Sausage Crescent Rolls are the perfect bites for party appetizers or a fun after school snack any day of the week.

Every home cook has to have a traditional sausage and crescent roll recipe for those last-minute get-togethers! And they are super portable, too! Wrapped cocktail sausages with a little sliver of cheese tucked into the dough make them perfect for going out to a party, but these simple wrapped cocktail-sized sausage links are great for hanging out at home, too!

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How to Make Sausage Crescent Rolls

Sausage crescents are super easy to make at home. We had them often growing up! Here’s a quick overview of the steps involved.

  1. Wrap dough around each sausage (for a cheese version, add a sliver of cheddar cheese with the sausage (or some grated cheese), although my sausages were cheese filled!).
  2. Pinch seams closed and place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Season according to recipe below, and bake until golden brown.

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Best Sausages for Sausage Crescent Rolls

Lots of families call sausage crescent rolls “pigs in a blanket,” which is probably one of the reasons why kids love them so much! When I made this batch, my daughter said, Pigs in a blanket? This is a dream come true!”

Here is a little list of different sausages to try:

  • Mini Cocktail sausages
  • Vienna sausages
  • Breakfast sausage links (for bigger rolls!)
  • Mini meatballs (perfect for single-serving kebabs!)
  • Strips of SPAM or corned beef
  • Cut up hot dogs
  • Italian Sausages

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Seasonings to Try

Sprinkle on Italian dressing mix, powdered ranch dressing, taco seasoning, barbecue seasoning, or even everything bagel seasoning! Get creative! Or mix the seasoning with the butter and slather it on!

What to Serve with Sausage Crescent Rolls

These little roll-ups are similar to mini pigs in a blanket. Cocktail sausages in crescent rolls can be served with fun dipping sauces!

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Make-Ahead Directions

It’s so easy to make sausage cheese crescent roll-ups ahead of time!

  • Just fully bake them and once they are cooled, store them in a pocket of aluminum foil so they can be reheated later.
  • Or, feel free to wrap them the night before and brush and bake them the next day! Cover the baking pan with plastic wrap to keep them from drying out in the refrigerator.

Got Leftovers?

For backpacks, lunch boxes, and briefcases, sausage cheese crescent rolls travel well. Don’t forget the dipping sauces or packets! Sausage crescent rolls are great the next day, too! These tasty little appetizers can be served warmed or at room temperature — that’s what makes them so easy!

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  • Store them in a zippered bag, Stasher bag, or airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • When it’s time to serve them again, simply pop them in the microwave to reheat. For a crispier exterior, use a toaster oven or place them under the broiler for a few minutes.
  • Freezing is not recommended for this recipe since they lose something during thawing. But they are so easy— why not just make a new batch?
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Sausage Crescent Rolls

These Sausage Crescent Rolls are baked until golden brown, then served with dip for parties!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Candace


  • 8 sausages precooked (I used chicken with cheddar, jalapeno, asiago & kale!)
  • 12 ounces refrigerated crescent roll dough 4 Grands crescents or 8 regular sized crescents
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley plus more for garnish
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Line baking tray with parchment paper. Open can of crescents onto prepared baking tray.
  • Wrap one piece of dough* around each sausage, leaving the ends uncovered. Overlap and stretch around as needed to cover the sausage. Place the seam (or most of the seam) side down on the tray.
  • Using a paring knife, cut 3 slits in the top of the dough.
  • Mix butter, garlic powder and parsley in a small bowl. Cover top of dough with mixture using a brush (or spoon). Garnish with more parsley if desired (looks great!).
  • Place in oven and change temperature to 350°F. Bake for 17-20 minutes, until dough is golden brown and baked through.


*For Grands (4 crescents) cut each crescent in half to make 8 pieces of dough.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 433 | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 900mg | Potassium: 211mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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