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30 Best Crescent Roll Recipes

From appetizers to entrees to dessert, these crescent roll recipes will make you want to keep a container on hand at all times!

Crescent roll dough is a busy person’s best friend.

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This convenient item can easily make a gamut of goodies, from pigs in a blanket to pizza to apple dumplings.

Croissants with Banana, Peanut Butter and Chocolate

These dishes are not only a breeze to make, but they’re also super scrumptious.

You’ll be surprised how these basic sheets of dough can transform into delectable, party-worthy treats.

So the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed with work and personal life, you can always turn to crescent roll dough for culinary help. 

There’s no need to look up recipes. I already have you covered.

Without further ado, here are the best of the best crescent roll recipes you can ever find. Time to pop those tubes open!

Pigs in a Blanket with Dipping Sauces

1. Pigs in a Blanket 

Let’s kick things off with this mind-blowing appetizer!

Pigs in a blanket are ridiculously charming, seriously delicious starters that will surely knock your socks off.

You’d think that with these descriptions, you’ll need a slew of ingredients to pull it off.

But nope, this recipe only calls for three basic ingredients.

Mini-sausages are wrapped in cheese and rolled in crescent dough.

Once these beauties are baked in the oven, the dough gets golden brown and flaky, the cheese melts, and the sausages get soft and snappy.

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Together, these magnificent morsels are unstoppable!

2. Nutella Crescent Rolls 

These three-ingredient Nutella crescent rolls are proof that the simple things in life are the greatest.

These flaky bites are oozing with sweet and nutty Nutella. They’re finished off with a sprinkling of powdered sugar, to boot.

It’s completely optional, but I highly recommend you throw in some chopped pecans into the filling.

It’s a simple addition that adds great flavor and textural variety.

If you’re a sweet tooth, you’ll definitely fall for these snacks.

Serve this with warm milk for breakfast or a steamy cup of tea for an afternoon snack. Delightful!

3. Easy Orange Breakfast Crescents 

Are you a dessert for breakfast kind of person? These orange breakfast crescents are the perfect way to start your day, then.

For this recipe, all you’ll need for the filling are cream cheese, sugar, almond extract, and orange zest.

These are all common pantry ingredients, which means you can whip them up any time!

Can you imagine how delicious the combination of flavors these ingredients make?

This recipe is wonderfully sweet with a hint of citrus.

Apple Dumplings

4. Apple Dumplings 

Sweet, soft, and crisp apples are embraced by flaky and buttery pastry and coated with butter, cinnamon, and sugar.

Now that’s what I call the perfect fall dessert.

You really can’t go wrong with the combination of apples, cinnamon, butter, and sugar.

These ingredients are made for each other and are meant to be together.

(I’m pretty sure that was a line from a love song, but I mean it!)

Snack on these dumplings on their own or serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for extra oomph. Either way, they’ll disappear pretty soon.

5. Mini-Crescent Cinnamon Rolls

First of all, let’s take a moment to appreciate how witty the author named these rolls. Cinna-Minis? They’d better get this name trademarked!

More importantly, these morsels of sweet, cinnamon sugar rolls are immaculate. 

The crescent roll dough gets super tender and flaky when baked. Loaded with cinnamon and brown sugar, every bite is absolute heaven.

It doesn’t end there. Finishing them off is a sweet vanilla glaze. It adds a sticky, gooey, glossy finish that tastes just as amazing as it looks.

6. Banana Peanut Butter Rolls with Chocolate

Whenever someone says bananas, my mind instantly thinks of chocolate and peanut butter as well. This trifecta creates such a spectacular combination.

That’s why these rolls have recently become my newest favorite. Trust me, they’ll be yours, too!

Crescent roll dough triangles are slathered with peanut butter, studded with chocolate chips, and filled with slices of bananas.

They’re rolled in beautiful cylindrical specimens and baked to golden perfection.

The textures and flavors are so on point, it’s hard to imagine that the recipe comes together in just 20 minutes.

7. Crescent Ham Rolls 

Let’s take a break from the sweet treats and focus our attention on these salty and savory ham rolls.

While the ham and cheese are definitely the stars of this appetizer, there’s more to it than just that.

These rolls are also filled with honey mustard and horseradish spread and seasoned with garlic powder.

The thought of these flavors is making my mouth water.

If you’re serving these to kids, or you’re not a fan of heat, feel free to skip the horseradish spread.

They won’t be as unique, but they’ll still be pretty epic even without it.

8. Jalapeno Popper Crescent Rolls 

Want to start your party with a bang? Look no further than these jalapeno poppers! These guys will surely impress.

Crescent rolls encase spicy jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and shredded cheese.

The rolls are then baked until golden, making the peppers nice and soft but still with a bit of crunch.

You’ll love how this version of the classic deep-fried poppers is baked. This way, you won’t have to deal with all that grease.

They’re just as delicious, but not as fattening. It’s a win-win!

9. Pepperoni Cheese Stick Roll-Ups

Pepperoni and cheese sticks are stuffed inside flaky and buttery crescent rolls. It’s just like pizza, but better.

Coating these savory, gooey rolls is an outrageously tasty mix of melted butter, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. 

They’re buttery and garlic-flavored on the outside and salty and cheesy on the inside. What more can you ask for?

You can end there, but you can also switch things up a notch and serve the roll-ups with marinara sauce or ranch dressing. Get in my belly!

10. Butternut Squash & Spinach Crescent Roll-Ups

Vegetarians, rejoice! Even vegetables taste great with crescent roll dough. 

These roll-ups are filled with a mix of butternut squash and spinach. If the idea doesn’t sound too exciting, I urge you to give it a try.

I’m not a vegetarian myself, but I fell in love with these treats! The sweetness and creaminess of the filling are to die for.

If you’re serving this to a party, you’d better triple the recipe. They’re so good, even meat lovers will ask for more.

11. Broccoli Crescent Wrap 

As nutritious as broccoli is, it’s hardly appetizing to kids. Good thing there’s an easy solution: cheese.

Mix those two together and broccoli will become heavenly even to the pickiest eater. Roll them in crescent dough, and they’ll be a show-stopper.

These broccoli crescent wraps are the bomb!

Filled with broccoli, bell pepper, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, and dill, these vegetarian wraps are such a treat.

There’s no meat, and there’s no mayo, but they’re seriously delicious. The color combination makes them so appetizing, to boot.

12. Crescent Roll Pizza 

These pizza roll-ups are insane! They’re loaded with cheese, pepperoni, and basically any other topping you have lying around.

You’ll only need pizza sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni, but since pizza tastes even better with the more toppings you add, feel free to customize.

To give you ideas, the article includes instructions to make chicken parm, meat lovers, and BBQ chicken pizza. 

Your imagination is the limit! Think of this recipe as a delicious way to use up all your leftover meats, cheeses, and veggies. 

13. Cheesy Egg and Crescent Roll Casserole

If you’re looking for a dish that can feed a crowd, this recipe is the sure winner. 

This quiche-like casserole is filling, to say the least.

At the bottom are layers of crescent rolled dough, which is topped with a quiche batter filled with cheese, bacon, milk, and cream.

Once it bakes, the crescent dough puffs on top, creating a flaky, golden-brown crust.

Think of it as a savory pie with a cheesy quiche for the filling. It’s perfect for your next breakfast or brunch party.  

14. Cream Cheese Cranberry Rolls 

While the star of any Thanksgiving spread is obviously the turkey, don’t be surprised if these cream cheese cranberry rolls steal the bird’s thunder.

What’s not to love? Inside these buttery and flaky rolls are creamy cream cheese and sweet cranberry sauce. A pinch of thyme gives it an earthy flavor contrast.

Apart from the irresistible taste, these rolls are also quite filling.

That means your guests won’t have to suffer in hunger while waiting for the turkey to bake.

This recipe is also easily customizable. If you don’t have cream cheese, feel free to substitute it with goat cheese or brie.

15. Crescent Roll Asparagus Spirals

Asparagus isn’t super popular with the kids. But with this recipe, they’ll surely ask for more.

These spirals are oozing with parmesan and mozzarella. At the center is a bright green asparagus spear.

Apart from the pop of color, it also adds a wonderful crunch to the flaky roll.

You can make these spirals more extra by adding in a slice of prosciutto in the center.

The smokiness and saltiness of the meat really add a wonderful flavor to the asparagus.

16. Cranberry Brie Bites 

From the color to the flavor to the texture, these cranberry brie bites get a 12/10.

If you like the combination of sweet, salty, and creamy, these treats are definitely for you.

Oh, how I love the contrast between the brie and the cranberry. One bite will give you major holiday feels!

These treats are also seasoned with a sprig of rosemary, which really adds a nice balance of earthiness.

All together, they create the perfect Thanksgiving treat.

Pro-tip: apart from cranberry, you can also use orange marmalade, pepper jelly, or cherry preserves.

Top them with chopped toasted walnuts and pecans for added crunch.

17. Chicken Alfredo Crescent Roll-Ups

Are you a sucker for chicken alfredo? I myself love the creamy sauce even when there’s no pasta involved.

These roll-ups are filled with chicken, parmesan, mozzarella, cream cheese, and an umami-rich alfredo sauce. 

Don’t you just love how there are three different kinds of cheese in these roll-ups?

To say that these roll-ups are outrageously creamy and cheesy is an understatement.

The soft, puffy, flaky crescent rolls make such excellent vessels to hold in all the cheesy goodness.

18. Chicken Pot Pie Crescent Braid 

It tastes just like a chicken pot pie, but it’s prettier. Your favorite pot pie filling is encased in this stunning crescent braid.

Here’s the best part: it may look so intricate, but it’s a lot easier than making chicken pot pie from scratch. 

Thanks to the handy crescent roll dough, you don’t need to make pie crust from scratch!

Just make some folds and twists and poof, your braided crust is done.

Pop it in the oven and in just a few minutes, your family will be treated to delectable comfort food.

19. Peanut Butter Chocolate Crescent Rolls

Is there a better dessert combination than peanut butter and chocolate? Personally, I think nothing beats this magnificent duo.

If you’re a fan of chocolate peanut butter cups, you will absolutely fall in love with these rolls.

Soft, flaky, and buttery pastry is oozing with chocolate and peanut butter goodness in every bite. Have it for breakfast, dessert, or midnight snack!

Here’s the best part: you’ll only need 3 basic ingredients to make these excellent treats. It couldn’t get any better than that.

20. Sloppy Joe Squares 

Sloppy Joe’s and crescent rolls? These two don’t sound like an ideal couple, but they definitely are.

Layers of tender and puffy crescent pastry are filled with meaty sloppy Joe and melted cheese.

It’s a match made in heaven! This is the savory treat you didn’t know you needed.

If you’re attending a potluck and looking to impress, this unique dish will definitely get the job done.

Trust me, everyone will be begging you for the recipe!

21. Crescent Lasagna 

Lasagna is pretty much already a perfect dish as it is. But if you want to take things a little step further, I suggest you give this recipe a try.

Instead of the usual flat lasagna noodles, you’ll use crescent roll dough. Because why not? Believe me, it’s worth a try.

The crescent dough puffs up nicely into a tender and flaky pastry, which tastes heavenly with the meat sauce and cheese.

Speaking of cheese, you won’t believe the sheer volume of cheeses that go into this lasagna!

Mega-loaded with cottage cheese, parmesan, and mozzarella, this lasagna is absolutely a cheese lover’s delight.

22. Taco Crescent Rolls 

These snacks have everything you want in tacos, but instead of shells, they’re encased in crescent rolls.

They’re mess-free and astonishingly tasty. Inside these rolls is a mix of perfectly seasoned ground beef and shredded cheddar cheese.

They bake beautifully in the oven, turning golden brown on the outside, and melty and ooey-gooey on the inside.

They’re addictive enough on their own, but tacos aren’t complete without the toppings.

Smother them with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, cheese sauce, you name it.

23. Cherry Pie Bites 

Cherry pie is undeniably delicious, but who has the time to make a whole pie from scratch?

Thankfully, you can still enjoy some cherry pie deliciousness, but with half the effort.

With crescent roll dough, you can make any-flavored pie in bite-sized form.

For this recipe, you’ll use a sweet cherry pie filling to stuff the rolls.

Feel free to use other canned pie fillings, too. You can even mix and match if you please.

The cherry pie bites are divine as they are but finished off with a sweet vanilla glaze, they become even more spectacular.

The sweet topping really brings out the flavor of the cherries.

24. Italian Garlic Parmesan Crescent Rolls

Unlike the majority of entries on this list, these crescent rolls aren’t stuffed with fillings.

Instead, the dough is brushed with lots of butter, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan.

It seems so simple, but don’t be fooled. These crescent rolls can rival any of the savory rolls in this round-up!

They’re wonderfully rich, salty, buttery, and packed with umami goodness. These guys are surprisingly addictive.

25. Easy Monte Cristo 

All the ingredients in a classic Monte Cristo are wrapped in flaky crescent rolls. This idea is pure genius. Whoever came up with it deserves an award.

Fried ham and cheese are topped with a creamy bechamel sauce and a piece of fried egg.

Instead of being sandwiched in between two pieces of bread, you’ll use crescent rolls instead.

With this version, you’ll only need ham and cheese, but it’s still delicious, nonetheless.

The puff pastry is super flaky and buttery, which is perfect for holding in the tasty filling.

The savory pastries are dusted with powdered sugar and dipped in raspberry jam or apricot preserves for a sweet flavor contrast. 

26. S’mores Crescent Rolls 

Indoor camping can be fun, too, especially with these s’more crescent rolls. 

S’mores are great, but s’mores crescent rolls are ten times greater.

With these sweets, you won’t only get graham crackers, toasted marshmallows, and chocolate, but a lot more.

Making them even more extra are delicious puff pastry rolls to seal all of those flavors in.

Finished off with generous drizzles of Nutella, these rolls will be your kids’ new favorite.

27. Raspberry Lemon Crescent Rolls 

One look at these raspberry and lemon crescent rolls, and you’ll already know they’re spectacular summer sensations.

Crescent rolls are stuffed with sweet and tart raspberries and drizzled with lemon glaze.

They’re surely Insta-worthy, but what makes them stand out is the phenomenal combination of flavors.

They’re sweet, fruity, and downright delicious. The hint of zing from the lemon glaze adds an extra punch. 

Try the same recipe with pineapple or mango preserves for a lovely tropical twist.

28. Almond Croissants 

These almond croissants are certified crowd-pleasers. Line these up with other croissants and pastries and they’ll surely be the first to disappear.

Nothing beats the goodness of crunchy, nutty, and buttery toasted almonds. 

These croissants aren’t just filled with almonds, but topped with them as well! How can anyone resist?

While croissants usually require serious baking skills, this recipe doesn’t. Thank God for pre-made crescent roll dough.

29. Cheeseburger Bombs 

Who doesn’t love cheeseburgers, am I right?

Honestly, whether you serve beef patties and cheese in bread or lettuce, it doesn’t matter. They’re irresistible, nonetheless.

With this recipe, though, you’ll take the already-flawless cheeseburgers even a notch higher. All you’ll need is crescent roll dough.

Filled with ground beef, cheese, and your favorite burger toppings, these bombshells are truly addictive. 

They’re baked in muffin tins, making them perfectly bite-sized and easy to devour. They’re so good, you’ll pop one after another!

30. Cream Cheese Danish  

Let’s cap things off with a simple cream cheese Danish that I guarantee will blow your taste buds away.

I once thought that danishes were complicated to make, but clearly, I was wrong. These guys come together in just 30 minutes!

And the results? Seriously, they’re ridiculously out of this world.

On top of each morsel of flaky and buttery pastry spiral is a mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and lemon juice.

The filling is super light and creamy and tastes magnificent with the tender pastry.

Finishing it off is a sweet glaze made of milk, butter, and sugar. It’s a simple topping, but it tastes phenomenal with the pastry and the filling.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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