Sausage Crescent Braid

Dress up Italian sausage with spinach and cheese in a pretty crescent package.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 5

Ingredients

1/2
lb bulk Italian turkey sausage
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1
cup fat-free cottage cheese, drained
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
teaspoon minced garlic in water (from 4.5-oz jar)
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
3
slices (1 oz each) provolone cheese
3
slices (1 oz each) mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 8-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix spinach, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic and cooked sausage.
  • 3 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough into 1 large rectangle on ungreased cookie sheet. Press into 13x8-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations and seams to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough on ungreased cookie sheet. Press into 13x8-inch rectangle.
  • 4 Spoon sausage mixture in 4-inch-wide strip lengthwise down center of rectangle. Top with slices of both cheeses.
  • 5 With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on long sides of dough rectangle to within 1/2 inch of sausage mixture. Fold strips of dough up over sausage mixture to meet in center; pinch to seal.
  • 6 Bake 18 to 24 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet; cut into crosswise slices. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    450
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    Trans Fat
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    70mg
    70%;
    Sodium
    1250mg
    1250%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    32g
    32%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    90%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    50%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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