Sausage Cheese Croissant
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.
Sausage Cheese Croissant is a terrific breakfast idea for the holidays.
It’s stuffed with sausage, cream cheese, bell pepper and onions. You can also add mushrooms.
If you enjoy a hot breakfast on the weekends, this is a great breakfast entree.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. You can also add fresh mushrooms.
Brown sausage in a skillet over low to medium heat.
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.
Meanwhile, soften cream cheese.
Add fried sausage mixture.
Stir ingredients to combine.
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.
Spread half of the cream cheese mixture in the center of the crescent roll dough.
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.
Brush egg white over top of dough on each croissant.
Sprinkle each croissant with poppy seeds.
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.
A Sausage Cheese Croissant is delicious for “breakfast for dinner” menus too!
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)
Serve this Sausage Cheese Croissant with your favorite fruit for a delicious country breakfast.
Every bite of Sausage Cheese Croissant is so mouthwatering.
Doesn’t this look wonderful?