18 Innovative Crescent Roll Creations

pigs in a blanket
Diana Rattray

With holiday shopping, dinners, cookies, gift-wrapping and the everyday 9 to 5 work schedule, there's little time left to put into homemade snacks and appetizers. This is where the humble refrigerated crescent roll comes in! Fill them, flavor them, use them as a crust, or sweeten them. Crescent roll dough can even take the place of the more expensive puff pastry in many recipes

The following recipes show how versatile crescent rolls and crescent dough sheets are. You'll find sweet and savory breakfast recipes, lunch and dinner ideas, and several tasty appetizers.

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    Muffin Cup Ham and Cheddar Quiches

    ham quiche with crescent roll crust
    Diana Rattray

    Whether you need a quick and easy breakfast for a holiday morning or something the kids can grab and run with, these little ham and cheddar muffin cup quiches are an excellent choice. Crescent roll dough makes the crust super easy to fix, and the egg filling takes no more than 5 minutes to prepare.

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    Crescent Dough Taco Pizza

    taco pizza appetizer
    Diana Rattray

    This taco pizza blends the flavors of beefy tacos with all of your favorite toppings. The pizza crust base is super easy to fix and bake with two cans of refrigerated crescent rolls. The pizza makes a great appetizer or hot weather entree.

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    Cranberry Cream Cheese Crescent Bundles

    cranberry cream cheese crescent roll bundles
    Diana Rattray

    Get the party started with these tasty little bites. Cream cheese, dried cranberries and walnuts team up to make the simple filling for these crescent roll appetizers.

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    Crescent Roll Pigs-in-a-Blanket

    pigs in a blanket
    Diana Rattray

    These little wrapped hot dogs are classic! Make them plain and simple or add slices of cheese. They're delicious appetizers that always please.

    To dress them up a bit, brush them lightly with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds. Make them with mini hot dogs or smoked sausages. Or cut standard hot dogs into 3-inch lengths.

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    Raspberry Cream Cheese Hearts

    Danish hearts
    Leah Maroney

    These whimsical raspberry-topped, heart-shaped Danish pastries are yet another way to use crescent roll dough (or puff pastry). 

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    Pizza Pinwheels

    Diana Rattray

    Pizza sauce, finely chopped pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and mushrooms make a tasty pizza topping for the crescent roll dough. The dough is rolled up and sliced to make delicious little pizza pinwheels. Feel free to replace or add your favorite pizza toppings.

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    Bacon, Egg and Cheese Crescent Rolls

    bacon, egg, cheese crescent rolls
    Leah Maroney

    What comes in a can and makes holiday baking a breeze? Crescent rolls! Here's another creative use for the convenient dough. The crescent roll dough bakes to golden perfection with a filling of bacon, eggs and cheese. Can you say breakfast bites?

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    Crescent Beef Stroganoff Bake

    Stroganoff in Crescent Crust
    Diana Rattray

    This creative beef stroganoff bake starts with a convenient crescent roll crust. The ground beef stroganoff mixture and some shredded cheese make this a satisfying lunch or dinner dish.

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    Blueberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid

    blueberry cream cheese braid
    Leah Maroney

    This breakfast braid is another genius use of crescent roll dough. Fresh blueberries and sweetened cream cheese provide the filling. A simple lemon-flavored icing finishes the filled bread perfectly.

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    Cheesy Garlic Crescent Bombs

    Cheesy Garlic Crescent Bombs
    Crafty Recipes

    These snacks are the bomb! String cheese is encased in the crescent rolls and baked with a savory butter, garlic and parsley coating.

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    Easy Cheese Danish

    easy cheese danish
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    You won't believe these cheese Danish came from a can of crescent roll dough! For the topping, use berry jam, preserves or lemon curd.

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    Easy 6-Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls

    crescent roll cinnamon rolls
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    Bake these easy crescent roll cinnamon rolls for a holiday or weekend morning treat. Spread butter, brown sugar and cinnamon over the dough sheet and then roll, slice and bake! A simple powdered sugar icing is the perfect finishing touch. Add a dash of lemon or vanilla extract to the icing mixture if you like.

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    Veggie Crescent Bites

    Veggie Crescent Bites
    Mom On Timeout

    These veggie crescent bites will surely be a hit. Seasoned cream cheese and sour cream make up the topping for a baked crescent roll crust. Use broccoli, diced bell peppers, green onions, cucumbers, and carrots to top the pizza-like snack. Or use a combination of sliced ripe olives, peppers, diced fresh tomatoes and onions.

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    Mini Pizza Bites

    pizza bites
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    Use mini filo shells or rounds of crescent roll dough to make these fun pizza bites. Use pepperoni and cheese, or make them with vegetarian Margherita style toppings. 

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    Breakfast Pigs-In-A-Blanket

    breakfast pigs in a blanket
    Leah Maroney

    Scrambled eggs, bacon and cocktail franks make up the filling for these tasty breakfast pigs-in-a-blanket.

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    Cheeseburger Pie With Crescent Roll Crust

    cheeseburger pie
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    This ground beef pie tastes like a big all-in-one cheeseburger. The savory beef pie makes an excellent family dinner that everyone will love, kids and adults alike.

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    Cherry Almond Breakfast Braid

    cherry breakfast braid
    Leah Maroney

    A crescent roll dough sheet and cherry pie filling make this breakfast bread unbelievably easy. Toasted almonds and a lemon icing complete this tasty braided treat.​

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    Stuffed Cheesy Bread

    Stuffed Cheesy Bread
    Eating on a Dime

    Serve this cheesy bread along with a pasta meal or as a snack for family TV night. All you need to make it is a can of crescent roll dough, mozzarella cheese, Italian seasonings and Parmesan cheese.