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Classic Sausage Roll Recipe

This classic sausage roll recipe is great for anyone who wants a fun, hand held dinner or snack. These rolls are bursting with flavor and so easy to make, you can have them for dinner even on your busiest nights.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, English
Servings: 8
Calories: 278kcal


  • 2 8 oz tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 lb ground pork sausage mild or hot, depending on personal preference
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg white lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds


  • In a medium skillet set over medium heat, brown the sausage & crumbling it as it cooks. Once the sausage has been cooked, crumbled, and browned completely- drain it of excess grease.
  • Return the sausage to the skillet & add the cream cheese, stirring until the mixture's creamy with the cream cheese evenly mixed in.
  • Set the sausage & cream cheese mixture aside, and let it cool completely.
  • Working with one crescent roll tube at a time, pop open the tube and then roll the dough out flat in one piece onto a cutting board.
  • Gently press all the seams together to seal, creating one large rectangular sheet of dough.
  • Spread half of the sausage & cream cheese mixture evenly down the center of the dough, lengthwise, so that it forms a log lengthwise down the middle.
  • Roll the dough up lengthwise, like a jelly roll, and then tuck the ends under and carefully transfer it to a non stick baking sheet. Repeat for the second roll.
  • Using a silicone brush, brush each roll evenly with the egg wash. Then sprinkle the poppy seeds evenly out over top.
  • Bake at 375° for 15 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown and puffed.
  • Let the rolls rest for 1-2 minutes, then using a sharp knife- slice into individual servings and enjoy.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg