Sausage Pinwheel Rolls

So I really love anything wrapped in biscuit or crescent dough as an appetizer.  This was a simple one (they all are, really…even when you make your own dough, which I did not this time) that was pretty tasty – next time I might add some spinach or some other green veggie for color.  It’s not really even a recipe, but it is a great appetizer for a potluck…you could probably even use this for a brunch.  It’s very flexible and very much to taste.

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  • 1 package Italian sausage – sweet, mild or hot (hot is my favorite)
  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • 2-3 roasted red peppers, finely diced
  • black olives, finely chopped
  • spinach, chopped (frozen would be quick)
  • rolled out biscuit dough or 2 tubes of crescent roll dough

Remove casing from sausage, break up, and brown over medium heat.  Drain and chop up if the sausage didn’t break up into small enough pieces.

Mix sausage, cream cheese, red peppers, olives, spinach, etc together.  Roll out dough and spread filling over it in about a 1/2″ to 1″ layer.  Roll the dough in a pinwheel form and wrap in foil.  Place in the freezer for 10-30 minutes – this will make it easier to slice.  You can also prepare this ahead of time and  refrigerate overnight.

Once chilled enough, slice into approximately 1/2″ rounds and place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown.

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