Recipe | Sausage Brunch Braid

This dish is the perfect choice when you’re cooking breakfast for a group. It’s easy, delicious, and definitely a crowd pleaser!

Prep: 30 min.

Bake: 20 min.

Yield: 8-10 Servings

Ingredients
12 ounces bulk pork sausage
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
2 tablespoons chopped green onion tops
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 egg, lightly beaten
Directions
In a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion, celery, green pepper and garlic until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Add cream cheese, green onion and parsley. Cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted; set aside.
Unroll crescent dough on a greased baking sheet; seal perforations. Roll into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spoon sausage mixture to within 3 in. of long sides and 1 in of ends. On each long side, cut 3/4-in.-wide strips 3 in. into center. Starting at one end, fold alternately strips at an angle, forming a braid.
Brush dough with egg. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts
1 serving (1 piece) equals 201 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 353 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.
Originally published as Sausage Brunch Braid in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p12

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