Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Turkey Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls
Made an Appetizer/Snack for the family today, Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls. Found this recipe idea on a Pillsbury Recipes Email. Love getting these recipe emails everyday found many a recipe from these.
I changed 3 ingredients from the original recipe to cut back on the Calories, Carbs, and Fat. I'm using Jennie - O Turkey Ground Breakfast Sausage instead of Pork Sausage, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar instead of regular Cheese, and I used Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls instead of the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. Cutting Calories, Carbs, and Fat where you can all adds up!
I'll need the following; 1 - lb Jennie - O Turkey Ground Breakfast Sausage, 2 - cups Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar, 1 - can (8 oz) Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls, 1/2 - teaspoon dried rosemary leaves (crushed), and 2 - tablespoons all-purpose flour. To prepare them, Heat the oven to 375°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray with Pam Cooking Spray. Unroll crescent dough on work surface; coat each side of dough with 1 tablespoon flour. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into about 1/4-inch pieces. Mix crescent dough pieces into bowl of sausage mixture in small amounts until well blended. Then shape mixture the into 42 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place in pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. They came out golden brown and delicious! The Turkey Sausage, Cheese, Crescent Rolls, and Rosemary are perfect together! The perfect Party Appetizer or just a Snack for the family, thank you Pillsbury! I've left the original recipe and web link below.
Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls
A fun twist on the popular sausage cheese balls using crescent dough!
1 - lb bulk spicy sausage
2 - cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1/2 - teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1 - can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2 - tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.
2 In large bowl, mix sausage, cheese and rosemary; mix well using hands or spoon.
3 Unroll crescent dough on work surface; coat each side of dough 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.
4 Shape mixture into 42 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place in pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Cheese Ball Calories60 ( Calories from Fat40), % Daily Value Total Fat4g4% (Saturated Fat2g,2% Trans Fat0g0% ), Cholesterol10mg10%; Sodium110mg110%; Total Carbohydrate3g3% (Dietary Fiber0g0% Sugars0g0% ), Protein2g2% ; % Daily Value*: Vitamin A0%; Vitamin C0%; Calcium2%; Iron0%;
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.