Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls

I love breakfast sausage. I love cinnamon rolls.

I really love them together. My new favorite breakfast: Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls!

My favorite new breakfast: Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls. Perfect for on the go!

Many years ago my mother-in-law introduced me to the best breakfast in the world: Crescent Roll wrapped breakfast sausage. She’d make them whenever we came to stay and I’d will myself to only eat 2 when I could have eaten 8.

Since then, those wrapped breakfast sausages are a staple in my house. I make them for special occasions (they’re required at Jordan’s birthday breakfasts) and I always keep some in the freezer for quick morning meals.

They’re also my favorite food to bring on a road trip because you can eat them room temperature. I’ll make a huge batch and freeze most of them, then pack some in the travel food bag. Since my husband likes to leave on driving trips at o’dark thirty, eating a sausage roll keeps us going until our first stop.

And, not only that, but they’ve gotten us through the morning grumps while standing in line at Disneyland. The protein from the breakfast sausage eeks out an extra hour or so before the full-blown tantrum hits. Then it’s time for lunch.

Cinnamon Roll Wrapped Sausages - great for road trips!

Last year on our road trip, I started thinking about other things you could wrap around a breakfast sausage. Cinnamon Rolls immediately came to mind. I love that whole spicy-sweet thing, don’t you? It took me a year to finally decide to make them.

Why did I wait so long???

These are super easy to make and can be on your table in less than 30 minutes. You start with a tube of cinnamon rolls and some cooked breakfast sausage. You can use your favorite brand of sausage. I like to use Jimmy Dean or Jennie-O turkey sausage, the kind that’s already cooked and just needs to be reheated. It saves the step of actually cooking and letting the sausage cool. But if you’re starting with raw sausage, you’ll want to cook, drain, and let it cool.

Then you perform surgery on your cinnamon rolls.

Cinnamon Roll Wrapped Sausages (1 of 10)

You’d think they’d unravel like a homemade one, but they don’t. You need to cut along the spiral and out to the edge of the cinnamon roll.

Cinnamon Roll Wrapped Sausages (2 of 10)

Then it’s ready to unroll.

Cinnamon Roll Wrapped Sausages (3 of 10)

Unroll it into the best tasting snake ever.

Cinnamon Roll Wrapped Sausages (4 of 10)

Then wrap up your sausage. Bake, then eat.

Like I mentioned before, you can freeze the cooked and cooled rolls. Reheat by wrapping in a paper towel and microwaving for 30-40 seconds. This makes a great and fast school morning breakfast. Or you can pop one in a lunch box and it’ll be defrosted by noon.

But my favorite time to eat them is on vacation, when calories don’t count and I can do this:

Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls - the perfect on the go breakfast!


So, let’s sum it up. These Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls are great for breakfast or snack, and they only have 2 ingredients. They’re ready in under 30 minutes. They freeze well and travel well. They’re great to eat on vacation and they prevent hunger tantrums at theme parks.

Pretty much that means they’re magical. And, it means I can eat cinnamon rolls. Any day I can do that, I’m a happy girl.

Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls - the perfect on the go breakfast!

What do you like to eat on your road trips?

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Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls

An easy 2 ingredient breakfast great for on the go!


  • 1 tube Pillsbury (or similar) Cinnamon Rolls, 8 count (not Grands!)
  • 8 breakfast sausage links (use your favorite; I like Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage)


  1. If your sausage is the already cooked just reheat kind, skip this step. If you’re sausage is raw, then cook it according to package directions. Drain and cool completely.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. Remove cinnamon rolls from package. Using a small but sharp knife, cut around the spiral so that you can unroll the cinnamon roll. Unroll it flat and wrap it around a sausage.
  4. Repeat for remaining rolls. Place 2″ apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 10-13 minutes until the cinnamon roll is golden brown. Cool slightly before eating. These are good plain, but they’re also good dipped in the frosting that comes with the cinnamon rolls.
  6. Store in an airtight container or ziploc bag in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also freeze these rolls for quick morning breakfasts. They’re great for road trips because they can be eaten room temperature.
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EASY Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls - the perfect breakfast for kids (and adults) of all ages! Breakfast sausages are wrapped in cinnamon rolls and baked - perfect for on the go. They even taste good with frosting!


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  1. Thanks for the linky love on my Nutella Cinnamon Rolls! What a fun idea your rolls are!
    And love that bag! I’d use that thing as the ultimate beach bag!

  2. Have pinned the recipes, I’m always looking for fun breakfast recipes. Love the bag, I’d use it to hold towels to take down to the water. We live on a lake and it seems my boys go swimming and never bring a towel with them.

  3. That cookie shape is just amazing!

  4. Very cool idea! I am sure almost any family would go crazy fro these!! And that bag!! Whoa so nice! 🙂

  5. Love how easy these are to make. They would be perfect for the hubby for breakfast. I would use my tote to carry food for all of our potlucks this summer.

  6. Woah, what a great idea! Love the sweet + savory combination here. 🙂

  7. LOVE! I have nearly the exact same recipe on my site! Great minds think alike! These are the best EVER!! <3

  8. Love the savory and sweet combo! My favorite! I would use the tote for beach and hiking adventures this summer!

  9. I am pregnant and would use it to keep stock of all baby essentials in the car.

  10. I would organize the back end of my SUV

  11. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical when I first read the title (sweet cinnamon rolls with *sausage*?!), but then as I read through the post and saw the pictures, I realized that this is actually brilliant and now I can totally see those flavors working together in harmony. I’ll have to give them a try!

  12. This is such a cool idea and looks so delicious! The sweet and savoury combination is one of my favourites.

  13. This recipe looks yummy. I would use the tote for my daughters softball games/tournaments.


  14. Yum, these sound like awesome travel food.

  15. I would use this awesome Thirty-One Deluxe Utility Tote for our many road trips we take in the good old U.S. of A!

  16. I would use this delightful tote many times to go to the beach

  17. This tote would be so awesome on road trips!

  18. Mmm I wouldn’t be able to control myself to 2 I would for for the full 8. And dipping in the frosting UGH AMAAZING !

  19. This Bag looks great!

  20. Thanks so much for the Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls idea! I’ll be making these the next time it’s my turn to take food for Sunday school! 😀 Oh, and the tote is gorgeous! That would be great to take along when hubby and I go camping. 🙂

  21. This might be a really cute organizer for my car trunk. Might need to get myself one.

  22. You’ve got to be kidding me! These look amazing! What a fabulous idea!

    Ps- I love that Jordan gets a special birthday breakfast! Oh to all be so lucky! 🙂

  23. The bag is great and would make an awesome beach tote, could corral the kid stuff in the car, or would be great for bringing food church. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!

  24. Those are ” totes adorbs” ! I would use them to beautify my daughter’s closet, on between beach trips!

  25. I am SO making these for my boys for breakfast. Such an awesome idea!

  26. That large tote would be great for the beach. Those sausage rolls would be the perfect breakfast on that beach!

  27. Dorothy you are a genius! This is such a great idea and I love how simple you’ve made these! Also LOVE your nails in the picture! Pinned 🙂

  28. MMMM….great recipe to take camping.

  29. I would use my tote to put my groceries in to carry in the house! It would be so handy to keep in the car just for that purpose!

  30. I would use mine on vacation and for my children’s sports.

  31. Yay for the Road trip!!!!!!!!!! This is such a MIND BLOWING combination! I soooooo want to get into the kitchen and get these babies going for breakfast! SOOOOOO delicious! I loveeee the sweet and savory combo and it never fails to satisfy those crazyyyyy hunger pangs!

  32. You’re killing me. I can’t keep up with all your awesomeness. Printed!

  33. These look crazy delicious! Love the breakfast combo 🙂

  34. I’m a teacher, so I have 31 reasons and purposes to use the cute, cute tote! (and I will be starting my 31st year as a 3rd grade teacher too)

  35. I love your recipes! I live the bag I hope I win so I can use it on outings with my 4 grandsons! They have 30+ 1 things to carry and my purse isn’t big enough!

  36. I’d be using that tote to haul all our goodies to the beach when we take our annual trip in September! It’s so cute!!

  37. I love all the unique ideas on “Crazy for Crust”! I will definitely try this recipe… simple and easy!! My favorite combination! Hope I win the ‘Thirty One ‘ bag!!

  38. Forgot to tell how I will use the bag if I win it!! I’m a preschool teacher so I can use it to tote my supplies to work!

  39. Cute bag! I could haul all of my lunches to work and stash them in the fridge.

  40. I’ve got a baby coming, so I’m sure I could use the tote in the car, on the go, and even to store his clothes!

  41. My thermal and re-usable grocery bags are always sliding around the back of my SUV. I’d love to have one of these totes to contain all my flotsam.

  42. We have similar tastes in breakfast – love cinnamon rolls and sausage! AND dipped in icing, OMG. If I won the Thirty One tote, I would give it to my daughter for her dorm room this fall. My youngest is leaving the nest – aaahhhh. Have a wonderful road trip.

  43. I would use it to bring groceries home and to take food to people.

  44. We go to the beach every July, and with 3 kids, this tote would be great!

  45. I remember you Instagraming pictures of your crescent roll sausages from your trip to Disneyland last year! (At least, I’m assuming that’s what it was…) Love this cinnamon roll version even more! I’m seriously addicted to cinnamon rolls and can’t buy the tubes because I will eat every single one by myself in less than 2 days. (Yes, it’s true: breakfast, lunch & dessert. And maybe a snack too.) Have fun on your next trip! Where are you headed? And those utility totes are way too cute; I’d definitely use it to transport desserts (cheesecakes come to mind) when I visit my parents!

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  48. Great way to pack for the beach!

  49. Awesome car storage!!

  50. That would definitely come in handy on our trips to see my dad across state!

  51. Love Thirty One products, that bag is so cute! And this is such a great breakfast recipe! Sounds easy and delicious!

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