Sausage Pinwheels Are Perfect for Brunch

by Alli

I love easy to prepare party foods like these Sausage Pinwheels. You can serve them for brunch or at your next party. When you don’t have a lot of time but you need a delicious party food, this is it.

My husband is crazy about these pinwheels and it can’t get any easier than this 2-ingredient party food.

Sausage Pinwheels are easy to make

Crescent rolls are so versatile. You can make so many recipes with these babies. From sweet creations like my easy crescent roll cinnamon rolls to savory rolls like these sausage pinwheels, you can’t go wrong when a recipe begins with crescent rolls.

Sausage Pinwheels

On a lightly floured surface, unroll crescent rolls and press all seams and perforations together. Roll into a 14″ x 10″ rectangle. I usually eyeball it since I’ve made these so many times.

Spread uncooked sausage to within 1/2″ of the edges. I pat the sausage into a large round disc and place it in the middle of the crescent roll dough. Then I lightly press it to within 1/2″ of the edges.

Two Ingredient Sausage Pinwheels

Carefully roll up from the long side. Cut into 12 slices.

Bake Sausage Pinwheels for 14-16 minutes.

Place 1 inch apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 375º for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.

Sausage Pinwheels - Ready to eat!

Yield: 8 pinwheels

Sausage Pinwheels

Sausage Pinwheels

Sausage pinwheels are great as an appetizer or served at breakfast or brunch.


  • 1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls (8 oz.)
  • 1/2 pound uncooked ground pork sausage (I use Jimmy Dean)


  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unroll crescent roll dough and press the seams and perforations together. Roll into a 14"x10" rectangle.
  3. Spread sausage to within 1/2" of edges.
  4. Roll up from the long side and cut into 12 slices.
  5. Place 1" apart in a lightly greased baking pan.
  6. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 100Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 26mgSodium 100mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 7g

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A few days ago the grandkids were spending the day and my husband asked if I had the ingredients to make these. I did! While they were munching on these for breakfast, my 7-year-old grandson asked if he could take the leftovers home.

This recipe makes a dozen sausage pinwheels. You may want to double the recipe if you’re serving a large group. No one can eat just one!

Two Ingredient Sausage Pinwheels

The next time you need to take a dish to a party, try these Sausage Pinwheels. They are so delicious and I love the fact that you only need two ingredients – ground sausage and crescent rolls. It can’t get much easier than this.


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candy December 13, 2018 - 7:24 am

This is like making cinnamon rolls but even faster. Going to make these for sure. Know the family will enjoy them and would even be great for breakfast.

Karen December 13, 2018 - 8:10 am

Those pinwheels are the best appetizer I’ve seen in a while. They’d also make a super fun breakfast. I have to give these a try.

Amber Myers December 13, 2018 - 8:15 am

These do look delicious. I need to make them for sure. They’d go perfect for a movie night. We like to munch on stuff while we watch.

Gisele December 13, 2018 - 8:28 am

These look interesting. I don’t eat pork but I’m sure pork eaters will love these.

Tasheena December 13, 2018 - 9:39 am

These recipes look so yummy! Would be perfect for Christmas brunch at my house.

Melissa Chapman December 13, 2018 - 9:42 am

What a great way to serve sausage. You say it is easy to make with only 2 ingredients but they look amazing and it was as if you spent hours making them.

Tamara December 13, 2018 - 10:01 am

These would be perfect for Christmas morning breakfast. Anything with sausage in it is a hit in my home. Thanks for sharing.

GiGi Eats December 13, 2018 - 10:07 am

I think they’re perfect for more than just a party. I could eat them as snacks ANY TIME because they look so dang delicious!

Tomi Clark December 13, 2018 - 10:35 am

I love these but I add cheddar cheese to my recipe. This 2-ingredient dish is perfect for brunch and potlucks at the office and it’s always a hit.

[email protected] December 13, 2018 - 1:34 pm

These sausage rolls look delicious. I love that they look like cinnamon rolls at first glance, but are actually savory and delicious. This would be a hit at any party.

Pam December 13, 2018 - 8:10 pm

These sausage pinwheels look really delicious. I am all about anything that combines sausage + pastry.

Teresa December 13, 2018 - 11:20 pm

This looks like a great make-ahead breakfast for my family. I always have this sausage on hand becuase it is a great filler in recipes.

Dennis Littley December 14, 2018 - 1:11 am

You really can’t get any better than two ingredients! These pinwheels look like a savory treat. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Catalina December 14, 2018 - 6:39 am

I love easy and delicious snacks. These look so good! My family will devour these in minutes!

Vyjay Rao December 14, 2018 - 9:10 am

The Sausage pinwheels look visually very appealing. So appropriate for the festival season. Loved the look of the Cheesy Christmas Tree shaped appetizers too.

Jenn Mitchell December 14, 2018 - 3:07 pm

These look like they would be so very good. I would love to give these a try!

Marysa December 14, 2018 - 8:03 pm

What a neat idea for a snack. I like having some good finger food recipes like this. I’ll have to make these next time we have guests.

Swathi December 14, 2018 - 11:48 pm

This Sausage pinwheels looks delicious , It is great appetizer for the parties. I need to give it a try.

Patsy December 18, 2018 - 9:26 pm

Could you use turkey sausage instead? A real good friend can’t have mammal meat due to an allergy that resulted from a tick bite.

Alli December 19, 2018 - 1:28 pm

I think turkey sausage would work fine! I’ve never tried it so let me know how it goes.

Stella November 2, 2022 - 5:39 pm

I mix shredded cheese with the sausage and then spread it on the crescent roll sheet. This makes the pinwheels extra good.

Alli November 4, 2022 - 4:31 pm

Sounds delicious! I’ll try it the next time I make them. Thanks for sharing!


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