Easy Sausage Pinwheels
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- 1 lb
- ground sausage (hot), break apart and saute until browned, drain well
- 8 oz. package lite cream cheese
- tubes crescent rolls
1Saute broken apart sausage until no longer pink; drain. While sausage is still hot, add cream cheese and mix well. (The cream cheese will take out a lot of the "hot" from the sausage, leaving a really good flavoring.) On wax paper, parchment paper, or a chopping block, lay out crescent rolls, pressing together seams with your fingers to make one solid piece. Spoon in 1/2 sausage mixture and spread. Roll up into wax or parchment paper. Chill in refrigerator, about an hour (or in freezer for a few minutes) until able to slice into desired thickness pinwheels (about 1/2 inch). Repeat with other tube of crescents and other 1/2 of sausage mixture; you will have 2 rolls. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay sliced pinwheels on parchment lined baking sheet and bake about 20 minutes or until browned, turning one time during cooking and maybe adjusting baking time accordingly if you have thinner slices. This recipe is very easy to 1/2 or to cook one now and freeze one for later. Whole recipe makes about 2 dozen, depending on how thick you slice them.