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  • Prep
    20 min
  • Total
    45 min
  • Serving
    8 to 10

Smoked Sausage Pretzel Rolls

Smoked sausage? Sounds like an appetizer plan! Our recipe for sausage and cheddar cheese pretzel rolls is delicious, easy to prepare, and sure to be the hit of your next happy hour with friends. Crescent dough, cocktail sausages, a few spices... and you're done!


  • 2 packages (8 oz/250 g) refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 16 cocktail size smoked sausages
  • 4 Armstrong Old Cheddar Cheese snacks, quartered
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried onion
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) yellow mustard, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Separate dough into 16 triangles. Using a paring knife, make a slit in the sausage and insert a piece of cheese into slit. Place sausage and cheese on base of dough triangle. Fold up the dough ends to seal and roll up from the base of the triangle.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Stir in baking soda. Place rolls, 4 at a time, in boiling soda water and cook 30 seconds. Remove rolls from water with slotted spoon, shaking to remove water. Place rolls 2 inches (5 cm) apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining rolls.
  3. In a small bowl, combine salt, onion, poppy seeds, and sesame seeds. Set aside.
  4. Beat egg with 1 tbsp (15 mL) water. Brush rolls with egg wash and sprinkle with seed mix.
  5. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Serve warm with mustard to dip.


*Substitute the yellow mustard with your favourite hot dog or pretzel toppings, from ketchup to honey mustard.

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