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Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Bake

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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.

Two squares of bars with golden crescent layers on the top and bottom with a creamy sausage filling in between.

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.

Hand holding cream cheese and sausage crescent bar showing cheesy sausage filling.

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.

Browned sausage, cream cheese and crescent dough ready to be made into bars.

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.

Easy Additions:

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.

Two cream cheese and sausage crescent bars on small plate, ready to eat.

Frequently Asked Questions

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!

Or make some Bisquick sausage balls. That is another recipe that is right at home as part of a brunch, or can be served as an easy savory appetizer.

Check out my full collection of sausage recipes for even more inspiration.

Two squares of bars with golden crescent layers on the top and bottom with a creamy sausage filling in between.

Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescent Bake

Carlee
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.
4.84 from 25 ratings
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 301 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 16 ounces crescent roll dough (2 8 oz. tubes)
  • 16 ounces sausage
  • 8 ounces cream cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9×13-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.
    16 ounces sausage, 8 ounces cream cheese
  • Press one tube of crescent rolls into the bottom of the pan, pinching together the seems as you go.
    16 ounces crescent roll dough
  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pieceCalories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 7gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 453mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4g
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Tkmac

Friday 23rd of February 2024

I've been making this for years, but with a few adjustments. I use ground Maple sausage, after mixed and melted with cream cheese then layer on top of semi cooked (8-10 min.) Croissant dough, top with shredded sharp cheddar cheese, then add the top layer of croissant dough and follow the remaining instructions. I've been asked for this recipe many times, in fact my exes dad tracked me down on fb just to get the recipe. Its SO good.

Carlee

Friday 23rd of February 2024

Ha! Having an ex's dad track you down for a recipe is great! Your version sounds extra tasty.

Mary Price

Tuesday 9th of January 2024

Could you add eggs to this?

Carlee

Tuesday 9th of January 2024

I haven't, but I am sure you could. Are you thinking of doing a layer of scrambled eggs in the center? If you do, I would undercook them a bit so they aren't too overcooked after they are baked.

Maureen

Saturday 23rd of December 2023

Can this be prepared the night before?

Carlee

Saturday 23rd of December 2023

Yes, you can assemble it the night before and bake it the next day. Just add a couple of minutes to the bake time because it will be colder when you put it in the oven.

Karen @karenskitchenstories

Monday 30th of October 2023

I just happen to have a tube of crescent roll dough that I accidentally bought thinking it was pizza dough (doh!). I need to make these!

Carlee

Monday 30th of October 2023

Well that sounds like a sign!