Mr. Food: Holiday Sausage Rollups

December 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
This festive all-in-one breakfast bake shapes up perfectly for any holiday. No matter how we display it, this easy sausage and veggie filling that bakes up in the flaky crescent dough makes a rise 'n' shine favorite!

Makes 16 Rolls

1 (16-ounce) package spicy pork sausage (like Jimmy Dean)
1/2 of a medium-sized red bell pepper, diced
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 (8-ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls

  1. Preheat oven to 400*F. In a medium bowl, combine sausage, red pepper, and scallions; mix well.

  2. 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 the sausage mixture evenly over each rectangle; starting from the narrow end, roll up jelly-roll style. Cut each roll into 8 equal slices and place cut-side down on a baking sheet to form a Christmas tree.

  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until sausage is no longer pink and crust is golden. Serve warm.

NOTE:?We can get this ready the night before we want to serve it. Just cover it and pop it in the refrigerator. When morning comes, simply uncover, pop it in the oven, bake, and serve.