We are finally getting some cooler fall weather here in northwest Florida and I’m starting to get in a holiday mood between the nice weather, decorating the house and yard for Halloween and the gorgeous pumpkins I’ve been seeing everywhere. I’m sure we’ll be baking up some pumpkin pies pretty soon but in the meanwhile I’m excited to make these Pumpkin Pie Crescents as a quick and easy way to get my pumpkin fix!
Last fall I made sausage cheese balls for our office holiday luncheon and they turned out very dry. By the time I got them to the office they seemed like little hockey pucks and I was pretty disappointed. I haven’t made any since then but I saw this Pillsbury recipe for Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls and figured I’d give them a try.
With just a few simple ingredients they were pretty easy to throw together. Instead of calling for flour like my previous unsuccessful attempt, these sausage cheese balls use crescent rolls and boy did they make a HUGE difference. I was very impressed with how moist and delicious these sausage crescent cheese balls turned out and I’m looking forward to making them again during the holidays for some quick and tasty appetizers.
At first I wasn’t sure how to incorporate the crescent roll dough into the classic sausage cheese ball recipe, but the instructions at the Pillsbury recipe page showed how easy it was to do. Just cut the dough into small squares with a pizza cutter and fold them into the sausage and cheese mixture. They add a great flavor and help keep the balls super moist.
You’ll find lots of great sales at Winn Dixie on Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods products during this holiday baking season and there’s even a $1/3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods products coupon that you can print for more savings!
- 1 lb bulk spicy sausage
- 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
- 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.
- In large bowl, mix sausage, cheese and rosemary; mix well using hands or spoon.
- Unroll crescent dough on work surface; coat each side of dough with 1 tablespoon flour. Using pizza cutter or knife, cut dough into about ¼-inch pieces. Mix crescent dough pieces into bowl of sausage mixture in small amounts until well blended.
- Shape mixture into 42 (1¼-inch) balls. Place in pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
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My quadruplets were born in October so Halloween has always been a special holiday for them and all the kids love fun foods. These Pillsbury Crescent Roll Mummy Dogs are one of their favorites and they’re so easy to make with just a couple ingredients.
The kids love to help make these Halloween mummy hot dogs almost as much as they love to eat them! All you need are a package of your favorite hot dogs and a can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. From now through October 30th you can get a coupon for $1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods products and from October 22nd through the 28th they are on sale for 3/$6 at Publix.
Flatten out the crescent rolls on a cutting surface then use a pizza cutter to cut them into “bandage” strips for your mummies. Once they’re done cooking you can use a toothpick to dot on mustard or ketchup for eyes on your mummy dogs or you can use a food marker like I did with these.
- Package of 10 hot dogs
- Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- Ketchup, Mustard or Food Marker for eyes
- Roll out the crescent rolls on a cutting surface and cut into strips with a pizza cutter.
- Wrap the hot dogs with the crescent roll strips. Be sure to leave a gap near the top of each hot dog for the eyes.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Use a toothpick to dot on mustard or ketchup for the eyes, or use a food marker to draw them on.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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I highly recommend Plan to Eat for a great place to store all your favorite recipes! Check it out with a free trial and see how easy it is to add recipes from the Internet, plan meals for your family and even print out a handy grocery list.