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Sausage Brunch Braid Recipe
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Sausage Brunch Braid Recipe

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"I created this sausage-stuffed bread when I needed something special to bring to a party," writes Amelia Meaux of Crowley, Louisiana. The versatile braid can be served at breakfast or as an appetizer or entree.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 249 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 449 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook the first five ingredients over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain. Add cream cheese, green onion and parsley; cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted.
  2. Unroll crescent dough onto a greased baking sheet. Roll into a 12x10-in. rectangle, pressing perforations to seal. Spoon sausage mixture lengthwise down center third of rectangle. On each long side, cut 3/4-in.-wide strips 3 in. into center. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling; seal ends. Brush with egg.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sausage Brunch Braid in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p12

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 249 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 449 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"Very good, next time I make this, I'll use less meat and add some precooked scrambled eggs. It was also very easy to prepare and I used sausage I had already cooked and had in the freezer, just got it out the night before to thaw. I cut up the vegetables the night before as well, so a sincth to put together."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"I started making this for Christmas morning years ago! My family loved it so now it's a weekend staple but we still have it every Christmas morning as well!!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"I have made this for years and we continue to love it! Thank you for sharing."

Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"This recipe is so awesome and customizable. I added habaneros and jalepenos for my husband who loves spice. Omitted the celery because I don't like it. The bottom of the crust was a tad soggy so I will bake the next loaf 5 minutes longer or try baking on parchment paper."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"I've made this braid several times, and everyone really loves it!"

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