Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls

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I love breakfast sausage. I love cinnamon rolls.

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

 Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls laying on wooden board with dip in the background

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.

A hand holding a Cinnamon Roll Wrapped Sausages

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.

raw cinnamon roll on cutting board with a knife

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.

starting to unroll the raw cinnamon roll

Then it’s ready to unroll.

the raw cinnamon roll fully unrolled on the cutting board

Unroll it into the best tasting snake ever.

raw cinnamon roll wrapped around the sausage on the cutting board

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:

hand holding the Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls dipped in the glaze

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 on a wooden board with a bowl of the glaze

What do you like to eat on your road trips?

Cinnamon Roll Sausage Rolls

An easy 2 ingredient breakfast great for on the go!
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Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 8 sausage rolls
Serving Size


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


  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • 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.
  • Repeat for remaining rolls. Place 2" apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.