maple sausage cheddar rolls

It’s November so today I bring you a Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving appetizer!!

maple sausage cheddar rolls | Appetites Anonymous

maple sausage cheddar rolls | Appetites Anonymous

I made a double batch of these maple sausage cheddar rolls for our fall party and…. they disappeared in about 5 seconds… I mean it’s crescent rolls stuffed with breakfast sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and pecans with maple syrup drizzled over top… what’s not to love?! Nothing. It’s all lovable. 🙂

These maple sausage cheddar rolls are seriously the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer. They are totally savory (to hold you over until turkey time), cheesy, fall flavored (whatever that means.. they have pecans and maple?? lol), and super freaking easy. Because the last thing you want on Thanksgiving is to be preparing a difficult appetizer when you should be thinking about turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy and pecan pie, etc! IMA RIGHT!?

I know. I’m always right.

p.s. make sure to tell my husband and dad that. lolz.

Well, it’s Friday so I can’t think of anything else to ramble about sooooo…. here’s the recipe!

maple sausage cheddar rolls | Appetites Anonymous

maple sausage cheddar rolls | Appetites Anonymous

maple sausage cheddar rolls

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 rolls


  • 2 (8 oz) cans crescent rolls
  • 1 lb ground pork breakfast sausage (I used Jimmy Dean’s hot version)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup toasted pecan pieces
  • maple syrup, for drizzling


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (don’t skip this step!!! otherwise you’ll end up ruining your baking sheet with baked maple syrup)...

  3. Brown sausage in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until cooked through and crumbly (~10 minutes?). Next, stir in cream cheese chunks and shredded cheddar cheese until it’s all melted together (2-3 minutes). Finally, mix in the toasted pecan pieces then remove the skillet from heat.

  4. Roll out crescent rolls onto a cutting board. Scoop and place a solid spoonful of sausage cheese mixture (like two tablespoons) on the large end (base) of the crescent roll triangle. Roll up the crescent roll like normal then set it on the prepared baking sheet. Continue until all the rolls are filled and rolled up. Drizzle maple syrup over tops of rolls then bake them for 16-18 minutes or until golden.
  5. Serve warm and enjoy!!!!!!

maple sausage cheddar rolls | Appetites Anonymous


maple sausage cheddar rolls | Appetites Anonymous

So I know I talked about making these for Thanksgiving but uhh… you could also make these before (0r after) Thanksgiving (…really anytime…) because they are delicious as breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an appetizer. Just make them and ENJOY.

Hope you are having a fabulous Friday!!! Plans this weekend?! We are attending our annual Friendsgiving event (#OMGEXCITED) so I will be making a bajllion pounds of mashed potatoes and stuffing on Saturday. Make sure to follow along on Instastories. Then on Sunday we are heading to Grand Rapids to see Tom’s cousin’s improv show and will also enjoy some fabulous craft beer. I’ve been dying to get to this brewery so I’m crazy pumped to go there on Sunday woo!

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment or tag a photo #appetitesanonymous on instagram!! I’d love to see your maple sausage cheddar rolls in action. Peace, friends!

– a

p.s. more awesome appetizer recipes here!



  1. Reply

    Ben Myhre

    November 4, 2017

    These look like spectacular little morsels.

    • Reply


      November 6, 2017

      They are!!!! 🙂