crescent rolls

Little Smokies in Crescent Rolls

Little Smokies in Crescent Rolls

Little Smokies in Crescent Rolls are a classic potluck crowd-pleaser that often get overlooked.  They are so simple to make.  Loved by kids and adults alike, you can never go wrong if you bring these to your next potluck!

Ingredients:

Crescent rolls (use one tube for every 16 Little Smokies)

Little Smokies sausages (I prefer the all beef)

Your favorite sauces for dipping (honey mustard, bbq sauce, ketchup, etc.)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Unroll the crescent rolls onto the parchment paper.

Each tube comes  with 8 crescent rolls.  Cut each one lengthwise to make 16 total crescent rolls.  Place the sausage on the widest end of the crescent roll and roll it up.  Repeat until they are all rolled up.

Bake at 375 degrees for 11 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.  You may need to make several batches depending on the number of sausages and the size of your baking sheet.  When they’re all cooked, put them in a regular or foil square baking pan and keep in the oven on warm until right before potluck time.  Serve with dipping sauce!

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Sloppy Joe Crescent Roll Casserole

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Only 5 ingredients are needed to make this easy, crowd-pleasing Sloppy Joe Crescent Roll Casserole!  A few years ago, I saw this recipe on a Pillsbury commercial.  I made it for Superbowl Sunday and it has been one of my staple potluck recipes ever since.  You can make it right before potluck time or slice it into squares, store in the fridge, and reheat before serving.

Ingredients:

2 lbs. ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

2 – 15 oz. cans sloppy joe sauce

3 cans of crescent rolls

Grated cheddar cheese (you decide how much!)

Brown the beef and onions over medium low heat until the meat is browned and the onions are soft.  Drain off excess liquid.  Add in both cans of sloppy joe sauce and simmer until heated through.  Take off the burner and let the meat mixture cool completely (if you don’t, the heat will make your crescent rolls soggy).

Spray a 9 x 13″ casserole dish with cooking spray.  Unroll and place 1 1/2 cans of crescent rolls in the bottom of the casserole dish.  Using your fingers, press the seams of the crescent rolls together.  Spread the meat mixture on top of the rolls.  Top with cheese.

Unroll the remaining 1 1/2 cans of crescent rolls.  Press the seams of each square (made up of two triangular crescent rolls) and lay the individual squares on top of the casserole, slightly overlapping, if necessary.  They don’t have to be perfect.  The goal is to just have plenty of crescent roll squares covering the top of the casserole.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.  Let it cool before cutting into squares.  If you’re going to make ahead, make sure they are completely cooled, store in the fridge in an airtight container, and reheat right before potluck time!