Take-out Tuesday, Sassy Sausage Squares & Bacon & Sausage Brunch Bake

These 2 easy peasy recipes will have you covered for just about any occasion!

These squares of sausage, cheese and baked dough are perfect for game day snacking, breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!

This is one of our new favorite recipes, it’s inspired by a Pillsbury classic floating all over Pinterest, but I amped it up a few notches with Maple Bacon Aioli and Vermont White Cheddar

Stonewall Kitchen Maple Bacon Aioli available at upscale markets and on line here

You can also substitute 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/2 cup cooked crumbled maple bacon

The other main ingredients are maple sausage

Vermont White Cheddar Cheese

And crescent roll dough

I used Trader’s Joe’s and Pillsbury’s new Crescent Roll Grands

I put the Pillsbury Grands Crescent roll dough on the bottom, figuring it would bake up larger than the Trader Joe’s brand

Spread the dough with a thin layer of Maple Bacon Aioli and top it with cooked sausage crumbles

Then top the sausage with cheese, sliced or grated.  Substitute any cheese you like, but I recommend a sharp white or extra sharp cheddar for best flavor

Now top it with the other can of crescent roll dough {or even better, a dough sheet} and pinch the edges to seal

I did a terrible job of pinching the edges together and was worried when I pulled it out of the oven

But once I cut it into squares it didn’t really matter, it was hardly noticeable, and they tasted so good nobody cared, they were gobbling them up!

Sassy Sausage Squares

Easy and irresistible, they will disappear quickly!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Bread, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 32 squares


  • 2 cans crescent roll dough or dough sheets
  • 1 lb. maple breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup Maple Bacon Aioli*
  • 4 oz. sliced or grated Vermont White Cheddar
  • 1 egg beaten, optional


  • Cook sausage until browned, stirring often and crumbling with wooden spoon. Drain.
  • Place one can of dough rolls or one sheet of dough in bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Pinch edges to seal if necessary.
  • Spread aioli over dough in an even layer with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle sausage over all.
  • Top sausage with an even layer of cheese. Place second dough sheet on top of cheese, pinching edges to seal if necessary. Brush beaten egg over dough top for a shiny baked finish if desired. Cover and refrigerate until baking if making ahead.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes until dough is cooked through and golden. Cut into squares to serve.


*substitute 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/2-1 cup cooked crumbled maple bacon for aioli
Keyword appetizer, easy appetizer, Maple Bacon Aioli, sausage squares, sausage stuffed crescent rolls, stuffed crescent rolls

HHjr made a breakfast/brunch pizza version, another recipe that’s been flooding Pinterest in many variations

Bacon and Sausage Brunch Bake

Bacon, sausage, eggs, cheese and 1 crescent roll dough sheet

Another tasty recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch, game days or any occasion

Bacon and Sausage Brunch Bake

This breakfast casserole is perfect for brunch or a special occasion, but easy enough for any day!
Servings 6


  • 1 crescent roll dough sheet {or can of crescent rolls}
  • 1/2 lb. breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 lb. bacon strips
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper


  • Cook sausage, stirring to crumble while evenly browning. Drain. Cook bacon until crispy. Drain bacon and crumble or cut into small pieces.
  • Lay dough into the bottom of a sprayed 9 x 13 inch shallow baking dish, stretching dough to fit pan and pinching seams to seal if using rolls. Sprinkle meats and cheese evenly over dough. Beat eggs with milk and season with salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture evenly over dough.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until eggs are set and dough is golden around the edges. Cut into squares to serve.

Note:  I use Maple Bacon Aioli for so many things, and even though it’s a little pricey, a little goes a long way.  It’s great on sandwiches, hamburgers, as a sauce for flatbread.  Just about anything you use mayonnaise for can be improved by using this flavorful aioli instead.  Click on the recipe titles below for more ways to use this aioli

Spinach & Bacon Spirals

Pineapple, Parmesan, Prosciutto Flatbread with Bacon Aioli

3 Greens Flatbread with Maple Bacon Aioli

Tomato Canapes with Homemade Bacon Aioli

Happiness is a tube of crescent roll dough in your refrigerator!

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20 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Sassy Sausage Squares & Bacon & Sausage Brunch Bake”
  1. Mary says:

    YUM Jenna! Y’all eat so good on game days…I want to come to your house! I need to look for the Maple Bacon Aioli πŸ˜‰

  2. Jodi says:

    Yum! Yum! I, too, am intrigued by that Maple Bacon Aioli!

  3. This is going to make such a unique and delicious meal! Thanks for the great recipe. I’m following your blog for more πŸ™‚ I recently made carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, and it was delicious, so I highly recommend it πŸ™‚

  4. Lynn says:

    Maple sausage sounds like it’s calling my name:@)

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    Wow! You can make magic with Crescent rolls, Jenna! πŸ˜ƒ Both recipes look like they would be a hit! πŸ’•β€οΈ

  6. debra cantales says:

    Thanks for the reminder that I should stock up on crescent roll dough! Both recipes sound amazing!

  7. Jenna, crescent rolls are always a win and with sausage, bacon, and cheese how can you not love these recipes. I love your serving plates…RTRπŸ…°οΈπŸ˜πŸ…°οΈ

  8. chef mimi says:

    This is fabulous! I’d probably add more cheese, only cause this is a perfect opportunity to have a really cheesy treat, but I just love what you did!

  9. Cyndi Raines says:

    Sounds good to me! Pinned!πŸ˜„ Thanks!

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Your Post is on The Top Ten at Full Plate Thursday this week! Thanks so much for sharing with us and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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