What could be more comfortable to make than Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents? This recipe has been around in the Southern States for quite some time. I got this recipe from my favorite sister-in-law on the day of my niece’s Katelynn wedding.

You can make these Easy to make Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents have individual servings if you like or like my sister-in-law, Angie, does by just laying one can of Crescents rolls out and then adding the Sausage and cream cheese filling on the top of the Crescent roll dough and then top with the second can of Crescent rolls.

Sausage and Cream Cheese CrescentsFamily Weddings can be magical and nerve-racking for brides and mothers of the brides-to-be, yet I have to tell you, Angie sure pulled off an excellent breakfast that morning with that delicious casserole of Easy to make Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents.

I don’t think one bit was left at the bottom of that casserole dish the morning of Katelynn’s wedding day. We were like hungry little vultures sitting at her table, pecking away at our breakfast. Did you just vision vultures pecking at their plates?

Sausage and Cream Cheese CrescentsI’m not 100% sure where Angie initially found the Easy to Make Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents recipe. I’ve seen the recipe float around Pinterest and on the web a few times, browsing; the most popular listing on Google seems to be from Pillsbury.com. I’m just thrilled she served it to us that morning because they were deliciously tasty, in my opinion.

I decided this morning to share this wonderful recipe my sister-in-law made with Y’all, so you could judge for yourself one morning just how tasty and straightforward these bad babies are. Heck, if you are in the South, you might have already had or even made them; if you have, let me know in the comment section below, as I love hearing from you all.

Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents

Frequently asked questions about Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents.

  1. Question- What is the ground sausage made of?  Sausage most often consists of pork meat that has been ground and mixed with other ingredients. Then it is filled into a casing. Components may include a starch filler such as breadcrumbs or grains, herbs, seasoning, and flavorings such as apples or leeks.

  2. Question – Is ground pork sausage? Ground pork is mere that, ground pork. Pork sausage is, however, ground pork that has been seasoned.

  3. Question- How long should you cook ground sausage? How long do you cook ground sausage? Cook for at least 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Question- Can you brown sausage in the microwave? Make sure to microwave fresh pork sausage until it is no longer pink inside to ensure it is fully cooked. Microwave the sausage at a high setting for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the sausage is no longer pink, stirring halfway through the cooking time.

What could be more comfortable with making than Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents? This recipe has made its way around the Southern States for quite some time.

Ingredients List 

  • Ground mild sage sausage

  • Softened Cream Cheese

  • Yellow Onion

  • Jalapeno Peppers, seeds removed, optional

  • Crescent Rolls

Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents

Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents

Heidy McCallum
This recipe for Easy to make Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents has floated around the South for years. You can make these Easy to make Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents as individual servings if you like or by just simply lay one can of Crescents rolls out and then add the Sausage and cream cheese filling on the top of the Crescent roll dough and then top with the second can of Crescent rolls.
4.95 from 18 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 People
Calories 472 kcal


  • 1 pound mild ground sage sausage
  • 8- ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 Jalapeno minced seeds removed, optional
  • 2 packages crescent rolls


  • Cook mild ground sage sausage until completely browned, drain all the excess oil from sausage in a colander.
  • Combine 8-ounces of softened cream cheese with cooked mild ground sausage, 1 small onion finely diced, and 2 jalapeño peppers that have been minced.
  • Open 2 packages of crescent roll and place each one flat on non-stick baking sheets, you will probably need 2.
  • Place about a tablespoon or so of the cream cheese and sausage mixture towards the wider end of the crescent roll, roll as instructed on the back of the crescent roll can.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees, for about 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool, the Easy to make Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents on a baking rack.


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Serving: 01Calories: 472kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 12gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 896mgPotassium: 201mgSugar: 7gVitamin A: 461IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cream Cheese, Crescent Rolls, Jalapeno, Pork sausage
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  1. 4 stars
    I made this recipe for Christmas morning, and the entire family loved it. I didn’t have jalapeno peppers but had red chilies I used instead. We will be saving it to make again.

  2. 5 stars
    These turned out awesome!
    FYI: the original recipe was on jimmy dean sausage recipe page years ago (no longer on there, but it was slightly different:
    1 lb ground sausage of your choice hot or mild, 1 8oz cream cheese, 1 cup diced green peppers, 1 cup diced sweet onions, (1 cup jalapeno dice if you like) fry the sausage peppers, onions in skillet salt pepper to taste, drain really well then mix w/cream cheese in a bowl. Grease an 8×8 pan, then line the pan bottom & sides w/crescent rolls, then pour & smooth the filling mix in on the crescent rolls then top w/a layer of the crescent rolls, bake 350 for 30 min or until golden brown. Double the recipe for a 9×13 pan. But I like your recipe here for the individual rolls too. We will be making your recipe again!

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