Sausage Pinwheels: A Delicious and Easy Way to Entertain

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These easy and delicious sausage pinwheels are the perfect appetizer, brunch, or breakfast treat.

Made with crescent rolls, sausage, cream cheese, and green onions, they’re simple to make and always a crowd-pleaser.

The crescent rolls provide a flaky and buttery crust, while the sausage and cream cheese filling is savory and flavorful.

The green onions add a touch of freshness, and the whole thing is baked until golden brown.

These pinwheels are easy to make ahead of time, so they’re perfect for busy mornings or when you’re hosting a brunch or party.

Simply freeze the unbaked roll and then bake it when you’re ready to serve.

Image of a close-up of a sausage pinwheel: A close-up of a sausage pinwheel, showing the layers of crescent roll, sausage, cream cheese, and green onions.

Sausage Pinwheels The Perfect Appetizer or Brunch Treat

Easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser!

These flaky and savory pinwheels are the perfect way to start your day or enjoy as an appetizer.

Made with crescent rolls, sausage, cream cheese, and green onions, these pinwheels are sure to become a new favorite.

Try them today and see for yourself why they’re the perfect appetizer or brunch treat!

Ingredients you need

  • Ground sausage
  • Cream cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Green onions
  • Crescent rolls
Image of a sausage pinwheel: A crescent roll filled with sausage, cream cheese, and green onions, rolled up and sliced.

Tips for the BEST pinwheels

  • For a spicier pinwheel, add 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the sausage mixture. This will add a bit of heat to the pinwheels and make them more flavorful.
  • To make ahead, freeze the unbaked roll for up to 2 weeks. This is a great way to have a quick and easy appetizer or snack on hand. Simply thaw the roll in the refrigerator overnight and then bake as directed.
  • Serve the pinwheels warm or at room temperature. The pinwheels are delicious either way, so you can serve them however you like.

Variations:

  • Use different proteins: Instead of using ground sausage, you can use cooked and crumbled bacon, cooked and shredded chicken, or cooked and drained black beans. This will give the pinwheels a different flavor and texture.
  • Add your favorite ingredients: You can add any other ingredients that you like to the sausage mixture, such as chopped peppers, onions, or mushrooms. This is a great way to customize the pinwheels to your own taste.
  • Change up the cheese: You can also use different types of cheese, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or Parmesan. This will change the flavor and texture of the pinwheels.
  • Top with festive garnishes: If you want to make the pinwheels more festive, you can add a variety of toppings, such as chopped chives, grated Parmesan cheese, or a drizzle of honey mustard. This will make them look more appealing and taste even better.
A photo of sausage pinwheels. The pinwheels are made with crescent rolls, sausage, cream cheese, and green onions. They are golden brown and look delicious.

How to store the sausage pinwheels

Sausage pinwheels can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

To store in the refrigerator:

  1. Place the pinwheels in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.
  2. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To store in the freezer:

  1. Place the pinwheels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Freeze the pinwheels for at least 1 hour, or until they are solid.
  3. Once the pinwheels are frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or Ziploc bag.
  4. Store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

To reheat the pinwheels, simply thaw them in the refrigerator overnight and then bake them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes, or until they are heated through.

Image of a plate of sausage pinwheels. The pinwheels are made with crescent rolls, sausage, cream cheese, and green onions. They are baked until golden brown and served warm.

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Yield: 6 servings

Sausage Pinwheels: Easy and Delicious Appetizer or Brunch Treat

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These flaky and savory pinwheels are made with crescent rolls, sausage, cream cheese, and green onions. They're easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser. Perfect for breakfast, an appetizer or brunch, these pinwheels are sure to disappear quickly! print recipe to see how to make sausage pinwheels.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 (8-count) package crescent rolls

Instructions

  1. Cook the sausage over medium heat in a skillet, breaking it up with a spatula as it cooks. Drain off any excess grease.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, garlic powder, and green onions. Stir until well combined.
  3. Unroll the crescent rolls and place them on a piece of parchment paper. Do not separate the rolls.
  4. Spread the sausage mixture over the crescent rolls, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges.
  5. Starting from the long side, roll up the crescent rolls tightly.
  6. Wrap the roll in the parchment paper and then in plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  8. Remove the roll from the freezer and unwrap it. Cut the roll into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  9. Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Notes

  • For a spicier pinwheel, add 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the sausage mixture.
  • To make ahead, freeze the unbaked roll for up to 2 weeks. When ready to bake, thaw the roll in the refrigerator overnight and then bake as directed.
  • Serve the pinwheels warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 270Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 54mgSodium 661mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 10g

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