Cheesy Sausage Pinwheels

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Cheesy Sausage Pinwheels

Little bites of pillow-y soft refrigerated crescent roll dough with sausage, cheese and zesty banana peppers stuffed inside for the ultimate man candy!


  • 1 - 8 oz. can of refrigerated Pillsbury® Crescent rolls (can use the seamless kind too)
  • 1 oz. of reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup ground turkey Italian sausage, browned and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup jarred banana pepper slices, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup part-skim Mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Line sheet pan with silpat, parchment or non-stick foil.
  2. Open crescent roll dough. Open out into a large sheet of dough. Pinch any perforations together tightly! This is a very important step and take time to make sure you do a good job of this. If using the seamless kind, just open into a large sheet of dough.
  3. Gently spread the cream cheese over the surface of the dough (doesn't have to be perfect) to about 1/2" of the edges. Top with cooked sausage crumbles, chopped banana peppers, and Mozzarella cheese.
  4. Starting on one end of the long side, carefully and tightly roll up dough into a log pinwheel style. Seal edge of dough once all rolled into a log.
  5. With sharp knife, carefully cut log into 12 pieces. Lay on prepared baking sheet about 2" apart.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 12 - 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping.

Yield: 12 pinwheels

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Total time: 30 mins.

Tags: appetizer, sausage, peppers, cheese, easy recipe, crescent roll