next time I will opt for the higher quality brand of crescent rolls only.
  2. DonnaTN
    I make these every Christmas and they don't last long. I spread mustard onto the crescent rolls, then the sausage and sprinkle with cheddar cheese before rolling up.
  3. grrmrgal
    I made these up and stored them in plasticware for a recent camping trip breakfast addition. Everyone loved them! They were hard to stop eating and this was even being served at room temperature. I used two cans of cheap crescent roll dough (next time I WILL spring for the .40 cent more stuff) and 1 lb of medium bulk sausage split over the two dough rolls. Savory! I can even see this being served as an appetizer maybe with some ro-tel cheese dip as a side! (sinful!) or some chives and sr cream dollop on top!
  4. MzTexLa63
    If anyone gave these less than a 5 star I don't understand how...these where PERFECT for get-n-go breakfast with your favorite jam or jelly on the side. My BF loved them since he is a driver they were great for his schedule. I will make these over and over again...maybe next time I will use bacon and eggs....hmmm.
  5. Dixie from Kansas
    I did not let these cool overnight because of time. To make cutting a snap, cut with dental floss or thread. Just wrap around the roll and pull tight and you will have perfect individual pinwheels. Works great for cinnamon rolls also. I added cheese and used two cans of rolls. We really enjoyed these and would have again. Quick and easy. Thank you for a good recipe!


  1. emjsph1
    Add parmesan cheese and mozzarella
  2. Diane B.
    I make these but I spread spicy mustard (I use Mr. Mustard Spicy mustard) on the sausage (I used Jimmy Dean hot sausage) sprinkle with cheese then roll them up. I serve them with spicy mustard for dipping. I always have friends that request me to bring them.


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