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33 Best Crescent Roll Recipes

Ah… crescent rolls! These magnificent, buttery, flakey rolls are so tasty and complement every dish. They’re always quick to make, perfect for anything from an appetizer to a side dish and even a main meal if you wish!

33 Best Crescent Roll Recipes

We love how versatile these little rolls are. They can be sweet by adding chocolate to them or savory with an herby butter spread. No matter what additional ingredients you add, you know one thing for sure – that your family will be fighting for the last one!

We’ve put together a list of 33 crescent roll recipes to keep you inspired to bake. Below you’ll find both sweet and savory recipes that will have you cooking up different varieties of crescent rolls in no time! These are tried and true versions that the family loves.

Let’s dive into these tasty recipes that will leave you drooling! Grab your baking sheet and preheat your oven. It’s time to bake.

1. Blueberry Cheesecake Rolls

These blueberry cheesecake rolls are sweet, tangy, and delicious. Plus, they only have 135 calories per crescent roll. That’s a double yes from us!

Surprise, there is powdered sugar in these cheesecake rolls. You’ll be combining cream cheese with this sugar to create a cheesecake-like filling for the crescents. If you’d like to slash even more calories, you can use a sugar-free powdered sugar alternative like Swerve.

Tip: It’s essential to allow your cream cheese to soften as it will be much easier to mix with other ingredients.

2. Cinnamon Roll Crescents

Is there a recipe that combines crescents and cinnamon rolls effortlessly to produce the dessert of your dreams? Yes! Of course, this ooey-gooey treat is one to mark down as one of the yummiest Pillsbury crescent roll recipes.

The surprise ingredient that makes this dessert (or breakfast) so rich and dreamy is the heavy cream in the drizzle. It adds the extra oomph that makes it taste like cinnamon rolls. You can use milk instead to make the recipe less rich.

3. Easy Apple Dumplings

Yes, you can even make apple dumplings with crescents. This recipe lands somewhere between apple pie and syrupy sweet dumpling goodness. They’re also quick – they take 15 minutes to prep so you can move on to making the main dish.

The cinnamon spices up this sweet recipe – get it? This seasoning is the perfect complement to apples and makes the whole dish feel warm and cozy. If you’re making these dumplings in the fall time, swap it out with pumpkin pie spice for an equally delicious flavor.

4. Cherry Pie Bites

Do you remember asking your parents for the tasty gas station pies on long road trips? Well, here’s a way for you to make a homemade version that’s even better. You’ll only need four ingredients for this childhood favorite.

Cherry pie filling creates the luscious, sweet, thick filling that is oh so delicious. If you prefer to make your filling, have at it! There’s nothing better than homemade pie filling – this way, you can adjust the sugar levels to your preference.

5. Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza

Here’s a fun way for you to get your kids to eat veggies while still feeding them tasty, herby veggie-filled pizzas.

This pizza also works well for get-togethers and features brightly colored veggies. It will require you to spend some time chopping up the vegetables, though the result is worth it.

You will be using fresh dill as the surprise ingredient for this savory dish. Dill adds a new, citrusy taste to the veggie pizza. If you have other herbs in your garden that you prefer to use, like rosemary or basil, go ahead and add them instead.

6. Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

Lemon cream cheese bars are the sweets you never knew that you needed in your life.

Once you make these tangy cream cheese bars once, they’ll be on your dessert ideas list forever. Sweet and sour lemon filling is baked between two flattened crescents, leaving you with the ultimate dessert mash-up.

Of course, you’ll be making these with cream cheese as a not-so-secret ingredient. What happens if you realize you’ve run out of cream cheese partway through the recipe? You can substitute it with mascarpone cheese instead.

Tip: Bake the first layer of crescents before adding the filling – this will allow the crust to stay crispier.

7. Crescent Roll Apple Danishes

Have you ever wanted to make danishes at home but thought it was too complicated? Using premade crescent dough allows you to save time and skip pastry making.

This is one of the top recipes using crescent rolls as the rolls are filled with a sweet apple filling and topped with delicious icing.

Melted butter helps these tasty apple danishes get crispy on top and adds richness. You can also use margarine, though it will not produce the same flavor. However, it’s a great replacement in a pinch and tastes just as good.

8. Crescent Cheese Danishes

You can’t make crescent apple danishes without making crescent cheese danishes! Here’s a take on this sweet treat that will satisfy your sweet cravings. Pair it with the apple danishes above for a breakfast spread or serve them on their own.

Lemon juice is included in the cream cheese filling to balance out the sweetness and add some tang. This ingredient also aids brightness to the Danish. If you have lime juice at your home, you can use this as a substitute.

9. Cinnamon Cream Cheese Bars

Are you craving cinnamon rolls and dessert bars at the same time? Give this delightful cinnamon cream cheese bar recipe a try. You’ll have your family agreeing that this is one of the yummiest crescent rolls ideas on this list.

To create this tasty filling, of course, you’ll need cream cheese. There are multiple options for replacing this delicious food item, like low-fat cream cheese or Neufatchel cheese.

Tip: Keep the filling as evenly as possible by using a rubber scraper/spatula.

10. Pizza Stuffed Crescent Rolls

Tired of eating Hot Pockets or pizza rolls on the weekends? Elevate your game by creating these pizza-stuffed crescent rolls.

They’re like homemade pizza rolls, but SO much better!

These crescent rolls are indeed filled with pepperonis. If you’re having trouble getting regular-sized pepperoni to sit correctly inside, try mini pepperonis. This way, you can add more and have pepperoni throughout each bite.

Pizza stuffed crescent rolls make the perfect game day appetizer or dinner on movie nights. Cook them with your kids for a fun dinner idea.

11. Ham and Cheddar Crescent Roll-Ups

These simple ham and cheddar crescent roll-ups are anything but simple tasting. They only require six ingredients (including seasoning), and they’re so quick to make. Plus, who can resist melty cheese and a buttery crescent roll combined?

You’ll be stuffing deli ham into the middle of these roll-ups to make them, well, ham and cheddar roll-ups. This is an excellent way to use up leftovers after the holiday – try swapping the ham for ham off the bone or even chunks of turkey.

12. Crescent Roll Peach Dumplings

Oh my gosh – these peach dumplings are incredible! They’re covered in a cinnamon sugar crust, filled with fresh peaches, and sat in a delicious, sweet sauce. There’s nothing else to say except to give it a chef’s kiss.

You’ll be surprised to discover that this dish is so tasty because of the sprite to create the “sauce.” If you want to cut out some of the sugar, you can replace it with diet sprite. Any other brand of lemon-lime soda will work as well.

13. Cracked Out Chicken Braid

Who says you can’t create a savory, fancy appetizer from crescent rolls? Not us! This chicken braid is full of cheddar, bacon, and ranch for a flavor that will pack a serious punch.

You will be using rotisserie chicken in this dish, making it easy and quick to put together. As most rotisserie chickens are already seasoned, you’ll be saving time in that aspect as well. You can, of course, bake some chicken at home, which allows you to season it to your preference.

14. Cheesy Spinach Crescents

Imagine spinach dip wrapped in a flaky, golden brown crescent. Now, imagine that crescent roll stuffed with cheese that leaves you with the ultimate cheese pull every time you bite. Is your mouth watering yet?!

These cheesy, delicious spinach stuffed crescents are made better by the cup of mozzarella cheese included in the middle.

You can use any mild-tasting cheese like provolone instead.

Tip: You can brush melted herby butter on the outside of the crescents for a richer flavor.

15. Cinnamon Crescent Rings

These crescent rings transform ordinary crescents into donut-like dessert rings that are too good to be true! They’re filled with a delicious cinnamon-sugar flavor and topped with a maple glaze. Oh, did we mention they’re also vegan?!

Like with many sweets, you’ll be including vanilla in the recipe. However, this version calls for organic vanilla extract. If you have nonorganic or Mexican vanilla extract, you can use these options instead without sacrificing flavor.

Tip: These can be made with nonvegan ingredients if you want; nondairy swap items for the standard dairy version.

16. Sausage and Crescent Roll Casserole

Here’s a recipe that will impress anyone who sits down at your breakfast table, even your in-laws!

This casserole starts with a layer of crescent rolls which turns into eggs, sausage and finishes with a crust of cheese. It’s the ultimate breakfast recipe that includes all of your favorite breakfast foods into one.

The seasoning is only a few ingredients, yet it leaves you with some heat.

Tabasco hot sauce is the recommended spicy additive for this casserole. If you find another hot sauce alternative that you prefer taste-wise, like Cholula, feel free to use that instead.

17. French Dip Squares

These French dip squares will quickly turn into one of your favorite crescent roll main dish recipes. Or, use them as an appetizer for your next get-together. You’ll find the squares filled with herby flavor, roast beef, and provolone just waiting to be dipped and eaten.

Part of what makes these squares so tasty is the whole grain mustard spread onto the crescents.

It helps keep the squares moist and delicious while adding flavor. Try using spicy mustard or mustard of choice as a substitution.

18. Easy Cherry Danish

We can never get enough Danish recipes. There’s something so tasty about a flaky crust and gooey filling combination. This version will remind you of mini cherry pies – they’re SO good.

These cherry danishes are drizzled with a delicious glaze which is created, in part, by milk. If you have another dairy or nondairy alternative on hand, you can swap it out. Some options include heavy cream, almond milk, or coconut milk.

Tip: Don’t forget the egg wash. It will provide a beautiful sheen to the outside of the danishes.

19. Mini Chicken Pot Pie

Have you ever seen anything cuter?! These tiny chicken pot pie bites are perfect for on-the-go or as a snack. Each bite is stuffed with a creamy chicken and veggie filling that will make you think you’re eating a regular chicken pot pie.

Like with regular chicken pot pie, you’ll use mixed frozen vegetables as part of the filling.

You can also use only certain frozen veggies like peas or carrots if you have a picky eater. That way, everyone will be happy to eat these savory goodies.

20. Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll-Ups

This recipe comes from Pillsbury themselves, and who knows better about crescent roll recipes than Pillsbury? Plus, they’re only three ingredients making this one of the best recipes to whip up in a time crunch. Pack these for a delicious lunch that allows you to avoid the standard ham sandwich.

Cheddar cheese is the hidden ingredient in this tasty meal. It adds flavor and gooeyness to the roll-ups for the ultimate lunch.

You can use any cheese as a replacement based on your personal preference – try gouda or muenster for a unique cheesy flavor.

21. Jalapeño Popper Crescent Rolls

Can we get a jala? Jalapeño popper that is. If you love the fried version of this snack – you’ll love this crescent roll version which takes it to the next level.

Mayo helps keep the filling together and adds a creamy taste. You can use plain Greek yogurt instead for this appetizer for a similar taste and consistency.

Tip: If you enjoy spicier dishes, you can opt to leave the jalapeño seeds in. For those who don’t enjoy spicy foods, use fewer jalapeños.

22. Chicken Stuffed Crescent Roll Bundles

Don’t be stumped when wondering what to make with crescent rolls.

This inventive dish proves you can add nearly any filling into a flaky roll and have it turn out delicious. These chicken stuffed crescent roll bundles are filled with a chicken salad-like mixture that’s creamy and oh so tasty.

Sliced green onions add a pop of flavor and freshness to these roll bundles. You can easily use chives instead. Many people have them growing already in their garden, making it a no-brainer replacement.

23. Pizza Crescent Ring

So, you want to bring pizza to the party, but you don’t want to get regular, boring pizza. This dippable pizza ring looks elegant, put together, and tastes fantastic. Plus, you can bring it to any occasion and wow the hosts.

You will be using incredible food in this pizza ring – sweet sausage. Well, it’s unexpected if you usually order pepperoni pizza! Elevate this pizza ring even more by using salami or another similar Italian meat.

Tip: If you’re running low on time, you can purchase the pizza sauce instead of making it.

24. Easy Crescent Cinnamon Rolls

Sometimes you just want something sweet that’s familiar and not over the top. Let us present crescent cinnamon rolls.

They’re an excellent dessert that is quick to make, super tasty, and offer a slight spin on a classic.

Chopped pecans are the secret ingredient that adds extra oomph. You can use other nuts instead, like chopped walnuts, for an equally tasty, sweet treat.

The recipe directs you to make individual cinnamon rolls instead of pull-apart rolls (like monkey bread). You won’t have to share these – unless you want to.

25. Air Fried Oreos

You’ve probably created some form of fried Oreos before or had some at a county fair. But have you ever made crescent roll wrapped Oreos perfectly fried in an air fryer? You save time creating the batter, it’s easier to clean up, and you’ll be using way less oil.

Oreos are an excellent choice to add to the middle of the dough. Don’t let that stop you from being creative, though! Try other favorites like Twix candy bars or cookie dough for a delicious treat.

26. Easy Apple Strudel

Can you make a delicious dessert with two ingredients? This apple strudel recipe proves that you can and you will. The trusty crescent roll dough surrounds a sweet apple pie filling to produce a pretty pastry reminiscent of a homemade pop tart.

Apple pie filling is essential to making this recipe. Otherwise, it would be plain crescent rolls. You can swap this with apple sauce for a healthier alternative.

Tip: You can braid the dough instead of wrapping it for an even prettier presentation.

27. Raspberry Crescent Rolls

Add these delicious dessert rolls to your things to make with the crescent rolls list! They’re quick (we’re talking 15 minutes,

INCLUDING bake time) and fun to create. It’s an excellent recipe to make together with your kids to encourage creativity.

As you may have guessed, you’ll be using raspberry jam to create the filling for these bright treats. Other options that work well include blackberry, blueberry, or strawberry jams. Use any fruit jams (or preserves) you enjoy making the recipe your own.

28. Crack Chicken Crescent Bites

It can be tricky finding new appetizers for game day. Everyone brings the same dips, wings, and crackers, and cheese every time.

These addictive chicken crescent bites are a fun way to change things up and offer a different appetizer that no one else will be bringing.

You won’t be surprised by how delicious these bites are. However, you will be surprised by the tasty bits of bacon included inside the edges. Lighten up the appetizer by using turkey bacon instead of regular bacon.

29. Crescent Roll Coffee Cake

While this recipe seems more similar to a Danish than a coffee cake, it won’t disappoint.

Crescent rolls are filled with blackberry jam and drizzled with tasty icing. You won’t believe how fast you can whip up this cake and how much everyone will love it.

Crescent rolls are combined with homemade dough for the ultimate dessert experience. Of course, that means you will need flour for the dough section. You can use coconut flour for a slight coconut taste.

30. Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

Looking for a new favorite summer dessert? These lemon cheesecake crescent rolls are creamy, rich, tangy, and bright. They scream summer.

To make them extra lemony, you’ll be using lemon extract. This may be tricky to find at the store; you can use extra lemon juice instead. You will find the taste to be less lemony with this swap.

Tip: Add in some raspberry jam for a yummy take on this recipe. Or, choose another jam favorite that meets your taste preference.

31. Just Ordinary Cheesecake Bars

These ordinary cheesecake bars are anything but ordinary. They’re sweet morsels filled with a creamy cheesecake center and topped with cinnamon sugar.

While they only contain six ingredients, the combination is perfect, leaving your tastebuds dancing.

The hidden ingredient is granulated sugar to sweeten this dish. You can swap granulated sugar for coconut sugar if you want to liven up the cheesecake bars even more. It will provide a slightly different taste and make the bars that much yummier.

32. Sausage Egg Cheese Breakfast Roll-Ups

It’s easy to cook for the whole family when you have crescent roll meals thrown at you left and right!

These sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast roll-ups are the real deal. They’re perfect as a breakfast for kids and adults alike; just make sure you make enough!

You’ll be using sausage links to fill these roll-ups and make them heartier. Use chicken sausages instead. Make sure this replacement is either a similar size as sausage links or that they are cut into smaller pieces.

33. 3-Ingredient Crescent Sausage Bites

It’s okay to think that creating party food is time-consuming. However, it doesn’t have to be. This three-ingredient dish is quick, affordable, and delicious.

The surprise ingredient is the cream cheese included in the middle of the crescent roll dough. It adds the right amount of cheesy flavor and makes this dish oh so yummy. You can use shredded cheese instead or even a spreadable cheese like Laughing Cow.

Tip: You can add additional seasoning beyond salt and pepper to give this recipe a kick of flavor. Use your favorite spice blend like Italian seasoning.

Alright, let’s get baking! We’ve provided 33 (and a bonus recipe!) to inspire you. Make sure you have the right ingredients, grab your kids, and whip up some tasty treats and meals together.

33 Best Crescent Roll Recipes

33 Best Crescent Roll Recipes


  • warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • packages active dry yeast
  • salt
  • eggs
  • butter, room temperature
  • white sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • butter, softened


    1. Add your yeast to warm water so it can bloom.
    2. Mix in all ingredients into the warm water except for 2 cups of flour. After these ingredients are combined, add in the last section of flour. Use a spatula to scrape the dough off the sides of the bowl. Then, cover with a towel, and allow the dough to rise for 90 minutes.
    3. You will need to punch out some air before sectioning the dough into two pieces. Roll out each half until it makes a circle that’s 12"x12". Spread butter, then slice the dough into approximately 15 wedges. Start rolling wide end first, then add to a baking sheet that has been greased. The crescents will need to rise again for 60 minutes.
    4. Bake for about 12 minutes at 400F until the center is not doughy. Sweep melted butter on top once the crescents are baked.

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