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: 249 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 449mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g 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

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sallyjojo User ID: 5675269 243773
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"Just delicious! I added 4 scrambled eggs and used 1/2 pound of sausage, will be making again and again!"

lgallvall User ID: 305253 239018
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

"Very tasty.. I served it for supper with sauteed cabbage... My only suggestions is to use the solid roll of crescent roll dough. Those slippery little perforations always get away from me!"

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 238697
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"Beautiful presentation. I made exactly as directed, and it was tasty....but as other people mentioned, next time I would tweak a bit more to our family's taste. Overall, easy and impressive recipe!"

best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 236077
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."

judyboothe User ID: 8075358 39677
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!!"

crazylady33 User ID: 6775870 38305
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

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

ricciardelli User ID: 7287323 29623
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."

cradloff User ID: 5481893 203503
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

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

luvinspoonful User ID: 6422788 72603
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"Loved this recipe! It is truly the best brunch braid I've ever tasted. I modified the recipe to include scrambled eggs. I used only 6 oz. pork sausage and substituted the celery with 1/4 c. chopped mushrooms. After cooking sausage and vegetables, I pushed to one side of pan and added egg mixture (mix 4 eggs, 1/4 c. milk, A dash or aprox. 1/4 tsp. of hot chili sauce, 1 tsp. dried parsley instead of fresh parsley, 2 T. chopped green onion, salt & pepper to taste) I then added-- 2 oz. of cream cheese, cubed to pan. Allow egg mixture to partially set and then stir together with sausage and vegetables. Fantastic flavor and easy to make. My teenage son loved this and even asked for seconds."

alaskakaren User ID: 3921099 38302
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"Great! I have made this many times and it's always a hit."

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