Crescent dough is a savior for our busy lives. Keeping a can of this refrigerated dough on hand makes whipping up one of these crescent roll recipes a breeze.
Crescent dough is a blank canvas waiting for a culinary masterpiece. The culinary creations are endless, but lucky for you, we have rounded up the best recipes.
From entrees to desserts to breakfast to snacks, there is something for everyone on this list. The great thing about crescent rolls is their ability to morph into magical gourmet dishes with a few ingredients.
You will never look at a can of crescent dough the same after reading through this delicious list of crescent roll recipes.
Don’t tell grandma but these mini cinnamon rolls are the next best thing to her homemade version. A can of Pillsbury crescent rolls takes hours of making dough out of the mix for a quick, sweet, delicious breakfast favorite. Plus, since they are minis, there is no guilt for indulging in more than one.
A delectable blend of crescent dough, sausage, and cream cheese is the base for these marvelous rolls. They are a culinary chameleon that can be served for breakfast, a party appetizer, or dinner. No matter the time of day, they are always a wonderful, delicious treat.
3. Taco Ring
Take taco night to new heights with an enticing taco ring. Crescent dough is filled with seasoned ground beef and cheddar cheese and then topped with your favorite taco toppings. It makes for a fun family meal or party appetizer.
Whether you are making these classic party appetizers, game day, or whipping up a quick meal for the kiddos, one thing is for sure, everyone loves pigs in a blanket. Elevate these bite-sized goodies by adding a chili cheese dipping sauce.
A simple sweet treat, apple dumplings are the cutest, dainty desserts you ever did see. They are filled with sweet, soft apples wrapped in a buttery, flaky dough and coated with cinnamon. These dumplings are simply irresistible.
Pizza night is always a fun affair. Make it easier by using crescent dough. Just roll it out, add your favorite toppings, and bake. In less than 30 minutes, the whole family will be enjoying cheesy, delicious pizza.
This recipe is everything you know and love about a chicken pot pie sans the headache of making dough. Crescent dough is used as the pie shell in this comfort food classic. It is a hearty, savory, mouthwatering dish perfect for the cold months. A great recipe for leftover rotisserie chicken.
Busy weeknights are made easy with this quick and simple chicken recipe. 5 ingredients, 10 minutes of prep, and these savory, cheesy chicken crescent rolls are on the table in 30 minutes. They are so good everyone will be asking for seconds.
Some call this an appetizer others call it a meal. However you choose to enjoy it, you won’t be disappointed. Covered in crisp, inviting veggies, this crescent roll pizza is a fun, delicious way to eat your veggies. Even the kiddos love this easy recipe.
You haven’t had cheesecake like this before. This marvelous sweet treat is a culinary wonder. A cream cheese filling is sandwiched between 2 layers of crescent dough. Then it is topped with melted butter and covered in the magical blend of cinnamon and sugar. It is a splendid dessert sure to impress.
Hot pockets are a timeless childhood favorite. Now it’s easy to make your own version of this classic snack. Take crescent roll dough, stuff it with ham and cheese, and use an air fryer to bake. Easy, fast, and oh-so-delicious.
Grab your muffin tin, these cranberry brie bites are the simplest appetizer to make and yield the biggest flavors. Perfect for your holiday table without spending hours in the kitchen. The delectable blend of cranberry, brie, and the crescent dough is unparalleled.
Chocolate, sugar, crescent rolls, and cinnamon combine for combustible flavors in this easy recipe. You can never go wrong with chocolate, and these make a fun, unique dessert. It’s a sweet treat you do not want to miss.
Cinnamon crescent rolls are the masterful culinary mashup of cinnamon toast and cinnamon rolls. Crescent rolls are doused in a mouthwatering cinnamon, sugar, and butter blend, then rolled and baked. Then they are topped with a finger-licking good icing. Enjoy with breakfast or as a dessert.
Peanut butter crescents are a fun and easy sweet treat to make with the little ones. They are simple to create by filling crescent rolls with peanut butter and chocolate chips. Once baked, drizzle with chocolate sauce and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Pumpkin lovers will fall in love with these pint-sized sweet treats. They are a great alternative to making a pumpkin pie, as their size is perfect for a few bites. With the delightful flavors of the fall season, these are easy to make and whip up in 30 minutes.
Throw together a quick, delicious meal with this easy recipe. Use your crescent roll dough, add sauteed onions and peppers to sliced deli meat, top with provolone cheese, and bake. A savory, delightful dinner is on the table in no time.
The classic chili cheese dog is reimagined into an enticing, decadent casserole in this fun recipe. This simple recipe takes 4 ingredients, a casserole pan, and 30 minutes. It makes a great addition to party tables and potlucks.
Maple pecan crescent twists are one of those foods you can enjoy with breakfast, for a snack, or as an after-dinner sweet treat. I’m partial to savoring each bite with a cup of coffee. These delectable twists are a wonderful use of crescent dough for a versatile, scrumptious treat.
Move over cheesy garlic bread, there’s a new recipe in town. These garlic cheese bombs are insanely delicious. They are baked with mozzarella for an ooey-gooey, cheesy center, while the soft crescent rolls are brushed with a garlic and herb sauce.
After they are baked, the rolls are finished with another brush of garlic butter for the ultimate garlic cheese bombs.
Making homemade cream cheese danishes isn’t as hard as you think. In fact, it’s quite simple with this easy recipe. Sweetened cream cheese filling with buttery, flaky crescent dough topped with icing is the breakfast treat of your dreams. Impress your loved ones with these mouthwatering dainty danishes.
Weeknight family meals are made simple with this quick and easy burrito bake. It’s not quite a burrito and not quite a burrito bowl, but it has the same savory flavors.
Seasoned beef is combined with refried beans and onion, then layered between 2 sheets of crescent dough. Bake and add your favorite toppings. This recipe is a family favorite to have on repeat.
A quality breakfast is essential to start the day. Whether it’s cooking for a crowd or meal-prepping for yourself, this breakfast casserole will get you going for the day. It hits all the breakfast notes with savory sausage, eggs, milk, and cheese, all atop a buttery, flaky crust.
Sometimes, it really is the simple things that make life grand. This recipe is for Nutella fans, especially the little ones. Crescent rolls are filled with Nutella and chopped hazelnuts, then dusted with powdered sugar. They make a great snack or quick breakfast, and the kids can’t get enough of them.
If you haven’t noticed, crescent roll rings are a popular party item. This one infuses the sublime flavors of buffalo chicken with cream cheese and ranch. Yeah, it’s even better than it sounds. It is a party and dinner favorite that is great for game days and nights.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a weekend morning, you are cooking for a crowd, or it’s the holidays, this delectable breakfast dish hits the spot every time. Crescent dough is stuffed with savory bacon, creamy melted cheese, and scrambled eggs for the ultimate breakfast of champions.
Are these for breakfast or dessert? I think they are fabulous any time of day. Raspberry jam is spread over the crescent rolls, then a decadent cream cheese filling is layered onto the jam. The dough is rolled and baked to perfection. These incredible crescent rolls are the most scrumptious sweet treats.
Antipasto squares are the masterful mashup of an Italian sub sandwich and an antipasto board. They make an easy lunch and unique party appetizer. Antipasto meats, provolone, bell pepper, pepperoncini, parmesan, and pesto are layered between two sheets of crescent dough. It’s an Italian smorgasbord of greatness.
Avoid the lines and enjoy these decadent sweet treats at home. Cronuts are a beautiful blend of a croissant and a donut. The soft and flaky crescent dough is fried and then topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. These marvelous little cronuts are a palate-pleasing treat.
30. Jalapeno Poppers
Start any meal or party with a bang with this fun twist on the beloved jalapeno poppers. Jalapenos are stuffed with a cream cheese filling and encased in a crescent roll. Once baked, these spicy rolls are ready to tango with your taste buds.
These aren’t your regular campfire s’mores; they’re better. This fun twist on the classic turns the regular s’more on its head. Crescent rolls are stuffed with chocolate chips, graham crackers, mini marshmallows, and Nutella. Once baked, they are topped with an additional drizzle of Nutella. These elevated treats will have you wanting s’more!
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Crescent Roll Recipes
- 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Open the can of crescent rolls and carefully unroll the dough.
- Separate into 8 triangles.
- Roll the crescent roll starting with the wide end and roll to the tip of the triangle.
- Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until starting to turn golden brown.