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ROTEL SAUSAGE & CREAM CHEESE CRESCENTS

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Rotel Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents – only 4 ingredients! Sausage, cream cheese, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, and crescent rolls. Can make filling ahead of time. These are great for breakfast or as an appetizer. Whenever I take these to a party or potluck I never have any leftovers. People go crazy over these things! #breakfast #appetizer #sausage #creamcheese #partyfood #gameday
Stop what you are doing and add these Rotel Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents to your list of things to make ASAP! Only 4 simple ingredients and they taste AH-MAZ-ING! Sausage, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, cream cheese, and crescent rolls. I made these during the holidays and they flew off the plate! They are great for breakfast or parties.

 

Ingredients:

1 (1-lb) roll breakfast sausage , cooked and crumbled
1 (8-oz) cream cheese , softened
1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies drained very well
2 (8-oz) cans refrigerated crescent rolls

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Mix sausage, cream cheese, and drained Rotel tomatoes and green chilies together.

Separate rolls into triangles. Cut eat triangle in half lengthwise making two triangles. Using a small cookie scoop and scoop sausage filling onto each roll and roll up.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

 

Notes:

It is very important to drain the Rotel tomatoes. I suggest draining them in a colander and squeezing out any excess liquid with paper towels. You need to get as much moisture out of the tomatoes as possible.

I used Jimmy Dean Sausage. Can substitute turkey sausage.

I like to pulse the cooked sausage in a food processor to get it very finely chopped. It isn’t necessary, but it helps to get all of the ingredients evenly incorporated.

Can substitute low-fat cream cheese if you prefer.

Can use reduced-fat crescent rolls. I use the reduced fat crescent rolls all the time. You can’t tell a difference.

You can make the filling ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to assemble the crescents. The filling will keep up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

I find it easier to cut the crescent rolls in half with a pizza cutter.

I use a small cookie scoop to scoop the filling on to the crescent rolls.

These bites taste great hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature.

Plain Chicken

 

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