Sausage Roll Ups: less than 80 cents per serving

Sausage Roll Ups: less than 80 cents per serving

My mom used to make a version of these that we all loved. I usually make these with ground italian sausage, but you could use any combination of meat and cheese you have available. These are a great way to use up leftovers! 

1. Make your favorite bread recipe. Let the dough rise once and punch it back down.

2. Mix together 1 8oz package of cream cheese, 1/2 c. salsa, 1 lb ground sausage (not links) and 2 c. shredded mozarella.

3. Roll a portion of the dough into a large rectangle, as if you were making cinnamon rolls.

4. Spread the meat mixture over the rectangle of dough and roll up along the shortest edge into a long log.

5. Use a serrated knife and a low-pressure, back and forth sawing motion to gently slice your log into coin-shaped rolls. Place them on a greased baking sheet and let rise until doubles in size, then bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and done all the way through.

 

Variations:

Substitute cubed ham and swiss cheese for the sausage and mozarella
My kids make these with pepperoni and mozarella. They omit the sausage, spread the cream cheese mixture, then spread a layer of pepperoni over the dough. They make a great snack and even travel well in a lunch box.

 

Cost Breakdown:

1 8 oz package cream cheese: $1.29
1 lb. ground italian sausage: $2.49
2 c. mozarella cheese: $1.89
1/2 c. salsa: $0.50
1 loaf bread dough: $0.50
serves 12
costs less than 56 cents per serving


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