Still on the finger foods for meals. These with some scrambled or fried eggs? Awesome and super simple to make. Want them as a simple bite with a salad or fresh veggie platter? Delicious! When I saw this recipe for “Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls” on Pillsbury.com (click for link to original recipe) I knew I needed to make just how we would like it. I hope you take this and make this your own.
Verdict: We loved these. They were simple and flavorful. If you don’t want to use spicy sausage I HIGHLY recommend adding some spices such as garlic, black pepper, etc… to bring up the flavor of the little balls. We had them both ways and the spicy sausage was way better to us.
1 lb spicy Italian sausage, removed from casings or bulk
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls or sheet
2 tablespoons flour
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
In large bowl, mix sausage and cheeses until thoroughly blended.
Unroll dough on work surface; coat each side of dough with 1 tablespoon flour. Using pizza cutter or knife, cut dough into about 1/4″ pieces. Mix crescent dough pieces into bowl of sausage mixture in small amounts until well blended. Make sure the dough pieces are tiny and broken apart or you will end up with dough and no sausage in some of your balls.
Shape mixture into 40-45 1″ ish balls. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes until gold brown. Blot on a paper towel any excess grease before serving.