Rotel Sausage Crescents: It only takes four ingredients and a few simple steps to make these delectable Rotal sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents!
These Rotel Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents are always a huge hit at potlucks and parties. It’s not a surprise that we never have any leftovers! The best part of this recipe is the filling can be made ahead for much quicker prep. These crescents are awesome for breakfast or to serve as an appetizer. Everyone will go crazy over these bad boys!
The BEST Easy Appetizer
Quick! Whip up some of these Rotel Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents. These 4-ingredient crescents are amazing! It’s a regular on our holiday menu and they fly fast! These are also great for breakfast or parties!
What You Need To Make These Rotel Sausage Crescents:
Rotel tomatoes: Make sure to completely drain and squeeze out any excess liquid using paper towels.
Roll breakfast sausage: Use Jimmy Dean sausage or substitute with turkey sausage.
Cream cheese: Use low-fat if desired.
Refrigerated crescent rolls: You can use reduced-fat crescent rolls.
To make this recipe gluten-free (you should use this ingredient instead):
- Use gluten-free crescent rolls such as General Mills.
Steps To Make Rotel Sausage Crescents
Step 1: Begin cooking the breakfast sausage.
Step 2: Then, drain the grease and add the cream cheese and drained Rotel tomatoes. Stir well.
Step 3: In half, cut the refrigerated crescent rolls.
Step 4: On top of each roll, place the sausage mixture.
Step 5: Roll up each roll and place them on a baking sheet.
Step 6: Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees F oven until golden brown.
These quick crescent snacks are excellent for brunch or gatherings. I’ve even had these for dinner while watching football and movies. I’m really hooked on these things!
I love serving these bites plain, but they are also excellent when dipped in Ranch dressing or homemade salsa. If you are feeling adventurous, serve these crescent rolls with spinach queso for dipping.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make the filling a day before?
Yes! Once cooled, keep in the fridge (for up to 3 days) until ready to assemble the crescents.
How can I make the ingredients blend evenly?
You can pulse the cooked sausage in a food processor until very finely chopped.
Easy Rotel Sausage Crescents
This 4-ingredient Rotel Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents are seriously easy and quick to make. The best part is you can throw together the filling in advance and keep it in the fridge until ready to assemble the crescents. These bad boys are an awesome breakfast, potluck, or party appetizer!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 32 bites 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: American
1 (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 (1 pound) roll of breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
2 (8 ounces) cans of refrigerated crescent rolls
1 (10 ounces) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies drained very well
Set the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the cooked sausage, cream cheese, and drained Rotel tomatoes and green chilies in a large bowl. Mix well until combined.
Into triangles, separate the rolls. To make two triangles, cut each triangle in half lengthwise.
Onto each roll, scoop the sausage filling. I used a small cookie scoop. Then, roll each triangle.
Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Make sure to drain the Rotel tomatoes. Place in a colander and squeeze out any excess liquid using paper towels removing as much moisture as you can.
For this recipe, I used Jimmy Dean Sausage. If desired, you can swap it with turkey sausage.
To help get all the ingredients evenly incorporated, you can pulse the cooked sausage in a food processor until very finely chopped.
If you prefer, you can use low-fat cream cheese.
If desired, you can use reduced-fat crescent rolls.
Make the filling in advance and keep it in the fridge until ready to assemble the crescent. The filling can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
For easy cutting, you can use a pizza cutter to slice the rolls in half.
I used a small cookie scoop to scoop the filling.
These crescent bites are delicious fresh from the oven or cooled to room temperature.
How To Make it Gluten free
Use gluten-free refrigerated crescent rolls.
- Serving Size: 1 bite
- Calories: 10
- Sugar: 0.1 g
- Sodium: 30.4 mg
- Fat: 0.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 1 g
- Protein: 0.3 g
- Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
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