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Sausage Crescent Braid

Sausage Crescent Braid
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 5
Dress up Italian sausage with spinach and cheese in a pretty crescent package.
Updated October 23, 2018
Make With
Make With
Pillsbury Crescents
Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Joni Etherington
Leawood, Kansas

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb bulk Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 box (9 oz) 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 rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 3 slices (1 oz each) provolone cheese
  • 3 slices (1 oz each) mozzarella cheese

Steps

  • 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.

  • To thaw frozen spinach, cut small slit in center of pouch; microwave on High 2 to 3 minutes or until thawed. Remove spinach from pouch; squeeze dry with paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
230
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Trans Fat
3g
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
1250mg
52%
Potassium
350mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
6g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
50%
50%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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