Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls & PayPal Cash Giveaway

Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls

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.

Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls

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.

Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls

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.

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Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 42
  • 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
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, mix sausage, cheese and rosemary; mix well using hands or spoon.
  3. 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.
  4. Shape mixture into 42 (1¼-inch) balls. Place in pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
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  1. I like to fill them with cheese!

  2. I like to make them with Nutella

  3. I like to use crescent rolls wrapped around asparagus as an appetizer.

  4. I love to use crescent rolls to create my own spin on cinnamon rolls!

  5. These look delicious!!! My grandchildren love crescent rolls wrapped around “little smokies”! Add half a slice of cheese to some of them – and you’re lucky if you can get them to the table!

  6. I like to make Pigs in a Blanket using Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.

  7. I enjoy using Pillsbury Crescent Rolls to make Pigs in a Blanket. I wrap cocktail hotdogs, in cheddar cheese and then wrap them in Pillsbury dough.

  8. I like making pigs in a blanket.

  9. We love crescent rolls. Just by themselves, or around hot dogs…my favorite is using them for Sopapilla Cheesecake! 🙂

  10. I usually make a filling with cheese, grated carrots and bell peppers and make little pies with them.

  11. I like to wrap them around hot dogs and make toasty dogs!

  12. I use them to make the crust for Breakfast pizza. They are really very versatile !

  13. Michelle Bush says

    My kids when I make pigs in a blanket with Crescents

  14. I like to make Summer Sausage & Cheese Crescent Rolls. Once their made, their gone. I have to make a secret batch so I can have a few myself.

  15. Leigh Anne Borders says

    My kids love the pigs in the blanket.

  16. Jenniferanne says

    I like making baby cinnamon buns with Crescent rolls

  17. I love to make them and put scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese for breakfast sandwiches!

  18. Bridgett Wilbur says

    I love to wrap them on cocktail weenies and dip them in mustard.

  19. I use them with cherry filling!

  20. Amanda Sakovitz says

    i like to make them plain

  21. My favorite way to use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls is the recipe making Cheesy Ham and Egg Bubble-Up Bake. You can obtain this fabulous recipe by visiting the Pillsbury website and go to the breakfast recipes section.

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