A Rotel sausage and cream cheese crescent roll is a versatile type of bread that can be eaten as appetizer, snack, and even breakfast.
It is made of buttery pastry dough filled with a mixture of cooked sausage, cream cheese, and Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies—a brand of canned tomatoes that adds a spicy and tangy flavor to the filling.
Is It Okay to Use Other Meat for the Filling?
If you do not like Rotel sausages, you can totally replace it with other type of meat. You can even try adding vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions.
Here are some examples of sausage roll alternatives that you can try:
- Ham Roll. It is a roll that starts with a ham and cheese base. It is then topped with sauteed apples and more cheese. The taste is sweet and savory and goes well with the buttery pastry.
- Egg Roll. Egg roll is like a burrito. The only difference is that it comes in a crescent roll instead of a tortilla. It has scrambled eggs, cheese, and your choice of meat, such as bacon, sausage, or ham.
It is a hearty and filling breakfast option that you can make ahead and reheat in the microwave.
- Spicy Sausage Swirls. Spicy sausage swirls is a type of roll that has a twist on the classic sausage and cheese crescent roll. It has a swirl shape and a kick of spice, however.
It comes with dijon mustard, cheese, and hot sausage. It is then baked until golden and crispy.
How to Properly Store It?
Uncooked Crescent Rolls
You can store uncooked Rotel sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls. It will keep the bread edible to eat for up to two weeks and even a month.
To do it, simply wrap the uncooked crescent rolls using foil or plastic wrap. Then place them in an airtight container. If you want to keep it for about two weeks only, then place it in the fridge.
However, if you want your uncooked crescent rolls to last up to two months, then store in a freezer instead. When you are ready to bake them, thaw the breads first in the refrigerator overnight. Or at room temperature for an hour.
Cooked crescent rolls can be stored in the fridge for up to five days—or up to three months in the freezer. To do it, wrap the leftover crescent rolls with plastic wrap or foil. And then place them in an airtight container or freezer bag.
You can reheat them using the oven or the microwave, whichever you prefer. Although the oven is highly recommended to use when reheating them as it can restore the crispiness and flakiness of the rolls.
Rotel Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents
- 10 oz. Can Rotel drained well
- 1 lb. Breakfast sausage
- 2 Cans of refrigerated crescent dough 8 oz. each
- 8 oz. Cream cheese softened
- Step 1: Heat the oven to 375 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Step 2: Blend the cream cheese, sausage, and Rotel in a bowl until well combined.
- Step 3: Spread the crescent roll dough out on a flat surface, and cut each triangle of dough in half lengthwise.
- Step 4: Place a small amount of the sausage filling on the thickest end of each piece of dough, and roll the dough closed over the filling to form a stuffed mini crescent.
- Step 5: Layer the crescents on the baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.
- Step 6: Let cool slightly before serving.
Marie Rayner is a retired Chef, freelance writer, recipe developer, food blogger, and Cookbook author. She makes her home in Chester, UK, where she lives with her husband, Todd, and their much beloved English Cocker, Mitzie. Her motto is “Life is far too short to eat bad food,” and her goal is to share delicious and easy recipes which anyone can enjoy and cook in the comfort of their own home.