My friend, Karlee, made this wonderful recipe for breakfast last fall on a weekend getaway. It would also be great for any party! So I asked her to send over the recipe, and here it is...
Fancy Pigs in a Blanket
1 pkg of cream cheese - I usually use fat free cream cheese
1 8oz pkg of shredded cheddar cheese
1 roll of ground sausage - I like using Spicy/Hot
2 pkg of large crescent rolls - "Flaky" works best
Brown and season the ground sausage. Drain excess grease. While hot, mix in the pkg of cream cheese and shredded cheese. The warmer the mixture is when being combined, the more uniform your breakfast rolls will be. Scoop a large spoonful into the crescent rolls. Fold the short sides of the triangle on the spoonful and then roll until the last side has completely covered the cream cheese mixture.
Karlee says, "This is an excellent recipe for breakfast, parties, etc. I like to make my mixture the night before, and but it in the refrigerator over night. In the morning, or before the party, make meatball sized balls and place them into the center of the crescent roll instead of scooping the mixture straight from the pan. I have also used regular sized crescent rolls (4 pkg) or cut the large ones in half to make a more petite appetizer. HUGE HIT! New take on an old favorite..."
6 months ago