If your meal ideas are starting to get blah and you just want to try something a little different.  Here’s how to get fancy on a dime and have your family thinking you’re really an undercover master chef. All you gotta do is pop open a can of crescent rolls and let the magic begin.  Here’s how to make a delicious and cheesy spinach sausage crescent braid in less than 40 minutes.

Cheesy Spinach Sausage Crescent Braid | Naturally Stellar

The cool thing about this recipe is you can basically substitute for whatever meat you like. This would be just as great with ground turkey, chicken, beef or seafood.  In fact, next time I’m gonna try to make a crescent braid with Salmon. Mmmmmm

Here’s What You’ll Need

Cheesy Spinach Sausage Crescent Braid | Naturally Stellar

Real People meal ideas – Cheesy Spinach Sausage Crescent Braid

Ingredients

  • 1 can Crescent Dough or Crescent Rolls
  • 1/2 – 1 lb pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 package frozen spinach or steamable, cooked
  • 1/2 diced sweet onion
  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Three Cheese Blend
  • 1 cube crushed garlic or 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic in water
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 18 – 24 minutes

  • 13×8 baking dish or cookie sheet
  • Frying pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula or large spoon

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Heat frying pan over medium-high heat.  Crumble sausage into pan. Add onions and garlic.  Stir occasionally until meat no longer shows pink inside. Remove from heat and set aside. 

Tip: If you’re a meat lover, add the whole pound.  Use 1/2 lb for a more spinachy cheesy focused braid. 

Cheesy Spinach Sausage Crescent Braid | Naturally Stellar

In a large bowl, combine the cooked spinach, cream cheese, parmesan cheese and sausage mixture. Season with salt & pepper to taste. 

Tip: If possible, use a bag of steamable spinach as there’s no excess water to drain.  If using frozen spinach, cook according to directions and use a colander and paper towels to drain any excess water.  Just line a colander with paper towels, add spinach and press down to squeeze out the liquid.  

Cheesy Spinach Sausage Crescent Braid | Naturally Stellar

Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly, set aside.   Begin rolling out your crescent sheet or crescent rolls onto a 13×8 baking sheet.  If using crescent rolls, just make sure to seal any perforations with your fingers, to create 1 large rectangular sheet.  

Cheesy Spinach Sausage Crescent Braid | Naturally Stellar

Filling The Dough

Next, add spoonfuls of filling down the middle of your crescent dough.  Make the filling about 4 inches wide and then flatten the top with the back of your spoon or spatula.  Finish it off with a layer of shredded cheese. 

Cheesy Spinach Sausage Crescent Braid | Naturally Stellar

Onto The Crescent Braid

To make the crescent braid, all you have to do is take a sharp knife and cut 9 or 10, 2 inch wide slits down each long side of the rectangle. Start about an inch away from your filling and cut outward toward the edge.   Now, starting from either end, begin taking 1 piece at a time from each side and overlap the filling, criss-crossing as you go along. Press any seams to seal and that’s it! 

Cheesy Spinach Sausage Crescent Braid | Naturally Stellar

Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let the braid cool a bit. Then, slice horizontally to serve. 

Cheesy Spinach Sausage Crescent Braid | Naturally Stellar

You can pair this with a nice veggie and additional side for dinner or cut into smaller slices as a party appetizer. 

Cheesy Spinach Sausage Crescent Braid | Naturally Stellar

 

Hope you enjoy making this recipe. If it becomes a hit, let me know.  If not, I don’t know where you got your recipe from lol.  Check out some of my other great dishes & meal ideas on the right side bar. If there’s a recipe you’d like to see on the blog, let me know in the comments. Happy cooking!


Cheesy Spinach Sausage Crescent Braid | Naturally Stellar

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Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Contributor for Hype Hair Magazine | Freelance Writer and Content Creator| Candice is a passionate Nashville-based writer with a love for beauty, urban lifestyle, songwriting, travel, food and business. When she's not busy being Wonder Woman to her family, out exploring or catching up on her British dramas, you can find her sharing something interesting on her blog. Which more than likely she probably wrote at Noon, while eating a bowl of Captain Crunch.

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  1. domesticdeadline

    Pinning and sharing this, it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing this at #HomeMattersParty

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