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Sausage Cheese Croissant

January 18, 2018Teresa

Sausage Cheese Croissant makes a heavenly breakfast or dinner croissant. It’s filled with sausage, onions, bell pepper and cream cheese. Then it’s wrapped in crescent rolls and sprinkled with poppy seeds. It’s been one of my go-to breakfast recipes for decades! I have to admit to being partial to large country breakfasts. Cracker Barrel has nothing on the way my mom used to make Sunday breakfast. We would rise early on Sunday mornings and go to the first church service around 7:30 or 8:00. We’d be home around 9 o’clock and within 15 or 20 minutes, my mom would roll out breakfast.

There would always be bacon, sausage or ham, a plate of a dozen or more fried eggs, hash brown potatoes, grits (sometimes oatmeal), and homemade bread that she toasted in the oven. We would spread jelly on it and dig in!  On occasion Mom would make pancakes or French toast. Yum. Oh, I LOVED those Sunday breakfasts.

Back when we lived in Cedar Hill (Texas), our Sunday school class used to have Sunday breakfast before class actually began. We rotated who brought food each week, and boy did we ever bring in great food! Yes, we outdid each other with tantalizing and sumptuous recipes that everyone really enjoyed.

We invited our neighbors to come to church with us and one week they brought these lovely croissants. Their version omitted the onions and bell peppers, but I always thought this croissant would be good with mushrooms and bell peppers.

We’ve been gone from Cedar Hill for quite a few years now, and our neighbors moved away ten years ago, but I still enjoy this recipe they shared with us. It’s really easy and can be a simple 5-ingredient recipe if you leave out the peppers, onions or mushrooms. It’s still terrific and provides a great hot breakfast in a minimal amount of time.

This particular recipe makes two large croissants–enough to feed 12 people easily–or to have leftovers. When I was working, I used to bring this in for breakfast to our department on occasion. It’s also wonderful to make for company.

If you’re looking for a tasty breakfast for the holidays like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or any other time of the year give this delicious Sausage Cheese Croissant a try. It’s mouthwatering and sure to please every appetite.

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Sausage Cheese Croissant is a terrific breakfast idea for the holidays.

Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.

It’s stuffed with sausage, cream cheese, bell pepper and onions. You can also add mushrooms.

Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.

If you enjoy a hot breakfast on the weekends, this is a great breakfast entree.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. You can also add fresh mushrooms.

Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.

Brown sausage in a skillet over low to medium heat.

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Drain meat and add onions and bell peppers. Stir to combine and heat through a few minutes until veggies are mostly tender. Remove from heat.

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Meanwhile, soften cream cheese.

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Add fried sausage mixture.

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Stir ingredients to combine.

Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.

Roll out one can of crescent rolls and fit into a long rectangular shape. Seal edges well. Cut dough on ends about one to two inches apart and one to two inches deep.

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Spread half of the cream cheese mixture in the center of the crescent roll dough.

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Lay end pieces of dough in a diagonal so that the dough criss-crosses on each side. (Like braiding).

Repeat with remaining crescent roll dough on another cookie sheet and spread with remaining filling. Braid dough like above.

Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.

Brush egg white over top of dough on each croissant.

Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.

Sprinkle each croissant with poppy seeds.

Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.

Bake as directed on the crescent roll can – usually 375 for about 15-20 minutes. However, these usually take longer to get golden brown. More like 20-30 minutes.

Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.

A Sausage Cheese Croissant is delicious for “breakfast for dinner” menus too!

Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.

We enjoy serving this for company breakfasts.

Here’s the recipe.

SAUSAGE CHEESE CROISSANT

(Recipe adapted from Lisa Henson, our neighbor in Cedar Hill, TX)

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These amazing croissants are filled with sausage, cream cheese, bell peppers and onions. They're easy to make and are terrific to serve for a holiday or company breakfast.
Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, fry sausage and drain grease.
  2. Add bell pepper, onion and mushrooms if using.
  3. Sauté until almost tender about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Place sausage mixture in a bowl with softened cream cheese.
  5. (I usually soften cheese in microwave).
  6. On sprayed cookie sheets spread out the crescent rolls.
  7. (Spread each can on a different cookie sheet).
  8. Pinch the dough together to seal edges well.
  9. Spread half of the the sausage/cream cheese mixture in the center of one of the crescent rolls.
  10. Repeat process with other crescent roll.
  11. Then bring sides together and pinch together.
  12. (I usually make horizontal cuts in the dough so that they form a kind of braid over the sausage mixture.)
  13. Spread egg white on top.
  14. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  15. Bake as directed for crescent rolls (375 for about 15-20 minutes), but you need to keep in oven until golden brown.
  16. It always takes longer – about 20-30 minutes.
  17. Makes two large croissants.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This is also excellent without the bell peppers, onions and mushrooms.

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Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.

Serve this Sausage Cheese Croissant with your favorite fruit for a delicious country breakfast.

Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.

Every bite of Sausage Cheese Croissant is so mouthwatering.

Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.

Doesn’t this look wonderful?

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Sausage Cheese Croissant BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These amazing croissants are filled with sausage, cream cheese, bell peppers and onions. They're easy to make and are terrific to serve for a holiday or company breakfast.
Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Sausage Cheese Croissant | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #croissant is stuffed with #sausage & cream cheese and perfect for a #holiday or company #breakfast.
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, fry sausage and drain grease.
  2. Add bell pepper, onion and mushrooms if using.
  3. Sauté until almost tender about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Place sausage mixture in a bowl with softened cream cheese.
  5. (I usually soften cheese in microwave).
  6. On sprayed cookie sheets spread out the crescent rolls.
  7. (Spread each can on a different cookie sheet).
  8. Pinch the dough together to seal edges well.
  9. Spread half of the the sausage/cream cheese mixture in the center of one of the crescent rolls.
  10. Repeat process with other crescent roll.
  11. Then bring sides together and pinch together.
  12. (I usually make horizontal cuts in the dough so that they form a kind of braid over the sausage mixture.)
  13. Spread egg white on top.
  14. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  15. Bake as directed for crescent rolls (375 for about 15-20 minutes), but you need to keep in oven until golden brown.
  16. It always takes longer – about 20-30 minutes.
  17. Makes two large croissants.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This is also excellent without the bell peppers, onions and mushrooms.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

2 Comments

  • Sara

    January 19, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Good morning! I made this for my co-workers for breakfast this morning and it was a hit! The only set back was that it seems like the top criss cross bits didn’t thoroughly cook all the way? Even though the oven was at 375 and cooked until golden (25 mins). But fabulously easy recipe and I left the second one at home! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Teresa

      January 19, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Hi, Sara, I’m not sure why the top didn’t cook through. I’ve never had that happen to me. You may try cooking it an additional 5 or 10 minutes (perhaps covered with foil so it doesn’t get too brown). Anyway, I’m so glad it was a hit with your co-workers. Thanks for letting me know.

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