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Holiday Sausage Rollups

Sure, it's easy to toss doughnuts and bagels on the table, but the gang is probably looking for something a little heartier on this special day. Here you go! A hot out of the oven pull-apart breakfast treat in the shape of a Christmas tree!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (16-ounce) package spicy pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls (8 rolls each)

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
     
  2. In a bowl, combine sausage, red pepper, and scallions; mix well. Unroll one package of crescent rolls and press seams together to form one large rectangle. Repeat with second package of crescent rolls.
     
  3. Spread half of sausage mixture evenly over each rectangle; starting from a narrow end, roll up jelly roll-style. Cut each roll into eight equal slices and place on its side on a baking sheet to form a Christmas tree (see photo).
     
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until sausage is no longer pink and crust is golden. Serve warm.

     

Notes

We can get this ready the night before we want to serve it. Keep it covered in the refrigerator until ready to bake and serve. Remember that it may require a few extra minutes in the oven when it is chilled first. 

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