16 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...MORE savory breakfast recipes, lunch and dinner ideas, and several tasty appetizers.

 

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    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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    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 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
    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.

    Cheesy Garlic Crescent Bombs from Crafty Recipes

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    easy cheese danish
    Stockbyte/Getty Images

    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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    crescent roll cinnamon rolls
    Matthew O'Shea/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images

    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
    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.

    Veggie Crescent Bites from Mom On Timeout

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    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
    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
    Soulders ​Studios/Getty Images

    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 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
    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.

    Stuffed Cheesy Bread from Eating on a Dime