If you want to change up your breakfast routine and make something more exciting, these recipes are just for you. With the help of crescent rolls, your morning meal will instantly be heartier and tastier. Did you realize that you can opt for reduced-fat crescent rolls to keep your breakfast healthy?

They’re the perfect option to start your day off right. However, if you prefer the classic buttery version, fret not! There are still ways to make a nutritious dish by incorporating ingredients such as eggs, vegetables, and meat.

These recipes are unique; some use the crescent roll dough to create individually portioned food that you can grab and eat on the go, making it convenient for hectic mornings. Other dishes on this list help you to create family-sized meals, such as breakfast bakes, large crescent rings, or savory pies that are fantastic for relaxing weekends at home when you want something nicer you can slice up. They also work perfectly for brunch parties! And don’t worry, we have a couple of sweet breakfasts on this list, too, for those who love to enjoy a morning pastry alongside their coffee. Let’s dive in and see what you can create with a can of crescent rolls!

1. Breakfast Pizza on Crescent Roll

You might think that since this recipe has the word pizza in it, it can’t possibly be healthy, but think otherwise! This nutritious breakfast has eggs and chopped peppers. You can use the reduced-fat shredded cheese of your choice. Sprinkle bacon or ham pieces on top, and get ready to dig into your new favorite breakfast. You can even add more veggies if you wish, like bell peppers or onions, to bulk it up.

2. Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

For this recipe, you need two cans of Crescent rolls, but it makes a whole casserole, so it’s worth it! Aside from that, you need cream cheese, eggs, thick-sliced ham, and jalapenos. The shredded cheese perfectly complements the ham and eggs, while the cream cheese pairs with the crescent rolls, perfectly contrasting their crispy texture. Essentially, you pour the egg mixture over the Crescent rolls and bake it until the casserole is brown and bubbly!

3. Crescent Breakfast Ring

Have you ever made a crescent ring? This type of breakfast is wonderful for gatherings because it’s more than just an average breakfast. It has a gorgeous presentation. This breakfast ring has eggs, bacon, onions, and more. You can use red, yellow, and green bell peppers to make them colorful and appealing. Make sure to egg-wash the crescent roll portion so it becomes shiny and golden when you bake the ring!

4. Ham and Cheese Crescents

Ham and cheese is definitely a classic combo, and although you can eat it at lunch, it’s also perfect for a savory breakfast! This recipe couldn’t get any easier since you only need a handful of ingredients. Although cheddar cheese is suggested, you can use any type of cheese you want, like Swiss or pepper jack. Roll up the ham and the cheese in the crescent rolls and bake them to perfection!

5. Bacon and Egg Crescent Squares

If you want to impress your family with something that’s both delicious and also has a unique look to it, these crescent squares are the right choice for you. They have bacon slices, parmesan cheese, eggs, and fresh herbs. For the herbs, you can use basil or parsley, which makes the breakfast refreshing. You don’t even need to spend time scrambling the eggs since you just need to crack them into the dough and bake it.

6. Egg and Vegetable Crescent Roll Breakfast Ring

Here’s another crescent ring recipe, except this one is perfect for folks who are vegetarian or just want to eat more vegetables! The recipe calls for shredded cheese, bell peppers, onions, and eggs. You can use garlic and cayenne to season the eggs and veggies. Use multiple different colors of bell pepper, which gives the dish variety in color and taste! The great thing is that this breakfast ring serves eight people.

7. Crescent Roll Tomato Basil Squares

These crescent squares by The Kitchen Is My Playground are the perfect side to serve with scrambled or over-easy eggs. It’s a delicious savory breakfast item with shredded mozzarella, plum tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. Coarsely chop the basil and sprinkle it on top, complementing the fresh tomato slices. You can even make it the day before so it’s ready to go for breakfast in the morning!

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8. Spinach and Ricotta Breakfast Pie

Our recipe for spinach and ricotta breakfast pie is unbelievably delicious. We use reduced-fat crescent rolls to keep it light and healthy. It also has fresh spinach, whole eggs, egg whites, and light ricotta cheese. Also, use a small amount of mozzarella cheese to give it more flavor. This breakfast pie does take about 45 minutes to bake, so we recommend you make it on a weekend morning when you have nowhere to be!

9. Sausage and Egg Roll Ups

This family recipe for sausage and egg rollups is such a winner! Not only is it tasty, but you only need a few ingredients to make it. Of course, you have the premade crescent dough, which makes it easy. Then you just need eggs, cheese, and sausage links! You can also omit the cheese and dunk them in pure maple syrup if you want something that tastes more like pigs in a blanket.

10. Easy Breakfast Braid

We love this breakfast crescent braid recipe by On My Kid’s Plate since it is so easy to make, yet it looks so fancy! All you need is crescent roll dough, eggs, bacon, cheese, and seasonings. Once you bake it, it’s easy to slice up and serve without making a mess. From start to finish, it only takes 25 minutes, so there’s no need to set aside a ton of time to make it.

11. Stuffed Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls with Berries

Here’s a recipe to try out if you don’t always want something super savory in the morning. These cream cheese crescent rolls have fresh fruit, which gives them sweetness but also provides nutrients to your body! The recipe calls for fresh strawberries and blueberries, but you can switch it up and use whichever type of berries you want. Use light cream cheese to make it even healthier, then sprinkle a tiny bit of powdered sugar for decoration.

12. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pockets

These breakfast crescent pockets are perfect for making ahead of time and eating during the week when you need a quick breakfast. Aside from the crescent rolls, it contains eggs, bacon, and cheese. You can also substitute the bacon for healthier meat if you wish! Place all the filling ingredients on top and fold them to create the little pockets. Once they bake, they get crispy on the edges, and the cheese is gooey inside!

13. Air Fryer Everything Bagel Crescent Rolls

If you love everything bagels, then you will go crazy over these everything bagel crescent rolls by Snacks and Sips. The neat thing is that you bake them in the air fryer, so they remain buttery on the inside, but they get a crispy coating. Use everything bagel seasoning to make them more flavorful. We recommend that you serve these alongside scrambled eggs and fresh fruit or veggies!

14. Breakfast Casserole

This casserole is the perfect balance of healthy and scrumptious. Although it calls for pork sausage, you can use chicken sausage or another type of lean sausage in its place. Additionally, the casserole has eggs, red bell pepper, cheese, and green onions. Reserve the green onions for garnishing for it to stay nice, fresh, and crisp. We suggest that you top the casserole slice with your favorite salsa when serving it.

15. Breakfast Crescent Rolls

We can’t get enough of these stuffed crescent rolls by Julie’s Eats and Treats! There is much to indulge in with shredded cheese, Italian breadcrumbs, red peppers, eggs, and more. Use breakfast sausage meat to make the crescent rolls more filling or leave it out to keep it vegetarian and light. Bake these stuffed rolls until they have some color. Then enjoy them immediately while they are still hot!

16. Bacon Jalapeno Crescent Roll-Ups

If you love the combination of cream cheese and jalapenos, these crescent roll-ups or a great breakfast option for you. It also has bacon, cheddar cheese, and seasonings. The garlic powder gives it a deeper flavor. We suggest that you serve these with another breakfast food, whether you want to serve it with sunnyside-up eggs or even some healthy oatmeal! The rollups are small, but their flavor is rich.

17. Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Our recipe for cream cheese pinwheels is perfect for people who prefer their breakfast to be on the sweeter side. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s not healthy. We use reduced-fat crescent rolls, light cream cheese, and just a dash of cinnamon and sugar for this recipe. The crescent rolls come out extremely fluffy, and the cream cheese turns velvety and melts slightly. This breakfast treat is only 3 smart points, so what’s not to love?

18. 3 Ingredient Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

For this dish by Tammilee Tips, you’ll be met with silky cream cheese, hearty Jimmy Dean sausage, sharp cheddar cheese, and crescent rolls. The combination of all of these ingredients is certainly a heavenly one. For both the cream cheese and crescent rolls, you can use the reduced-fat options. Cook the sausage until it is crispy, combine it with the cream cheese, and stuff it in the crescent roll; yum!

19. Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

When serving breakfast for a crowd, this casserole comes to the rescue. It has breakfast sausage, eggs, milk, cheese, and seasonings. Since the crescent rolls are baked in the egg mixture, it is like a savory bread pudding almost. We recommend you serve this with fresh berries and fruit or hash Browns. You can also top the casserole with fresh parsley to dress it up!

20. Crescent Roll Quiche

These mini quiche cups are adorable and will impress anyone trying it. You use crescent roll dough as the base and then fill it with a mixture of eggs, cheese, and sausage. The only seasonings you need are salt and pepper, which makes it extremely easy. Use a muffin pan to create perfectly shaped quiche portions! We recommend serving it with healthy yogurt parfait and orange juice. Doesn’t that sound delicious?

21. Breakfast Hand Pies

Looking for a grab-and-go breakfast that your family will constantly ask for? This Joyous Apron recipe uses ham and bacon, so there is plenty of protein to go around. Of course, they also have eggs too, so this breakfast keeps you full for a long. You can also throw some veggies in there to give it more pizzazz if you wish. You won’t be able to believe how easy it is to make!

And I’ll leave you with 1 crescent roll recipe perfect for those of you who want a sweet treat with your breakfast!

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21 Genius Crescent Roll Breakfast Recipes

By: Drizzle
Servings: 14
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 16 minutes
Total: 26 minutes
strawberry crescent bites
2sp or 2pp each


  • 1 packaged reduced fat pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup softened light cream cheese
  • Sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1.5 Tbsp reduced sugar strawberry jam, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a baking sheet and set aside.
  • Unroll your crescent rolls and lay it out in one big piece, pinching together all seems.
  • Spread your softened cream cheese on dough and then layer your strawberry slices.
  • Very carefully roll up your dough lengthwise, pinch ends closed so no strawberries are peeking out.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut into 14 bites size pieces.
  • Arrange them on your tray in a circle shape, making sure they are close to each other but not touching or they may not bake properly. Bake in oven for 14-16 minutes.
  • Carefully slide your ring onto a plate.
  • Melt your jam in microwave for 25 seconds, drizzle over bites and serve warm. Each bite is 2sp or 2pp
  • Nutritional info, per bite (not incl strawberries) Calories.. 63..Fat 2.4g..Saturated fat 1g..Carbs 8.4g..Fiber 0g..Sugars 2g… Protein 1.4g

Additional Info

Course: Baking
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