Sausage cream cheese crescent bake is layers of flaky goodness around a savory filling. It is a perfect addition to breakfast or brunch or cut it in small squares for an appetizer.
These savory sausage and cream cheese crescent bars are a perfect easy breakfast option. It is a super easy 3 ingredient recipe that is easy to customize with additional flavors if desired.
If you are looking for an easy savory option to add to your next brunch menu, you are in the right place. This recipe is super simple and oh so good.
One of my coworkers always brings cream cheese and sausage stuffed crescent rolls as one of her birthday treats. The guys in the office go nuts over them.
So I thought I would take that same idea and turn them into bars or a casserole. That way you don’t have to roll up each crescent so it is even faster and easier.
Plus this way you can make the squares as big or little as you would like. It really is the perfect way to make them.
Making the Crescent Bake
This recipe really is super simple to make. Start by browning a pound of sausage.
I used breakfast sausage but you can use whatever sausage you like. The bacon sausage combo would be tasty to try.
Use a spicy sausage for kick or try using a sage sausage for another layer of savory flavor. You could even do Italian sausage if you want and add a little Parmesan cheese for a savory appetizer.
Once the sausage is browned, drain off any extra grease then stir in a brick of cream cheese. Set it aside to cool and prep your crescent dough.
If you have the crescent sheets, they are perfect for this recipe. If you have the regular roll dough, just pinch together the seams.
Press one roll of dough in the bottom of a greased 9×13″ pan and then gently spread the sausage cream cheese mixture over the top. Add the second roll of dough over the top and it’s ready to bake.
It really is that easy! The bars are done with the crescent roll dough is nice and golden.
Serve warm or at room temperature for a tasty, cheesy sausage filled treat.
We already discussed the different sausage options you could use. But there are other ways you can add flavor to these bars if you want.
Add a little maple syrup to the sausage mixture if you like sweet and savory breakfast options. Or stir in a little shredded cheddar cheese for an extra cheesy bar.
The sausage adds lots of flavor on it’s own, but you could always add more salt, pepper or even garlic powder if you want more punch.
If you want to make this a full breakfast, try adding some soft cooked scrambled eggs in over the sausage and cream cheese mixture.
Try adding some diced chilies or jalapenos to the sausage mixture if you like extra heat.
How do you store leftovers?
Extra sausage and cream cheese crescent bars should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can freeze them for up to three months.
How do I reheat the leftovers?
You can microwave a square for a few minutes or gently reheat a larger portion in the oven.
More Great Sausage Recipes
If you like to start your day off with some sausage, you may want to try breakfast burritos smothered with sausage gravy. They are a hearty and delicious breakfast or would make a great breakfast for dinner.
Biscuits and gravy is another comfort food option. Sausage gravy is perfect over biscuits. Go ahead and make a double batch so you have extra for those burritos!
Adding sausage to a sheet pan pancake is a great sweet and savory breakfast option. You can make pancakes for the whole family without having to stand at the stove flipping those flapjacks.
Check out my full collection of sausage recipes for even more inspiration.
- 2 8 oz. tubes crescent roll dough
- 16 oz. sausage
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9x13-inch pan.
- In a large skillet, brown sausage until cooked through. Drain off any excess grease and then stir in the cream cheese until the mixture is mostly uniform.
- Press one tube of crescent rolls into the bottom of the pan, pinching together the seems as you go.
- Gently spread the sausage mixture over the bottom crust.
- Top with the remaining crescent dough, pinching together the seems to form a crust.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until the crescent dough is golden brown.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 453mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.