Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Pinwheels

These Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Pinwheels are an easy 3 ingredient recipe that tastes incredible! They’re simple to prepare and popular among any crowd!

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Pinwheels on plate

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Pinwheels

So a couple weeks ago I got together with some of my favorite ladies for a luncheon prior to us all going to see The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 together. My mom and I were hosting the lunch and one of the things we decided to include was Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Pinwheels, which amazingly my mom had not heard of.

Now I initially wasn’t going to blog about this amazing appetizer because I assumed most people were already aware of them – despite my mother’s lack of awareness. So imagine my shock when the other 4 women showed up and had also never heard of them!

Seriously!?!? These will change your life!

And they did. They could not stop eating them. And the best part is that they are SO easy to make. So easy that my mom had me make some for the Panther’s tailgate the next morning. They were a hit at the game too. They are always a hit. They are just that good.

easy Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Pinwheels recipe

So for those of you who live under a rock (no offense, I love you all), this recipe is for you. Get aquatinted with these tasty things because you will want to make them over and over. You’re welcome.

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Sausage Cream Cheese Pinwheels on white plate

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Pinwheels

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: About 20-25 Pinwheels
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Pinwheels are an easy 3 ingredient recipe that tastes incredible! They’re simple to prepare and popular among any crowd!


  • 8 oz package cream cheese
  • about 1 lb sausage
  • 1 package of crescent rolls


1. Crumble sausage and cook thoroughly in a pan. Drain fat from pan and allow sausage to cool.
2. Combine cream cheese and sausage in a bowl and mix well.
3. Open package of crescents and roll out into a rectangle on a flat surface without separating the crescents. Press together and seal the perforated lines in the rolls.
4. Spoon sausage and cream cheese mixture onto the dough, spreading all over.
5. Roll the dough lengthwise. Wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes, or throw it in the freezer if you’re in a hurry. You could also make it the night before and leave it in the fridge overnight. The main thing is to get the roll firm enough to slice easily.
6. Cut slices to about 1/4 inch and place on cookie sheet.
7. Bake at 375 degrees for about 13-15 minutes or until they are golden on top.

Keywords: crescent roll recipe, crescent roll breakfast recipe, sausage recipe, sausage breakfast recipe, savory recipe, easy snack recipe, easy breakfast recipe, easy healthy breakfast recipe


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  1. Catrina

    I was just wondering if it would be okay if I used bacon instead of sausage? hosting a small dinner and was just wondering because we have a lot of bacon lovers and i’m not to big on sausage.

  2. Suzy

    I love this recipe. I’ve made it a few times, but this time it’s all falling apart. Are you sure 1 lb and 1 package cream cheese for just one crescent roll? I feel like I could spread it across two and it would hold better. Not sure what I did better last time.

  3. Maureen

    I made these – then put them in the fridge, intending to cook them the next day, but then things came up and it never happened.  How long can these stay in the fridge rolled and ready to cook?

  4. JenLeighWheel

    We make Bisquik Sausage Balls multiple times during the holiday/football season every year. However, this year we are all mostly burned out on making/eating them (didn’t think this day would come, lol). I stumbled across this recipe today and I think it sounds like the perfect alternate to our usual sausage balls! However…One ingredient that my family loves about the balls is the sharp cheddar (no cream cheese is used). Do you think you could use sharp cheddar (such as Old English Sharp Cheddar that comes in a jar) instead of the cream cheese and make/bake the same way?

    1. Lindsay

      I’ve never seen cheese in a jar, so I’m not sure exactly. I think it could be ok though. Another option would be to use half cream cheese and then add some cheddar.

  5. Jessica

    Can you be more specific with the type of sausage you use? When you say ground sausage, where do you get your sausage and what exactly is it called? Thanks!


      They are best warm, but they will be fine at room temperature. These are always popular, no matter what. 🙂

  6. funsize wife

    These look great! I’m thinking sweet Italian sausage and a dash of oregano. Hope they make it out of the kitchen!

  7. Heather

    I have made this with mild turkey sausage before and it was great. Also, f you add 1 tsp dried mustard and 1/4 tsp dried dill to the sausage/cream cheese mixture, it is even better!


      Thanks Rachael! When you roll it up lengthwise, it’s like a little log. When you slice them, they have that round shape.

  8. james hamlin

    Hi.. have made these for years, especially when camping.. instead of the crescent rolls, we use english muffins.. but i am going to try the crescent rolls.. Thank you for some great recipes


      Hi Lisa! You don’t sound crazy, I guess I just kind of assumed that step since I’m so used to doing it, but you’re right, it should probably be written just in case. I’ll add it now. Thanks!

    1. Life, Love and Sugar

      Hey Abby! You should be able to get around 20-25 of them, depending on how thick you cut them. Good luck with feeding your army. 🙂

  9. Janelle

    Shut up that sounds AMAZING. You can add me to the list of people who’s never heard of them but excited to make them. Love your ideas Linds!

    1. lifeloveandsugar

      I can’t believe none of you guys have heard of these! They are soooo good! I have no doubt you will love them jnelly! Do a moan and fist pump for me when you first bite into them 🙂

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