2.05.2013

Jalapeño Sausage Crescent Bites

I love the Super Bowl very much. I love that I won the Super Bowl betting pool even more, but most of all I love the snacks. Where cream cheese and bacon/sausage meet is a magical place--pure dang magic. 
When I started brainstorming on what to bring to the Super Bowl party we were going to Reese gave me very specific perimeters... 
1. No "fu-fu" Dips.
2. Must involve meat. 
3. Little to no vegetables. 
So basically boy food.

Enter 
Jalapeño Sausage Crescent Bites
... and apparently "jalapeños" dont count as a vegetable in case you were wondering. 
Super easy, super quick, super guy-friendly!  

I started with this recipe but added some twists! 

1 lb. hot pork sausage 
1 8oz block of cream cheese 
2-3 jalapeños de-veined and seeded 
(the heat is the veins and the seeds, so add or remove based on how hot you want them)
1/2 cup of shreaded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste 
 2 packages of crescent rolls 
1/2 cup of cheddar cheese 

1. Brown sausage in a large saute pan. Add jalapeño, continue to saute; drain. Return to pan; add salt and pepper. Blend cream cheese and 1/c c of cheddar cheese into sausage mixture. 
2. Open and unroll crescent rolls onto a foil lined baking sheet. Pinch together seams to create one layer.
3. Spread sausage and cheese mixture over the unrolled crescent roll dough. 
4. Use the second crescent roll to cover the sausage mixture. Pinch the seams together to again to create one layer. Cover with the rest of the cheddar cheese. 
5. Bake @ 375 for 20 minutes, or until dough is golden brown. 
6. Cut pastry, with a pizza cutter, into bite size squares and serve. 

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7 comments:

Darby Hawley said...

Be still my jalapeno lovin' heart! Yum-o!

Whitney said...

oh my goodness gracious. these look amazing!! i think you need to add that you need to be careful cutting the jalapenos... or else you'll end up like me back in June: running around the house screaming while your cat eats your bacon.

Brianna Tucker said...

Yum sounds so good. Would be great for our small group gatherings at church

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Kinda feelin like a man right now because I would DOWN those suckers. I'm currently eating these little organic jalapeño chips and they are DELICIOUS!

I bet all of the guys loved you for these.
If they didn't, screw them...you're coming to my super bowl party next year ;)


LOVE

Meg O. said...

Yum yum yum!!!!!

Amy said...

Yum yum yum yum yum!! These look incredible!!

Alex said...

Hello, Meg! What you did here was great. I also get awesome recipes on food blogs that I visit, but I see to it that I have my own versions of them. :D Giving a twist to a certain recipe is great because you get to explore new ways to make your dish more flavorful. Your jalapeno sausage crescent bites looks yummy, huh? I wonder if my boys would love it too. I should try to make one for them! :)

Alex Staff