Sausage Pinwheels

With the Super Bowl coming up next weekend it gave me a good excuse to try out these pinwheels that have been sitting in my recipe file for years.  I don’t know why I haven’t tried them before.  You can make them ahead of time and then when guests come pull them  out of the refrigerator and bake.  Serve them right out of the oven for a fantastic addition to any get together.  As a bonus they are easy and delicious.

Last week was my first full week with my students and they were my taste testers for the sausage pinwheels.  They were a definite hit with those students in the classroom and those that were walking by my room.  The jury is still out on my classes for this semester.  I have not been with them enough to know if they are going to beat last semester.  But anyway they are very enthusiastic and so eagar to learn!  This is a comment I got and love it!  ”  My mom is going to be so proud of me when I can cook a real meal?”   Now isn’t that just the sweetest comment.  I cannot wait to see what this young lady can show her family!

Now here is what you need for these melt in your mouth sausage pinwheeels.

Brown and drain 1 pound of ground sausage.  I used Tennessee Pride hot sausage.   Cook until all meat is brown no pink.  Drain meat on paper towel.  Let it cool.  I put it into the freezer for faster cooling.

You will need 2 rolls of Pillsbury crescent rolls.  Take out of the refrigerator as needed.  You will need to work with them while they are chilled!   With each roll of crescent rolls make two rectangles and top with a very light coat of mustard.  I just used regular mustard, but I really think that Dijon mustard would be a better choice.  Spread the two rectangles with half of the drained sausage.  Then roll up from the longest side.

Roll up the rectangles and place in the freezer for about 15 minutes or put them in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Repeat for the second roll of cresent rolls.

When you are ready to bake the sausage pinwheels take out of the freezer or the refrigerator and cut into 10 to 12 slices.

Bake at 375 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes.  I baked two different sheets in two different ovens and each was done at a different time.  So the cooking times will vary depending on your oven.

Sausage Pinwheels  from Pillsbury

  • 1 lb. of ground sausage browned and drained  ( I used hot Tennessee Pride)
  • 2 rolls of Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • mustard
  1. Brown and drain sausage.  Cool.  I put mine in the freezer for faster cooling.
  2. Open 1 roll of crescent rolls.  Form 2 rectangles and coat with a small amount of mustard.
  3. Cover the 2 rectangles with 1/2 of the sausage.
  4. Roll up jelly roll style from the long end.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  5. Do the same for the second roll of crescent rolls.
  6. Slice into 10 -12 slices and place on a parchment paper covered baking pan and  bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Makes about 40 great tasting appetizers.

You might also enjoy these for your superbowl party:

Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks

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10 responses to “Sausage Pinwheels

  1. Tot Free

    Can’t wait to try these! I think my grandchildren will love them. (They might even enjoy helping me make them.)

  2. More great Super Bowl food, Wanda! Easy to make and full of delicious flavors!

  3. Love it! Sounds delicious!

  4. classic nosh. three ingredients, each one a favorite. plus, the end result is downright hypnotic! :)

  5. I guess these would make a delicious snack especially when watching a game or movie. Yum!

  6. What a perfect recipe for Super Bowl! This is the kind of thing that gets nibbled up first :)

  7. These are perfect for this weekend while watching the big game! Great recipe!

  8. Looks like a great recipe, just in time for the Super Bowl! If I can get out in the snow tomorrow and get to the store I will pick the stuff up for these. Great recipe!

  9. These remind me of a sausage biscuit from Whataburger for some reason, but made at home with a little love. These look like a perfect bite sized snack for a party. Good luck with your classes this semester! I wish my teachers gave me snacks during class :-)

  10. Ooh, these remind me of my MIL’s sausage bread, which is one of the best foods on the planet!

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