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A stack of sausage rolls with one that is already bite into on the top of the stack

Texas Sausage Kolache

The easiest sausage kolache recipe! Sometimes known as sausage rolls, cheesy sausage is wrapped around a soft pillowy bread. A popular breakfast and snack in Texas!
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Rest Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 serving
Calories: 187kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 12 Rhodes yeast dinner rolls frozen dough
  • cooking spray
  • 12 cheese sausage links fully cooked
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp 2% milk


  • Place 12 frozen dough 2-3 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or baking mat. Spray the top of frozen dough with cooking oil and cover with saran wrap. Let it rise for 3.5-4 hours.
  • Pre-heat oven to 375ºF.
  • Pat dry sausage links. Using a rolling pin, roll one risen dough into a flat rectangular/oval shape. Place one sausage link on one side of the dough.
    sausage placed on a rolled out dough on cutting board
  • Wrap sausage link with dough. Apple pressure to press and seal dough. Place sausage + dough seam side down on a baking sheet line with parchment paper or baking mat.
    sausage rolled in dough on cutting board
  • Repeat Step 3-4 for the rest of the sausage links and dough balls. Make sure to keep them ~2 inchs apart from each other when placing them on baking sheet - you will probably need two baking sheets.
  • Let rolled sausage+dough sit and rise for 1 hour.
  • Combine egg and milk. Beat to mix well. Brush egg wash onto the top of each kolache pastry.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes (middle rack) or until top is golden brown. Check at 15 minute mark to see if it is done.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Dough may take longer to rise if room is colder, so adjust accordingly. 
  • Make sure to always place dough on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or baking mat.
  • Cover dough during the four hour rise to avoid drying out dough.


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg
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