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Sausage Pinwheels Recipe

Sausage Pinwheels Recipe

These savory spirals are very simple to fix but look special on a buffet. Our guests eagerly help themselves--sometimes the eye-catching pinwheels never make it to their plates! - Gail Sykora, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/2 pound uncooked bulk pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives


  • 1. Unroll crescent roll dough on a lightly floured surface; press seams and perforations together. Roll into a 14-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread sausage to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with chives.
  • 2. Carefully roll up from a long side; cut into 12 slices. Place 1 in. apart in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 12-16 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 1 dozen.

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Reviewed Apr. 5, 2015

"I have used this recipe again and again. They are always a big hit. I add chives if I have them, but they are excellent without. Great for an Easter brunch! I ALWAYS double the recipe, and there are never any left!"

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"I think it is really great, and even better if you add extra sage to the sausage."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"I've had this recipe for several years; came in one of my Taste of Home Annual Cookbooks. So easy and soooo delicious! Perfect for parties!"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2012

"This is in the permanent recipe file. Have made these routinely. Great for a quick bite of breakfast on the go, reheat for the next morning and have even added scrambled eggs for a different breakfast bite. Tried and true easy recipe. Used often for buffets and brunches. Really a no-brainer."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"My family LOVES these pinwheels. I follow the recipe as written and they come out perfect all the time. A favorite and a request from family and friends. They are simple to make and so delicious. I make them often."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"These are easy and always a hit. I do not use chives. This can be prepped the night before then sliced and baked in the morning."

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"Have made this recipe numerous times - very easy - and everyone loves them. Frankly, they are just as good without the chives. Have made them for everything from a wedding reception to church get-togethers. A recipe I come back to over and over."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"Very tasty! I thought of adding cheese but decided not too & they were great. Funny thing was that many asked me if there was cheese in them!"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"Very good! My daughter who won't eat much meat at all loved these."

Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"So simple and so tasty! The only change I made was to add more chives, as my family likes them. The sausage cooked through with no problem. I might recommend that, when spreading the sausage on the dough, use a knife or icing spatula to get a more even, thin layer of the meat. Also, when making these for the first time, don't over-add on the sausage until you see that your oven will cook the 8 oz. sufficiently.

A really great recipe!!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

"Really good. Would definitely make again."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"I've been making these for years! I put shredded cheddar on top of the sausage before rolling. We have them for breakfast often. Much easier than making sausage balls--with the same flavors. For the question of the sausage not cooking: Try turning the temperature down a little and cook longer. My oven tends to bake hotter than the temp called for."

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"Love them, love them, love them!!! They are extremely easy, and my 7 kids can't get enough. I make them for breakfast. (I do eliminate the chives though.) Recently I found Pillsbury seamless dough sheets. YEA!! Even easier to make them then."

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"I made these today and could not get the sausage to cook through. I baked them at least 15 min longer than the recipe requires. Am I missing something?"

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"These sound good but do you actually put raw sausage on the dough? Doesn't seem that it would cook through."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"My family loves these and they are so easy to make! I usually make them ahead of time and freeze it. Then I thaw it, cut into slices while it's cold (they slice better) and bake when I need it. It's a great make-ahead appetizer or breakfast accompaniment!"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2009

"We make this using 12 oz. of Jimmy Dean's 50% reduced fat sausage and the reduced fat crescent rolls. Makes it much less greasy and the flavor is still terrific!"

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"took them to a dinner and they were gone quick. next time I would try a thread to cut through the rolls so they don't flatten"

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