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17 Best Crescent Dough Sheet Recipes

Are you wondering what to do with the tubes of crescent roll dough sheets you’ve had sitting in your refrigerator? Well, you’re in luck! Crescent dough sheets are one of the most versatile foods you can buy for your kitchen.

A simple pack of Pillsbury dough can be used for any food event from breakfast to dessert!

The Pillsbury seamless dough sheet usually comes in tubes and is more versatile than almost anything else you can buy from your local grocery store.

I’ve used it to make everything from simple crescent rolls to spicy jalapeno bakes to sugary-sweet desserts!

Our list of crescent dough sheet recipes will show you simple ways to use this convenient food item and impress any guests you have over with delicious home-baked goods.

Once you start baking with crescent dough, you’ll realize that the question isn’t, what can you make with crescent roll dough? Instead, you’ll wonder, what can’t you make with crescent dough?

With recipes for appetizers, lunch, dinner, breakfast, and dessert, you’ll always have a go-to meal with a Pillsbury crescent dough sheet! You may even begin to make the crescent dough a regular pick-up on your weekly grocery run.

1. Five Ingredient Crescent Cheesy Bread

Looking for a simple, but yummy appetizer or snack? The Five Ingredient Crescent Cheesy Bread is just that!

The recipe calls for five ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and the instructions are easy. All you need to get started is a crescent dough sheet to stuff with cheese.

Plus, the options for how you can make this recipe unique are endless! You can substitute different cheeses or sauce and make this cheesy bread the perfect side for any entree.

2. Crescent Cherry Cheesecake Cobbler

Has your mother-in-law invited you over for brunch? This cobbler recipe uses Pillsbury crescent roll seamless dough sheets to make an incredible cherry cheesecake cobbler that is sure to impress even the toughest of critics.

The crescent dough makes an airy crust that is only overshadowed by the delicious cherry-cream cheese filling. You can’t go wrong with this recipe that brings sweetness to the table and offers up the most mouthwatering of breakfast desserts.

This recipe is also super easy to make and calls for only six ingredients that are easy to find and may already be in your kitchen!

3. Philly Cheesesteak Crescent Braid

Want to bring the East Coast to your next dinner party? Try out this crescent sheet dinner recipe and show up with a Philly Cheesesteak Crescent Braid.

Using the same classic ingredients as you’d find in a true Philadelphia deli, this recipe gives the classic a new twist — literally!

Though the recipe is a bit more complicated than some of the others on this list, the final product is worth it.

The braid will impress your dinner company both in taste and aesthetic. If you really want to stand out, substitute the deli meat with steak strips.

However, be aware — if you make the Philly Cheesesteak Crescent Braid once, everyone will beg for you to make it again!

4. Buffalo Chicken Rollup Bake

Nothing can beat a dinner party’s selection of hors d’oeuvres, but what do you do if you’re the host?

The Buffalo Chicken Rollup Bake may just be your party-saver and will bring the party flavor! By rolling the inner ingredients up in crescent roll dough, this bake is a perfect finger-food appetizer.

With sides of different dressings, you can spice this dish up even further and dip the roll ups in the dressing sides.

Taking only 10 minutes of prep and using ingredients you can find at any grocery store, the Buffalo Chicken Rollup Bake may become your dinner party go-to.

5. Cinna-Minis (Miniature Cinnamon Rolls)

If you love the regular size Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, this recipe for Cinna-Minis may be your new favorite Saturday snack.

This is one of our Pillsbury crescent seamless dough sheet dessert recipes and it may be one of our favorites! The cinnamon rolls come out almost the size of cookies and they are easy to make!

The recipe only calls for only seven ingredients — all of which you probably already have!

The hardest ingredient to find is the Pillsbury seamless dough sheet, but most grocery stores usually stock up with these during the holidays.

If you want to take this recipe to the next level, you can make a fruit-flavored frosting or syrup to pour over your finished Cinna-Minis!

6. Philly Cheesesteak Crescent Bake

If the Philly Cheesesteak Crescent Braid was a bit too difficult for your culinary skills, consider trying out the Philly Cheesesteak Crescent Bake.

This recipe, also with crescent roll sheets, uses classic Philly Cheesesteak ingredients like steak strips, provolone, and onions to make a delicious (and easy!) dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

Though baked in a lasagna dish, this meal tastes just like a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and will transport your dinner table to Philadelphia’s city center. Add a classic horseradish sauce to the dish and you’ve got a delicious dinner that will leave your stomach begging for more.

7. Sloppy Joe Cups

Want to switch up your classic sloppy joe sandwich? Sloppy Joe cups may be just the dish for you. Perfect as a party appetizer or as a stand alone meal, sloppy joe cups use crescent dough sheets to create little balls full of your favorite meat and sauce combo.

Fun and fresh, this recipe is sure to stun. If you want to make this dish a little bit easier, substitute a pre-made sloppy joe mix, like Man-Wich, to save time and energy without compromising on taste.

8. Crescent Roll Chile Rellenos

One of the trickiest parts of making authentic Mexican rellenos is acing the batter.

However, if you use a Pillsbury dough sheet recipe, batter is the last thing you’ll need to worry about! In fact, the recipe doesn’t even use batter and instead shows you how to repurpose your crescent dough into delicious Crescent Roll Chile Rellenos!

This recipe is easy and calls for only a few simple ingredients. However, this recipe also gives you a lot of creative freedom.

Choose your favorite meat, favorite sauces, and favorite cheese to customize the rellenos to you and your family’s tastes!

9. Sheet-Pan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Were you put in charge of your kid’s birthday party meal? Well have no fear, this recipe for Sheet-Pan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches is the perfect way to serve up a delicious dish in bulk.

One serving makes about eight slices of grilled cheese sandwiches. For a larger group, this recipe is easy to double. Instead of making one pan of sandwiches, you just need to make two.

If you want to make the sandwich a bit fancier or use this recipe for a party appetizer, change up the cheese types and use a combination of mozzarella, provolone, and pepper jack.

10. Crescent Roll Pizza

Ready to take your pizza night to the next level? Instead of struggling to make a crust of the perfect consistency, try making Crescent Roll Pizza. We did and the result was incredible!

Simply lay out the crescent dough sheet and cover the “crust” with your favorite pizza toppings.

The recipe calls for red pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese, but a Hawaiian pizza with ham slices and pineapple is another option!

No matter what you choose, this pizza is sure to impress.

11. Garlic Butter Cheesy Breadsticks

Looking for another delicious appetizer option? A tray of Garlic Butter Cheesy Breadsticks may be just the platter you are searching for!

Another Pilsbury crescent dough sheet recipe gives the classic garlic bread a bit more “oomph”.

Crescent roll dough also makes it easier to make the perfect, fluffy breadstick. Plus, you can serve the breadsticks with a side of tomato soup or an array of dipping sauces. No matter the side, the breadsticks are bound to be a hit with your family or party!

12. Crescent Roll Taco Ring

Taco Tuesday just got a whole new look with this crescent dough sheet recipe! A simple spin on classic tacos, the Crescent Roll Taco Ring is easy to make and a delicious appetizer or meal.

How do you make such a unique Mexican-inspired dish? Luckily, it is easy! Fill your crescent dough ring with your favorite Taco fillings — the recipe calls for beef, but you could substitute shredded chicken or pork — and fill up on the cheesy goodness.

You can also add in jalapenos or a habanero sauce to add some kick to the taco ring.

13. Crunchy Crescent Ham & Havarti Appetizers

Why go for a classic appetizer when you could bring the party favorite?! Crunchy Crescent Ham & Havarti Appetizer sandwiches are the perfect appetizer for any get together — no matter how formal.

The sandwiches themselves are easy to make and use only a few simple recipes. However, this is a recipe that begs you to add or substitute culinary creations. Mustard and horseradish are one way to make this recipe a hit at a party.

But what if you want something a bit fancier? Add green apple slices.

Apple slices will add a unique flavor to an already mouthwatering appetizer and take it to the next level.

14. Breakfast Pizza

Did you know pizza isn’t just for lunch or dinner? With crescent roll dough, it can also be breakfast! Made in a sheet pan, Breakfast Pizza is both easy and a hit with adults and kids.

The recipe takes the culinary styling of pizza and flips it on its head by adding eggs, sausage, and cheese to create a savory morning meal. What is the craziest part of breakfast pizza? It’s not even hard to make!

The recipe is the perfect way to spice up any Saturday morning — the only thing missing is a mimosa.

15. Sausage and Cheese Crescent Squares

Another breakfast dish is the Pillsbury Sausage and Cheese Crescent Squares. A quiche-like dish, the squares are a savory, yet light breakfast snack. Plus they are easy to make!

What do you need to make sausage and cheese crescent squares? Just four simple ingredients: crescent dough, cheddar cheese, sausage, and cream cheese; and five simple steps make this breakfast entree.

16. Easy Cheesy Pizza Breadsticks

What’s better than pizza and breadsticks? Pizza breadsticks! This recipe for easy cheesy pizza breadsticks combines two favorite foods into one to create the appetizer of your dreams.

A quick and easy recipe, these breadsticks are the perfect solution to a last-minute party or appetizer need. To spice up the recipe, you can change up the sauces to create an alfredo pizza breadstick. Or, you could serve the breadsticks with an array of sauces or queso.

Whether it is a big game or an eight-year-old’s birthday, cheesy pizza breadsticks are the way to go!

17. Apple Danish Braid

Danes are famous for their pastries and danish braided pastries may be the #1` reason for their fame. However, they look like one of the more complicated culinary endeavors.

Have you ever wondered if you could make a danish braid?

This Apple Danish Braid recipe uses crescent roll dough sheets and makes the famous pastry an attainable goal for any aspiring baker. The recipe uses only crescent roll dough sheets, fresh apples, cinnamon, and cream cheese.

A sprinkle of powdered sugar over the warm braid will also add a touch of sweet goodness to an already tasty recipe.

17 Best Crescent Dough Sheet Recipes

17 Best Crescent Dough Sheet Recipes

Yield: 32 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls.
  • 1 lb spicy
  • 2 c shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 ounce)
  • 1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese


  1. First, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. If you are using crescent rolls: unroll 1 can of crescent roll dough. Place the two unrolled rectangles of dough in an ungreased 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan. Curve the extra dough up the sides to form a crust.
  3. If you are using dough sheets: Unroll 1 can of crescent sheet dough. Place the rectangle of dough in an ungreased 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan. Curve the extra dough up the sides to form a crust.
  4. After placing the dough in the dish, cook your sausage in a large skillet over medium heat.Stir frequently until sausage is cooked through. Once the sausage is cooked and no longer pink, remove the sausage from the skillet and dump any drippings or grease.
  5. In the same skillet, add cream cheese and cook over low heat. Once melted, add cooked sausage. Stir the sausage until fully coated in cream cheese.
  6. Spoon the ingredients into the baking dish with dough. Sprinkle everything with Cheddar cheese.
  7. Unroll a second can of dough on the work surface. Form the dough into a flat, 13x9-inch rectangle. Carefully place the cheese and sausage in the baking dish.
  8. Bake the dish for 21 to 26 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool for 15 minutes once it is finished baking. To serve, cut into small squares.

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