Sausage stuffed cinnamon rolls are a sweet treat, with a savory center. Sweet cinnamon roll dough wrapped around pork breakfast sausage links, then drizzled with maple syrup. They’re a semi-homemade, easy-to-make breakfast or brunch bite.
During the week, other than a protein bar with my morning coffee, I’m not much of a breakfast eater. But when the weekend rolls around, I do enjoy making eggs and a pork product like bacon or sausage, or a short stack of pancakes. However, all of that changes if I’m offered doughnuts or cinnamon rolls. It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, I’m a sucker for baked treats with a base of sweet dough.
Wanting a quick and easy sweet treat to make for Easter weekend inspired me to create a cinnamon roll recipe. But baking with yeast drives me a little batty because it’s so finicky to temperature and humidity.
That’s why I chose to use refrigerated prepared cinnamon roll dough for this sausage stuffed cinnamon rolls recipe.
If you enjoy making cinnamon roll dough from scratch, by all means, use the risen, unbaked dough to make the sausage stuffed cinnamon rolls.
If you need a good from-scratch cinnamon rolls recipe, here are recipes from blogger friends of mine that will be perfect to use:
Holly, from Spend with Pennies, has a copy cat CinnaBon recipe. *insert drool here*
Christi at Love from the Oven has a make ahead cinnamon rolls recipe.
There’s also a perfect overnight cinnamon rolls recipe from my sweet friend, Dorothy, at Crazy for Crust.
Please send me new dessert recipes!
Using prepared, ready-to-bake cinnamon roll dough will allow you to prep the sausage stuffed cinnamon rolls in about 8 minutes. I haven’t tried prepping and refrigerating them the night before you want to bake them, but as long as the dough is fully risen and ready to bake, before you prep them, I think that would work fine. When you’re ready to bake them, they’ll need 18-20 minutes in the oven.
I hope you enjoy the sausage stuffed cinnamon rolls!
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Sausage Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls
- 6 cinnamon rolls, unbaked
- 12 cooked breakfast sausage links
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place a silicone baking mat or piece of parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
- Open the cinnamon rolls, separating each roll and unrolling the dough into one long strip. Use a knife to cut each cinnamon roll strip into two equal sized pieces. Wrap each sausage link with one piece of dough, keeping the cinnamon filling on the inside of each bundle. Then pick up any of the cinnamon filling that falls off and press it onto the outside of the unbaked bundles.
- Place the pan with the bundles into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown.
- Remove pan from the oven and serve the warm sausage stuffed cinnamon rolls with a side of cream cheese frosting or maple syrup for dipping.
- Makes 12 bundles.