Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Roll-Ups Review

Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Roll-Ups

We’re big-time breakfast fans here at Freezer Meal Frenzy, so we’re always on the lookout for a new VFB (that’s Very Fine Breakfast, to the uninitiated). So of course we’d be perusing the Jimmy Dean frozen food lineup. Jimmy Dean, you see, is a brand that makes a pretty sizeable variety of frozen breakfast items.

We’ve checked out quite a few of their breakfast sandwiches, and we’ve even tasted a breakfast bowl or two. Today, however, we’re trying something that’s a bit off the beaten path: the Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Roll-Ups. The premise — in case it isn’t clear from the title — is to take a bunch of cheese, sausage, and scrambled eggs, then roll it all up inside a biscuit. We were very curious to see how these were going to taste, so we picked up a box and brought it home.

One box contains eight roll-ups, and they come all neatly packed up in a plastic bag, as you can see in the image below.

Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Roll-Ups

Cooking these is about as simple as it gets — take one or two roll-ups out of the package, put them on a plate, and pop them into the microwave for about a minute. Often, we like to thaw our Jimmy Dean breakfast items in the refrigerator overnight before heating, but these roll-ups work out just fine straight from the freezer. (If you want to see the full cooking instructions, check out our package scans at the bottom of this article.)

The box claims the outer biscuit shell is “soft & flakey,” though we’re not sure that’s an accurate description. It’s the word flakey that seems a little off to us. The biscuit portion actually heats really well in the microwave and stays relatively dry through the heating process, but it’s not flakey like, say, a croissant would be. We think crumbly might be a better word for it. But no matter what word you describe it with, we think this biscuit shell works really well here, and it keeps the innards all snug as a bug.

Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Roll-Ups

The sausage doesn’t come in links, as you might expect, but tiny little meatballs (or what the package refers to as crumbles). It tastes great, and it has that breakfast-y sweet/spicy flavor that any good breakfast sausage should have. It’s a good choice here.

The cheese is a blend of cheddar, mozzarella, and what’s vaguely described as a “three-cheese sauce.” We’re not sure what the other cheeses are, but we think this pretty much just tastes like an American cheese. It’s not the best-tasting cheese Jimmy Dean could have chosen, but it’s also not terrible.

There are also some pieces of scrambled egg inside these roll-ups, but they’re not all that noticeable unless you’re specifically looking for them. These definitely don’t taste “eggy” at all, and the egg portion seems too small to really do a whole lot for the flavor. We suspect it’s really just there to make these feel more breakfast-y.

According to the box, two roll-ups is considered a serving, which we find to be pretty reasonable. It’s not a huge breakfast by any means, but it’s a decent-sized one that will tide you over before a big lunch. That said, a serving contains 270 calories (140 from fat) and 740 mg of sodium. The calories aren’t super bad, but the sodium content is a little high for a small breakfast.

The Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Roll-Ups might not be the best-tasting or even the healthiest breakfast option in your freezer aisle, but they sure are fun. So when you’re in the mood for a breakfast that’s a little bit odd, kick up your feet, grab yourself a cup of joe, and stuff your face with some meat-and-cheese filled breakfast biscuits!

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these Jimmy Dean frozen breakfast treats, check out our package scans below.

Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Roll-Ups
Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Roll-Ups
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