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Savory Sausage Breakfast Braid

This recipe is easy enough for a quick weeknight meal but with its savory flavors and pretty braid, it is fancy enough for Christmas morning.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground pork sausage
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 ribs chopped celery
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tube crescent roll dough
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 oz cream cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, heat the first 5 ingredients until the sausage is no longer pink. The vegetables should be tender. It will take about 6-8 minutes.
  • Add the cream cheese, green onion, and parsley. Stir it over low heat until the cream cheese has melted.
  • Unroll the crescent dough onto a greased baking sheet. Press the perforated edges together to form the dough into a 12x10 inch rectangle.
  • Spoon the sausage mixture lengthwise down the center third of the rectangle.
  • On each side of the sausage mixture, use scissors to cut 1-inch rectangles toward the center. Leave about 1/2-1 inch of space between the end of the cut and the sausage mixture.
  • Fold alternating strips of dough over the sausage from right to left to right again, all the way down the braid. Press to seal the ends.
  • Brush the egg mixture on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.