Crazy Easy Sausage Spirals

by Heather on October 31, 2012

You guys. I really cannot even begin to describe how simple these are.  I had no intentions of blogging about this breakfast (hence the one photo), but I just feel that it would practically be a sin to not share this with y’all.


A few years ago we were actually here in Little Rock for a massive 10-day road trip from Colorado to Little Rock to Dallas to Lubbock to Colorado.  It was crazy, but we were two childless yahoos back then.  Anyway, while we were here my mother in law made these sausage spirals out of crescent dough and ground breakfast sausage.  Super easy, super delicious, and then I totally forgot all about them for almost 2 years.  This past weekend I was scrounging through the kitchen trying to figure out what to eat for breakfast when I came across a box of puff pastry in the freezer (pretty much a staple around here) and sausage in our meat drawer.  The rest is history.


See, in case anyone has been living under a rock for the past few weeks, the holidays are coming up. Stores are throwing out the Halloween stuff and bringing in Thanksgiving and Christmas decor by the truckload.  And I’m obsessively looking at holiday food ideas for when family comes to visit, and missing my old oven like crazy.  These are one of those things you can totally make the night before, stick in the fridge, and then slice and bake in the morning.  Serve with maple syrup on the side, with eggs, or even as an hors d’oeuvres at any party you may throw or attend.  Easy peasy!


  • 2 sheets puff pastry dough, defrosted for 30 minutes on the counter or overnight in the fridge
  • 1 lb. breakfast sausage

Unroll the puff pastry sheets so that they’re flat.  Divide the sausage in half and gently press it flat onto the puff pastry, leaving  a 1/2-inch border on one side.  Roll the opposite side towards the one that you left the border on; pinch the dough to seal.  Refrigerate overnight.  Preheat oven to 400. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  Using a sharp knife, slice into 1/2-inch circles.  Place sliced-side-down on the prepared baking sheets.  Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes until the dough is golden and the sausage and dough are cooked all the way through.  Serve hot!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat October 31, 2012

When I was a meat eater, I loved dipping sausage or bacon into maple syrup – these look like that perfect sweet/salty combination!


2 Maria October 31, 2012

Is that syrup for dipping…because that’s awesome! I love that combination!

Happy Halloween to you and Wes!


3 Heather October 31, 2012

it totally is ;) happy halloween to you too!


4 claire @ the realistic nutritionist October 31, 2012

YES!!! i want this. right now.


5 kelley October 31, 2012

Sometimes the simple recipes are the best! I love the syrup for dipping. Perfect for a brunch! Definitely pinning these!


6 Kylie October 31, 2012

But are they legal??


7 Heather October 31, 2012

good question ;)


8 Sharla October 31, 2012

I’m sure I would not like these because I hate sausage (I know – not American), but they look sooo good!!! I may have to make them anyway!


9 Cassie November 1, 2012

Hi! I wanted to comment on your newest post, but comments are closed, so here I am.

I live in Africa, and I thought it might help some readers to know some of the things kids here LOVE and would be so excited to receive (it might surprise you, is all) –

1. Soccer balls
2. Pens/Pencils
3. Coloring books/workbooks
4. Children’s books
5. (probably not possible, but food)
6. Toiletries, like toothbrushes, hairbrushes, hairbows, handsoap (bars)

These are the things we see most frequently (street children will ask us if we have pens). Kids here are dying to learn but sometimes lack the opportunities. Hygeine is also often lacking because the parents don’t have the resources to procure toiletries. Of course, kids always like toys, but they also don’t frequently know whatever cartoon or superhero is very popular, so any fun toys work. Also, nothing with batteries. Batteries a) are expensive and b) don’t last, so if these are rural children the toy loses its shelf life.

Anyway, I just wanted to say I think it’s a great thing you’re doing and I hope some readers might find this helpful!


10 Heather November 1, 2012

Thank you so much Cassie! I’m going to edit today’s post to include your comment :)


11 Laurie {Simply Scratch} November 1, 2012

These look fan-frickin-tastic Heather!


12 Katie November 1, 2012

Haha, two crazy childless yahoos.

That is my favorite phrase ever. I can barely remember what I thought about when I was one of those yahoos.

Also these look so comfy and delicious. I’m also always a fan of things that are crazy easy, too.


13 Heather November 2, 2012

i know, i don’t even remember what i did with my days back then. all 9 months ago…


14 KW November 13, 2012

I made these for Sunday School breakfast this week, a double batch and they were gone in no time. Everyone loved them and asked for the recipe. They were a huge hit!


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