Sausage Crescent Squares are the perfect quick breakfast or appetizer for a crowd made with only three ingredients. Ready in under 30 minutes!
From making weekday mornings smoother to motivating your family out of bed on the weekends, breakfasts like Breakfast Casserole and Sausage Crescent Squares just make life easier. You can check out my other Breakfast Recipes for burritos, casseroles, pastries, and other simple ways to start your day. You’ll never run out of quick, easy options to brighten the morning.
Sausage Crescent Squares
Crescent rolls are like the swiss army knife of the kitchen. I always try to stock up when I see them go on sale, especially during the holidays because they’re good for quick and easy breakfast/brunch recipes and appetizers. Simply pop open a can of crescent rolls and you know that you’re halfway done. Sausage Crescent Squares are perfect example of a breakfast that is so fast to throw together thanks to these recipe sidekicks.
This recipe for Sausage Crescent Squares only has three ingredients, which makes it a great base for making it your own new special family recipe. You can add different ingredients to the sausage mixture like mushrooms, onions, or other veggies your family likes.
If you want to serve these as finger foods/appetizer bites, cut them into small squares and serve it with a dipping sauce like Honey Mustard and you have a fast and easy Game Day snack!
How to work with the Crescent Dough:
Crescent Sheets: This recipe calls for sheets and if you use them all you have to do is unroll them.
Crescents: Press the perforations together before pouring the sausage mixture onto the dough.
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HOW TO MAKE SAUSAGE CRESCENT SQUARES
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a small jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
- Add your pork sausage to a large skillet on medium high heat and cook until browned and crumbled (breaking it apart as you cook it.
- Drain the fat from the pan then add in the cream cheese and whisk it together.
- Roll out the crescent dough onto the parchment paper, then pour the sausage mixture over the dough (leaving a 1″ border uncovered).
- Cover with the remaining package of crescent dough and roll the edges to seal them.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
VARIATIONS ON SAUSAGE CRESCENT SQUARES
- Cheese: Sprinkle sharp cheddar cheese to the inside filling to make it even cheesier.
- Veggies: Sauté diced onion and green peppers with the pork sausage. Add diced jalapeño and serve with a side of Salsa for a bit of heat. Use seasonal veggies or whatever your favorites are.
- Meat: Add crumbles of bacon or add sliced pepperoni as a bottom layer. Make individualized portions with your favorite type of breakfast sausage and rolling the crescent roll dough around them.
- Muffins: Instead of making as a breakfast casserole, separate the crescent dough and fill each cup of a muffin tin with the layers. Bake the muffins for 18-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
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Can you make Sausage Crescent Squares Ahead of Time?
Yes! Sausage Crescent Squares are the perfect make-ahead dish. Simply make all of your layers and assemble them in the baking dish. Cover it and place in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, pop it into the oven until golden brown.
HOW LONG IS SAUSAGE CRESCENT SQUARES GOOD?
- Serve: You don’t want to leave out Sausage Crescent Squares longer than 2 hours at room temperature.
- Store: Store the leftovers in an airtight container or wrap them with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Freeze: You can keep your Sausage Crescent Squares in the freezer for to 2-3 months. I prefer having them cut up into individualized portions making them easier to grab for mornings. Just make sure to store them in a freezer storage bag or freezer-safe container.
WHEN IS PORK SAUSAGE SAFE TO EAT?
According to the USDA’s website, pork sausage should be cooked until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (71.1 C).
Sausage Crescent Squares
- Yield: 12 Servings
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Course: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- Author: Sabrina Snyder
- 1 pound pork sausage
- 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
- 2 packages crescent dough sheets , 16 ounces total
Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a small jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
Add your pork sausage to a large skillet on medium high heat and cook until browned and crumbled (breaking it apart as you cook it.
Drain the fat from the pan then add in the cream cheese and whisk it together.
Roll out the crescent dough onto the parchment paper, then pour the sausage mixture over the dough (leaving a 1" border uncovered).
Cover with the remaining package of crescent dough and roll the edges to seal them.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
Yield: 12 Servings, Amount per serving: 312 calories, Calories: 312g, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 598mg, Potassium: 120mg, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 282g, Vitamin C: 1g, Calcium: 22g, Iron: 1g
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