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Sausage Roll-Ups

Whether it’s for a simple appetizer or a fun lunch box meal, these Sausage Roll-ups are a real treat!

Sausage Roll-Ups from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Having been a homeschool mom, I never really sent these to school with the kids, but I did send them to horse camp every month in North Carolina. It became “a thing” and was expected every month. My kids often shared them with their friends, and heaven forbid Mrs. Smith not send “the sausage things!”

How to Make Sausage Roll-Ups (Pinwheels)

To begin, cook a pound of bulk breakfast sausage. You’ll cook this completely, breaking it up as much as you can.

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When it is fully cooked, drain the excess grease. Discard the grease and let the sausage cool for a few minutes.

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When it isn’t screaming hot, toss it in a food processor with a small can of chopped green chilies (I think it is about 2.5 ounces if I remember correctly.) Pulse this a few times until it becomes a spreadable consistency.

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In a mixing bowl, place 16 ounces of room temperature cream cheese. Sprinkle in a half teaspoon of chili powder.

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Add in your sausage mixture.

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Stir this all together until it is thoroughly combined.

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Grab a large tortilla and spread the mixture all over it, right to the edges.

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Roll this up tightly. Place it on a plate, seam side down. Repeat with about 6 or 7 more tortillas. How much filling you use on each will determine the number of tortillas you’ll use. When you are finished, cover the plate with plastic wrap or foil, and refrigerate for a couple of hours until they are well chilled and firm. (You can also just refrigerate them overnight, and cut them in the morning before they head out the door.)

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After they have chilled, cut into about 1/2 inch thick slices.

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And now you have all these little rolls to enjoy!

Sausage Roll-Ups from The Foodie Army Wife

Sausage Roll-Ups from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

These little rolls also make great appetizers!

Sausage Roll-Ups from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Store them in the fridge until they are ready to go, and then divvy them up in containers and send them off with their insulated lunchbox. Enjoy!

Sausage Roll-Ups from The Foodie Army Wife

Sausage Roll-Ups

Sausage Roll-Ups from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Whether it's for a simple appetizer or a fun lunch box meal, these Sausage Roll-ups are a real treat!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
 Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bulk breakfast sausage
  • 1 - 2.4 oz (approx) can diced green chilies
  • 16 oz (2 blocks) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 7-8 large tortillas

Instructions

  1. To begin, cook a pound of bulk breakfast sausage. You’ll cook this completely, breaking it up as much as you can.
  2. When it is fully cooked, drain the excess grease. Discard the grease and let the sausage cool for a few minutes.
  3. When it isn’t screaming hot, toss it in a food processor with a small can of chopped green chilies.
  4. Pulse this a few times until it becomes a spreadable consistency.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, chili powder, and your sausage mixture. Stir this all together until it is thoroughly combined.
  6. Grab a large tortilla and spread the mixture all over it, right to the edges.
  7. Roll this up tightly. Place it on a plate, seam side down. Repeat with about 6 or 7 more tortillas.
  8. How much filling you use on each will determine the number of tortillas you’ll use.
  9. When you are finished, cover the plate with plastic wrap or foil, and refrigerate for a couple of hours until they are well chilled and firm. (You can also just refrigerate them overnight, and cut them in the morning before they head out the door.)
  10. After they have chilled, cut into about 1/2 inch thick slices.
  11. And now you have all these little rolls to enjoy.
  12. Store them in the fridge until they are ready to go. Then divvy them up in containers and send them off with their insulated lunchbox, or serve them on a platter as a fun appetizer.
  13. Enjoy!

Notes

These little rolls also make great appetizers.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 427mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g

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29 thoughts on “Sausage Roll-Ups”

  1. I’ve been making this exact recipe for years and my family loves it for Sunday breakfast. The only thing I add is just a pinch of salt. I also cook the flour and sausage for 2-3 minutes before adding the milk to burn off the “floury” taste. Great recipe! 

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  2. I love cream cheese! I think I want a shipment of "the sausage things"! These look awesome. I'm going to try more "roll-ups" this school year…
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  3. LOVE these "sausage things" ;-) They sound like a perfect snack! And how fun on your kids going to horse camp. One of my favorite memories growing up, too!

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  4. My mom and sister make a dip very similar to your filling, Conni, and I have been known to eat it with corn chips until I just can't possibly eat any more. Serving it in roll ups sounds delicious and much more reasonable! Also, roll ups travel much better than a bowl full of dip. Perfect for lunch boxes or camp treats on the go!
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  5. Wow, your sausage roll ups sound amazing, Conni! I can just see the kids fighting over them at camp :)
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  6. Your sausage roll-ups would be wonderful hors d'oeuvres. Different sorts of sausage – vegan or otherwise would probably be wonderful, too. Thank you for sharing your famous recipe, Conni =)

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