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Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls

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Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 48
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These cheesy, savoury appetizers come together in just 45 minutes and go great with a side of warm marinara sauce.
May 11, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (500 g) ground bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescents
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line two 15x10x1-inch pans with cooking parchment paper; spray with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix sausage, basil, pepper flakes and mozzarella cheese until well blended.
  • 2
    Unroll dough on work surface. Firmly press perforations to seal. Sprinkle each side with 1 tablespoon flour. Using pizza cutter or knife, cut dough into about 1/4-inch pieces. Mix crescent dough pieces into bowl of sausage mixture in small amounts until well blended.
  • 3
    Shape sausage mixture into 1 1/4-inch balls; place on pans. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Make sure to evenly mix the dough into the sausage mixture.
  • Tip 2
    Serve with warm marinara or Alfredo sauce.

Nutrition Information

60 Calories, 4g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 3g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 48
Calories
60
Total Fat
4g
Saturated Fat
1.5g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
Sodium
160mg
Total Carbs
3g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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