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sausage and spinach on crescent roll dough

Italian Sausage Spinach And Havarti Crescent Braid

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch, Main Course, Snacks
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword italian-sausage-spinach-and-havarti-crescent-braid
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 16 1-inch slices
Calories 181kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 8 oz can crescent seamless dough sheet
  • ¾ lb spicy or mild ground Italian sausage
  • 5 medium green onion chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dry Italian seasoning, plus ¼ teaspoon
  • Garlic salt and black pepper
  • 1 5 oz package baby spinach leaves
  • 8 oz Havarti cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat cook the sausage and chopped onion together until no pin remains. Drain any excess fat from the pan.
  • Add ½ teaspoon dry Italian seasoning and baby spinach to the pan, Cook stirring until the spinach has wilted. Season to your taste with garlic salt and black pepper. Continue to cook for a couple of minutes until the juice released from the spinach has dried. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Press the crescent dough into a 12 x 16-inch rectangle. Sprinkle ½ of the shredded cheese down the center of the dough.
  • Spoon the Italian sausage and spinach mixture over the cheese, then cover with the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Make 1-inch cuts on each side of the filling at an angle starting at the edge of the dough. Fold the slices over each other.
  • Brush the top and sides with melted butter then sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and dry Italian seasoning.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden. Rest for 5 minutes on the pan then slice and serve.


Any creamy white cheese may be used in place of he Havarti.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg