Take-out Tuesday, Sausage, Cheese & Prosciutto Spirals

There are a zillion, literally, a zillion recipes for 3 ingredient sausage crescent roll bake

Some are baked in a rectangular dish, others are baked in rolls or bites, but the ingredients are always the same

Sausage, Crescent Roll dough and cream cheese


I decided to make it just a little more exciting

But it’s still just as simple to make

Spread cream cheese on crescent roll dough, top it with sausage and sharp white cheddar, and finally with thin slices of prosciutto

The large slices of prosciutto help hold the looser ingredients while you roll the dough into a log

Roll as tightly as possible and if the dough tears, just pinch it back together

Wrap the roll in the parchment paper you assembled it on and refrigerate for a few hours.  If you are in a hurry you can stick it in the freezer for 30 minutes.  Chilling makes it much easier to slice

The easiest way to slice a filled log like this is to cut it in half, then in half again, and proceed until it is all sliced.  This keeps it from falling apart

Place in a greased baking dish with a little room for expansion during baking

Top each slice with a teaspoon of Italian dressing, bottled or homemade

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until golden

I cut my roll into 16 slices, but cut it into thicker slices if you prefer

This recipe is so versatile, you can serve these literally any time, for any occasion, breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea, tailgating, appetizer, with a salad or soup for supper…

Sauage, Cheese & Prosciutto Spirals

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • 1 can 8 ct. crescent roll dough or 1 crescent roll sheet
  • 1/2 lb. Italian or breakfast sausage cooked and crumbled
  • 3-4 oz. whipped or spreadable cream cheese
  • 1-2 oz. thin slices prosciutto
  • 2 oz. sharp white cheddar grated
  • 1/3 cup Italian dressing {I used Ken’s Zesty Italian}


  • Unroll dough and place on a large piece parchment paper. Press perforations to seal dough into 1 solid sheet.
  • Spread evenly with cream cheese.
  • Top with sausage and then sprinkle with white cheddar.
  • Top everything with prosciutto slices.
  • Roll up, starting with long side, into a roll, carefully keeping everything tucked in. Pinch any torn dough areas. Wrap roll in the parchment paper and refrigerate for several hours or freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Slice chilled dough, beginning in the middle and slicing in sections. Slice into 8 pieces, 12 pieces or 16 pieces. Place slices cut side up in greased baking pan, with a little space in between for expansion. Spoon dressing on each slice.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until dough is golden.
  • Serve warm. Slices will firm slightly upon cooling.
Keyword crescent roll dough, easy party appetizer, prociutto and sausage swirls, sausage & cheese rolls, sausage & prosciutto spirals, tailgate food


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17 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Sausage, Cheese & Prosciutto Spirals”
  1. This recipe is going in my lake file. It would be delish and pretty easy to make ahead and bake off a bit later. Thanks for this one.

  2. I love the easiness of this dish, Jenna. This would be good anytime, anyplace. Thanks for sharing. We are having terrible weather all week, did you escape most of it on the coast?

    • It looks rough up there this morning, and yes it is beautiful here, and beautiful all weekend except for a few light showers late yesterday afternoon, we really couldn’t believe it!! Stay safe and dry Pam…

  3. Sharon Mann says:

    Jenna you are so full of surprises…what a great idea.

  4. Rosie M. says:

    Looks luscious, Jenna! A great idea! Are you OK with Alberto in your neighborhood?

    • Alberto totally missed us on the coast luckily, but our other home bore heavy winds and rain in Birmingham, lots of power outages and downed trees. I hope this isn’t the beginning of a rough hurricane season!

  5. lulu says:

    I like making something like this and freezing to have on hand for a spur of the minute happy.

  6. Jodi says:

    Oh yes please!

  7. Cyndi Raines says:

    Sounds good to me! Pinned! 😁

  8. Karen says:

    Jenna, I can’t believe there are a zillion recipes and I’ve never, ever had one. We are invited to a friends and he asked me to bring an appetizer…guess what I’m taking. 😀 BTW, do they stick together if they are too close while baking or do they come apart ok if they end up touching?

  9. Miz Helen says:

    What a great recipe Jenna these are very special little spirals! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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