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Sausage Chive Pinwheels

These spirals are simple to make but look special on a buffet. Our guests eagerly help themselves, and sometimes the eye-catching pinwheels never even make it to their plates! —Gail Sykora, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/2 pound uncooked bulk pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Unroll crescent dough on a lightly floured surface; press perforations to seal. Roll into a 14x10-in. rectangle.
  • Spread sausage to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with chives. Roll up carefully jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices; place 1 in. apart in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. pan.
  • Bake until golden brown and sausage is cooked through, 12-16 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 pinwheel: 132 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Franny1941
    Nov 18, 2020

    It sounds delicious. I think I might even add cream cheese to the crescents and mix in the sausage. Have made them with bacon before.

  • Kathy
    Sep 5, 2020

    Did anyone cook the sausage first? This uncooked idea scares me!

  • slmacbeth
    Mar 19, 2018

    Loved these. So tasty and so easy. I will say that there was no way I was going to get the dough to roll out to 14x10. It was just getting too thin. I was a little short, but it still worked, and it tasted delicious.

  • mtuttle
    Apr 5, 2015

    I have used this recipe again and again. They are always a big hit. I add chives if I have them, but they are excellent without. Great for an Easter brunch! I ALWAYS double the recipe, and there are never any left!

  • Hcline
    Jan 10, 2015

    I think it is really great, and even better if you add extra sage to the sausage.

  • Roadtripper
    Jan 6, 2014

    I've had this recipe for several years; came in one of my Taste of Home Annual Cookbooks. So easy and soooo delicious! Perfect for parties!

  • cindying
    Jun 25, 2013

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  • Cheryl Clawson
    Mar 3, 2013

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  • DebDeal
    Oct 23, 2012

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  • AmyADavidson
    Sep 28, 2012

    This is in the permanent recipe file. Have made these routinely. Great for a quick bite of breakfast on the go, reheat for the next morning and have even added scrambled eggs for a different breakfast bite. Tried and true easy recipe. Used often for buffets and brunches. Really a no-brainer.