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Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 42 servings
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A fun twist on the popular sausage cheese balls using crescent dough!

Ingredients

1
lb bulk spicy sausage
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1/2
teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix sausage, cheese and rosemary; mix well using hands or spoon.
  • 3 Unroll crescent dough on work surface; coat each side of dough with 1 tablespoon flour. Using pizza cutter or knife, cut dough into about 1/4-inch pieces. Mix crescent dough pieces into bowl of sausage mixture in small amounts until well blended.
  • 4 Shape mixture into 42 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place in pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix sausage, cheese and rosemary; mix well using hands or spoon.
  • 3 Unroll crescent dough on work surface; coat each side of dough with 1 tablespoon flour. Using pizza cutter or knife, cut dough into about 1/4-inch pieces. Mix crescent dough pieces into bowl of sausage mixture in small amounts until well blended.
  • 4 Shape mixture into 42 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place in pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.

Expert Tips

To add a little kick (especially if you use sausage that's not spicy), add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce.

You can make the sausage cheese balls ahead. Just place on pan, cover with foil and reheat in the oven at 350°F until heated through.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cheese Ball
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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