If you are looking for a delicious appetizer to serve your guests for a gathering or for the big game day, try these Sausage Pinwheels!
Who doesn’t love a good sausage roll?
They’re easy to make, and they’re always a hit at parties. But sometimes you want something a little different – something that will really wow your guests.
That’s where sausage pinwheels come in. They’re the perfect appetizer for any occasion, and they’re sure to get your guests’ mouths watering.
What are you waiting for?
- 1 lb bulk pork sausage (regular or spicy)
- ½ cup diced red pepper
- 1 8 oz cream cheese
- 2 tubes 8 oz each crescent rolls
- Kosher or sea salt
- Black pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 green onion, sliced (topping, optional)
- Diced tomatoes (topping, optional)
In a cast iron skillet, preheat the skillet to medium-high and then crumble up the sausage into the pan. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Cook until it is no longer pink.
Add in the diced red pepper and cook until the pepper is tender.
Add in the cream cheese, stir until everything is thoroughly blended. Turn the stove top to low.
Prepare your baking sheet by either lining it with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Open one of the crescent roll tubes. Unroll the crescent rolls and separate them into 4 rectangles. You will want to seal the perforations with your fingers. Gently press out the crescent roll dough into a rectangle that is 6×4 and 1/2” thick.
Turn off the stove top and using a measuring cup and spoon, spoon the sausage filling into a 1/3 measuring cup and spread it onto a rectangle. Carefully spread it to within ¼ inch of the edge.
Carefully start to roll up the dough, jelly roll style and pinch the seam to seal. Make sure the seam side is down. Repeat this process until you have used all of the crescent roll dough.
Place the baking tray and the sausage roll logs into the freezer for one hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Carefully cut the log into 8 to 10 slices (depending on how thick you want them) and arrange them on prepared baking sheets (either lined with parchment paper or silicone mats).
Place in the oven and back until they are golden brown 15 – 18 minutes.
Remove from the oven and serve while warm. Serve up with sliced green onions and diced tomatoes.