TweetShare44Pin13+11Share260 Shares 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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! Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let the braid cool a bit. Then, slice horizontally to serve. You can pair this with a nice veggie and additional side for dinner or cut into smaller slices as a party appetizer. 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! The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Candice S. Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Writer and Content Creator | I left corporate life 7+ years ago, to pursue my goal of becoming a writer. Boom!! I did that! Now I'm an accomplished writer and boss babe running a successful blog business. You should hire me! #RockStarMoms Latest posts by Candice S. (see all) What’s New At Belk & Lancome Beauty Counters For Women Of Color - July 18, 2018 6 Helpful Things To Do Right After Your First Massage - July 15, 2018 Drop-In Childcare – What To Expect + 6 Nashville Area Centers - June 29, 2018 TweetShare44Pin13+11Share260 Shares One Response domesticdeadline March 21, 2017 Pinning and sharing this, it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing this at #HomeMattersParty Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.