Yes, you’ve heard of Crescent rolls, but did you realize how transformable they really are? Although you can shape them as usual and serve them as croissants, there are so many ways to use your creativity with them! The dough itself has a relatively mild flavor. It isn’t overly sweet, but it is buttery, light, and flaky. Therefore, it gives you room to utilize the dough in both desserts or main entrees and appetizers. Maybe you want to pair your Crescent dough with sweet ingredients such as jam, cinnamon sugar, peppermint, or cheesecake filling.

Or, maybe you want to experiment with savory ingredient pairings such as roasted peppers, provolone, roast beef, garlic, or shredded chicken. Whichever the case, you can have fun with it and make something impressively delicious with the help of these recipes. Each of these fifteen options uses the Crescent dough in an innovative way that will certainly steal the show no matter where you serve it. We recommend noting down the recipes you want to try, as there will be more than one that you won’t want to miss out on!

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1. Strawberry Cream Cheese Crescent Bites

Try our recipe for delicious Crescent bites filled with fresh strawberries and light cream cheese. The use of reduced-fat Pillsbury Crescent rolls helps to keep this sweet treat low point! Once you’re ready to serve it, you can drizzle reduced-sugar strawberry jam over the top of Crescent bites! You can even create a design with the jam to make it fancier. This is a unique way to transform your Crescent roll dough!

2. Chocolate Peppermint Cruffin

Have you ever heard of a cruffin? It’s essentially a fusion of a croissant and a muffin. It is a similar concept to a cronut, a mix of a croissant and a doughnut. This recipe only takes 35 minutes and has such a unique look! You only need butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and peppermint extract. You will need three tubes of crescent roll dough! Also, there’s an icing made with sugar and cocoa powder for the topping.

3. Creamy Chicken Taco Hand Pies

Next time you’re unsure how to put Crescent roll dough to good use, try this recipe by Five Heart Home. These chicken hand pies have a similar taste to tacos due to the minced cilantro, crushed tortilla chips, diced chicken, and taco seasoning. When you bite into it, you’ll be met with a crispy Crescent pastry and soft, seasoned cream cheese. We suggest serving this with fresh chips, salsa, guacamole, or even beans and rice.

4. Crescent Roll Cheesecake Bars

This recipe will surely impress your guests when you serve it at a party! This cheesecake-style dessert bar has layers of flaky Crescent dough, which perfectly contrasts with the soft filling. Delicious flavors of vanilla, butter, cinnamon, sugar, and cream cheese will overwhelm your palate. This recipe makes 12 servings! It’s also relatively quick, as it only takes 35 minutes.

5. Italian Layer Bake

Mr. Food Test Kitchen shared this recipe for an elegant, savory Crescent roll recipe that you must try! It contains one container of Crescent roll dough, deli turkey, deli ham, hard salami, swiss cheese, and roasted peppers. You’ll also need four eggs! Once done, everything tastes delicious and warm, and the cheese is incredibly melty and gooey! It is a satisfying dish that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner.

6. Buttery Garlic Cheese Bombs

If the title of this recipe isn’t enough to win you over, let us explain just how incredible it is. These cheesy seasoned bites are comprised of light and flaky Crescent rolls with mozzarella, fresh garlic, and Italian seasoning. They also contain dried parsley and basil, which adds to the flavor. Brush the tops with melted garlicky butter and bake until the cheese is stringy! This is the perfect appetizer or side dish for your next dinner.

7. Mini Spinach & Artichoke Dip Crescent Cups

Try our delicious individual Crescent cups recipe! This is such a versatile recipe that you can enjoy with your brunch, as an appetizer, or even just a snack. To make it, you’ll need artichoke, cream cheese, fat-free sour cream, garlic, and parmesan cheese. The main components, however, are the reduced-fat Crescent rolls and the chopped spinach! These lovely bites are low point in the Weight Watchers system.

8. French Dip Crescent Rolls

This recipe is for you if you’re a fan of classic French dip sandwiches. It is such a unique way to use up any extra Crescent roll dough that you have. You’ll need two cans! These buttery rolls contain deli-sliced roast beef, cream cheese, provolone cheese, and onion soup mix. However, where it gets good is the homemade au jus gravy that you can dip them in! If this recipe doesn’t make your mouth water, we don’t know what will.

9. Jelly Filled Crescent Rolls

Butter With a Side of Bread posted this recipe for extravagant and delicious jelly-filled Crescent rolls! The best part is that it only takes 30 minutes to make. Serve this dish at a brunch, baby shower, birthday party, or any weekday morning to add excitement. The Crescent rolls contain fresh strawberries, blueberries, vanilla extract, powdered sugar frosting, blueberry jelly, and strawberry jelly! You can always switch the jelly flavors if you prefer another fruit.

10. Chicken Enchilada Crescent Braid

Turn your simple Crescent roll dough into a gorgeous savory braided entree. This scrumptious Crescent recipe has you filling the dough with a mixture of cream cheese, enchilada sauce, shredded chicken, green chilies, and corn. It also has chili powder, salt, and cumin for added flavor. Bake it until it is golden brown on the outside! Enjoy this with sauteed onions and peppers or simply a side of rice.

11. Easy Mini Pizzas

Crescent roll dough is incredibly adaptable, and this recipe is just further proof. You can create family-friendly, adorable mini pizzas with the dough! This recipe by Dinner at the Zoo allows you to customize it and add your favorite pizza toppings, whether that be ham, mushrooms, bell peppers, or another topping. Of course, the base of the pizzas is the Crescent roll dough. You’ll also need mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce!

12. Carrot Cake Cruffins

Here is another way to transform your Crescent dough into cruffins, except this recipe is inspired by carrot cake! Place the Crescent roll dough flat and sprinkle the carrot bits, cinnamon, nutmeg, and candied walnuts on top before rolling it. There is also a homemade cream cheese drizzle that you can make with butter, cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk, which helps add sweetness to the sweet treat. This is excellent to enjoy with your morning coffee.

13. Crescent Roll Breakfast Rings

Make bakery-style pastries when you try this recipe! These unique breakfast rings can easily be made with Crescent rolls. You’ll also need walnuts, dairy-free milk, vanilla extract, sugar, cinnamon, and Maple syrup. There is also a Maple glaze! This recipe is plant-based, so it suggests using dairy-free products, but you can always use regular milk if you wish. This is fantastic for making on Sundays and enjoying throughout the week!

14. Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastry

Who would have known you could make such a sophisticated-looking pastry with canned Crescent rolls? This striking sweet treat has fresh blueberries, slivered almonds, a golden-brown Crescent roll, and a cream cheese filling. That’s not all, though. You can also drizzle it with a lemony icing made from powdered sugar, milk, and lemon zest! The lemon and blueberry perfectly complement each other.

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15. Philly Style Roast Beef Squares

Last but not least, our recipe for Philly-style roast beef squares absolutely needs to go on your “must-try” list. It contains two primary components, which are the Crescent squares and the homemade aioli sauce. When you bite into this delicious food, you will enjoy flavors of roast beef, provolone cheese, red onion, and green peppers. The aioli has hints of lemon and garlic, which bring out the best qualities in the meat and cheese! Hungry yet?

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