Do you have extra cans of Crescent rolls in your refrigerator? You might be surprised by how many dishes you can create with the crescent dough! Since the dough turns out buttery, flaky, and light, it works in a multitude of recipes that require bread. Believe it or not, crescent dough can replace sandwich bread, pizza dough, or even casserole crust, giving you the opportunity to get creative! It’s super convenient to use the product since the dough is already made for you, and all you need to do is fold it and shape it how you want.

This means you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family! We absolutely adore the crescent rings; they’re a true feast for the eyes! They’re incredibly versatile, as they can be filled with an array of delicious ingredients, ranging from succulent chicken and creamy avocado to mouthwatering BBQ pulled pork. When it comes to feeding a large group, we highly recommend trying one of the casserole or sandwich recipes – they’re sure to satisfy everyone’s appetite! As you can see, our list covers 40 different recipes, so we are confident you will find something here to make for your next lunch or dinner!

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1. Chicken Philly Croissant Roll

With just 4 Weight Watchers Freestyle points per serving, this Crescent recipe is unbeatable. The way we keep it so healthy is that we use reduced-fat Crescent rolls as well as zero-point ranch dressing. The roll is stuffed with shredded chicken, green peppers, red onions, cheese, and sauce. You can use any light cheese, but we recommend provolone cheese since it pairs so well with the chicken and peppers!

2. Antipasto Squares

This recipe by BellyFull gives you the delicious taste of Antipasto, except it also has flaky Crescent roll dough. The main ingredients are provolone cheese, assorted meats, peppers, eggs, and pesto. To keep it healthy, use fresh meat from your local deli instead of pre-packaged meats with preservatives. All of the ingredients get layered in a casserole dish, and then you bake it until the top is golden brown. How easy is that?

3. Spinach Dip Crescent Bites

These thick spinach-filled Crescent bites are the perfect appetizer for your next gathering. The filling has spinach, bell peppers, garlic, onions, and cream cheese. However, it also has tons of spices and fresh lemon juice, which enhances the flavor. You need two cans of Crescent rolls to make this dish successfully, but it’s certainly worth it! Once you bake them, cut them into squares or triangles and serve them immediately for optimal taste.

4. Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a blanket are a fun, family-friendly snack to make! They get their cute name because you wrap some type of sausage with bread or dough. For this specific recipe, you use Crescent rolls, making it super easy. For best results, use cocktail-size sausages, so you don’t have to cut up larger ones to fit the dough rectangles. We recommend you serve these with ketchup, ranch, or your favorite dipping sauce!

5. Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Pinwheels

While some appetizer pinwheels are made to be served cold, these pinwheels are baked and eaten warm. Since the Crescent rolls are the base, they turn out super buttery and flaky. Fill the rolls with artichokes, spinach, sour cream, garlic, and more. While you can use any cheese that you have on hand, parmesan and mozzarella are recommended. These pinwheels don’t take long to bake, just about 20 minutes!

6. Crab and Cream Cheese Filled Crescent Rolls

Your guests will absolutely love these unique Crescent rolls by Sweet Pea’s Kitchen! The combination of crab meat, green onions, cayenne, and cream cheese makes a heavenly combination. Don’t worry; the cayenne isn’t too strong, and it’s just enough to give the rolls spicy undertones. Additionally, it doesn’t take long to assemble these rolls, so it’s great when you are short on time. Sprinkle them with fresh parsley before serving to give them a charming presentation.

7. Cheesesteak Crescent Pockets

This Crescent roll recipe is hearty, so it’s perfect for turning into a main course. You can serve them with a side salad or soup to balance the meal. These crispy Crescent pockets are packed with sirloin steak, assorted peppers, and onions. There is also a homemade cheese sauce recipe included that you could make to pair with the crescent rolls. We recommend you drizzle some of the sauce over them before serving!

8. Lightened Up Chicken Broccoli Braid

This nourishing yet comforting Crescent roll recipe will soon become your family’s new favorite dish. Why, you ask? Because it has tons of protein from chicken and Greek yogurt, and it has veggies too. For instance, it includes broccoli, red bell pepper, and garlic. Although the braided design of the dough looks complex, it’s easy to make, even for beginner cooks. We suggest serving this with Caesar salad!

9. Monte Cristo Roll-Ups

Are you familiar with the famous Monte Cristo? It’s a well-known sandwich that you cook French toast style. It typically contains turkey, ham, and cheese. This variation uses Crescent rolls, and it has provolone cheese, ham, turkey, and raspberry preserves. The sweet and tart qualities of the raspberry complement the deli meat quite well! Sprinkle them with powdered sugar once they are done for a sweet and savory experience.

10. Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring

Looking for a unique and appealing appetizer or food to serve at your next party? This Crescent ring appears as if it requires so much effort, but it actually doesn’t. The filling has shredded chicken, hot sauce, cream cheese, and ranch dressing to tone down the hot sauce. Once you shape and fill the Crescent dough, it looks almost like a wreath. The recipe suggests serving carrots, celery, or dipping sauce in the center of it.

11. Easy Pizza Twists

Our recipe for pizza twists is not only healthy, but it is incredibly delicious! The Crescent roll dough acts as pizza dough, and it has other pizza ingredients such as tomato sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. To keep it nutritious, use light cheese. A small addition of Italian seasoning gives it that nostalgic and familiar pizza flavor with your favorite dipping sauce. You can also sprinkle it with parmesan or red pepper flakes!

12. Tuna Crescent Roll Braid

If you love tuna sandwiches, this is a great lunch option for you to try. HoneyB’s Homestead created this recipe where Crescent roll dough replaces typical sandwich bread. The filling for the sandwich has canned tuna fish, hard-boiled eggs, scallions, mayonnaise, and more. And you can even add some dill pickle relish if you wish. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the shaped dough for added texture and a unique look.

13. Easy Italian Casserole

This casserole is ideal for nights when you crave a satisfying meal. Although it’s highly flavorful and comforting, it only requires a few simple ingredients. For instance, you only need ground beef, onion, pasta sauce, and cheese. The Crescent roll dough acts as a buttery crust for the casserole, making it easier to dish out of the pan since it prevents the other ingredients from sticking!

14. Chicken Pot Pie

There are many different variations of chicken pot pie. Some have a traditional crust, while others have biscuits on top. This rendition uses Crescent roll dough to make things easy for you. The filling is creamy and has veggies such as corn, carrots, green beans, and peas. Use shredded or diced chicken, whichever is fine! Since this is a balanced meal that has a healthy amount of protein, veggies, and carbs, you don’t really need to make a side dish for it.

15. Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes Crescent Ring

Sloppy joes in a Crescent ring? Yes, this unique recipe was created by Made To Be a Momma. It uses lean ground beef and vegetables such as green bell peppers and onions. To flavor the sloppy joe filling, you combine ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and more. Don’t forget the provolone cheese, which gives it the classic cheesesteak feel. Bake the Crescent ring until the outside is crispy!

16. Easy BLT Chicken Braid

Here is a great Crescent roll recipe that you can make for either lunch or dinner. With crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes, crumbled bacon, and mayo, it has the classic BLT flavors. Additionally, it uses chicken breast and cheddar cheese to give it more flavor and substance. You only need one package of Crescent rolls to make it! We suggest serving this with macaroni or potato salad and using it for work lunches.

17. Pulled Pork Crescent Ring

A combination of savory cheese, spicy jalapenos, and pulled pork makes this Crescent ring delicious. The Novice Chef blog posted this recipe, which only takes 30 minutes to complete. Use Smokey BBQ sauce to give it ultimate flavor and red onions to give it some tang. This is a great snack to serve at small parties! When it’s done, you can drizzle extra BBQ sauce over it to upgrade the presentation!

18. Kielbasa Bites With Everything Bagel Honey Mustard Dip

Your taste buds will surely thank you for making this delicious Crescent Roll recipe. These kielbasa bites are made with Crescent roll dough, eggs, flour, bagel seasoning, and your favorite sausage. Although kielbasa already has plenty of flavors, the everything bagel seasoning takes it up a notch. Meanwhile, the sausage comes out juicy, and the crescent portion turns deep brown and crunchy. Serve these bite-sized Crescent rolls with extra honey mustard!

19. Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

There’s nothing quite like a classic ham and cheese dish. However, this recipe is quite special since there are four different variations you can make. Some of the best ingredients include apricot jam, baby spinach, garlic butter, ham, and cheese. You can also experiment with different types of cheese and spreads to complement the meat! This recipe makes it easy to create a variety of pinwheels when cooking for a crowd.

20. Chicken Avocado Crescent Ring

Savory chicken and creamy avocado meet up to create the ultimate filling for this gorgeous Crescent ring. The filling doesn’t just have those two items, though. It also has cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and mayonnaise or sour cream. To make the Crescent ring have an appealing golden crust, use egg wash to brush it before you bake it. Once it’s done, fresh parsley acts as the perfect garnish!

21. Cheesy Tofu Scramble Crescent Rolls

Although initially, these Crescent rolls look very eggy, it is actually a vegan recipe that uses tofu. This is a wonderful brunch dish that you can make. Although it has many ingredients, the diced onions, tomatoes, sweet peppers, and extra firm silken tofu take the spotlight. This Crescent roll has plenty of flavor, though, due to the many seasonings and the scrumptious addition of nutritional yeast.

22. Baked Crescent Sandwiches

This recipe helps you to create multiple sandwiches at once since you can bake them casserole-style. The filling of these yummy Crescent sandwiches has ham, turkey, and roast beef. But that’s not all. Sweet and salty bacon and velvety provolone cheese also accompany the classic deli meats. Use condiments such as Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce to make a homemade sauce you can cook on the stovetop.

23. Sausage Cream Cheese Rotel Crescent Rolls

Sausage and cream cheese are tasty, especially when Crescent rolls are involved. Since the meat is slightly salty and savory, the cream cheese creates balance with its velvety texture and creamy flavor. Meanwhile, the Crescent rolls are flaky. The recipe also contains diced tomatoes, green chilies, parsley, and cilantro, so you can only imagine how incredible it tastes. Eat them while they are still warm because they are much better fresh!

24. Crescent and Chicken Roll-Ups

Happy Homeschool Nest created a cheesy Crescent roll recipe that’s a must-try. These roll-ups have shredded chicken, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and the Crescent rolls and cheddar cheese. Essentially, you assemble it in a casserole dish to bake all of them at once! We recommend serving this with tomato cucumber salad to give the dish a light and refreshing accompaniment.

25. Jalapeno Popper Crescent Rolls

Jalapeno poppers are a classic appetizer for cooking fresh jalapenos with a cream cheese filling. This Crescent Roll recipe takes the traditional ingredients from jalapeno poppers and turns them into something magical. The ingredients include chopped bacon, cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and green onions. You’ll need two packages of Crescent rolls, though, which is worth it because it makes 32 rolls!

26. Butternut Squash and Spinach Crescent Roll-Ups

For Crescent rolls with an autumnal twist, try out this recipe for butternut squash and spinach roll-ups. You can make this vegetarian option either for a snack, appetizer, or side. In fact, you can use them in meals that aren’t vegetarian, such as using them as the bread portion to serve alongside grilled chicken breast and vegetables. For best results, use mashed butternut squash to roll the dough better.

27. Thanksgiving in a Blanket

Although these Crescent rolls have a nostalgic Thanksgiving essence, you can make them no matter what time of year it is. The combination of turkey and cranberry sauce shouldn’t be limited to just holidays! These rolls also have stuffing and mashed potatoes; you can dip them in gravy once they are done cooking to get the full experience. Or, simply sprinkle them with herbs and enjoy.

28. Cheeseburger Meatball Stuffed Crescent Rolls

This recipe by Kitchen Divas is kid-friendly because it tastes like a delicious cheeseburger. However, it’s also friendly for the average home cook since you can use the pre-made dough and pasta sauce to make it easier. With this recipe, you have the option to buy store-bought meatballs or make them yourself for the recipe! Either way, the end result is both beefy and cheesy, making these cheeseburger rolls divine!

29. Chicken Parmesan Croissant Loaf

Do you enjoy chicken parmesan? It’s a well-known dish with breaded chicken, tomato sauce, and mozzarella. Our chicken parmesan Crescent roll recipe uses leftover shredded chicken, but you can use any chicken you have. The large Crescent loaf is stuffed with meat, shredded mozzarella, and reduced-fat pasta sauce. You can also use parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning to give it flavor depth. Slice into portions and enjoy with your favorite veggies!

30. Taco Crescent Roll Pizza

Create a scrumptious and easy taco pizza with the help of some Crescent rolls. This genius recipe has cream cheese, ground beef, taco seasoning, and other taco toppings. For example, you can garnish it with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, onions, and more. The opportunities are endless; the more you put in, the more it satisfies your hunger and transforms from a simple snack to a full-on meal!

31. Pizza Crescent Rolls

If taco pizza isn’t up your alley, but classic pizza rolls are, this is the right choice for you. These pizza-inspired Crescent rolls contain classic tomato sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. Although the Crescent rolls come from a can, everything else is fresh. This is why they are much healthier than pizza rolls you can buy in the freezer aisle at the store. Dip them in ranch or sprinkle them with parmesan cheese when you serve them!

32. Spicy Italian Crescent Roll Stromboli

The incredible marriage of fresh deli salami and ham with pepperoni makes this Crescent Rolls Stromboli unique. It also has banana peppers, which provide some sour undertones, and provolone cheese, which turns silky when it melts. Once you shape and bake the Crescent rolls, you can brush melted butter and herbs on them to give them more flavor.

33. Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza

This healthy veggie pizza by Krazy Kitchen Mom provides your body with various nutrients thanks to broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, and cucumbers. The crescent roll is a base for the pizza, making it super easy to throw together. It also has a cream cheese and ranch dressing mix, which makes it different from the typical pizza. Garnish this with your favorite sauce, such as Buffalo or honey mustard!

34. The Best Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls

With garlic salt, cheese, honey ham, and honey mustard, these Crescent rolls deserve appreciation. The savory meat with hints of honey pairs perfectly with the honey mustard, while the cheese melts to create an ooey-gooey texture. You only need one tube of Crescent rolls to make these delicious snacks. Furthermore, pairing this with some eggs and veggies works wonderfully as a brunch side dish.

35. Caprese Crescent Rolls

Caprese is a famous dish with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. It’s usually eaten as a salad, but this variation uses classic ingredients and simultaneously takes advantage of Crescent rolls. The acidic tomato, sweet basil, and milky cheese bring out the best flavors in the Crescent rolls. If you don’t have basil, you can always switch it to spinach. It just isn’t the classic Caprese that everyone knows and loves.

36. Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls

This Buffalo chicken recipe is unique in its own way and makes individual rolls instead of having you form the dough into a ring. The Recipe has shredded chicken, shredded cheese, and cream cheese. But where it gets good is the Franks hot sauce, which has a pleasantly spicy taste. There’s also some seasoning in it to give the rolls additional flavor. These are great on-the-go snacks!

37. Chicken Bacon Ranch Crescent Ring

Looking for something picky eaters will love? This recipe by Balancing Motherhood helps you to create a Crescent ring full of chicken and bacon. It also has garlic powder, green onions, and cheese. What makes it so special is that rather than using regular cream cheese, it uses chive and onion flavor, giving it a deeper flavor overall. Once done, you can slice it into pieces as small or large as you wish!

38. Mushroom Bread

This appetizer recipe has a very simple ingredient list. All you need are Crescent rolls, fresh mushrooms, butter, parmesan, and Italian seasoning. It’s crucial to use fresh mushrooms because their taste and texture are much more pleasant than canned mushrooms. They give the bread an umami flavor, which is great for an appetizer since it is delicious but also makes you hungrier for the main course.

39. Smoked Salmon Flatbread

Have you ever thought of using smoked salmon with Crescent rolls? This recipe calls for fresh cucumber, red onion, smoked salmon, and whipped cream cheese. You can also use fresh dill and capers, which enhance the flavors of the veggies and fish. The recipe creator, StyleBluePrint, explains how it’s an excellent accompaniment for a cheese board, and we have to agree!

chicken and rice crescent topped casserole

40. Chicken and Rice Crescent Topped Casserole

Our chicken and rice casserole recipe might remind you of your grandmother’s cooking because of how tasty and comforting it is. To keep it healthy, we use reduced-fat dough and reduced-fat shredded cheese. The recipe also has broccoli, white rice, shredded chicken, and more. The milk and cream of chicken soup ensure that it’s perfectly creamy! You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to make, too.

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40 Tempting Crescent Roll Recipes

By: Drizzlemeskinny
Servings: 8
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 27 minutes
Total: 42 minutes
weight watchers croissant loaf on wooden cutting board


  • 1 package pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls
  • 1.5 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing *I used my zero point ranch dressing, linked in opening write up
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  • 3 slices light provolone cheese *see picture, any light cheese will work
  • 1 egg with a Tbsp of water for an egg wash


  • Preheat oven to 375F, line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and lightly spray.
  • In a bowl mix together the shredded cooked chicken, pepper, onion, salt & pepper and ranch dressing. *I cook my chicken breast in a crockpot, on high with some chicken broth for approx 3-4 hours then shredd with forks
  • Lay out the crescent roll dough on your cookie sheet and pinch together any open seems. Using a pizza cutter you want to cut lines all the way down (even on each side) so you can braid the loaf, leaving the middle uncut for your filling (see picture above)
  • Place your chicken mixture on your croissant dough filling the middle from the top to the bottom, break cheese slices in half and lay on top of the chicken mixture, then using the cut sides braid the bread to seal it closed, be sure to seal any open seemed pieces of dough. Brush egg wash on bread.
  • Bake in the oven for 27 minutes or until a golden brown.
  • Cut into 8 equal servings, I cut in the center, then cut the two pieces in the center and repeat, giving you 8 equal portions.
  • Serve immediantly, store any leftovers in the fridge, it will freeze well.
  • *Note- by using my zero point ranch dressing recipe and the light provolone (3SP for 3 slices) I was able to keep points down.


Personal Points- 4-5 depending on your 0PP foods 
Freestyle SP- 4 (blue & purple) using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- 5 (green) using SP calculator
Points Plus- 5 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories.. 188..Fat 6.5g..Sat fat 2.1g…Carbs 15.3g…Fiber 0.3g..Sugar 4.2g…Protein 19.7g using My Fitness Pal *Includes all ingredients if using these numbers in a WW calculator you may get a different point value
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