Incredible Crescent Roll Recipes You Can Eat from Breakfast to Dessert

You can turn the store-bought dough into so much more than just dinner rolls! These recipes will inspire you to keep crescent roll dough on hand year-round, so you’re ready anytime a craving for something golden-brown and delicious strikes.

December 01, 2021

Make Something Amazing

Crescent rolls are always welcome at the dinner table, but you can do a whole lot more with the refrigerated dough than just roll it up and fill your breadbasket. You can use it to make sweet breakfast-worthy treats, shape it into a hearty appetizer on game day, use it to whip up a quick dessert and more. It's easy to love crescent roll dough, especially when it's folded over homemade Buffalo chicken dip, like you see here. This shareable ring is perfect for a big crowd — be sure to serve with extra blue cheese dressing on the side.

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Cheesy Skillet Crescent Rolls with Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions and Swiss cheese come together in these golden-brown rolls. Bake them in a cast-iron pan, which is perfect for giving them a beautiful crust.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Crescent Ring

Have your golden, flaky crescent rolls and eat your cheeseburger too. This crowd-pleasing ring is filled with beef and all your favorite burger toppings: bacon, cheese, pickles and a special sauce.

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Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Puffs

Think pigs in blankets but with salmon and veggies. Spread crescent roll dough with a delicious smoked salmon and whipped cream cheese filling, then top with a fresh asparagus spear and roll it all up.

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Gooey Brie Crescent Wrap

Turn dried cranberries, Brie cubes, chopped pistachios and crescent dough into a mouthwatering appetizer that tastes as good as it looks.

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Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

Sopapillas — puffy New Mexican pastries coated in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with honey — were the inspiration for these bars of creamy cheesecake filling surrounded by layers of crescent roll dough.

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Sausage Pinwheels

Roll your crescent roll dough triangles into rectangles and never look back. These hearty, sausage-filled pinwheels are hard to resist yet easy to make for a crowd.

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Cubano in a Blanket

Ham, cheese and cocktail franks simply go better together. Guests have been known to inhale these party snacks.

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Enchilada Crescent Ring

This flaky, golden crowd-pleaser is packed with a cheesy chicken enchilada filling. It’s easy to transport, too, which makes it perfect for your next get-together.

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Chicken-Apple Pigs-in-a-Blanket

Go ahead and enjoy your favorite pigs-in-a-blanket appetizer as a meal. The whole family can even help make this dinner, simply wrapping up chicken sausages and grated cheese into store-bought dough.

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Pizza Candy Cane Crescent

Yes, crescent rolls should even be part of your holiday spread. This savory candy cane-shaped appetizer is filled with all the fixings of a pepperoni pizza. A sweet basil bow is the final touch.

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Meat Lover's Pizza Crescent Ring

Slide, dip and eat! This cheesy and triple-meat-filled crescent ring is like a stromboli, only flaky and, dare we say, more delicious.

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French Ham-and-Brie Pigs in Blankets

Slices of ham and caramelized onions give these piggies a fun twist. Add creamy Brie, fresh thyme and a croissant-dough "blanket" and you have an easy party-ready dish.

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Broccoli Cheddar Crescent Ring

This shareable ring is perfect as a vegetarian option for a big crowd — just don’t be surprised when even the non-vegetarians can’t stop eating it!

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Valerie's Italian Veggie Pie

Cover the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish with crescent roll dough and never worry about it sticking — the butter in the dough takes care of that! Mushrooms help give this meat-free dish a meaty feel that’ll please all your guests.

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Sunny's Hot Ham and Cheese Wreath

Sliced jalapeños, jalapeño jelly and pepper Jack cheese give this golden-brown wreath its kick.

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French Ham and Brie Pigs in Blankets

Everyone loves the easy, time-honored party snack known as pigs in blankets, but why not up your game for this season's football party spread? Once you try this twist with ham inside, you may never go back to regular "pigs" again.

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Grilled Cheese Croissant Donut (Cheesy Bacon Croissonut)

You’ll never look at crescent roll dough the same way once you know it can be turned into doughnuts — cheesy, bacon-filled doughnuts, at that.

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Pigs in a Wreath

This sausage-filled wreath will catch everyone’s eye as it hits the appetizer table, but the Parmesan-mustard dip served alongside is what will really steal the show.

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Valerie's Cheesy Salami Pie

Just five ingredients will give you this hearty, crowd-pleasing pie, and no one will ever guess it takes only 10 minutes of prep time.

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Italian Mozzarella Roll-Ups

Give the classic pig in a blanket an Italian twist by replacing the frank with a melty mozzarella stick. Paired with pesto and prosciutto, it makes for the perfect party bite.

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Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread

This sticky and crunchy pull-apart bread is perfect for a crowd. Pumpkin pie spice, caramel and pecans give it beloved fall flavor.

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Farm in a Blanket

Golden raisins bring a unique flavor to these easy apps, so don’t skip ‘em! They are quite delicious when paired with sauteed onions, salami and cheese.

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Apple Dumplings

Fans rave about these 5-star dumplings, and they couldn’t be easier to make: Roll apple slices in crescent roll dough, then cover with sweetened, vanilla-infused melted butter. Sprinkle the dumplings with cinnamon and let your oven handle the rest.

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Reuben Pigs in Blankets

A Reuben sandwich meets pigs in blankets and everyone wins! Make two dozen of these bites and they’ll be gone in a flash.

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Rocky Road Crescent Ring

Take crescent roll dough way beyond the appetizer course ... all the way to dessert! Here, a pool of toasted marshmallow makes the ultimate dip for nutty, chocolate-stuffed pull-apart rolls.

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Broccoli and Pepperoni Pinwheels

There’s a good chance you have all of these ingredients waiting for you in the kitchen right now: pepperoni, frozen broccoli, crescent roll dough and cheese. Savory comfort food is only minutes away.

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Sweet and Sticky Caramel-Hazelnut Rolls

Start your day on a sweet note with these impressive rolls. They’re filled with warm spices and toasted hazelnuts, and thanks to store-bought crescent roll dough, they aren’t that hard to make.

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